February 18, 2012

Judy ~ Checking In and Very Behind

In case you've wondered, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth! We've been out of town for 10 days, trying to find a little sunshine. We are slowly getting caught up around here, but I'm way behind in my stitching and commenting, that's for sure. Look for my "catch-up" post next week. Till then, happy stitching!

13 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Unless you just really want to catch up, I'd just start with next week's stitches and go forward. It's not like you've never stitched a lazy daisy.

ladyhawthorne said...

Hope you found some sunshine, send a little my way if you can.

desertskyquilts said...

I'm jealous of the sunshine, if you found any. I've been wishing a lot! Even days it isn't rainy, it's been mostly cloudy. Looking forward to seeing your next stitching!

Judy S. said...

We did find more sun than is here at the moment in Seattle! A couple of days though it was unseasonally cold in Florida; that seems to happen whenever we visit. Go figure! Check my blog for photos if you're interested. ;)

Peacock said...

Great update, great pictures. I got a chance to visit Tanzania, Africa once, and I was astonished to find that poinsettias not only grow outdoors! (wow! and all along I'd thought they were a houseplant? Really? Doh! We're not THAT good at genetic engineering yet!), they can grow to the size and shape of TREES! Who would have guessed? :)
Several of us have had glitchy weeks so far. Like Debra said, it's not so much about Catching up as it is about Continuing to work! I think her advice to just start with the new stitch is a great suggestion. You can always add missed stitches along the way when you have a little extra time. :)

Debra Spincic said...

I had that same reaction when I saw Jade plants in CA as shrubs. I was totally surprised. I was walking down the street and someone had cut back their shrubs and it was such a revelation. Here my little jade plant at home was babied to get it to any size at all and these people had piles of cast off branches.

I think people may also think the same of hibiscus plants. And here, they are shrubs.

Suztats said...

Judy, I look forward to seeing your stitching once things are back to 'normal'.

Cy said...

Judy, there will be moments this year that some of us will not be able to participate in stitching or posting here. Do not fret over it. Just enjoy the time whatever you are doing, and wherever you are doing it, lol.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Don't sweat the small stuff and it's all small stuff (I'm reading that book~lol) BTW, I knew about the Jade but had never heard that about Poinsettias! That would be fabulous to see. Any photos to share?

Judy S. said...

When we lived in San Diego, jade plants were huge flowering shrubs, and poinsettias grew outside and way up to the eaves. We pruned them down to nothing every year. The little jade plant I brought along when we moved is just that, still tiny after 35 years! Oh well, fuschias, azaleas, and rhodies grow well here.....

Judy S. said...

PS Thanks for the encouragement!

Peacock said...

Hmm... Maybe. I'll root around a bit and see if I can find any. I've gone through several hard drives since that trip to Tanzania, and some of the photos I used to have got corrupted or misplaced... but... hmm... Maybe. I can dig through my film images- maybe I have one there. And if not, I'm still sure to find something interesting and inspirational! I love looking through my old photos!

Peacock said...

Hmm! When I lived in Los Angeles, I never saw any eave-eating poinsettias! but we had bougainvilleas that threatened to take over the neighborhood! .. now that I'm in the Seattle area, it's blackberries that I'm always fighting. (which are forgiven because they are yummy.)