It's been a VERY LONG TIME since I chatted with my stitching friends and for that I am so very sorry. I'm sure some of you have noticed my blogging absence as well as the fact that I have not released anything new in a long time. Life has a way of throwing curve balls, and this curve ball was one I almost struck out on.
My husband Alan and I have been married for 21 years. We've had our ups and downs, but were always able to keep the train on track...until this year. The marriage train almost ran off the tracks and over a cliff. I wasn't looking forward to Christmas (or anything else). Our State of the Union was crumbling and we were both ready to secede from it. As the holiday season approached, my mom and sister asked me what was on my Christmas list. I told them all I wanted was Peace on Silver Creek Road. However only my husband and I could make that happen and it wasn't looking likely that it would. Thankfully, Christmas is the season of miracles.
As we were trying to make our way through this dark wilderness, I could only focus on getting through each day and nothing more. There was no designing and very little stitching was happening- thus the lack of new releases. Until quite suddenly, our relationship took a turn for the better. Neither one of us could explain it, but we both know it's a "God thing".
I have once again regained my focus on stitching and designing. In the time span of just a few short weeks, I have designed 6 new samplers and I have resumed my stitching. I am the happiest I've been in a long time and it feels quite refreshing!
I do have 2 new releases to share with you. The first one, I designed and stitched in 2011, but then chickened out on releasing it, for fear that the large amount of words would intimidate many stitchers. I decided that THIS would be the year to release "The Master's Plan".
As you can see, it's a BIG one, but well worth the time to stitch.
In real life, I HATE mice. I am not scared of them, but I CANNOT share my living quarters with them. Their little beady eyes, whiskers and gray fur are cute... in the woods... NOT my house! When Chloe (our worthless cat) invites one of these wretched creatures upstairs, I grab the closest shoe and proceed to....ummm...well, to put it delicately, extinguish said rodent's life. Ok, I KILL the blasted creature! Please don't judge me! LOL. Anyhoo, my next new design features an adorable MOUSE! It's called "Sweet Marmalade". This is one mouse that is more than welcome to share our abode-especially if he shares his marmalade!