Friday, May 28, 2010

A Book! A Friday Finish! A New Blog to Watch!

Happy Friday Blogger buddies! I guess I should show my finish of the week first. I am so glad I showed off my Little House Needleworks "pieces", because it pushed me on to stitching til done on Necessities Sampler. Wonder how long it will take me to get to the framers? but thinking I might do a pillow thingie of some sort.

Next up is this wonderful blog called Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers...the link is in my blog list on the right. She writes about something different each day of the week and Friday is Book Club day where she interviews different authors. I think she calls it something else but you can check it out for yourself.

I did and left a comment and now I am the proud owner of a brand new book that was mailed to me straight from the author herself Margaret Grace. Do I even have to tell you how much fun it was to find that package in my mailbox? I Won it!

Thank you so much Anastasia Pollack for your blog and Margaret Grace for the book. I'm going to read them all now.

Happy Friday to all of you and welcome to some new people I see reading my blog...a very fun part of my morning is reading your blogs.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Some UFO's on UFO Tuesday

I'm gonna' share something that I should be ashamed of, but maybe it will motivate me to do something about it.

I love Little House Needleworks and Country Cottage Needleworks. I think I own or have purshased every chart, including Diane's first before becoming LHN. I don't have all the new releases of the last few months.

First up is Strawberry House...won't this be pretty when it's done?

Then, there is the Necessities's almost there, so why don't I finish it? Maybe I will this think?
Or what about the special edition of Thread Gathering that came with beautiful mother of pearl thread keep and the seven skeins of Cresent Colors thread needed to complete it??!!

And, last, but certainly not least is Country Cottage Needleworks Liberty Lane. I loved this piece when I first saw it on her web sight, bought it as soon as it was available, and these stitches were done very quickly.
Me-thinks one can have so much to enjoy that one can't stop to really enjoy anything. My goal is to finish these pieces and then all the others from other designers...well some of the others anyway...over these next five chemo months.
I think I can. I think I can. I think....
Hugs to all and love your comments,

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thoughts on Tuesday

Some people wonder how you can really know some body on line. I don't know about everyone, but I do know about stitchers. My blogger friend DJ at tickled pink in stitches stitched this piece by My Big Toe called Quaker Seasons. She stitched it, I loved it and the next thing I knew she had sent me the chart. At a time when she is going through one of the biggest challenges of her life, she took the time and trouble to mail the chart to me. I won't tell you her can read about it on her blog, but she reached out to me because she knew what my husband and I are going through with his cancer and now the chemo treatments.
And then next, my friend JulieL from the first group I ever joined sent me this beautiful angel needle minder from Kelmskott. Her husband lost his battle with cancer some time ago and she reached out to me because she's been through what I'm going through now and because that's just how Julie is :)
And then there's Mary Burton, also from the original group, but absent for a few years after the loss of her husband to cancer. She sent me these beautiful coasters crocheted by her own hand just to let me know she's thinking of me and praying for us. She's back with the group now :)

And these two little dancing girls? They are two of my beautiful granddaughters, Emily and Morgan, at dance recital. Emily is 14 months older than Morgan :)
And what does this roll top mess have to do with anything? That's where all my cards are. Before I can send any out via snail mail, I've got to clean up this mess so I can find them.
Am I saying it's all about giving and getting from on line friends? No. I'm saying that's just the kind of people you meet in the stitching world. All of you have touched my heart in some way and how it helps on those days when you lose your footing just a little bit. Thanks so much and maybe next time I'll show you a really neat roll think? and maybe something stitched?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New blog from Babs back in her own little world..

Hello to anyone who's the least bit interested in hearing from
or about me ever again :) I think I was so overwhelmed with hubby and his cancer and didn't know from day to day what would be happening, I just got out of bed one morning and deleted everything.
BUT! I miss everyone so much and, thanks to DJ at tickled pink and Jackie at Scattered Threads, I just have to try one more time.

We've had two chemo treatments so far which involve three days every other week, last week much worse than the first, but we'll get through it I know. So many of you have already, and just hearing that you have helps the process.

I'm not going to talk much but want to let you know why little Eyeore is here. He's someone I've always loved and my dear granddaughter gave it to me for Mother's day. I only got it last night and I was sitting there thinking, oh woe is me.
Then, this morning I was looking at the sparrow picture hanging here on the brick wall by my computer and thought, "Oh, woe is us, little eyeore, but His eye is always on the sparrow and I know he watches me" (us) So here I am!