26 October 2007

just not feeling stitchy

I don't know if it's the weather, or I work too much, or the doctor is right and I really do have seriously elevated blood pressure, or work is depressing me, but I am just not in the mood to stitch. I worked a little bit at lunch, but I got home last night and pretty much passed out after I finished making the Halloween goody bag for my secret pal at work. I fell asleep right at 11 and didn't wake up til 7 this morning. Chancey apparently felt the same way, because she went and laid on one of the pillows, and she was on the pillow when I woke up.

I did come home to lots of stitchy packages last night. The new Stoney Creek came, there were some pretty charts in it. My friend Kathy sent me the latest WOXS--just so you know something is wrong with me, I haven't even read the magazine yet. And my latest package from 123Stitch came. I fell in love with the Queen's Bestiary from the October issue of The Gift of Stitching, but have been hemming and hawing about the fabric. But I finally sucked it up and bought the 40 count they used in the model, then bought a couple more charts. I really should not be spending money right now, for reasons I don't want to go into, but I had ordered this stuff before I found out some work news. So I am going to keep it. I got two new Blue Ribbon charts. I think I ought to stitch some of those before I buy anymore . . .


Jennifer said...

Hi, I found your blog while doing a search for Sandy Littlejohn patterns. I haven't been able to find the patterns or the old magazines anywhere online, and am actually condsidering paying the outrageous price that Cross Stitch Collection wants for the kits. Since you are working on Summer Ball, I was wondering if you could tell me how much over 1 stitch there is on the pattern? Is it just the faces on all of the people? I am currently finishing up Teresa Wentzler's Egyptian Sampler, and I swore after the two pharoah faces that there would be no more over 1 stitching for me ever again. I just wanted to get some feedback about the pattern before I comit to that much money. Thanks for any help you can give, and I love your blog! Sleepy Hollow looks awesome.


Pumpkin said...

I think we all get into those funks. Are you sensitive to the time changing?

I can sympathize with money issues that's for sure! But hey, it's only money ;o)

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls