Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Weary Stitcher shows up

I am popping my head out of my hobbit hole for a few minutes for show and tell. Yes I am still around and, thankfully, still stitching. I was at one point stuck on my current stitch because of the tedious alphabets, but I was saved by this pretty little basket and bird, which got me over the blahs!

The basket and bird are a tiny part of:

A Weary World Rejoices
by Shakespeares Peddler

I've been busy, mind a bit scattered with too much information (work related), and fighting the seasonal viruses. I'm fine, just keeping very low keyed. Hence a very quiet post.

Thank you for your comments and concerns in the last post. No one was hurt by the fallen tree as far as we know. We told my parents yesterday when we had lunch today and they both blanched at our lucky escape!

Sorry for this rather bland post. I had contemplated not posting but then a post with stitchy photos is better than no post, right? :-) I have enjoyed visiting your blogs though and seeing what everyone is stitching. That is always inspiring.

Till next time, thanks for coming by! Have a wonderful week, and a fun & safe Halloween!

ps Just finished reading Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan - if you like Chocolat by Joanne Harris, I think you will enjoy this one, although it has one of the most vile characters I've ever met on the page! Email me if you want to chat about the book.

34 comments:

Daffycat said...

Beautiful progress! I love this WIP.

Nancy said...

Your sampler looks beautiful, and I can see why the little bird and basket appealed to you so much!

Margaret said...

Beautiful WIP! I have this one on the todo list as well. I hope things slow down for you soon. Try to relax when you can!

valerie said...

Beautiful progress! Glad you're still stitching despite the hectic pace. I hope things become a little less stressful and more fun soon.

Cathy B said...

Nice start on this project - this is one that I might have to stitch someday too!

I can totally relate to the blogging blahs -- I haven't posted for about two weeks either!

Irma said...

Its looking good! The little bird is cute...and it actually looks like a bird LOL....

Lois said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog Melissa. I love your sampler, it's a beautiful WIP. Hope things get to be a little less hectic for you soon.

KarenV said...

Wonderful progress on your sampler Melissa, it's looking lovely :)

anniebeez said...

This is really looking great-thanks for the pics!

Siobhan said...

Melissa, I love the progress on your WIP! I wasn't too pushed on this design but now that I see your WIP, I might have to add it to the list!

I know that others will agree that we are happy to hear from you whenever you can pop out of the hobbit hole and say hello. ;) Take care of yourself and get some stitchy time in to relax.

Thanks for the book recommendation!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Your sampler is coming along beautifully, Melissa! Sorry you're having such a hectic time right now. I can totally relate - it isn't always fun, that's for sure.

I don't know how I missed your last post but OMG, I'm so thankful you and DH are okay. What an amazing thing to have happen and have not a soul get hurt. Love the heart pic and I also love the color of the green building.

Have a good week!

Andrea said...

Your WIP is gorgeous! I'm so happy to see your post :-)

Theresa said...

Your WIP is beautiful!!!!!! So glad to see your post. I hope things will get less stressful for you soon.

Patti said...

I LOVE your blog and your stitching. Your sampler is gorgeous and I love all of Shakespeare Peddlers designs - I think Theresa is an awesome designer and you are an equally awesome stitcher.
Love
Patti xxx

Jan said...

Have missed your posts, Melissa! Love your sampler progress, it will be so pretty when done!!

Keep on posting, cuz we love to read your posts! Happy Halloween to you and yours!

Tammy said...

Your WIP is lovely--fantastic work!

Loraine said...

Really great sampler! Hang in there.

Diana said...

Glad you decided to post today. Stitchy posts are always nice. Look forward to seeing the rest.

Deb said...

You're making great progress. I'm glad you posted. I've been feeling blah for the past month or so with this flu thing - just doesn't seem to want to go away. But your posts aren't bland, so keep posting away. I love seeing you WIP.

Evik said...

I write after a long time ;)
Your sampler looks wonderful! I like your stitching :)

Eva

caerbannog said...

That sampler is so pretty! I love seeing your progress pics, so I'm glad you peeked out of your hobbit hole ;)

Jane said...

Any post with stitching in is good enough, Melissa. Take care of yourself and keep those nasty bugs away!

Katrina said...

Pretty piece! You are making good progress. Sometimes a quiet post is just the thing :-).

Cari said...

Hi Melissa! I wondered what you had been stitching - I just love Theresa's patterns. You've made great progress on Weary World.

Your posts are never bland and it is always fun to see what you are working on.

I tried to check out Of Bees & Mist, but my library doesn't have it - maybe they'll get it soon. I always enjoy trying new authors.

Enjoy your week!

Brigitte said...

Congratulatioons on your last finish, the Quaker House which I saw in your last post. And your new WIP is so beautiful. Great choice.

Suzanne said...

The sampler looks beautiful, you have made such wonderful progress.

CindyMae said...

Your stitching looks fantastic!!

Sadie said...

I love your WIP, the little bird is cute :-)

Karoline said...

The sampler looks gorgeous, great progress

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful progress on this gorgeous sampler!

Kellie said...

Hi Melissa,
I love A Weary World Rejoices. I have this in my pile to do "someday." It is a gorgeous sampler. Hope you had a good week and that things have slowed down for you some.

The Scarlett House said...

I'm whispering my comment about your very quiet post. Shhhh...can you hear me? Your current wip is a lovely one, Melissa.

Kajsa said...

That is a really cute bird and basket! Alphabets can be tedious sometimes.

Lennu said...

Good morning Melissa! It's a quiet Saturday morning, everyone else is asleep and I wanted to come to say hi :) We got some snow last night! I hope you're well and winning the fight with seasonal viruses. Hopefully you'll have a relaxing weekend ahead.

Your WIP looks beautiful, I so much enjoy seeing your stitching. My Quaker House by Blackbird Designs is absolutely gorgeous! I think your photos are always beautiful.

Have a very peaceful and relaxing weekend, dear Melissa! We celebrate Father's Day in Finland this Sunday :)