Wednesday, May 5, 2010

St. Michaels!!

Good Morning Cross-stitch Fans Wherever You May Be!

How are you this bright and beautiful morning? Why so chipper you may ask? Well....I just spent the weekend in St. Michaels with some stitching buddies of mine. It was so nice to get away from the reality of my life and stitch my cares away. Not to mention belly laughing the entire weekend. I LOVE my stitching pals! I can't begin to tell you how wonderful this weekend was and how much I needed it!! I've already signed up for next year. Same Bat Weekend, Same Bat Channel!

So, what did I accomplish? I thought you would never ask! Here are a few pictures of my pals, and what our weekend consisted of. Stitching, sewing and reading! I realized as I was preparing these pictures that I missed a couple of my stitching pals. I told you they are camera shy. Sonya, one of these days I'll get you my pretty (said in my most convincing Wicked Witch of the West impersonation). How did I miss you??? And Peggy, where did you go? Ah well, there's always next year!! LOL

I finished both squares for a biscornu, and it may be a while before I get it stitched together. So much to do, so little time. But I just love the colors of this...can't wait to get it Gillie can see that I got the biscornu bug after all (and this is not the only one I've keep your eyes peeled for the next biscornu installment! LOL)

I got a LITTLE bit done on my Rose Quaker, it's been a slow start, but one I couldn't put off. I just love the colors in this, the pictures I saw on the internet DID NOT do this justice, and you really can't tell from my pictures either.

I also got a LITTLE bit done on the Wiehenburg contest piece. I really like the colors in this as well, but I was thinking over the weekend how pretty this might be stitched on black with the right color threads. Black can be so dramatic...I'll have to think about that. Anyway, onwards and upwards, I should really concentrate on this more. I've finished the first of four not too bad eh?

And last but not least, I am started and finished this mirror. It's a handbag mirror. I bought the kit to make for my Mother, and probably WILL give her this one for her birthday. But as I was working on this I started thinking....I have a friend turning 50 this year and I thought, wouldn't it be fun to make one for her and put in the card, "You never looked better!" And that's the truth too! What is it they say? 50 is the new 30! I'm hoping that's true because I turn the big five-oh this year. HELP...I'm a 20 year old trapped in a 50 year old body! I refuse to grow up, no matter what the gray hair on my head is telling me!! LOL

I wanted to add a few pictures from my garden too. This azelea bush is sitting outside my front door. I can't wait for it to bloom in the spring because it is the most beautiful color! Just thought you might like a peek at the blossoms this year.

This other bush is also sitting along my walkway. One morning I walked out and there were little drops of dew all over the flowers and plants. I thought they looked so perfect, and pure, and couldn't resist taking a snapshot. Isn't that cool?

And now for the not so fun news...for those of you with inquiring minds...I have a surgery date. May 27th. This has been an incredible journey so far. I've decided on a bi-lateral mastectomy (yikes!) with reconstruction. I can't begin to tell you the countless sleepless nights I've had batting that decision back and forth in my mind. When you have so many options it's hard to pick the right one for you. NONE of them sounded good. So I opted for the one decision that would lead to NOT having to make this decision again. You can't buy peace of mind (as the plastic surgeon says). How does that commercial go? Surgery *astronomical amount $*, new clothing $200.00, peace of mind *Priceless*. Ain't that the truth?

Ok, off to the Stitching Post for another mirror and to check in on my pals and tell them the news. Hope all is well in your life. *Big squishy hugs* (since I won't be able to do that soon...LOL) Take care...


Gillie said...

Hmmm - so you stitch a biscornu and very pretty it is too, AND you mention me but.... NO mention of the designer, lol! Glad you had such a good time and that you got so much done, I'll be praying for the 27th. This is coming from chilly and damp England!

Hillery said...

Wow, what a post! Your quaker is coming out lovely. I am doing the Patchwork Quaker freebie from Weihenburg, but it is on hold for now. I have also kitted up the Contest Sampler, but don't know when I will get time to start it. Yours is looking beautiful. I wish I know what type of threads you are using. I am thinking of using DMC Variations, because it is readily available where I live. I just haven't gotten up the courage to go spend a little more on specialty threads on-line. Have a great stitching day.

Anonymous said...

Great biscornu stitching...I have the biscornu bug myself. I'm looking around for ideas.
Your mirror finish is wonderful too. I really like looking at the stitching and fun pictures.
alicia in Hawaii

Mylene said...

Lovely squares for the biscornu and both WIP's are looking beautiful!

Sending good thoughts on the 27th, hope all goes well.