February 13, 2006

Day 1 WDH (Without DH)

DH is, as we speak, flying to New Zealand - by my calculations, he will be over Eastern Europe by now! Yesterday was really really hard for me - outside I was so excited for him going to the Southern Hemisphere, with all the wonderful experiences he will gain and I know he will have a lovely time. Inside I was feeling so melancholic as we have never been apart before for more than a couple of days. But despite my outward appearance, he knew what was going on ... let's face it, he knows me so well.

Work today has been a relief - keeping me really busy and no time to sit and mope!

My blog entries will probably be slightly less colourful as DH took the digital camera. I have added some Tatty Ted's to break up the text somewhat.

If, like me, you enjoy reading San's reviews of our top UK Cross Stitch magazines, take a look at her latest views for Cross Stitcher http://angelsan.free.fr/blog.php?p=774#comments - it looks like a good issue, judging by San's comments!

I have terminated my subscription for Q&E Cross Stitch as it has disappointed me for about 90% of the year (the renewal notice arrived at the weekend and it prompted me to make the decision!). Despite the excellent credentials of the guest designers, there are a number of charts that I feel fall well short of the quality I would expect to pay for. I did feedback some comments to the editor but I feel it may not have been taken seriously enough for changes to be made ....

I will be doing a review of Cross Stitch Collection on Saturday as it is due to reach the shops on Friday.

Sincere good wishes to you all for a dreamy Valentine's Day, and, including those to whom the day does not hold a particular significance (as I am aware that not everyone is in agreement with the commerciality of the Day -a sentiment I partially agree with), may your Tuesday be happy, peaceful and serene.

9 comments:

Isabelle said...

((((((Ali))))))
Don't forget your online friends are only a click away! ;)

I do hope you'll have a nice and active week nonetheless... (((hugs!)))

(I'm among those who don't celebrate Valentine's day because of its commerciality ;) Although I don't despise the sweetness of couples celebrating it!)

Lili said...

Hi Ali! Same as Isabelle: we don't celebrate, but we love to see that people celebrate it...
I know how hard it can be to spend some time away from your DH, and the most difficult part is the beginning. After, you know it's one day less, etc...
So I'm sending you my encouragements and cheers!
And lots of hugs!
Lili

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

I hope the time without DH passes by quickly. Meanwhile, maybe it will mean extra stitching time for you.

Anonymous said...

I hope the time without DH passes by quickly. Meanwhile, maybe it will mean extra st

Anonymous said...

I hope the time without DH passes by quickly. Meanwhile, maybe it will mean extra st

Nela said...

Hola Ali
a ver que le digo, primero, que yo esa revista que comento sam, ayyyy, estoy tan furiosa,molesta, yo ya tengo desde julio suscrita y solo recibí 2 revistas, las demás están extraviadas,,, en fin ... ya discutí mucho con ellos,
Hello Ali
to see that I say to him, first, that I that magazine that comment sam, ayyyy, I am so furious,it bothers, I already have from subscribed July and single I received 2 magazines, the others are misled,, in aim... I already discussed much with them,
y lo demas es entre tu y yo.... jajja ya que las demás no leen español, a ver, si yo que tengo aun un pelito de gripe estoy mas animada, he venido a animarte a ver... Mañana aunque tu ser amado este lejos, que puedo decirte.....
que tambien es Dia de la Amistadddddddddd
y que ya cuentas con una amiga que vive del otro lado del charco, al lado de un hermoso lago (un poco contaminado) que aunque tu tengas frio aca hay muchooo calorcito,y que Todos los dias es dia del amor, si es vedad es un dia comercial, pero pase lo que pase, el dia del amor es el dia que los amantes acuerdan recordarlo...asi que dia de san valentin de ali sera el dia que su amado llegueeeeee, si ya vera, el corazon se agitara, ayyy pondra la casa hermoza y tu te pondras lo que al el le gusta, cocinaras lo que mas le encanta, todo será genial pues la distancia nos enseña cuanto amamos a ese ser, y cuando ya regresaaaaaaa veras que es el mejor dia de San Valentinnnnn, asi que animo, tu tranquila... ya veraz todo sale re biennnnn. a ver mañana te quiero de animos arribaaaaaaa siiiiiiiiii
y una bella sonrisa, no llanto, con todo y tu frio,,, cunado hables con el el corazon saltara, ten paciencia solo es unos dias... a ver dame una sonrisa? Feliz Dia de la amistad ALI

Bastet said...

DH and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day at all. The only good thing I see in it is some of the specialty candy that comes out for it. Though I don't mind if others splurge on it. And mind I get lots of dirty looks for my lack of Valentine spirit. Hopefully the days pass quickly for you till hubbie gets back.

Kim said...

Happy V day! Just stopped by, after being sick all weekend, and wanted to say your Wedding Sampler turned out fantastic!

Rowyn said...

Hope DH has a fab time in NZ, but that time time doesn't pass too slowly for you. You have some beautiful stitching on your blog!