Saturday, August 07, 2010

Just dropping by!

I'm sorry that my blog's been very quiet lately but my lack of stitching has led to a lack of enthusiasm for blogging. I still haven't started anything new but I do have something to show you. It's the latest Girl Club Stacy Nash kit for which I'm a member through Country Sampler. It arrived recently and I thought I would share some pictures with you.

It's called the Country Sampler Liberty 1776 Sewing Pouch. It includes lovely pieces of fabrics as always, so you're never disappointed. There's some 32ct Dirty linen, reproduction cotton print fabric in natural with a red flower dotted throughout, a piece each of natural and olive silk matka, and your thread along with a mother-of-pearl button. Stacy has been raving lately about the silk matka and now I can see why. It's really lovely and quite rustic looking with its uneven weave. I don't know whether you would cross stitch on it but you could probably try if you like a challenge. I think it's purpose is more of a fabric than a linen if you know what I mean. So using it as a backing or applique would serve it better.

I see a few others are going through a bit of a lull with their needlework so I'm in good company. We all have highs and lows with whatever we do in life. I don't want to force the issue with my stitching because then it will feel like a chore, which it shouldn't. I will get the enthusiasm back again in time so please stay with me and look out for a future post update. Thanks to those who have emailed or commented on how I am. Everything is fine, though it's still dam cold here where I live. Maybe when the warmer weather comes and there is more light I will want to pick up my needle again. Thank you all for the time you take to comment and read my blog.

Just before I go I will leave you with a picture of my adorable cats. I love them to bits and they are both keeping warm during this cold weather we're having. They get along so well and are truly great friends for each other. They keep each other company while Mum spends long days at work. This photo was taken while they were on their cat house. They both just squeeze themselves on the top of it and sometimes have a battle of the wills to see who can push the other off so they can have it all to themselves. This day though, they were happy to share.

Til next time...


Vinniey said...

Glad to see you post again. Thanks for sharing your new stash. What a beautiful stitching kit from Stacy Nash. Hope you will pick up your needle again so I can see your beautiful works. :) Both your cats are gorgeous. I love your cat's photo.

Deborah said...

Love the Stacy Nash kit. Your mojo will be back, don't worry. The girls are really beautiful.

Gillie said...

Glad to see you back even if not stitching. Hugs to the elegant girls!

Nancy said...

A beautiful project! I love the fabrics and colors. Should be fun to do, and I look forward to seeing it when you do.

Your kitties are GORGEOUS!

I know what you mean about highs and lows. I usually don't have that with stitching but do with blogging. Sometimes I feel like blogging every other day and sometimes not at all. I enjoy yours!

Melissa said...

Lovely to see your post, Jane! I love that picture of Sophie and Charlotte - such pretty girls!

That's a lovely new SN kit you got. When I'm not in a stitching mood, at least keeping up with some stash always help remind me that I'm still a stitcher!

Keep warm. And no matter what, spring will come and you'll be showing pictures of flowers while we show pictures of fallen leaves!

Take care!

Bekca said...

I'm glad to see you're blogging again, even if your stitchy bug has gone wandering. You'll soon be enjoying our shared hobby, I'm sure :)

PS Your cats are adorable.

Elaine said...

Lovely new stash and I am sure your stitching mojo will return soon. Adorable kitties!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful project and colors especially.
I'll share some wicked heat here in North Georgia, USA with ya! LOL
It's the hottest summer I can remember here right now.

Feathers in the Nest

Terry punto e a croce!!! said...

was literally struck by your blog and your wonderful work, I looked through all the pages of this corner and I liked getting lost in your wonders. Complimenti.Teresa

Zlata said...

I'm so glad you're with us again! All this time I was thinking, what happened that you do not write news in blog! I'm glad that you are fine! :)

Stacy's design is very beautiful!

And your cats are gorgeous!! :)

Hope to see you soon!

Hugs from Ukraine,

Le blog de marylin said...

Hello Jane happy to read to you again, your cats are wonderful,
Best regards marylin

Nicole said...

Hi Jane! It's good to see a post from you. I've been in a blogging/stitching slump too. That Stacy Nash piece is so cool - can't wait to see your start on it. :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Hi Jane! I am glad to see a note from you! I have been in the same slump myself although I blame the warm weather for it. It's been so pretty, I just want to be outside in my garden. I need cooler days to cozy up inside a little bit.

The SN piece looks so cute - you'll do it justice, I know.

Sophie and Charlotte are about the prettiest cats I've ever seen. This pic could have been another magazine cover! Although, I'm not sure you can ever top the one cover (you know which one I mean)! Still one of my favorite posts!

Have a great week - we'll be here when you get back to it. Stay warm!

Brigitte said...

Nice to see you're back. A bit, lol.
This new Stacy Nash project is just lovely. Time will come and you will be delighted in stitching it.

Loraine said...

So fabulous to see you blog! I've been worried about you lately. So much going on around here, that I only get on the computer every few days for a few minutes! (Not liking that one bit!)
Love the new stash. I hope you get some time with needle and thread soon. I need to write you a real e-mail, and catch up on life!
Take Care to you!

Isadarena said...

Hi Jane, it is so nice to read you again :-)
You have got a very lovely stash again and I wish you many pleasant stitching moments .
Have a great week,

Nina said...

Hello Jane,

Nice to "meet" you here again!
Don't worry, mojo sometimes goes for have a break. It will be return, just give time for yourself. This happens with me again and again :)
Have a great week!
Nina said...

Jane, I just discovered your stitching blog, and have enjoyed today reading about your Stacy Nash "Country Sampler Liberty 1776" project, and viewing your nice stitching progress on it. Your Birman cats are so adorable! KathyEllen

Cathy Lloyd said...

Your kitties are beautiful! Enjoy those long winter evenings...hope you are watching something delicious on TV...may I suggest the Lark Rise to Candleford, BBC series on FABULOUS!