Forgive Me!

I’ve been gone for an awfully long time.  I hate that.  But unfortunately, life interfered rather bad.  I blame my mother on the bad parts.  But also, I’ve been busy moving, planning a wedding, and working.  It’s been pretty hectic.

I’m going to get back into the swing of things.  I’m including some plastic canvas work and jewelry designs now, as well.  I’m trying to branch off from just doing simple cross stitch.

I hope all of you lovely folks are doing well and that nothing awful plagues you. 


Well, I am extremely disappointed in this project.

1) It took way to long for it to be feasible to do again without some serious incentive.

2) My aunt’s dog made that fact worse by chewing up my pattern.

3) A friend who reads Chinese just told me that two of the characters are incomplete, which makes me pissed at the company who designed this! (Which happens to be Dimensions by the way!  I’ll know to look twice and get an opinion about ANY foreign languages from now on!)

4) I just hated it.  I really did.  I don’t know why.  I might have been all the green. Or it might have been the Buddha and the ridiculous backstitching on his robe.  I don’t know.  I don’t care.  All I know is I hated doing this project from beginning to end even though the aggravation level was relatively low and the skill needed for the project hitting only about medium.

2 years ago 1 ♥

This project was simple, easy, though the fabric and the size caused a little bit of an issue.  It fit perfectly inside a 2 1/2 inch hoop.  It was fun.  I made it for my cousin, and I kept the pattern.  No french knots, for which I’m supremely thankful.


So…lack of posts for a little while…well, I went to visit my father…for the first time in 19 years.  That went really well.  Did a small project while I was there.  Took pictures and everything!  I just don’t happen to have my memory card because my friend has it in his camera and I have his memory card in my camera….long storry that.

So, posts will recommence as soon as I manage to get my memory card back.  Hopefully sometime tomorrow…maybe a few days more.  Don’t know just yet.


This one took me longer than it should have, simply because I took a break in the middle of it.  Total time put in…an hour or two to make the pattern and then a couple hours to actually stitch it.  Framing…not too long.  Finding the perfect frame, however, much too long.  This was a Christmas gift for one of my best friends, all for her love of puppyshipping.  Inside joke for those who don’t get it.

But this is a decent example of a simple project that I can do in very little time.  Willing to do other sayings for other people.

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