Sunday, June 3, 2012

June Summer

Hey, Friends!
Lately I’ve been drawn in by what Edgar of Blacksheep’s Bit of the Web calls “the Bay of Evil.”  You win some, you don’t win others, but that’s the fun, and usually the latter for me.  I set the maximum amount I’m willing to pay for an item, then leave it alone.  I’ll pop in once in a while to see how it’s going, but try my best not to get caught up in the ending bidding war.  For example, I set my high on one of the charts I was bidding on recently at 12.99, and it went for over 35.00.  Another example, my high was 10.99, and it went for 11.49.  That’s only .50 you say, but if we were warring it could go up to 20.00 before you know it.
I am so disappointed you know how much I was looking forward to going to Jan’s Tree of Life Samplings retreat this month, and to meeting Jan and the others attending.  Well, some health issues have been discovered, so I’ve had to cancel.  There is no definitive diagnosis yet with more testing to be done, but I just wasn’t comfortable flying out alone.  Maybe next time?  I did get my project pieces stitched, so I’ll share those after the retreat.

Thanks for stopping by, today and always.  Hopefully I’ll have some stitching to share next time.  Reading your thoughts and comments always brings a smile to my heart!
I'm grateful for low humidity on beautiful summer days!
and Happy Stitching


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your health issues. I hope everything turns out okay. I agree about Ebay. You have to be really smart about bidding on certain items. Its crazy how much people will pay for certain items.


  2. Oh wow Charlene.....I hope you are ok! Please keep me updated...I know Jan and the others will miss you! Take care of yourself.....really.

    Always, Faye

  3. I do hope that everything is okay. It's a shame that you will miss your event, but one can certainly understand your decision. Sending prayers your way.
    As far as eBay, it sometimes amazes me how high some of the patterns will go for! Are you looking for something in particular?

  4. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear things aren't "quite right" for you right now, Charlene... How sad that you must miss the retreat, but your health has to come first. I certainly will be thinking of you...please keep me posted. Sending a warm hug your way!

  5. Prayers said for you Charlene. I look for ward to seeing your new stitches.

  6. I am so sorry to hear that you are having health issues. You will certainly be missed at the retreat. Sending warm thoughts and prayers your way!

    Robin in Virginia

  7. Oh sorry to hear you aren't going to the retreat. Hope everything turns out okay for you. Will keep you in my thoughts!

    happy stitching....

  8. I hope everything turns out okay for you Charlene! sending positive thoughts your way. (((hugs)))

  9. Sorry you will miss the retreat. I sincerely hope you don't have anything serious going on. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.


  10. I'm sorry you won't be going to the retreat.
    Saying prayers for your health.


  11. So sorry to hear about your health issues and that you have to miss your retreat. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope that everything will be OK.

  12. Hey Charlene!
    I hope that you have some answers soon. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and sending good wishes your way. I know you must be really disaapointed about the retreat.
    I have been spending too much time lately on the evil place too :(
    Have a great week.

  13. I am so sorry you have to miss the retreat!!!! Yuck on the health issues, I hope they figure out what is wrong quickly, lots of prayers for you.

    I avoid the Bay of Evil, LOL!!!!

  14. Hope the doctors can figure things out quickly and that it won't be serious. Sorry you will miss the retreat! Sending hugs! :)
    I gave up bidding on eBay - guess I just never developed the knack. It is surprising how much some things go for though.

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  16. Hi Charlene,

    I'm so sorry you had to cancel your trip!! I hope everything is ok! Please let us know!!

    (Sorry I put Faye - I was looking at her comment when I typed that!!)

  17. ooooo the bay of evil ... know it well ... but I am like you put a bid on to xyz and leave it ....
    hope you start to get some answers soon ... sorry you can't make it to the retreat .... and that you start to feel better soon :)
    love mouse xxxx

  18. Sorry to hear you're dealing with health issues, Charlene. That's not fun, especially when you have to cancel out on fun stuff. Feel better soon. Hugs, too.

  19. I hope those health issues are easily defined and taken care of quickly. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

  20. I'm so sorry you've had some health issues come up. Hopefully they get resolved soon and aren't too serious.

  21. Charlene - hope your health problems aren't too serious and that you get back to yourself real soon. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.


    Ally xx


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