This is truly the lowest point in my cross-stitching-blog life. Absolutely no cross stitching done at all since the end of May till now, although I did signed up for June IHSW! 🙁 I sincerely apologise to Joyze for my inability to stick to my commitment.
I have made plans, believe me, and even laid out the materials to cross stitch, but events in life intervened and made it totally impossible for me to squeeze in some time to do my favourite thing. Since early this month, I have discussed with Hubby of my intention to cancel our subscription to the movie channels on ASTRO (he doesn’t care for those) because I can’t even catch my favourite shows nor read any new books. But yesterday evening, I managed to drop by the public library at Suria KK and borrowed some books. So, I did do some readings last night. 😀
This month has been very, very tiring, as my family adapts to a change of schedule in all our lives. Nothing bad, just requring a lot of hardwork, and resulting in less sleep. The haze shrouding the sky added to our worries. Even though the haze in Kota Kinabalu is not as bad as in some towns in the the Peninsular Malaysia, Hubby and the girls are not quite well.
Fortunately, our prayers have been answered – the rain fell almost everywhere we went to yesterday, from afternoon till night. No thunderstorms, but enough water to wet the roads, the land and the trees.
Something struck me a few days ago when I went to purchase ‘The Card Shop’ magazine. The staff of the bookstore actually were impressed that I could cross stitch, though they couldn’t differentiate between cross stitching and embroidery. It seems that they have never seen anyone do it before (if they did, would they have noticed?). And the balls of yarn in my favourite craft store have diminished by half! Are these signs that cross stitching and crocheting are dying?
I sincerely hope not. With the availability of all sorts of patterns and materials, these crafts should be blossoming! What do you think?