Friday, March 11, 2016

I never really left

I'm back, but I never really left.   I just haven't had the time, or felt that I even had too much to say.  My blog has been so sadly neglected, I'm surprised Blogger hasn't decided to shut it down for lack of use. My bad!  I have been active on Facebook and Instagram, and even here actually, just not on my own blog.  I have been reading all of your blogs.  I never give that up. And I'm not giving up my blog either, I will try harder.  I promise.

You know I thought that now that we are running our own business, and quite frankly I haven't been in to the shop now to actually work at my office there for over 10 months.  I have managed to make everything so mobile and accessible, that I can work from anywhere in the world.  Mostly my desk from home, but we went to Mexico and was able to still conduct the minimal amount of business ( just checking that everything was running smoothly) and even if we are on a road trip.  Calls are forwarded to my cell phone, email is accessible from anywhere!  So essentially out business is in my "back pocket or pocketbook" so to speak.  Which I love.    That being said you would think that I would have lots of time to write on my blog, to stitch, to read, to do leisurely things.  WRONG!  I do...but to another extent I feel like I am sitting at the computer I should be doing work instead of indulging in personal things.  It's hard to explain.  But needless to say I am going to rectify that. I am going to try to update at least once a you can hold me to it.

I have been doing some stitching.  Here's an update on all the projects I have completed since my last update back in JUNE!!!  Good Grief....well if you look at it that way then I really haven't accomplished too much in the stitching department either.  When I do get to stitch though it is very relaxing.  I have been reading lots too, so that cuts into the stitching as well.

So here we go....
  Snowflake Reindeer by Daffy Cat Designs
 Snowman Trio by CCN
Christmas Chick by Heritage Crafts - Valerie Pfieffer

1st 8 days of Christmas by Plum Street Samplers

The 12 days are all on the same piece of fabric, but for some reason the lighting must have been weird on the 7th day, cause it looks completely different.  These will all be made into ornaments for this year's Stitching Tree.

I feel bad about dropping our SAL piece with Kati and Lynda, I have to pick that up too, I see that Kati has picked her's back up.  And I'm going to work on it on a stitch as I go basis.  I don't get much time to stitch on Sunday's anymore, as we have bought two race horses as well (as if we don't have enough to manage) and they usually race on Sundays.  So we are out watching them on the weekends.  Camping season is going to start up here soon as well, which means Sunday's will be taken up unloading and putting away the camping gear.  It'll all sort itself out.

I also want to finish up the 12 days....and I have a finished piece that I need to take a picture of.  So I am thinking I will have another update here very soon.

Thanks for sticking with me if you are still out there.  I promise I will make time.


Honeybee said...

Glad to see you back--I was wondering if you were okay! :O) I'm doing the 12 days sampler, too! Two more days to go.

katica said...

Welcome back! Missed you!! Nice stitching pics! I love your 12 days! I haven't even started mine yet, but I do want to do them! Looking forward to seeing your Cornwall Cottage when it pops up!

valerie said...

Good to see you post, Barbi! Sounds like you've been very busy with the new business but that you've managed to get some stitching in. That's great!

EvalinaMaria said...

So lovely to have you back! You've done many beautiful pieces, Christmas Chick is my favorite.
Evalina, This and that...
and Random Act of Stitching Kindness

Rachel said...

It's nice to see you back Barbi, and with some lovely finishes, especially Christmas Chick. Your life is obviously very full and busy so it's no surprise your stitching time has been cut as a result. Just blog when you can - we'll still be here waiting for you! :)

Brigitte said...

Welcome back, Barbi. And you have finished some very lovely pieces, too. I particularly love the Valerie Pfeiffer one. Looking forward to seeing the Cornwall Sampler re-appear again.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

What fun pieces you've gotten stitched! The snowmen are adorable and the little Christmas bird is really pretty.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Always nice to see a blogger return!
The Christmas Chick is so sweet. I am glad to see you joined in with the 12 Days craze we all fell for last December!

Lily Allen said...

Welcome back! beautiful photos..thank for comming.
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