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Friday, September 20, 2013

In Loving Memory...

There is a new angel in heaven...Shirley Ann. I love you, Mom.
My beautiful Mother and I.
Right now I'm in a different place
And though we seem apart
I'm closer than I ever was
... I'm there inside your heart

I'm with you when you greet each day
And while the sun shines bright
I'm there to share the sunsets, too
... I'm with you every night

I'm with you when the times are good
To share a laugh or two,
And if a tear should start to fall
... I'll still be there for you

And when that day arrives
That we no longer are apart,
I'll smile and hold you close to me
... Forever in my heart

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Stitching Keeps Me Sane

It's been a tough year. My stitching helps to keep me sane. I took a few pictures today of a few things I've been working on.

My favorite:
Mary Ann Jackson 1837
Of Female Worth
My nightly sanity booster...stitched on 40 ct LSL Pearled Barley.
Not My Favorite:
Top: Very Scary Mystery Sampler
Lizzie Kate
Bottom: another peak at Miss Mary Ann Jackson 
Very Scary has been my work project (breaks and lunches). I started it a couple of years ago when it first came out but my interest waned. Earlier this summer I pulled it out and took it to work so I would be forced to work on it or stare into space. Stitching on anything is far more interesting than staring into space so I made progress. I brought it home this weekend in hopes that I could finish it once and for all. But frogs were hiding in the border so it will be around another day or two. Sigh...

Rosebud Sampler
Ewe & Eye & Freinds
Love the sweet and dainty border on this one! Truth be told, that's why I decided to stitch it. The areas to the right and left of the basket were open and so I added an antiqued version of one of my personal beliefs. 

Heart and Hand
Ewe & Eye & Friends
This is dedicated to my Mother. There are a couple of things left to do: add the pealized heart button that came with the pattern in the open area and stitch an over one pink ribbon somewhere to represent my mother's ongoing battle.
Next up are the ingredients for my next work project: Cackle from Raise the Roof Designs. I'm using a tea-stained greenish 32 ct mystery linen from my stash. 

Ready to begin: Forget-me-not Sampler - With Thy Needle & Thy Thread.
This is a limited edition kit and it called for coffee-dying the 36 ct linen but I had tea. So tea-staining and oven drying commenced today and I think it turned out beautifully! Can't wait to start this and see how the threads look! Keeping my fingers crossed that I'll still be pleased! 
Okay, enough for now. I should be heading to bed. It's back to work in the morning.
My spirits have taken several hits this past year and I am slowly, slowly trying to come back. I miss the blogging community and hope to be visiting and commenting soon.
Thanks for stopping by.