20 Jun. 2009

Bad, Bad Blogger

It has been some time since my last post (hangs head in shame), no excuses really, just that life gets in the way of blogging at times. I am finding at the moment that I would much rather stitch that blog or read other blogs, but when I do read blogs I do enjoy it, seeing what everyone is up to and stitching on.

There hasn't been any further developments as far as the house is concerned, the trees are still living on our block of land, but their time there is limited, they should be down next week. We are waiting on the final plans, then they can be submitted to council for approval. Is still could be a month or more before any sort of construction work begins.

I saw that a fellow blogger, Ranae, was working on a CCN project called Princess Parade. I left her a comment that I had made several attempts at ordering it but had been able to resist, you all know how weak I am and that being able to resist ordering anything for me is a major miracle. Anyway, Ranae very kindly offered to send me the chart once she had finished with it, and here it is.

Along with the chart, Ranae also included some fabric to stitch it on. And see the Cross Stitch Crazy Certified, that is the top of her note pad, is that not the cutest thing that you have ever seen? Thank you so much Ranae for you generosity, I shall truly enjoy stitching this.

In the comments of my last post Alison Gunning from South Africa left a comment regarding the jungle animal sampler that I completed for my son Luke. She asked where I got the pattern from. Alison if you are reading this, I got the pattern from a craft book which contained various crafts to decorate nurseries/babies rooms. I can't remember the exact name, sorry, it was started some time ago, Luke is now 14. I have looked for my chart but am unable to locate it at the moment. If I do happen to find it I would be more that happy to send it to you.

I do have some stitchy updates to share with you, but I will leave them for another day, in the not too distant future, I hope.

Take care everyone.


Kathy A. said...

Nice to hear from you again. Have missed your posts.

Isn't that Ranae truly special! She is a very kind and generous woman.

Kim B said...

What a sweet gesture from Ranae! Lucky you!

I hope your non-blogging time has been productive :)

Ranae said...

I don't see ya as a bad blogger but an excellent stitcher and finisher. Your so very welcome, It just tickles me to share, lol.
Nice to see you post
Take Care!!

Marita said...

What a lovely gift from Renae and I love the note paper :)

Good luck with the house.

Gina E. said...

Good to see you back here, Joanne! I'm looking forward to seeing what you have been stitching. I spend far too much time into the early hours of the mornings, catching up on my favourite blogs, then finding more new ones! And call me vain, but once I've completed something I can't wait to show it off on my blog - LOL!

Suzanne said...

Ranae is so kind to have sent you the chart. I must say, it is a very cute design.

Your not a bad blogger, just a very busy mum!

Bee Jay said...

Good to see you back blogging - I think we all have 'blank' times when we don't really have anything to write - just rest in the fact that 'that's OK'! Hope to see some more of your stitching before long.

Beatrice said...

I know what you mean ...life and stitching just get in the way.

What a lovely gift from Ranae.
I look forward to the stitchy updates.

Xangles said...

Hi, Joanne. Just popping in to say hi! Now that I'm back at work, I don't have much time for stitching and blogging anymore. Any bit of spare time goes to my needle.
Happy stitching!

Maren said...

That was awfully nice of Ranae. And not just the chart, but goodies, too! I can't wait to watch your progress as you get started on this. :)

Pumpkin said...

Good to see you post Joanne, even if it's not on a regular basis. Hey, I'm VERY guilty as well ;o)

Ranae is a darling isn't she? That's wonderful that she set you up. Hope you enjoy stitching the pattern.

Hazel said...

Great gift and nice to see you posting again. xx

AnnMcD said...

Wow, these days I am learning how easy it is for life to get in the way of blogging and stitching. So if something has to suffer from it, I find that I'd rather stitch than blog! Hope your life gets less busy and you have some time to relax.

venus said...

Hi! Thought I would check-in! on the blog! Wanted to read fellow homeowner stories, but--OH MY LORD. You are a good stitcher...
Home Security Systems no

CREDIT CHECK everyone is approved

An Aussie girl who loves to cross stitch