Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Thanksgiving exchange pieces

Zeb called me out, and yes, I haven't been keeping up with my blog. :) FrontPage has been giving me fits, so I haven't updated my website, which means I haven't updated my blog. And it's been since April! Eek! Also, I don't see as many cross stitching posts as I used to, so I'm not the only delinquent blogger. I get the feeling our stitching community isn't as active any more. Or is it just me?

So let me do some catch-up. Here is a piece I did for a Thanksgiving exchange back in October. It's called Thanksgiving Comes Again by the Prairie Schooler. That's 40-count linen, by the way.

I also stitched an Autumn Mini by Waxing Moon Designs as an angel stitcher. Honestly, I don't know why people sign up for an exchange if they're not going to stitch. That's the most fun part!

I also finished Teresa Wentzler's Summer Faerie. Pictures soon.

Geocaching and Other Hobbies

So what other hobbies have been keeping me busy? A friend got me into geocaching, which is kind of like a treasure hunt without the treasure. I'm a compulsive collector by nature, so I figured I'd get hooked. I did.

I've also been reading a lot, and I started playing World of Warcraft again. I joined a guild that levels without killing anything -- right up my alley! You have to be patient and enjoy tedium -- that's me! I've also been working on the yard. My husband has been replacing the fence, and I've been working on the flower beds (of which there are many). This was a lot more work than I thought -- a lot. This bed should look better come spring when the lantana and irises go crazy.

I also did my first beading project and bought a felting kit. We'll see how those turn out.


Sara said...

Glad to see you back and love those Thanksgiving exchange pieces too!

Blogging has been kind of up and down for me too but I think part of it is the warm weather. We've had plenty of yard work this year too, seems like there's always more than you think.

Zeb said...

MWHAHAHA! I called you out cause I missed hearing from you; but we all win hun; good to see you posting again =D

I thankfully avoided the geocaching craze, I can only focus on one thing at a time when it comes to my interests, which means other interests are ignored for a while. I actually started playing World of Warcraft this time last year, and I can tell ya, it's ALL I did. I'd come home, feed the cat, make dinner, do chores around the house then play WoW. Fun, but also not good for my other interests! I let my sub lapse two months ago and depending on how finances play out this month I may pay for the sub again. What realm are you on? I've levelled two 90s but I hate being so low geared *sigh* unfortunately the guilds I can find are all "RAID RAID RAID!" crazy. I'd like to learn about raiding, but the operative word here is LEARN. Most people don't have time to teach.

As for FrontPage... do you use it just as an html editing program or does it tie in with how you update the site itself? If it's just for the html editing, there are several other great free programs out there? :)

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Welcome back to blogging! Both of your finishes are so cute - the ruffled ribbon on the turkey is lovely :)

Giovanna said...

Those are lovely exchange pieces, well done! It's so kind of you to be an angel stitcher.