Thursday, July 31, 2008


Yesterday morning I got up at 6:30, like always. I turn on my computer and log onto the internet. Like every morning for the last 4 years, I read LS's morning email to me. I email her before I go to bed, she emails me in her morning. Like every morning, I peruse my fave cross stitch forums. The first one has a post, PLEASE READ, URGENT, or some such nonsense. I read it......apparently it's a trap. I go to a few more threads, and move to the next forum. A message pops into my inbox. YOU'VE BEEN BANNED: REASON, HARASSMENT. WTF?! I'm still not sure what it was all about. I've been a loyal member of this forum for 4 years, although at times they didn't deserve it. I've watched, with predicable regularity various dramas unfold. I know the drill. True to form, there's been another one for a few days and it was decided because of when I was on the forum, and who was listed on my friends list of the social networking site this forum resides on, I was a threat. Thus, I was banned.

I get this lame-assed excuse about the action from the forum owner and reply, politely, that this is bull-shit. I never asked to be un-banned, but a bit later, another message, I've been 'forgiven'. I'm not playing this game. Actually, the message went something like here's an apology, take it or not.

I wait till I come home, but in the mean while decide what to do. I carry out my decision, compose an email to the person who owns this forum, delete my membership and hit the send button. I can't believe myself and a whole raft of good people were just dismissed in the manner we were.

It just goes to prove, some days it doesn't pay to get out of bed.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Quick update

Oh wow-my poor, neglected blog. I knew I would have a hard time keeping up here. There are so many times I wanted to sit down and do a post, but then something drew me in a different direction. I also need to add some of the 'pretties' to it. Hmm...I have some time off Friday, I'll add it to my list.

This will be quicker than I'd like, but something none the less.

Summer is half over and I have no idea where the time has gone. Its just three weeks till my baby's wedding! Its sort of bitter sweet I have to say. She has a wonderful guy, no doubt there. She's happy (what I always said I wanted for my kids) But still - my baby getting married!!! (I know I've freaked out about that already, and may a bit more, sorry to say)

Stitching - I bought the stitch frame I was coveting. OMG! Was warned not to put any projects that were started on it, due to tension differences. I did anyway and my only regret is I didn't buy this frame sooner. I can sit in total comfort in my recliner and stitch to my hearts content.

I finally finished Heart of the World. (I owe pics, but its in my photo album.) Linkey

I'm ready for a new start of one of my charts, but am waiting.....and waiting....and still waiting on my thread order. Herrschner's service is not what it used to be.

I've been forced to work on my Pompeji Garden from Chatelaine. It's a beautiful design, but I'm having a very hard time with it. I keep making errors I have to rip out. The chart is clumsy at best and the whole project is such a chore. But - I paid a small fortune for the silk threads, I'm going to finish it!

Sis and I are working hard on our novel. Yes, novel. We've written one already and have it for sale at Now, the sequel is being done. We had a good idea of the plot, but at the same time some really huge holes that I'm glad to say (thanks to Sis) have now been filled in. We might finish this by the end of the year!

Fine Art Cross Stitch is starting to really sell some charts too. I haven't had a lot of resources available, time being the most limited, but its making good progress now.

I said this would be short, but I've sort of rambled on. I guess I'll go and clean up the kitchen now, take a shower and tackle my stitching.