Maybe this should fall into the category of 'fun stuff'. This blog hop has great designers participating; and right off the bat is Brenda from Country Stitches. If her cross stitch designs aren't only the best, she also posts great recipes on her blog. I've even downloaded music onto my ipod after I've heard it on her blog.
All the designers in this hop are great. The fun starts November 2 (and we'll need some fun on that stress-filled election day).