Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Finished Easter Corner E

I love Sanmanoriginal designs. Here is one I did on silkweavers 40 ct newcastle fabric with DMC threads. I found this fabric at my local quilt shop and had to have it thinking something will go with it! I like how it turned out. I put it in a white basket with pink organza ribbon & bows around the handles with the pillow below. I will take a picture with the camera and add it later.

Easter Challange

During the week after Easter there was a little contest on my sanman message board. We were given a bunch of free charts and whoever posted a completed picture of one of the freebies got a GC to be used towards sanman goods. I tried to stay up all night and finally at 2 am went to bed. I finished later that morning and posted my picture. However, someone else did finish and post right before me! I have to tell you it was a lot of fun!!!! Here is my completed stitch finished into a pillow.

A change of life

Well I see that I haven't blogged in a long time. I just couldn't bring myself to post. I have had a heck of a month. My dad has been ill for some time now. It seems like everyday there is more new and usually not uplifting. My dad is facing so many life threatening problems with none of his treatments helping. So now the only option left is chemo and he doesn't want to do that. I love him and respect his wishes but at the same time wonder if this won't shorten what time we have left with him. In less than a year I have lost my uncle who I was very close to & the greatest man I ever knew...Bert just in January. I love them all so much and this has been the hardest time in my life loosing John & Bert and now being unsure of my dad. I just want to make whatever time he has left good for him and lots of memories for my kids and me.

To top all that off I have also lost my job after 10 years. Downsizing! I think the phrase that gets me the most is "this is not personal" Believe me I told HR well it is personal to me! The company is generous enough to give us all a severance package that will allow me to stay home with the two boys for the summer. Which also mean stitching time!! Oh and a little redecorating around the house. I guess I will have plenty of time to work in the garden!!

Okay so now that I have gotten that off my chest I am feeling a little more upbeat. Now on to fave the rest of my life. :)

Monday, April 2, 2007

April SAL Christmas Snose

This is a San Man Original design. It is the SAL for April. The design is part of a series given to board members at Christmas. This is the the 4th day of Christmas design. I collect snowmen & just love this little guy. I found the materail to make this into a pillow and will work on that tomorrow. It is blue with snowflakes. Such a very fast stitch.

Happy April

I can hardly belive that March is over. I am trying to get my Easter stitching completed. I do have the Easter banner from Lizzie Kate stitched now I just need to make it into the banner. I found the material back in February. Here is a picture of the completed stitching.

I have another Lizzie Kate chart canlled Spring I am going to start today from BH & G cross stitch calendar 2000. It is so cute.

I am worked on my April SAL this weekend for my SanManOriginals group. I should be done with that today or tomorrow and will post a picture of it. Tonight is stitch night for SanMan.

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