Monday, April 19, 2010

Hello. My name is Judy. I have a problem. I'm an addict.
What is it that I am addicted to you may be asking?? Well,
let me tell yo....

"You're addicted to cross stitch!!!"

Oh ... well ... yes I guess I am. But that's not what I'm talking
about tonight. This addiction is actua ....

"I know!! I know!! You're addicted to books!!!"

Er ... um ... yes, I suppose that's true too. Yes, books are another
of my addictions. But that's also not what I'm trying to explain
here tonight. This addiction is much mor .....

"Blogging!!! It has to be blogging!! We're right this time
aren't we??? It's blogging!! It's obvious!!"

No!! Not blogging!!

Ahem. As I was saying, I am an addict. And the thing that
I've been addicted to so ardently lately, almost to the exclusion
of all else, is Ji .....

"Chocolate!! Cats!!! Walking??? Vampires???? Those
little candy coated Easter Egg thingies???"

JIGSAW PUZZLES!!!!!!!! I'm addicted to JIGSAW PUZZLES!!!


That's why I haven't been around blog land for awhile now.
I was loaned three puzzles by my Mom's friend Flora,
who loves to spend part of every day working on a puzzle,
and I haven't been able to leave them alone. I especially
adore puzzles made from Charles Wysocki paintings. I
collect those.

They sit out on the dining room table and they call to me.
I wander over and put a few pieces in while dinner is cooking
... and hopefully not burning. I put a few pieces in while
guarding Phoebe while she eats her dinner (Rupert tries to
steal her crunchies if we don't watch him). I sit down for
"just" half an hour before going to bed and end up an hour
or two later glancing at the clock and realizing that it's
almost 11:00 pm and we get up at 5:30 for work!!

Well, the third puzzle was finished this weekend and so
I have no new ones to do. I can finally return to my first
love which is ....

"Books!! Cross Stitch!! Blogging!! Cats!!"

All of the above actually. Hi gals (and any guys out
there as well). How's it going??

I finally bit the bullet and took one of my stitched pieces
into Michael's to be framed. I got one of their coupons
out of the local newspaper which gave me something like
60 % off the regular price and I put it to good use. This is
one of my most favorite projects of all time and I've been
wanting to get it framed ever since it was stitched about
two years ago. I'm delighted to have it done and it does
look pretty darn good. Someday I'm going to have me
one of those big, wondrous stitching walls like some of
you talented stitching folks out there. It'll probably take
a couple of decades given how slowly I stitch but I'll do it!!

This is a short post tonight just to get myself back into the
swing of things. I have a few things to post about next time
that might just interest yo ....

"Book reviews?? New stitching stash?? New book stash??
New stitching projects??? Personal observations on
currant events??"

Uh, yeah.

Missed ya!! Thanks for putting up with me.