Sunday, 3 February 2013


Wow! My followers have almost doubled in the past two weeks thanks to the blog party! I say welcome to all of the new faces and thank you for liking me enough to follow me :) In the next few days I will visit everyone's blog and see what you all do for your hobbies!

The past two weeks I have been out of town house and dog sitting for my aunt. When there I don't have access to a great internet connection unless I hook up to her cord, so most of the time I don't bother and I enjoy the brief pause from social media, which is a nice breather. Recently I have also been diagnosed with Fibromylagia, which explains my frequent exhaustion and mind fogginess along with a bunch of other symptoms I have been experiencing over the years. It is nice to finally have a diagnoses but everything just seems to be elevated lately and it makes it tough to complete every day activities such as chores, everyday routines and replying to everyone's posts. I am not ignoring you all, I just find it hard to communicate my words properly so please bare with me over the next few weeks as I try and start feeling somewhat normal again.

Ok onto my latest project....

Mermaids of the Deep Blue by Mirabillia. I am in LOVE with this pattern. I can't believe how quick of a stitch it actually is when you sit down and do it. The colors are amazing in it and every time I pick it up I fall in love with it all over again. Today I managed to get the skin of the second mermaid started and her hair. Hopefully tomorrow I can get it almost done and ready for a soak in the water.

On Monday I start school for the first time in almost two years. I am pretty excited for it, but that means not a lot of time left for stitching. That's ok since it means I am finally getting my life back on track, but it also means not a lot of creative time will be had except for (if I am lucky) on weekends. The plan is to pack a small cross stitch pattern in my purse for those moments that I have nothing to do, so I can do little bits here and there. I haven't decided what kit I am going to take yet. Possibly either Ivy by Nora Corbett or a Stargazer Lilly I want to do on some fabric I dyed myself.

Again thank you for the new followers! I am going to go look at some blogs now :)


  1. Good luck with your school start!!!

  2. Hello, my Dear! Wow ~ that is going to be beautiful! I've come to you from The "Grow Your Blog" was over before I knew about it, but it was so nice of Vicki to leave the list up! Anyway, I always welcome new blogs to enjoy, and yours is delightful! I am now following you ~ please come and visit me if you get a chance!
    So nice to "meet" you!

  3. Good to hear you finally know what is going on with your body - even if its not the best of things to be diagnosed with. Take care
    Your latest stitching is stunning - love the colours
    Good luck with school :)

  4. Hasn't that blog party been awesome?! I got a whole bunch more followers as well... it is nice to have friends even if they are far away! Now to figure out how to keep up with all my new followers!
    I just popped over to see what you were up to, and I see something beautiful as usual! Your beadwork is stunning my friend as is your stitching! Keep up the great work!
    I'll be back for a visit again soon,
    Beth P

  5. Good luck with your school - and hope you will still find time for creative stitching. Congratulations on getting more followers.. Will check back soon!