Sharing my life and love of cross stitch. Thoughts about this and that.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

As Real Life is Wont to Do

It sort of got in the way of my designing plans. Please be patient. Thanks.  -LindaMc

Monday, August 9, 2010

Poll Closed Early - Fall Wins!

Thank you everyone for voting! Fall is the clear winner! I've got something in mind so check back in a week or two. Oh my, I've got an idea for a Halloween freebie as well! Because there is some sort of glitch in the poll counter, I've decided to close the poll early. Again, thank you for voting and check back soon. -LindaMc

Friday, August 6, 2010

Poll for new freebie

In honor of my 10,000th hit, I'm giving my visitors the opportunity to vote on the theme for a new freebie. The poll closes Monday, August 9th. If you'd leave a comment on what you'd like to stitch as a fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving freebie, I'll include some of those suggestions as best I can. Thanks!

WOW!! 10,000 hits!

I started the blog in April, 2009. I figured a few people would stumble across it, primarily because I occasionally post freebies. But 10,000 hits!! Believe me, my life is much more dull and occasionally much more interesting than anything I post here. It frequently seems like that Chinese curse "may your life be interesting." But I'm quite sure no one really wants to read about it.

THANK YOU for all your visits! I think to celebrate, it's time to design another freebie! Stay tuned.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Prairie Schooler Stitching

It's been months since I stitched anything, but when the new Prairie Schooler releases came out a couple of weeks ago I was off to LNS to purchase October. Kathy at Stitch Niche was already sold out and was reordering. So I brought home a February release: Signs of Spring. I loved the little mini card! I quickly discovered my eyes just would NOT handle the symbols used and ended up just recharting them so I could see the dern symbols. My Group vent ended up with a reply from Nancy about symbols being her bugaboo. I can understand her dilemma, but for me it was a NECESSITY. I've already stitched rooster, chicken and ducks. I think I'll do the sheep, or maybe the double rabbits, but I'm not fond of the bigger rabbits. I'm stitching on 14ct aida that must be a blush. I've had it soooo long I haven't a clue. I'd stitched the minicard back in February on that and it looks nice. Not particularly happy with the newest results, but I'm not starting over at this point. I've discovered that even the slightest bit of stitching is killing both hands, which is likely why after a surge of stitching in January & February, I haven't stitched anything since. Now that I've found the memory card reader, I can start uploading some photos - at last! There's a new freebie on the PS site - the 2008 minicard Snowman.