Sunday, January 13, 2013

"Sunlight, Seeds, and Scents"

Hello friends - I know this blog post is long overdue...and my apologies. Unfortunately, I have been under the weather with a TERRIBLE case of the fact, the girl who never slows down (who has to constantly be busy) has been in bed for eight completely miserable days. I don't ever remember being this sick, nor spending this many days out of commission - and truth be told, this blog post is being written on my laptop from the comfort of my bed...while I feel well enough to sit up and partially function, I am still pretty miserable and experiencing nasty symptoms. Thank you to everyone who has sent well wishes and comforting notes and emails my way....I am hoping to be back to "normal" soon!

I do have something fun to share with you today - I designed a special signature sampler for The World of Cross Stitching magazine and it is being featured this month in Issue #199. You can see "Garden Sampler" (I call it "Sunlight, Seeds, and Scents") on the top right corner of the magazine cover and find it inside starting on page 18. This springtime "herb garden" design uses Weeks Dye Works cotton floss on Zweigart 28-count Cashel Platinum (3281-770)...and includes the following stitches: Cross Stitch over two linen threads, Back Stitch, French (or Colonial) Knots, and Smyrna Cross Stitch. WOXS199 went on sale in the UK on Janurary 3rd...and will be available in the US soon....

I do have some wonderful things to share with you in the near future (or should I say when I am feeling a bit better) - before getting the flu, I received a wonderful Christmas package from my friend Terri with some special stitchy things to share with you...and I celebrated the holidays with my friend Lorrie - she gifted me a couple beautiful and unique stitched pieces (that I can't wait to show you) and some fabulous when I am up and about I will share those with you. Plus, I recently (prior to the flu) completed a large AccuQuilt appliqué wall hanging and I have some tips and tricks to share with you! For now, I am going to continue to rest...hoping to possibly pick up a needle tonight and do a little stitching...


  1. Feel better, the rest will do you good. I will get the magazine because you are in it. I do love this magazine.

  2. Oh my goodness, Belinda! I hope you are feeling better and back to your normal self soon. Your piece is lovely.

    Take care and get plenty of rest!


  3. Belinda -

    Glad you are on the mend. I hope you continue to feel better. The piece you designed for the magazine is great.

  4. Belinda: Sorry the nasty flu got you. Continue to rest and get your strength back. Your newest piece is so lovely. Judi in Tulsa

  5. Hope you feel much better soon - take care.

  6. That's a long time to be sick.
    Hope you are feeling better soon.
    Cute new design for the magazone.

  7. Feel better soon. People often say they have had the flu until they really get the flu. Sorry you had to really get it. Hope you are feeling better each day. Love your garden themed design.

  8. Sorry you have been hit by that awful flu. Can't wait to hear about your new projects.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches