Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hey there!  We've been away at my parent's little cabin in the mountains.  The week before we left and the two weeks after have been really crazy work wise.  Big re-org and now I'm supporting groups in two other states as well as my own.  I also have a new manager who has flown out to meet me and spend a couple of days.  Hopefully the next two or three weeks will be more normal.  I won't say calm - because calm isn't going to happen!  

I did manage to finish block 4 of Shores of Hawk Run Hollow.  It wasn't my favorite block to stitch but I do love it finished.  As you can tell, I didn't iron for this pic.  

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Many of you may have known that I was a member of Azalea Sampler Guild for a few years.  You may have also followed our blog.  Unfortunately, the group disbanded quite some time ago.  Many of the members joined our local EGA Chapter.  We've recently started a blog that you might want to check out.  We'll be going in and filling in some of our prior activities and of course, keep up going forward.   If you're local, we'd love to have you visit one of our stitch ins.  If you're not local, I'd invite you to visit your local EGA chapter.  It's fun to meet up in person with other needle arts lovers!

Before I forget, I've added a widget to follow my blog with BlogLovin' as Google Reader will be decommissioned on July 1.  I'm still deciding whether or not I like BlogLovin' or Feedly best but BlogLovin' is winning right now.
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I'm hoping I'll have needle and thread in hand more over the next few weeks. Hope all your stitches are happy ones!

27 comments:

Giovanna said...

Well done on finishing the new block - it's a very cool moon.

Patty C. said...

Awesome progress!

ruthsplace said...

That's a great block.

I'm a feedly girl myself. Actually think I like it better than Google Reader.

Tammy said...

I was wondering what you were up to since it's been a while. Glad all is going well and you had some get away time along with the crazy work time. Hope work settles out a bit for you. Love the stitchery!! Hugs.

Catherine said...

Another block done!! That's a crazy moon!

Penny said...

Love your finished block! Hope you get a little more stitching time! :)

Carla said...

Beautiful cross stitch Jackie. Carry on ; )

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

very beautiful stitching !!
bisous from FRANCE

Annie said...

Lovely block. That kind of stitching is very relaxing I think... just the thing you need to keep you centered with such a busy life! Hope all the work changes are good ones for you!

Chris said...

Great stitching progress. I hope that your work week is smooth :)

Chris said...

Great stitching progress. I hope that your work week is smooth :)

Angela P said...

Great progress! I've always loved Shores but I'm too scared to stitch something that big :)

Margaret said...

Block 4 looks great! Good luck with all the work stuff. I haven't joined the EGA here -- they concentrate on other kinds of needlearts and pretty much ignore cross stitch so I have no interest.

Sally said...

Lovely finish on the block. I really like this one.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a gorgeous moon! I love it!

Loraine said...

Fabulous progress on Shores. I didn't really love block 4 either, but suffered through it. Have fun with block 5, it's one of my favorites!
Have a great week.

Carol said...

Your parents' cabin sounds like a perfect place to relax, Jackie! I love the mountains so much... So sorry to hear work has been crazy. At least you've had a bit of time to de-stress with your pretty stitching. Your newest block looks great!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love the poem on your latest stitching. I've not heard it before. =)

Theresa said...

Lovely block finish~~
Sounds like you had a relaxing getaway!! We need a little bit more of those!!!

imquilternity said...

It's a beautiful block. Sooo much work and such perfect stitches. You must have a lot of patience to do cross-stitch.

woolwoman said...

your Shores is looking great Jackie - just beautiful. Guess i'll have to "air" mine out when we go to the beach this year. we'll see - thanks for the plug and all your hard work on the EGA chapters blog - your post on their was really great. Mel

FlourishingPalms said...

I never used Google Reader and won't be using Bloglovin'. THE best is subscribing to a blog through an Atom RSS Feed. That way, every post comes into a separate section of your email box! No clutter with regular emails, and right there in your mailbox whenever you want to read. I LOVE it!

Melanie said...

Very nice block!
Hang in there at work. Doesn't like much fun at the moment. :(

krayolakris said...

Looks great Jackie! Keep on stitchin!

Barb said...

I always enjoy your cross stitching!! A week at a cabin sounds great!

Annette-California said...

Love your latest block on HRH. I have bloglovin too and are following yours. Still trying to figure some parts of it out. Hope all goes well with your work. love Annette

Grit said...

Lovely stitching.
Grit