Monday, January 19, 2009

Hearts for Thee

This is a new design coming out very soon called Hearts for Thee. It might be the last one for a while as my hard drive gave up the ghost and is now in the shop. I have little hope of recovering much but am trying to think positively. Luckily, I'm in the middle of stitching a new design and can rechart it without a problem. It's about half of the designs that I have out now that will most likely be "retired" so get what you want while there are still some out there.

Edited to add: the valentine pendants I put up here yesterday are sold but I did find a sheet I had printed before Xmas and will make a few more so keep an eye here in the next few days for a new post.

As far as the computer troubles, I know I should be much more upset to lose so much but strangely I'm not. I think I realize this is going to be a year of big change in our family and that is more on my mind than my designs. I've had a good run with them and plan to continue but am not buying a new computer until February 1st which is after mercury retrograde leaves. If you know anything about astrology you know that the 3 week period about 3 times a year of mercury going retrograde is not a good time to buy electronics, machinery, cars etc. I'm not taking any chances!DH gave me one of the new cute little laptops for Christmas so there is no hurry as far as being able to connect to the internet and get email. The tiny keyboard causes me a number of typos though. I do miss my mouse!

Speaking of change, DD graduates from high school in May and has applied to 8 different colleges, all on the west coast (except her safety school, University of AZ which is here in town). She's already been accepted to four of them and is just waiting to hear about the California schools. However, her number one choice was University of Washington in Seattle and she heard last week, to her delight, that she has been admitted. She also got her Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do last week so we've been celebrating.

DS just got back from a trip to San Francisco to check out the Academy of Art University and it looks like he is very excited about the place so I know the empty nest is finally here come fall.

On another note, I am discontinuing my webpage because I can never get it updated since DD is my over-busy webmistress and it just seems ridiculous to pay for it. I do much better here as I can update easily on my own.
Whoa, sort of a long post but I guess I had more to say than I realized. I hope everyone has had a great start to the new year. Thanks for reading.


mainely stitching said...

There sure are a lot of changes going on in your home and life!! Good luck on the new PC purchase and with recharting the design you mentioned. I love the one shown here - but then again, I seem to love all your designs! Univ. of WA is a great school - congratulations to your DD. :D

staci said...

I LOVE your new's wonderful!!!

Marianne said...

So sorry to hear of your computer woes but you seem to be taking it in stride. Love the new design! And congratulations to your DD. Also, belated thanks for the xmas freebie. Love it!

Tammy said...

Beautiful design!

Anonymous said...

i'm glad i checked in today! been busy at work and not checking blogs! lots of changes comeing to your house. ... but they are here yet! you still have till may for graduation and then the end of summer before they go off to college!

i need to email you! love the new design too!

joann in TX

Siobhán said...

Love the new design, Deborah! Sorry about the computer. Lots of changes coming up for your family. Congrats to your DD. I know how bittersweet this next year will be for you, big hugs!

Anonymous said...

You DO have a lot of things going on, not just your computer! If most of your docs are on-line then you won't have to worry much. I've never heard of a Mercury retrograde before as I've never really followed astrology, but that peaked my interest and am going to Google it right away! Looking forward to more of your crafts. Have a good year.

Anonymous said...

So lovely work!!
Cross stitch

Craft-i-leigh said...

Wow! I'm just a novice and can't even begin to replicate your creativity. Good luck with your computer & design info.
I am new to the world of stitching and have been browsing through various blogs to try and gain some knowledge and get some tips / ideas. I originally started with a stamped, then counted “kits”. I’m working on my 2nd chart and have noticed some big differences in floss types and quality.
My Cross Stitch Mentor has told me that I’m ready to graduate from Aida, but I really like Aida. Maybe it’s just beginner’s comfort???
If you could answer my question… What type of fabric or fabrics do you prefer and why? Brands and counts?
I would appreciate any advice, thanks!

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