Thursday, December 1, 2011

I'mmmm Baaaackk

Hello everyone,

First I would like to say hello to my new friends and the long timers.  I appreciate you following my blog, especially since its been a few months.  I had some personal turmoil and illnesses that made it impossible to do much more than was necessary.  But, I am back and in full swing.
On the Stitchy front, I haven't had much energy or time to get much done, but I did manage to finish this little guy.
Pirate Sock Monkey by Raise the Roof Designs
I used the recommended DMC threads and a Strawberry Linen that was new at my local LNS.  He is from the 2011 JCS Halloween Issue.  I have a thing for pirates due to the eye patches.  I was forced to wear one on and off through out the years for the various eye surgeries, so I have a special place in my heart and a bedazzler for them ;).  I was also able to begin the little sock monkey for my son.
Nickademus from Raise the Roof Designs
I am using all of the recommended DMC colors and a blue linen I was able to match up.  Its a bit muted compared to the pic in the magazine, but I like it.  Its from the 2010 JCS Christmas Ornament issue.  I meant to get this little guy done last year, but I am super duper slow.
Can you tell I like sock monkeys?  Who doesn't.  They are cute, cuddly, and machine washable.  Very valuable when you have a two year old.
Well, I know its not much, but I wanted to say hello to everyone and that I have been silently blog stalking you guys.  Everyone is so talented and I am super duper happy to be back.  Type to you soon.


Mouse said...

ooo hellooo :0 glad you're back and stitching again ... the little monkeys are really cute :) love mouse xxxx

Jane said...

Welcome back Joy and glad to hear you're back in full swing again ~ just in time for the Festive Season!
Cute monkeys and ideal for your little son! xxx

Joysze said...

Hey Joy!! Welcome back. I was just thinking about you the other day and wondering how you were doing.

Glad to hear that you're feeling healthy again. :D

Love the pirate sock monkey... he's too cute, and great start on the one for your son too.