I have a lot of blogs (166 I think it is now) in my google reader, but I realized that this doesn't let the blog owners know that I read their blogs unless I comment on every single one. Due to chronic pain I can't always comment to every post as I can't sit here long enough, but I do read them. So for the last couple of days I went and became a "follower" on those blogs that use the google follower thing. I absolutely love reading other stitchers' blogs. The pictures they post of their WIPS and finishes are very inspiring, and the little glimpses they give into their lives (such as gardening, family events etc.) help me to get to know them as the people they are. Does this mean I am a nosy person? LOL Reading their blogs also helps me to deal with chronic pain by giving me something interesting to focus on instead of focusing on my pain. Thank you so much for that!
Anyway, I noticed today that I have 30 followers to this blog and I was amazed! Thank you all for reading my little posts, I really appreciate it. To celebrate I will be giving away a $25.00 (US dollar) gift certificate to 123Stitch. If you wish to be included in this giveaway, leave a comment on this post and I will draw a name on May 24th (1 week).
I did some stitching last night. I worked on "Frogging Around" by Jessica Willis Burr (Six Strand Sweets) from The Gift Of Stitching magazine's July 2006 issue. I had done the backstitch with the recommended DMC floss of 3799 but it didn't show up real well on the dark fabric so I switched it to black. The outline of the frog was done in 2 strands to make nice sharp edges, and the interior backstitch was done in 1 strand. I love the way it looks; the frog is just so cute! I pulled the words out because the floss I had chosen didn't show up very well, so I will be doing the words over using a brighter variegated DMC (4040) and the backstitch words will be in black (2 strands) so they show up real well. I am expecting to be done in a couple days and then I will have my first HD of 2010!
Thank you all for your wonderful comments, I really appreciate them!