Gentle Readers and Dear Friends we did absolutely nothing over the last two days so nothing to report there.
I did want to let you all know about the next 10 or so days....Posting here on the Blacksheep will be sporadic at best for the next couple of weeks. My usual thing to do in the morning is get in to work, make a pot of coffee and post here - but we will be very short handed here so I will have lots more to do and my little bits of "morning downtime" I use here will evaporate. I will try and post as I am able - I may even get on the computer at home and post, you just never know. So, with that all said don't think I am gone, but just on an odd vacation - where I am still checking in!!
I had a question from Sharon about "How did I start stitching" a super question I may have talked about a long time ago, but can certainly talk about again - ........... Picture it Sicily 1921 - there I was a lone goat herder.... whoops, not my story, but a Sophia story.. :)
My stitching story really starts back when I went away to school. My first year at ECU (Go Pirates!!!) I rented a room from a really nice widow woman. She has a gigantic house with many bedrooms and all her children had moved on so she rented to University students. She was also a friend of my moms so I had an in with her already!! One of the bedrooms was rented to a great gal named Louann with whom I became great friends. Well, my first two semesters my classes fell so that we both where home at about the same time and usually that meant around the time that "As the World Turns" came on the tube. So I fell into watching the show with Louann - and she was an avid stitcher who continuously stitched away while watching the goings and coming in Oakdale - and eventually she taught me to cross stitch. I learned on Aida cloth - and for the longest time had no idea that linen even existed. Eventually I switched from cross stitching to needlepoint and did that for a few years. Then for some reason I just stopped stitching altogether - for about 10 years or so. Then in about 2005 I pulled out some old projects I had kept and stitched a bit, but was completely unenthusiastic - I thought what I needed was something new and or interesting so, I got on the Internet and found a bonanza of cross stitching stuff - and the Blog World! I bought some things, started to stitch again and coasted about lurking for a couple of years before I started to Blog. Here we are 4+ years later and I am still stitching and really enjoying it along with the Blogging it sort of rounds out the Hobby, for me at least. So there you go. My story in a rather large nutshell.
There you go sports fans - thanks for stopping by, do come again!!