Sunday, January 10, 2010

Back in the Groove

Where do I start? Right after my last post, I found out a stitching friend (Lori- aka-stitchingqueen)had passed. I had just met her in October (in person) after knowing her for several years online. What a tragedy. Way too young and took way too early from this earth. My thoughts remain with her family who has had yet another tragedy only 17 days later. It put me in a non-stitching mood for awhile (several pieces I am currently stitching Lori was also stitching.But finally after prods from several other stitchers I picked up my stitching . To help another person out with their project and hopefully get her over her *hump* I worked on Shawn's Rocky Mountain Christmas. Album can be found HERE.
I am not sure how much more I will do on this. I am passing it off the end of this month when I get to meet Stephanie!!!

Then I got out Fairy Garden and put another Dragonfly in and got out to the outer border, yeah!!! I am waiting for Martina to upload the new *mistake free* chart before I go any further. Close up of the dragonflies can be seen HERE.
I got just a little bit more done on the Castles SAL.
We are starting our 2010 RR now, I have decided instead of sending one piece around for the year, I am sending on a new start to each person. I am one that hates to start a piece, so this is my solution. There may be some variations throughout the year. I may get overwhelmed with all these WIP, but we'll see how it goes. This is my first project I sent out: Yep, another Mystic!!! I just love the colors in this one. I can't wait to get it back!

Christmas and New Years went well. Carl was sick during the New Years, so I had Amberlyn asleep in my arms and him asleep on the couch. Very exciting, huh? I didn't mind. Who would have thought I would have a darling granddaughter to hold??? Here she is in her Christmas present from Grandpa, the die hard Lions fan.

I'm getting excited again, the end of this month I get to meet yet another online friend (Stephanie) for the first time and spend the weekend with her and Natalie who I have already met. Let's just hope the weather holds out as I am driving!

I think that gets you caught season is winding down, but we will still have the long winter to get through....I hope to be making much progress!


  1. Glad to have you back! That is a lot of socializing and stitching, congrats on both.

  2. Sorry to hear about your friend passing. At least you did get to meet her in person before she passed. You're giving up your RMC to someone else to finish?!?! I have the pattern but it's not going to be a WIP for a long time probably. Have fun meeting up with your new stitching friend. Your WIPs look fabulous.
    Until next time...

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about Lori's passing. Since you told me I have to think about that all the time. So sad.
    Rocky Mountain looks great. Shawn must be happy that you'll help her with it. Your dragon flies are looking absolutely fantastic!!!
    You don't like startings? That's for me just the fun part. The start and the end. And dragging along in between.
    Great that you found such a nice solution for that.

  4. Stitching looks fantastic - love those dragonflies. RMC has great progress, too! Have fun on your trip!

  5. Wow you did a lot of stitching, the first piece looks very involved and large!

  6. Those are some gorgeous updates. I'm glad you're getting over your stitching slump. I'm so sorry to hear about Lori.

  7. Your stitching is always extraordinary. Glad you are getting out of the slump; it's always difficult to lose someone you know. Take care my friend!

  8. Rocky Mountain Christmas looks so gerat. Makes me want to pull out mine which has been a UFO for years now.
    Your Chatelaine pieces are wonderful. I admire everyone who is actually working on them. I just have one but it's my oldest UFO and I have no intention to continue stitching on it.

  9. thanks for visiting my blog!!!! I will add yours to my list, so I can keep up!!
    Love my PTP fabrics!!! Yes, triplet grandsons!!!!! They are so precious!!!


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