Monday, May 12, 2008

I'm still alive!

Valentine Holiday from BOAF

Checkered Pumpkins kit from Mill Hill
"Sorry about not posting lately, it's been a dismal winter here and I just haven't been in the mood for blogging and I haven't been good with my groups either."
"But I'm finally starting to feel a bit more energetic, the sun is shining and we are finally getting warmer temperatures. When I drove out to the gym the other day the big black cows in the pasture I pass by was literally skipping. After a winter with frosty backs I would have too!"
"My garden is just beautiful, the irises and tulips are surpassing themselves and I just lost about 4 plants to the cold which is great. My DH is out mowing now and it's like a jungle out there despite me mowing the lawn last week. The only bad thing with this weather is my allergies, I can feel them when the leaves are opening up but I think the worst is over."
"DH has been travelling quite a bit this year, he's been in Israel, Mexico, South Korea and South Africa since January. It really bums me when he's gone 2 weekends on these trips due to the long travelling time. This is the first time he's actually taken a day off after a trip and I think he needs to do that more often. It takes time to get back into swing after a long trip and jet lag."
'We did get the last room (dining room) on the main floor painted though and it's just touch ups left for me to do there. I even hung the curtains last Friday so now we are ready for the new dining room set to arrive. We are really excited since we have never had dining room before and we love our dinners and sit and talk for hours afterwards sometimes."
"I have gotten some stitching done, the pictures above is of Valentine Holiday from BOAF that I stitched over one on a red piece of fabric sweet Becky sent me! I ended up changing lots of colors so the designs would show up better on the fabric. And then there's a small kit from Mill Hill, it was supposed to go on perforated paper but I used some 28 ct cashel instead."
" There's some other projects laying around that I have to take pictures of too, like my Violet Sampler from DT and a PS Sampler but I haven't been organized enough to do that. When I have time over (which has been sparse) I have just collapsed on the couch to stitch."
"Is anyone else out there watching The Tudors on Showtime? It's just getting better and better, can't wait until fall."


Marika said...

Oh, it´s soo nice to hear from you !! I have hoped that everything is ok with you and your family. Yes, it´s rough when other parent is all the time away (my father did). I also love Tudors although I think that we see it much later than you. I like all the historical series.

Kathy said...

Good to hear that you are still around. Had been wondering what was going on. Should have e-mailed to check on you.

Yes, life does get in the way of stitching and blogging. It looks like you have managed to get a few stitches in. Great job.

Welcome back!!!!

Barbara said...

Lovely stiching! :D Love how you did the BOAF on that red fabric! :D

Ranae said...

I am so glad you are still alive, lol.
I just love the BOAF finish. I have been hunting that one down for along time.
Checkered Pumpkins is a cutie.
Don't stay away for so long, next time, we miss you.

Itching To Stitch said...

Welcome back, I've missed reading your posts. Your 2 finishes are adorable ;)

Suzanne said...

Glad to hear that you are still around. Your stitching is really beautiful. I especially love the pumpkin design.

Sally said...

Lovely to see you back Kajsa:) Both your finishes are lovely.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Hi, You!! I'm still alive, too! Go figure!! LOL Love your BOAF piece, Kajsa. I hope you're having a good June! Love and hugs,

dragonxser said...

lovely stitching Kajsa! Glad to hear that things are picking up now that spring has arrived :)