Balmy Weather, a Miscreant Website and Other Distractions

Sorry I’ve been away so long, but as you may have surmised from the title, reality has again reared its ugly head and demanded my attention.

Balmy Weather

The weather here has been positively tropical.  According to the papers, it has been hotter here in old Blighty than in Spain.  Weather like this rolls through here once maybe twice during the summer; so it was imperative that I take advantage of these circumstances.

After arriving home from work, I got into the least amount of clothing I could get away with, went out into the garden and topped up my natural tan.  When it got too hot to stay out, I moved indoors to sit comfortably in front of a fan and just stitched away.  At least till it was time to get dinner started.

A Missing Blog

Eventually, guilt got the better of me and I actually did sit down to do some serious (well…not to serious) blogging.  I typed in the web address and for reasons known only to…well, I don’t actually know who these reasons where known to, my previous posts were gone.  Vanished.  Just like that.  One day they were right in plain sight, then the next day, gone.  After a few moments of staring at the screen in incredulity with my head cocked to one side like a dog that had just heard a strange noise, I started hunting for my posts.  I found them.  They hadn’t been deleted or anything.  They just weren’t displaying.  This problem was definitely beyond my limited technical knowledge to solve.  I got in touch with my web host provider.  Within minutes they discovered the problem and hooked me up with a new template.  I think it’s rather nice.  Hope you agree.

Other Distractions

In a previous post, I mentioned that I would be posting an update on my latest big cross stitch project. Sorry, but that won’t be happening this month.  I haven’t worked on it much as I got sidetracked with another project.  Large projects like the one I’m working on can really test your commitment.  While I have every intention of finishing it, sometimes I just need to take a break.

I’ve been working instead on one of the bookmarks kits by Michael Powell that I bought when I visited the ICHF in Birmingham back in November 2009.  I’m nearly done with it now; just need to add the backstitching, interface and tassel.  Once that’s done, I’ll post it for you to see.

Thank you all for your patience and your understanding.

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About phoenix2327

Born and raised in New York City, I fancied a change and moved to England. Married, raised a family and am looking to spend my spare time enoying my personal interests.
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