Friday, November 28, 2008

I have no life

I have been stitching stitching stiching and not much else....

Here's my progress on "Sylph" a cross stitch design by Heaven and Earth Designs. The original artwork is from the artist Rachel Anderson. This is 4 months work and it is only 1/3 done. I'm not complaining though as I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

Unless you are a stitcher you probably don't understand how you can do these tiny little crosses over and over and over again, but to me it is a lot of fun. I can't imagine watching TV without my stitching in hand. This can be a bit annoying to my DH as I have a very bright OTT floor lamp on the whole time I'm stitching.

Now, having said I have no life, I don't normally feel that way until someone asks me what I've been doing with myself since I retired.......then I have to really think about it. I wonder if they think I am crazy if I tell them I've been stitching. Most of them wouldn't understand and would probably feel sorry for me. Most of the time, I don't tell them....they just don't get it and thus they don't really get me.....

Friday, August 29, 2008

My First Blog Attempt

I'm a newly retired (from my real life occupation as a manager in a 911 centre) stitching addict. You'd think with all this free time, I'd be able to complete all kinds of stitching, but not necessarily so. I spend a lot of time dreaming about the next project, searching the net for great charts etc and still only manage a couple of hours a day actually stitching....I've also become addicted to Home Renovation shows, but the good thing there is that I can stitch and watch at the same time.

I started my first HAED (Heaven and Earth Design) in February and now I'm hooked.....I'm currently working on "Sunrise" by Rachel Anderson and Sylph by Brigid Ashwood. No other charts will do for me anymore. I've become a cross stitching snob, others pale by comparison.

These pictures are from Heaven and Earth designs and is what the finished project will look like when finished...the unfinished pieces are my work.

I will be posting my progress in here and talking about my thoughts, wants and general blathering..Bear with me... I'm new to this...