Thursday, July 07, 2011

The Case Of The Missing Blogger

Yes, that's me. Where have I been? More importantly where has the time gone???? The last thing I remember was finishing Sabrina and beaming like a proud mother but then the next thing I knew, I felt like I was curled up in a corner feeling completely lost :o( I know I've had these feelings before after finishing a big project but not to this extent!

Would you believe that Tuesday night was the first time I picked up a needle since Sabrina was done? It's a pitiful start but I'm trying to get back in the game. I'm quite disappointed in myself because I didn't meet my goal last month and now I'm one block behind on my Christmas Rules SAL :o( Geesh! I've got to get it together!

I was so proud of myself too because I not only finished Sabrina but I was up to date on my Blog reading too ;o) Now I'm W-A-Y behind again...

Did I mention we went about three weeks without mail? Argh! That definitely didn't help my mood any >:o( Things are starting to trickle in but I'll wait a bit before I post some pictures.

This past weekend, DH and I went on our first vacation of the year! We went with our friends T and K (along with their DS) and went camping at Kejimkujik National Park :o) Here's our site -

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I didn't even take any pictures, that's how pathetic I am. Ugh! We had an awesome time though. I learned that it isn't fun getting up in the middle of the night to pee, S'mores just aren't the same as when we made them as kids and I can annoy a five-year-old ;o) LOL!

Keji is a beautiful park and there was plenty of wildlife to see. There was more than enough deer, a pesky raccoon that figured out how to open our small cooler, robins, bald eagles, osprey, black bear and mosquitoes, of course ;o) They really weren't that bad around the campsite but on our hike I thought they were going to carry us away. All in all, I'm anxious for our next trip!

I want to thank everyone for their wonderful comments on Sabrina! I was blown away at the number of people and I've tried to respond to everyone that I could. I truly appreciate you all. I thought for sure I'd lose some Stalkers because of my absence but it seems there might be a giveaway in the near future ;o)


23 comments:

Catherine said...

Good to see a post from you! I agree, sometimes it is hard to start something after finishing an involved piece.

Your camping trip sounds like fun!

Teresa said...

Welcome back. I would need a break after that beautiful job on Sabrina. Not sure camping in a tent would be my choice (I do a trailer with inside bathroom).
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Denise said...

Hey - we're here because we like you not because you post every day!

Time to pick up the needle and get busy! Then we can watch a new project blossom before our eyes!

mdgtjulie said...

Glad you're back to stitching. Sounds like you just had to take a couple of weeks and bask in your accomplishment! I hope you get caught up soon!!

Deborah said...

Glad that you had a great vacation! Sometimes it's good to take a little break after a large stunning project. Now time to get back to it. lol

April Mechelle said...

Your vacation sounds wonderful to me !!! I love to camp !!! Don't be hard on yourself about stitching. I used to get in a tither.. I just now do it when I want to and I enjoy it better. Sabrina is just wonderful !!! Beautiful!!!

Lesleyanne said...

Glad you're back. I think we all need to take a break sometimes after a large project. Glad you enjoyed your camping trip.

Carol said...

I was starting to worry about you, Cathey! Now, I always go that long between posts, but that's rare for you :)

Looks like you had a good camping trip and I'm happy to hear that your needle met the fabric again this week... Can't wait to see what you've been working on!

Hillery said...

Glad you had a nice trip. We can all get in a funk once in a while, no need to explain. Life just gets in the way of Blogging, doesn't it?
HEE HEE

Leslie said...

We stalkers will be here!! Everyone needs a break once in a while!
Sounds like a nice camping trip ~
Have a great weekend.

Gert said...

So glad to see you back... I know what it's like. But we're all glad to see you here again!!! smile...

Sounds like your camping trip was a success and you had fun!

Blessings...
xoxo Gert

Sharon said...

I thought I was the only one who did that after finishing a project. I tend to feel a little lost. The camping looks fun, though I am a wuss and if there is no ac, tv, or running water then I can't hang! LOL

Rachael xxx said...

Hi Cathey, Nice to 'see' you back. I thought you had got lost in the postal strike!!lol
Glad you had a lovely time camping!

Annie said...

Sometimes it's good to take a break and re-charge your stitching batteries. Looks like a fun camping trip and sounds like the stitching mojo is returning. Welcome back to Blogger-ville.

♥ Nia said...

Glad to see you back! Now stay!!! LOL :D
Sometimes we just need a break, don't ask to much of yourself. Just relax and soon you'll be back to your normal rhythm ;)

I'm not a big fan of camping.. well, I like camping, I just don't like bugs!! :p heheheh Any kind of tiny bug, whether it flies or crawls.. I don't like! So that's complicated when it comes to camping :p

I'm stitching Crules but if you want I'll stop and wait for you! :D

Enjoy your weekend!! :D
Hugs&smiles to you

Nancy said...

Good to see you post...missed you while you were gone! Glad you are back to stitching! Must have been nice to get away camping for a few days! I won't go camping unless a bathroom comes in the camper, so no tent camping for me!

mumzy said...

So glad you had a wonderful camping trip. I know how you feel lost after Sabrina because I feel somewhat the same after finishing my quilt top.

{{{Love and Hugs}}}
Mom

Cindy said...

Sounds like you had a great camping trip! My biggest complaint about our pop up was having to walk about a block to the bathroom at 3 am...never could fall back asleep after that. I'm spoiled now but we are going to try tent camping soon.

Valerie said...

Glad to see you back! And do not worry...blogging is for fun...remember NO GUILT! Continue to enjoy your summer!

Ranae said...

Oh! missing blogger, I thought this post was about me, lol
Your camping trip looks so fun. I haven't camped for years and miss it so

Melanie said...

I've been so missing the last couple weeks I didn't even notice that YOU were missing. We are bad bad bloggers. Heh. :)

Julie said...

I'm way behind on blog reading and not getting much craft time in either, seems to be the case with many bloggers/stitchers recently

Nice place to camp out and recharge the batteries, sounds like a fun time had by all

Lori said...

I get behind in webspace too. I stopped feeling bad about it though. There's not enough time in a day for everything, right? Besides, hetting out is important.
Glad you all had fun. YOU... annoying?? Lol, what's your secret?
I camped last summer (was my housing for 2 weeks, until we found an apartment). Life on the edge was kinda exciting... until we got over run by EARWIGS!! augh!! <:o0