Sunday, March 29, 2009

Finally a post..............

Where to begin. Working 10 hour days and a 40 minute commute takes up most of my days. When I finally get home there are kids & dogs begging for attention. Throw in dinner/dishes, homework/bathes, & my 70 minute work out and the day is almost completely over. The only stitching I have done lately is done on breaks at work and during the first 15 minutes of the news. So it is really a miracle when I get extra stitching time. I will say I do cherish every little bit I get.

This last week was Spring Break for my oldest son. We started it off with a funeral of a class mate. I have to say it really hit home for me having one the same age. When you add in that I had met her and my son was friends with her it was very difficult to accept her death and hard to cope. I can not begin to know what her family is going through. I kept thinking how much work these kids are but if one of them were gone I would be completely lost. I honestly do not know how I would get out of bed to go on. I have prayed for her family everyday. I do not know how I would deal with my child taken his own life. So I turned this all over to God and am continually praying for the family and everyone she touched in her young life.

I did find time today to make my finished Lizzie Kate "Love" stitched piece into a pillow. I am very pleased with how this turned out. I just need to hand sew the bottom shut.

I have one more piece I am going to go sew up it is a Little House Needleworks pattern. I hope I can get it completed today.
I have been stitching on Bent Creek's Summer Snapperland. I have all four block completed and 1/2 of the border. I want to get it completed so I can get it framed and hung for this summer. I am also stitching on Lizzie Kate's Boo club I am all the way to spiders and just need to finish the border to with spiders and I will stay caught up on the border also. I think I need to do a quick Lizzie Kate Easter kit so I can display it for Easter. Well I am off to do laundry, stitching, & sewing. I hope this post finds every one well.
Until next time happy stitching.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Stitching and working

I have been stitching. I have really been working. I am currently stitching Bent Creek Summer Snapperland. A very wonderful friend loaned me her charts so I could stitch it. I bought the fabric Rue Green from Silver Needle in Tulsa and my threads from Cecilias Sampler in Branson. I have one whole block finished the boy on the bike and the whale house started. I love stitching this. I am really enjoying it and finding it very difficult to put it down.

I also am ready to start Spiders on the Lizzie Kate Boo club. I also am stitching on a SAL for members on the SamMan Message Board it is a halloween theme also. I love decorating for Halloween.

Next week is the one year anniversary of losing my dad. I will say time and memories have helped me deal with the loss but I would do anything for more time. I only wish he was well and not sick and suffering. I have the day off and plan to spend it with my mom.

Red Letter