Monday, June 27, 2011

Blog on Vacation

Hi stitching friends!  You might have noticed that, yet again, it has been a long time between posts for me.  I just don't seem to have the time for blogging/commenting anymore.  

To top off my distress, a package I ordered from Anita's Little Stitches in April has not arrived yet.  I emailed Anita to find out which mail method she used and she sent me such a rude email in reply!  She claims that 50% of her business is overseas and a package has never gotten lost (and if you believe that you'll believe anything).  I have been ordering stitching supplies from overseas for years and this is the first package I have not received.  Needless to say, I was shocked by her response - I was planning to re-order, but obviously she has now lost a customer. 

Anyway, enough complaining and on to some stitching.  Here is what I have been up to:

I have made great progress on Historic Countries Sampler (from the Gift of Stitching Magazine) and hope to finish it soon:

 The Heaven and Earth Designs bug has bitten me again.  I started Train of Dreams by Randal Spangler last year and took it out again this year.  Here is my progress, not much done, but I already love the way it is turning out:
 Here is what the full picture looks like:
 I also bought a Quick Stitch from Heaven and Earth Designs a few weeks ago and could not resist starting it.  Her name is Ruby and she is a design by Meredith Dillman.  Here is the bottom of her dress.
 This is what she will look like eventually:
So, to conclude, I have decided to put my blog on vacation.  I guarantee I will still be stitching and, who knows, maybe I will be returning to blogging soon!  Thank you to everyone who shared this virtual stitching experience with me - I am so lucky to have made such wonderful friends over the past two years.  I will still be visiting all your lovely blogs as often as I can.

Happy Stitching!

Lots of Love,


Lee Albrecht said...

Tenho enviado vários kits para o exterior como presente e também recebido vários presentes das minhas seguidoras... Todos tem chegado ao seu destino...claro alguns demoram mais tempo... desejo que voce ainda receba o seu!
Um carinhoso abraço

Vinniey said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your package was being lost. I hope that package will arrive safely later but not being lost. I do always worried about the shipping of my package every times I made order online from oversea. Your Historic Countries Sampler is stunning. It's so color and I love it too. Train of Dreams by Randal Spangler is such a complicated piece but your progress looks great. Ruby is pretty too. :) Hope to hear from you again soon.

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear your package was lost - something similar happened to me and they too lost me as a customer. Lovely photos thanks for sharing xx

mbroider said...

Love love your WIP. It is stunning dear Michelle.

Sorry about the package lost and the rudeness of the sender too...

Enjoy your stitching

Carol said...

Your package may still arrive, Michelle--it took a delivery from Spain two months to reach me earlier this year! I had honestly given up on it and there it was :)

Your work is so, so lovely--enjoy your blogging vacation. We'll miss you...

Kahlan said...

Train of Dreams is simply adorable.

Siobhán said...

Lovely stitching, Michelle!

I'm sorry to hear that you are taking a blog vacation but I understand. Life is more important than blogging--so enjoy it! Pop in when you can with an update. Take care of yourself!

Margaret said...

Well done on your sampler. I have just finished mine and am waiting to take it to the framer.

Edit said...

Yes, the package can still show up, like mine that I sent to Carol and it took over 2 months. It helped that I put a complaint, though...

Your progress in your stitches is amazing and I sure will miss the updates on your blog. Hope to have you back one day (soon)! :)

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Your Historic Countries Sampler is gorgeous and your stitching is just beautiful. There's a HEAD design that I have my eye on, but I haven't worked up the ambition to even purchase it!

Unknown said...

I had the same experience - two packages that I ordered a month from each other (different countries and companies) did not arrive. I have given up on them :) Someone in our post office services must love cross stitching too - lol :)

Esther said...

Absolutly gorgeous stitching!!!!
I really love the Historic Countries Sampler, never saw it before!

greetz from the netherlands

mbroider said...

Hi Michele,

Just a nudge for you dear. I would love to see your WIP post and pics:)

Hope all is well
Take care

BeckySC said...

Would love to have you back in the blogging world :)
(((((((((Big hugs)))))))))