Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Dangers of Stitching and Gaming

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I've been procrastinating with posting this post (tut tut on me)! So I finally made myself snap a few pictures last night - Couldn't very well have a pictureless post now could we?!

Still busy in my little corner of the world and last week the cold hit me again... which seriously affected my stitching productivity. BUT it could have been worse. I could be down with that life-sucking, send-you-off-to-bed-for-a-month flu I had at the beginning of January. So by comparison this one has been fairly mild. I hadn't been feeling quite the same since January so I suppose it was only a matter of time before I got sick again. So I took a little time off to focus on getting better (... which was just as well because Old Man Winter had whipped up some nasty weather for us that day). I napped all day and really tried to take it easy over the weekend, hoping to encourage my immune system to get back on track. I'm feeling much better now and I'm really hoping to feel 100% again pretty soon. Now if only this dry throat would just bite the dust!

All the winter storms and all this sickness/injury that has been plaguing me lately has left me yearning for spring. I can't say this enough. I can't wait to see the soggy grass make a fresh green appearance from under the snow and for the tulips to start poking their heads out of the ground. I'm literally starting to have dreams about Spring, so mother nature - if you're listening - its time to bring a little bit of Spring to NFLD! Now only if it worked that way haha. Welllll - wouldn't you know it, I think she heard me!

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
By: Lorie Hill

March roars in like a lion
So Fierce,
The wind so cold,
It seems to pierce.

The month rolls on
And Spring draws near,
And March goes out
Like a lamb so dear.

We all know the saying - In like a Lion, out like a Lamb - wellllll it's literally been peeing out of the heavens since March 1st - hey at least it isn't snow! I don't mean a light rain or anything I mean full blown down pour.  We've had 4 days of rain to awaken to... dare I say it... a spring like sunny morning today!!!! I really hope that our weather stays true to this saying... although I know that we're likely to have one more snow storm before Spring starts to pop her lovely head out of the soil. But hey! A girl can dream can't she?!

I guess you could say I'm reallllly in the mood for Spring too because of the exchange piece I'm stitching. The theme this month is Spring/Easter and I'm having oodles of fun putting together a package for my exchange partner. Too bad I can't show my stitching just yet!

But that's not to say I don't have stitching to show you. Since I had such a low key weekend, I resumed my post in the stitching chair and watched my boyfriend play games allllllllll weekend. I'm sure he was in his absolute glee... me... not so much. I actually don't mind the odd game as long as it has a good storyline. But boys... they just LOOOOOVE their shooting games. So I stitched and stitched and stitched with the soundtrack of 'bang, boom, kaBLAM' in the background. I haven't shown a progress pic of Nantucket for some time now so you'll see quite a bit of difference. I'm over halfway done now! It's looking so great don't you think?!?!

By the way, I actually managed to get pictures this morning with the fleeting morning sunlight *GLEE*

You'd say I've never seen the sun before...

I'm powering through this one for sure. All the different motifs and sayings are great little stitches and usually when I start one I can finish it pretty quickly and see lots of progress. I guess that's what's great about samplers!

Now I should mention I'm not completely innocent on the gaming front... a couple of Sundays ago I fell into the trap of the gaming monster myself. The monster...

Dear god is this game ever addictive...

Now let the epic battle between stitching time and gaming time begin!!!

Until next time,



  1. What a beautiful piece! I can see that it would be enjoyable to stitch!

  2. Beautiful stitching. Hope you shake off your cold soon.

  3. Take good care of yourself. I must say, our oldest teen is a bit of a gamer. His obsession at this time is the newer Legend of Zelda, Skyward Sword. I don't know, he is replaying the game?! Something about another way to play it now? @_@

  4. Great progress. What a beautiful piece.


  5. I love Nantucket!! The colors are so pretty. Take good care of yourself and hope you feel better soon.

  6. I was playing sims on facebook and got addicted when I was prego. It did get addictive and ate up a lot of time though. Becareful you don't get lost in it too

  7. Your stitching is beautiful :-)

  8. Beautiful stitching! And I know what you mean about the gaming noises - my husband was playing that UFC game all weekend, so I got to stitch with awful manly grunting going on in the background. Oh well. :P

  9. very sweet stitching..
    keep well x

  10. Too bad you fell sick again!!

    Beautiful picture, capturing the sun rays perfectly and showing your glee.

  11. Hope you get all well soon! Great stitching progress.

  12. Love your stitching! The colors are pretty. How big is it?

  13. what a lovely piece =)
    and you're stitching it so well, very beautiful
    I had a Sims game on my phone, I had to remove it ! totally addicted =)
    I used to spent to much time on it...
    I'll come back to it one day =)
    happy stitching
    take care
    big hugs

  14. I do hope you are feeling better! Your stitching is beautiful!

  15. Very pretty stitching! Your house sounds like mine - I stitch and my hubby and younger son are gamers :)

  16. Your Nantucket sampler is looking lovely, great progress

    I'm also ready for spring, we keep getting glimpses then it gets cold & miserable again :(

  17. Isn't it the best when the sun comes out after days of rain?! That happened to us to the other day...then back to the gray. Can't wait to see your spring exchange! You ARE flying through Nantucket and it's looking fab!! Sims!! Such a fun game!! Unfortunately, gaming sucks away stitching time but it's so much fun!!

  18. Oh I love Nantucket! Its beautiful! Great pics too! I appreciate good pictures. :) Thank you for your encouraging words on my blog. I am off to put Nantucket on my wish list at my ONS. :D

  19. Your Nantucket is looking amazing. I hope you are feeling better now and that you stay healthy for the rest of the year.

  20. Gorgeous stitching! I find myself drawn into that game too often as well.


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