Monday, September 10, 2012

My...How Time Flies!

I can't believe it's been a month and a half since my last post! I've gotten a few emails asking if I've given up blogging and if I am ok.

No, I haven't given up blogging...and I am ok. It's just that life has been hectic and most days, I feel like I am juggling more balls than I can handle. It's exhausting. Work, managing two households, chores, errands, being social and dating. There just has not been any time for blogging...or stitching.

Mind you, I shouldn't whine too much. The summer has been lots of fun. I've gotten lots of sun and have had a wonderful time in general.

Some people have guessed that I met someone and it's true. Mind you, I am not ready to label it as anything because, even as the beau has said, I am hesitant and jaded and I can't shake that. However, it's been more than wonderful to have someone to talk to, listen to old jazz and swing music with, explore the city with and be close to. And it's nice to be surprised with pretty things like these once in a while.

I've forgotten how time consuming dating is though. So with managing my stuff and my parents many crisis' and issues, I have very little solo time. I've been managing about 100 stitches a week. Not nearly enough...I am going slightly insane and am trying to figure out how to build a routine to have time for stitching plus the gym.

I missed my TUSAL and IHSW updates and it is pointless to post one now since so little progress has been made and it is so late. The little bit of stitching I have done has been on Jane Pattison. I've been working on the border since it's quite easy to remember without having to refer to the chart much.
I have quite a ways to go for the border to meet but I really do like this piney border. Excuse the wrinkles. I've been working on this one in hand since I drag it with me everywhere.

I wish I could sit here and type away but I have a pile of mail staring me in the face. How this mail multiplies, I have no idea but someone has to go through it!

I hope to be able to blog more often and stitch more often and visit with you all more in the very near future.

Much love and hugs
Until next time...

36 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

It's lovely to see you back blogging and it's good to be busy in a nice way. You'll get there with the routine, things change and you find ways of adjusting to suit.

Natasha said...

OMG! THank god I though you feel into the black hole Hehe J/K

I have to say that I am happy for you. YAY!! Hopefully soon we can plan a girls day in the city or down here?

Don't worry you will work out a great schedule where you can fit stitching back into your life.

Take care and talk soon :)

Sadie said...

It's a shame that you don't have more stitching time, but who can be sad when it seems to be mostly good things that are keeping you from it :-)

Daffycat said...

How fabulous to hear from you, Valerie! Really nice to know you've been enjoying time with someone too - and he brings you flowers! That's a plus!

I've always noticed everyone blogs a little less in the summer and during holidays anyway.

Your stitching looks awesome! Isn't it a relief when a border meets where it is supposed to? Keep stitching?..you look about half way to "meet up" time.

Giovanna said...

Hey, I'm so pleased for you! That's a mightily pretty bunch of rose :-) The stitching looks lovely too.

cucki said...

hello deary i am so happy for you.
the roses are looking so sweet.
sending you lots of blessings xxx

Veronica said...

Welcome back, Valerie. I'm so happy for you. Gorgeous roses! And pretty stitching. Hope everything continues to go as well as it has.

Hugs,
Veronica.

CalamityJr said...

Your plate was full before, so it makes sense that blogging had to take a back seat for awhile. But I'm oh, so happy for you, having someone to share things with - and he send flowers! Keep us posted, as best you can, please.

Lisa said...

I have been thinking about you lately and glad to see you back with a blog post. Sounds like you have had a busy summer and I am glad that you found a new friend. Good to take things a little slowly as you get back into the scene...making sure that he is good to you, but you deserve the BEST!

Take care!

Anna van Schurman said...

Yay, you! Yayyou!

Dee said...

Glad good things are happening in your life.

I miss your blogging, but life is so much more important. Have fun!

Theresa said...

So nice to see you back in blogger land~ Sounds like you had a fun summer!!! Good for you!!!!

Margaret said...

It's good to see a post from you! Best thing is to know good things are happening in your life. Yay! I hope you manage to find more time for stitching too. But the important thing is that you're happy. :D

Deb said...

It's so good to see a post from you and all the happenings in your life!! I'm happy for you and your friend. I hope that everything works well - hesitant isn't a bad thing, you know.

Rachel S-H said...

Good to see you blogging. i am glad you met someone!

Chris said...

Hey Valerie!
Glad to hear that things are ok, just busy. It sounds like you have a lot of good things happening.
I think that Jane's border is lovely.
Happy Fall!

Julie said...

Wonderful to see a quick post from you Valerie, wishing you lots of happiness with your new gentleman friend.

Much love x

Carol said...

Hugs and smiles to you, my friend--sounds like you're busy, but happy :)

Shelleen said...

I have missed reading your blog. So happy that you have met someone.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm glad to hear you're okay, and you haven't given up blogging. Life just gets busy sometimes.

Don't forget to take care of number one!

Gabi said...

Glad to hear from you and that you had a beautiful Summer. Glad that you met someone special. And sometimes life gets too busy for blogging :)
Love those roses.
And Jane is looking great too.

Melanie said...

So great to see an update from you!!! Absences due to having a full, happy life? Never a bad thing. Enjoy it!!!!

Robin said...

Glad to hear your summer's been super fun and busy. Sorry not many stitches but I know how that goes with the move. and so happy you've met someone special. fingers crossed it works out as you wish for it to.

mbroider said...

Dear sweet Val,

I am so happy for you!! Wishing you loads of happiness

Hugs
Sharmila

Meari said...

Very pretty flowers. Happy to hear you've met someone decent.

Life sounds hectic, though. Don't forget to take some time for yourself.

Carla said...

I'm so glad your having fun! I'm sure with time you'll find a little more time to stitch :)

Joysze said...

Valerie, that's awesome news!!! :D The roses are gorgeous.

Border's look good. Love the color combo.

Catherine said...

So good to see a post from you Valerie and even better to read that you have met someone!! Sounds like you have been very busy ~ enjoy!
Love that border ~

VALIE said...

Love vs. stitching, uh ?
Enjoy !

The Maiden said...

I love that border, cannot wait to see more!

Suzanne said...

Great news for you, I hope things develop nicely for you.

Great work on Jane, I love that border.

Anne said...

Wonderful news Valerie!! So happy for you! Love those roses...good taste! Jane is looking lovely! I love this sampler and she's on my to do list!

Hugs!!

barbara said...

It's hard to make time for all the wonderful stuff in life, isn't it? :) What a wonderful dilemma! I hope you're keeping well and enjoying yourself.

Cheryl said...

Good to hear from you again :)

Christina said...

I can't believe I missed this post Valerie! I'm so pleased that you have a flourishing relationship...those flowers are beautiful. I look forward to hearing morebabout your beau! ;0) enjoy yourself.

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Valerie! Hope you score that cake!