Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's can't possibly be...

...June? Already? Where did May go?

It's been a busy week. It was my birthday on the weekend, and I had a wonderful visit at the LNS and treated myself to a couple of new charts I'd been eyeing - Courtney Collection's Garden Fair and Prairie Moon's Red and the Black II. How could I resist? Brenda was working on it and I could fight it no longer. :) They had a cake for me and everything. I was absolutely touched. I got some stash money from my mom and which I'm using to pick up supplies for MMG2 ver 2.0 and AL version 2.0, and thread for my brother's Christmas present. AND I got a GC from Jon's mum so I ordered the Cricket Collections Spring, Autumn, Winter and Summer (thanks to Karen and Wil for their enabling) and Glendon Place's Sleepy Hollow. When will I stitch these? Lord knows. But I thought they were so cute! And Sleepy Hollow is just plain cool. I'm not usually one for Halloween stitching, but I love that story - it terrified me when I was kid!!

Speaking of MMG2 (My Mother's Garden II for those of you who are new to my blog), it's June 1st and that means that the new issue of The Gift of Stitching is available. I'm soooo excited because Tracy Horner has an amazing new design in this issue. I know I have to do Growth Rings first for my brother (I can say that here because he doesn't read my blog!), but this one will be hard to resist.

I'll be away for the weekend, having a little getaway with my mom. We're going up to Bancroft to relax and visit my aunt who I never get to see anymore since my grandmother passed away. It'll be wonderful to visit! Mom has already ordered to bring ALL my models. And I'm sure she'll insist on a bunch of other things too. I should just let her pack them all then! lol

And another small note - I'm having no end of problems with my email of late. Things I send aren't getting to their destinations and I'm also not receiving messages at times - yet they're not going to spam either. It's extremely frustrating. If you have sent a message and not heard back, it's because either A - I didn't get it, or B - I replied and you didn't get my reply. If this has happened, try sending again. I've been back and forth with the gmail tech support (who aren't all that helpful I'm afraid) and I'm looking into alternatives.

And finally, a little shout out to my new followers - I'm up to 49!! I might have to have a little draw when I reach 100. Thank you to all of you!


  1. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a nice time in your LNS. I love Courtney's Collection Garden Fair. I got it recently but have not started yet. I also have kitted up your lovely design in Gift of Stitching. I am going to do it for my mother, but exactly what she gets it for (christmas, birthday) depends entirely on when I finish it. It is such a lovely design.

    Have a lovely weekend with your mom.

  2. Oh Happy Birthday Nicole (a bit belated)! It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday LNS visit. Your weekend ahead sounds fabulous too :)

    I am loving "My Mother's Garden 2" and I'll keep you posted on my progress pics, it's going slowly with the crazy end of school. I just love the design and I can't wait to give it to my Mom for her birthday in August. She is going to flip over both the design and the colors! Thank you so much for another gorgeous design, and the fun of the mystery.

    Have a wonderful time with your Mom and be safe on you travel.


  3. Happy Sweet Birthday Nicole, your LNS trip sounds marvelous! Wishing you a great weekend getaway.

  4. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Hundred of this days and more!

  5. hey Happy Belated Birthday with many Happy Returns. So the black and red??? well, my dear son decided that he was not really into the flowery part of Growth Rings and I just could not be bothered to make a design change this time, so, it is what it is and what ever it will be will be! lol

  6. Hi, from Follower 51! I found your blog from the Gift of Stitching magazine which I started subscribing to this month.
    I thought $3 for 3 issues was a fantastic bargain until I read it and realised I now have to spend lots of money buying all the back issues!! LOL!!
    Your work is beautiful, looking forward to seeing more of it.