Saturday, December 11, 2010

After a long absence....

What to say after so much time without blogging. I'm not sure and that's one of the reasons I didn't update my blog earlier. I tried several times to sit down and write something, but my brain turns blank every time. Let me try to keep this short...
First I lost my stitching mojo for a while - did a lot of knitting though
Then I fractured my wrist and could not stitch, nor knit, nor type (I cannot type with one hand only...I need all my 10 fingers or it drives me nuts in no time)
And lastly we were confronted with a health scare which left us undone for a while.

It's now all better. I'm back at stitching, although I still cannot stitch on my frame somehow nor type too long.  I'm declared healthy again (but under supervision...LOL) and all is fine. We're started to go on vacation more often, which is a huge plus. Plus I sit less at the pc and try to be more active. Enough of that!!!

What is way more important....stitchy stuff.

Margo send me an email that she received the ornament I stitched for her for an exchange at HoE .



Happy Skater
Designer: Little House Needleworks 
Just Cross Stitch Christmas Oraments 2010
Stitched on Quaker Cloth with Silks and DMC


I started last month on vacation a Dimensions kit which I have since ages laying around in my always growing stash. I went trough all my kits - which I do buy and then never start because I actually don't like kits, certainly not the ones with Aida. (don't make the same mistake like my husband and ask me why for gods heaven sake I buy kits if I don't like them. He's still not completely forgiven)
And I told myself that or I do something with these or sell them. Which means I planned 2 kits in for vacations (I convinced myself that these are ideal for stitching in the caravan). Around Christmas I will start  "Amsterdam" by Thea Gouverneur, which is thankfully on linen (I do hate the way they organized the floss though...lol) and the rest of the kits I sell or give away.(I think)

Anyway, the first of the 2 kits  is almost finished and I try to finish it off the next days:


 Christmas Ornaments by Dimensions


18 comments:

Claudette497 said...

It's good to see you back in action - your stitching is adorable.

Ineke said...

It is good to see you are back blogging again. Sounds like you have had a hard time. I hope things will go better from now on.

Giovanna said...

Great to see your blog pop up in my Reader! You've made some lovely ornaments. I hope life will get easier now.

natalyK said...

I am with you on kits. Not sure why I bought them, haven't stitched them but haven't parted with them. Go figure! I love the ornaments, they are beautiful.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Your back Gabi. Glad you are feeling a little better. I missed you. The pieces you stitched are so pretty. Have a Merry Christmas.

Julianne said...

Gabi,

I am glad that you are well. Sorry to hear about the health scare and your wrist.

Your stitching is beautiful.

Jennifer said...

Welcome back!

Missed you and hope you will be feeling much better. I can only imagine a wrist injury would be hard to handle. Your Christmas finishes are gorgeous!

Jennifer

Nancy M said...

I'm just so glad that I saw you occasionally on FB so I knew you were alive and well!!! It is so funny that we like the same things and that I have done 2 of the 6 so far in the kit. They are much more involved than they look, aren't they??? And they aren't that fun to actually finish either with their shapes. I love the exchange ornament and I really need to buy them. I adore all the ones I've seen so far. You did see my "winter wonderland flatfold that you gifted me the pattern, didn't you? Glad to see you back in blogland....don't stay away so long next time.

Carolyn NC said...

So glad to see you back! Sorry to hear about your wrist - hope it gets back to normal soon. Stitching looks great, too!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Glad to see you back, hope you feel better with each passing day.
Your Christmas stitching is very beautiful!

Brigitte said...

Oh gut, dich wieder auf deinem Blog zu sehen. Und gut zu wissen, dass es wieder aufwärts geht.
Bei Stickpackungen geht es mir genauso wie dir. Meistens ist irgendetwas drin, was mir nicht gefällt - meist der Stickstoff - und trotzdem kaufe ich hin und wieder einmal eine Packung. Aber die Dimensions Ornamente gefallen mir ausgesprochen gut.

threadmedley said...

Glad to hear you're better and hope things continue to improve in the new year. Love the ornaments! And I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Shelley said...

It's so wonderful to have you back online and blogging again.

I am so sorry to hear that health problems and what-not kept you away for so long.

Love your ornaments, even though they are from a kit, lol!!

Terry said...

So good to see you back in blogging again! Hope things are settled down for you now and that it stays that way for a while.

YOur stitching is absolutely lovely!

Have a great week and a very happy holiday!

Meari said...

Welcome back, Gabi. Several of us have wondered what happened with you.

Your stitching looks beautiful. Have a great holiday season!

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

Dear Gabi! Hello. I am from Russia. My name is Nika. I like your blog! You do a beautiful things!!! Welcom to my blog. I do a crosstitch too and quilt. From Russia with love

Silver Thistle said...

Those ornaments are just beautiful!

Amsterdam and Manhatten will look just as beautiful when completed. You have some lovely stitching.

Ruth said...

Love these dimensions christmas ornaments. I never seen them before. Where did you get them I would love to do them. Beautiful stitching. Ruthie