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Sunday, August 04, 2013

It's been a long time!

Hi all!

Well, well, well....a long time has past since I posted on this little piece of cyberspace.  I guess I just didn't have much to say so I didn't say anything.  LOL.  And today, I really don't have a lot to say either. 
I've been stitching but I don't have anything to show.  My camera takes such sucky pictures, and I was waiting to finish True Virtues before I posted but let me tell you, we all would grow OLD before that happens.  I am 80% done with it and I love her but she seems to be the sampler that Just. Won't. End.  So she's back on the end of the list for a little while cause now I'm working on my favorite time of the year pieces, Halloween and Christmas and I picked up another WIP to work on, Cricket Collections, Be Ye Thankful.  It's moving right along.  I also stitched a little witch and will be starting on October's Word Play. 

I've been thinking about what I want to stitch next year already. I think I will continue stitching WIPs and I want to stitch Christmas samplers.  Also, I've come full circle and want to stitch repro samplers.  Samplers are my first love, it's what drew me into needlework.  I have a ton of them just waiting to be stitched and most of my WIPs are samplers.

I've been watching for Market Releases and I've fallen in love with Plum Street Samplers, Yuletide Welcome and Threadwork Primitives, Beggar's Night.  I have pre-ordered them and I am waiting to see what With Thy Needle and Thread comes up with for Christmas...her Noel sneak peek is calling my name.

Our sweet Alena is 8 months old now and she's pulling herself up and talking a blue streak.  Mainly she says RAWR, RAWR, RAWR and DADADA but she's so funny to hear.  I can't wait until March when they come back to the States for good.


So again,  thanks for hanging with me.  I hope to blog a little more now that the summer is winding down.  I am glad that you are part of my life. Thanks!

Have a blessed Sunday,

Joanie

9 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh my! Isn't Alena just beautiful!!
So very nice to get caught up with you.

marly said...

I'll bet you can't wait till March! What a beautiful sweetie.

Lee said...

Cutest. Baby. EVER! I'll bet you can't wait to give her a huge hug.

Karoline said...

Lovely to hear from you. Alena is gorgeous, I bet you can't wait for March

Carol said...

What a cutie-pie--I'm sure you're counting the days until they get back to the U.S.!

Melissa said...

Such a sweet face! I'm glad she and her parents will be home soon. Do you have a count down calendar?

ps I will contact you re the charts.

Penelope's Beehive said...

Happy to see your post Joanie...and with such a splendid photograph of your darling!
Wishing you a delightful summer day...
Judy

Katrina said...

She's a beauty!!!!! Aren't granddaughters gorgeous and wonderful??? Our Ellie is 4 months old.

connie said...

Alena is Beautiful..