Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1' x 1 1/2" pendants.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

I still have a few pictures from Florida to show you - geesh - it's been months, you would think I could finish it up!  These are actually when we were on the way home.  We went through Daytona, so we decided to take a little detour to the beach.

We didn't stay long - just long enough to take a short walk, get my feet wet and enjoy the view!  Then, it was back on the road.

Amazingly enough, my brother asked if there were any quilt shops in Daytona!  Well...let me just see...thank goodness for my smart phone - I found one just a few blocks away.  It's always good to have a little break at a quilt shop...maybe even better than a beach!?

We had already planned to stop at Cinnamon's Quilt Shop in Jacksonville.  My brother took a little nap, while I went inside. They spent some time picking out jewelry for the shop, and in the meantime, I found these...
For those of you who know me...these are WAAAAYYYY outside of my norm.  I don't do brights!  I guess now I have to say - I DIDN'T do brights...guess now I do!  I have had some requests for brighter jewelry and thought these fabrics would do the trick.  Luckily, they have sold about as fast as I can make them.

So...that is why I decided to offer Charming 3 in brights and/or darks!  All because of a little trip to Florida.  Speaking of Charming 3 - don't forget to sign up - it's starting to fill up.

Back to our trip home...(hang in there, I'm almost finished!).  Just a couple of pictures from the road...
 We stopped at "The Plantation" gas station and store where I picked up these - something for DH, Mom and me!
 Now we are getting close to home!
For the most part, the 2 day drive home was not bad, but by the time we hit St. Louis, I was ready to be at my house!  A couple more hours and boy did it feel good to get out of that truck and be home!

Are you on Instagram?  I am posting more and more on there - it's much faster than writing a blog, and honestly - I just don't know how many people are still reading this.  I seem to get fewer and fewer comments, which makes me think I'm wasting my time with all these words!  Lol!  So - if you are on Instagram - please follow me there.  If you're not on IG - go sign up - it's simple and quick!  I like it because I can take a picture from my smart phone, and immediately post it to IG.  For my blog, I have to take the pic, send it to my e-mail, save it, usually edit it, write a blog post...  See why IG is faster!?  My IG is current - my blog posts are old news!  Lol!

Now, I'm off to the garden - hope you have a great day!


  1. Well, I am still here, Julie, but then I am usually always a few years behind on the current technology. Still using a dumb phone, so I'm not on Instagram. : )
    You know I don't do brights, either, but that bright jewelry does have a certain appeal. I'm glad it is selling well.

  2. I was on a road trip to Texas and it is always good to be home. I like to blog because it is a journal for me.

  3. I still read your blog! Summer time is keeping me busy and I am not commenting as much.
    I was wondering why you were buying those Florida bright fabrics! Nice work on selling your jewelry- no surprise, it is so lovely!

  4. Summer is the busy time but I still read your blog and enjoy what you post.
    I may not comment much but I am here.
    I have Facebook but have no intention of using Twitter or Instagram.
    Too much to keep up with.

  5. The trip looked like fun. So glad you found some sights (and fabrics) to tempt you.

  6. Hi Julie! I too get frustrated by the few comments to blogs when one puts in quiet a bit of effort on the post. Also one looks forward to the comments. Blogging does take a bit of time. I need to remind myself why I started blogging in the first place. It was to create a pictorial diary of my stitching. It serves that purpose very well. As a bonus, I have made wonderful friends along the way. I did download the instagram app onto my new phone yesterday because it is so quick and convenient. I am going to be using it more. I got my phone in March and have not downloaded it until now. I found you and look forward to seeing your posts. Don't give up on the blogging totally!

  7. Let's try this again -- blogger had some error message and didn't save the beautifully expressed, wonderfully insightful comment I'd just written. (raised eyebrow and expression of doubt are appropriate responses here).
    The gist of what I'd written was that I'm a senior citizen and I don't have a smart phone, I don't have a Facebook acct, and I'm not on Twitter or Instagram. But I enjoy reading blogs, yours included, though I don't always leave a comment. I'm sure there are a lot like me. I understand the time issue with blogging vs. Instagram, and you need to do whatever works best for you, but I also hope you don't totally give up on your blog.
    Like Chantal above, I also began my blog to keep track of what I did, to hold myself accountable, and the friends I've made through blogging have been a special bonus.
    Do you check your stats on Blogger? I'm not a blogger who's looking for big numbers, but occasionally I'll look to see how many visitors I've had and the number of views of specific posts. You might be surprised by the numbers.