Sunday, November 22, 2020
Friday, September 04, 2020
I hate change, and Blogger is changing, just when I am trying to get back in the Blogging spirit. I can't tell if major change is happening yet, so maybe that is a good thing. I have read that the changes are making it difficult for some bloggers, so we will see what happens.
I have started stitching again, and have some new starts lined up.
First is a Little Gem from Hands Across The Sea Samplers, Agnes Husband. A small sampler, bought as an instant download. Such a sweet little band sampler, I am stitching it with DMC on 40ct Flax linen. I may tea dye it after I am finished to give a warmer colour to the linen. The Flax is a bit of a cool grey.
Then, on Sunday the 6th, the Coming To America stitch-a-long starts. I have the pattern by Brenda Gervais, which I got from Sassy Jacks with a lovely storage box, an adorable needleminder and a free pattern. (I see they are out of stock, but there are some charts available on Etsy, and possibly other on line retailers). I am using some 40 ct Flax (again) and DMC, Weeks Dye Works and Sampler Threads I have matched up as best I can to the called for colours. I have so many threads I will never use them up in my lifetime, so I refuse to buy any more...at least no more cottons other than replacing DMC as it is used up.
Next will be the Traditional Stitches exclusive stitch-a-long for the Ann Morison sampler, starting in early December. The pattern can only be purchased through Traditional Stitches in Canada, and I am not sure how many pattern booklets are available. This is another stunning reproduction by HATS, an exclusive offering from Traditional Stitches for their 20th anniversary. I am quite addicted to their patterns, I love to collect them even if I won't stitch them. Their charts are clear and there are always stories about the sampler and/or stitcher inside. Nicola is a lovely lady, really the nicest stitcher I know, and is always willing to give so much of her time to help out a fellow stitcher.
Well that should keep me busy for awhile. I have figured out a way to lay flat on my back and stitch, at least on small samplers, so maybe I will get some progress on the smaller pieces. Not sure if I can work on larger samplers that way, we will have to see.
Keep stitching ladies!
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
I am on medication and am thinking it just isn't working. As soon as the pandemic recedes I will see about increasing my dose. The AFB that we go to to see our doctor and get our meds has closed to retirees. So no docs and meds will have to be purchased instead of getting them free. (sort of, nothing is free)
I am just soooo tired of everything. All I see are nasty selfish people, hoarding and bullying on the net. I am so tired.
There will be no more posts til further notice.
Friday, January 03, 2020
It has been a hard couple of months...three actually. I had terrific headaches in October, the kind that make you question your will to live. Then was treated for a sinus infection for two weeks...antibiotics. Fun aren't they? (sarcasm). I didn't quite get off those before I got the flu...that wiped out the rest of November and part of December. Finally got over that and discovered I had one of the largest tooth abscess known to mankind, which meant...yep, more antibiotics!! Yay, go me! No xmas for this girl...got hubby to take son out to Golden Corral while I slept the day away on pain pills and even nastier antibiotics (two kinds). I am sick of being sick...enough is enough! That tooth will be dealt with on the 9th of Jan.
I think Youtube has been messing with my subscriptions...I can't seem to find the Flosstube channels I liked. I have found Off The Grid, I will be binge watching her vids for awhile...I just love her. I am searching for a lot of former favorites. Some names I remember and some I can't. I enjoy listening to the vids while I stitch...also Agatha Christie audio books. I have read all her books, but I still enjoy listening to them.
I have been selling a few books and patterns on the Face Book group Samplers Through Time. I have way too many patterns, mostly samplers. If I had four sets of arms I could never get them all stitched in my lifetime. I would rather have a book on samplers than a bunch of patterns I will never stitch, then when I don't feel like stitching, I can curl up with a book.
Well I have blathered on long enough! Thanks for visiting!
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Do any of you watch Floss Tube? I used to. A LOT. I mostly listened while stitching, glancing up and drooling over finishes, progress pics, and stash. Then I got disenchanted. After always typing comments under the vids, praising the work, asking questions, loving the stash,I made the mistake of asking someone to please not tell a story about a pet that seemed like it was going to end badly. Wow. Another Flosstuber (who shall remain nameless) came into the comments section and flayed me withing an inch of my life, calling me names and saying I had no right to say anything to her friend (the maker of the vid) and how I was to immediately unsub from her channel if I was subbed, and a whole lot more that does not bear repeating. It seems there had been a rash of people 'hating' on Flosstubers on various social media that I was unaware of, and I was branded as a hater. I was horrified that I had caused offence, apologized and proceeded to try and right the impression I had made of being so awful a person. I sent messages, apologized, groveled and generally ate crow. The grapevine being what it is, I was very quickly labeled as being a bitch of the first order.
It is bad enough to be 'black balled' for something, but to unfairly judged and whispered about is disgusting. I sent the woman who had started the whole name calling embarrassing drama a FB message and asked her what was with all the hate. The response was not favorable, she refused to discuss it and her final message to me was "F... off". With no dots.
You may wonder why I bring this up now. Because it has been gnawing at me for a long time. I am now aware of the fact that I did nothing wrong. The lady whose video I was posting to said she had not been offended or hurt by my remarks at all. The people who trounced me in opinion were led by a popular Floss Tuber and exhibited a ganging up mentality I have not seen since grade school. I have been blocked from commenting on some videos. I wonder sometimes if I wanted to go to one of the stitching retreats if my application would get lost in the mail. Not that I would go, I just wonder...
You know what? I know who the nasty people are and I am done feeling guilty for something that I didn't do. I would never knowingly hurt someone either in life or print, and have stopped watching a lot of videos. I am not going to let the opinions of a few influence me either way. I am not saying who the nasty comments came from, as I am sure a lot of you love their vids, and that is great. I still watch some, just now getting back into stitchy mode.
I am me, take me or leave me.
Now, I have to go stitch something. And catch up on blogs...