Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I have truly miss you all.

"No matter how far off the pedestal the character fell -
they always got a second chance.
Forgiveness is one of the greatest gifts the Lord
has given us. With it come understanding."
Arthur Unknown
I have missed everyone in blogland terribly and ask for your forgiveness in being gone so long. I knew it had been a long time but when I saw it was July 12 th since my last post it really made me sad. I truly love reading all your blogs and posting small bits about my life. When I started blogging I had all the free time in the world and life was going just how I had always planned it to be. My kids are both grown up and have left the nest. I still worry about them but not as much as I did when they lived at home and I knew about their every move. Little did I know that taking in a little girl would change our lives so much, after all I had raised two of my own. This summer was quite an adjustment period for us. I was sure as soon as school started I would get a small part of my life back. Boy was I wrong. We knew our niece came to us far below her grade level and her school and homework habits were lacking tremendously. So my leisure days of stitching and blogging had to put on the back burner. During the day I try and get as much done as possible because as soon as the school bell rings my work is cut out for me. Doing homework was really putting a stress on the household not to mention her everyday chores. She has been in school about 2 months now and we are finally getting into a routine. It is not perfect but is now at least tolerable. I have manged to do some stitching. I had to just to save my sanity. But blogging was non-existent. 
I ask for your forgiveness as I try and get back into reading. I have missed it so much and really need it back into my life.
To Bekca - The Stitching Lion, I really need to ask for forgiveness and apologize for being so tarty in posting about your wonderful gift. Many months ago Becka announced she was going to give a gift away one a month for a bloggers birthday. I won the July birthday. Her little gift arrived when I most needed it. It truly lifted my spirits.
First the package arrived and I was sure it must be my invitation to the royal wedding. I couldn't imagine what took so long.

Inside was beautiful ribbons and floss all in my favorite pink. She included a cute summer stitching kit. Thank you Bekca it really brightened my day.

Pam at Confessions of a Southern Stitcher sent me a pick me up package.

She knows I have a big weakness for a frosted cookies. Well I can say they were both enjoyed with a nice cup of tea.

She also stitched me this cute little pillow. I love the rick-rack in the corners. Thank you Pam it really lifted my spirits.

Over the summer I also received a nice letter from Mouse - Tales of a stitching mouse. I am afraid when I returned her letter that I may have rambled a bit. I might have used her more as a therapist and not so much as a friend. Thank you Mouse for the wonderful letter.

When I last posted I was working on ornaments for a tree we are raffling off at church. Two of us stitched the 40 ornaments that would adorn the tree. They were in a magazine titled the "School Nativity". Well I managed to get my 20 done.

I have been doing some other stitching and hope to post more regular. I told Pam I was embarrassed to come back to blogging because it had been too long. She encouraged me to return and said bloggers are understanding. So I ask you to please forgive me of my long absence. I am going to try and get caught on my blog reading. I know I can never go back and read over 3 months worth but I will try real hard to keep in touch.
" If you are never scared, embarrassed or hurt, it means
you never take chances."
Julia Soul
Always keep love in your stitches,