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Sunday, March 11, 2012

I got a present

Now who doesn't love a present?  I love presents especially unexpected ones.  I got this




beauty from Irene because I just fixed her blog for her.  It was no biggie and certainly didn't deserve anything as beautiful as this.  It is all stitched over one (just click on the photo and you will see it more closely) and I love it to pieces.  I really do - this is not just lip service.  It is just gorgeous and actually makes me want to stitch again for the first time in almost 2 years.  For the first year I was just so disillusioned by the whole Cross Stitch cliqueiness of a certain guild here in the U.K. and the experience I had with them that I thought I would never stitch again.  I am not what I appear which is a strong woman I am not that person but am very easily hurt and sensitive.  I thought they were my friends but I found out how wrong I was and it really hurt. And for the second year I couldn't do anything but I've told you all that before.  No worries about the second one.


I even gave Carol (see posting before this) a Blackbird Design Exchange piece that I had stitched way over 2 years ago. If you click on the Blackbird Designs Exchange words up above you will see there is a link to the blog for that exchange.  The sign-up for Exchange Number 9 closes on March 14, 2012 and the mailing date is May 15, 2012.


I just couldn't bear to look at anything cross stitch related - I said that before.  Look I'm getting older and have become Mrs. Gnat Brain (for any Americans reading this a gnat is more or less the same as a mosquito).  Not only is this a gorgeous Pinkeep but Irene finished it as a mattress.  I have never been able to do that but I shall sure try that's for sure.  And here is a photo of the finish from the side view




So I guess I'm back now and I will start stitching again.


Thank you so much Irene I just love it I really do and if you guys go and see her blog I promise you won't be disappointed because Irene's stitching and finishing are just wonderful.


So now I'm ready to go again and I shall start crafting big time this week.  Crafting = Quilting and Stitching YAYYYY!!!


So until next time ... 
Lots of Love 
Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH but British in every other way possible

Saturday, March 03, 2012

What I stitched for my ...

This is what I stitched for my partner Carole (no Blog) on the Blackbird Designs Exchange.  It was due to be mailed at least 2 months before I did and I wouldn't mind but I had it made up a couple of years ago.  I am so very sorry Carole for the delay - there was no good excuse for that at all.  I'm just glad you finally got it.


This is the Front 

and this is the back.

Thank you so much Carole for emailing me the photos so I could put them on here.  I did take photos on my phone before I sent it to you but until this coming Monday I won't be able to get at them as I'm going to the Apple Store to get it all worked out.  New computer + new phone that was synched with my sons' computer = not being able to sync one's phone as it tells you when you try that everything will be deleted! 

I apologise once again for the delay in your getting the exchange and really appreciate that never once did you whinge or moan at me,  but I do hope you love it as much as I did.


So until next time ... 
Lots of Love Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH but British in every other way possible

Thursday, March 01, 2012

It isn't my fault. Honest it isn't!!

But I'm not very reliable.  Well it isn't my fault - this darn MS - no it isn't!!!  It's the drugs they give you for it that makes you, or in this case me, so ill.  So what have I done about it?  I've stopped injecting myself with this rubbish and I feel good again.


I can't figure out how to show you how I thread a needle.  I could use my phone to make a video but until Monday I can't get it onto the computer because I can't sync my computer with my phone yet.  Don't worry because the Mac shop in Brent X (local (ish) shopping mall and first one in England and I was there the week it opened - 9 months pregnant).  Anyway back at the ranch I will try and do this on Monday after I get home.  So that's that for the Tutorial until Monday.


Has anybody else had there blog change from Blogspot to Blogger?  I thought I hated it but I don't I LOVE IT!!!  It's so much more intuitive than Blogspot it isn't true.  I had a tough time with it yesterday though but today is all good.


What other news do I have?  Well my new granddaughter is just yummy.  I mean really yummy.  When I can get my photos on here from my phone I will show you.  Oh yeah and Oli is really yummy too.  We took him out for lunch yesterday to give my DDIL a break because I remember the difference between having one toddler and then a toddler and a new born baby.  He ate beautifully and was so good and then after we had lunch, around 2:30ish he said 'I need to go home now to see my Mummy'  it was just too cute for words and when we pulled into his street he practically cried with happiness.


The last bit of news I have, for today anyway, is that I run an exchange over at Blackbird Designs Exchange and there is a new one about to start.  All the information is on the website and there is a link here to it. So come on over and have some fun.


So until next time ... 
Lots of Love Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH