Thursday, 30 March 2006

Getting Started

Collecting the stash and telling yourself that you are going to work on a project is well and good. However, like the novel you have to read for next week's Year 12 English class or the 20 bars of music you need memorised for Friday afternoon, the best way to get started is to simply begin.

Consequently, I've picked up my needle and thread and have begun to stitch. This week's efforts have been spent preparing the fabric. Popcorn Bear's 'The Gang' is on its way!

Blissful stitching to one and all!

Wednesday, 29 March 2006

Up and Running

Welcome to Daily Bliss!
It has taken a while to organise, but the site is finally up and running. And what fun it has been to get it going! This site takes over from my Felicity at Home blog page at msn. If you didn't arrive from that page, then perhaps your should take a look at the site via my links on the left.
If you want an overview of who I am, check out the A Blissful Life link, also on the left. From there you can check out a few other 'Blissful' links to what I describe as my 'passions' in life. Just as Rome wasn't built in a day, not all these pages are fully developped so they may display an 'under construction' notice. Don't be disappointed. Revisit them often for updates.
Happiness n Laughter Always,

Sunday, 26 March 2006

Works in Progress

I've fallen for a little bear called Popcorn. He and his mates are as cute as cute can be. I have a series of cross stitch projects featuring this little character that I plan to stitch over the next few months (or years).

Our kids will get all nervous, I'm sure. When I finish each Popcorn project, I'm going to hang it in the visitors' bedroom. All the room will then need is a cot and grandchildren.

That's not all, folks. I started artist Charles Wysocki's (1992) 'Frederick the Literate' cross stitch adaptation about a year ago but got absolutely no where with it due to our very busy life. Now that everything is more relaxed, it's time to get in and do some more to it. I don't think of this sweet cat as Frederick. To me and my family, it's our two year old cat, Gypsy, sleeping on OUR library bookshelf.

Last, but not least, I am working on this cute sampler. I bought it in London way back in 1999 and have been spasmidically working on it ever since. It's almost done. All I have to do is finish off Piglet and do the outside borders. The child I started it for is almost finished primary school, so I guess I'll eventually find a new home for it.

Watch this space. Now that I have learned to upload pics, I'll start putting up progress reports.

Blissful stitching!

Friday, 24 March 2006

If I Sew Fast Enough, Does it Count as Aerobic Exercise?

According to some 'high performance' consultants online, one of the definitions of 'passion' is 'a strong, enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal and tireless diligence in its furtherance.'

I used to be like that about teaching. Right now I'm like that about cross stitching and stash!

Welcome to my cross stitching blog site. It's here that I am going to tell you about the projects I'm working on and all the stash that is part of the enthusiasm of cross stitch.

It's a journal to keep me motivated too. Most of the cross stitches I have done over the years grace the walls of other people's homes rather than my own, so this site serves as a reminder of work I have done just as grandma's brag book show's off growing children. Cross stitch is an art and an achievements in craft worth crowing about and enjoying.