Friday, August 27, 2010

Finally...some stitching!

Hold on to your seats! Yes, I've finally picked up my needle and thread and actually have some stitching to show you. *Fanning your face* Come on now, fainting....REALLY??? Has it REALLY been that long? LOL

So, are you asking yourself how I finally had time? Hm...well it's a combination of things. Let's see. I had to cancel two appointments this week to do it. Yes, it's been a very rough week. I'm not sure why, it's probably a combination of things, but each treatment seems to be a little tougher than the one before. This one seemed to knock me for a loop. I'm feeling a little bit better today than yesterday, so lets hope we're on an upswing now! In the meanwhile, when I've felt like it, I've pulled out my needle and have done a little stitching. It helps that DS is back in school and I have hours and hours of quiet peaceful time that I can devote to stitching. Don't you LOVE Back-to-school days? I have to admit though, I miss the big guy!!

I'm in LOVE with the Violet sampler!! Let's just say, I love working with silks. They were a little more expensive than I would have liked, but I believe they are worth every penny! The silk just seems to glide through the fabric, and seems to fill in the x's so nicely. It's been a trying piece with all the letters, but I've been working on them exclusively and hopefully when they are done, the rest will just be a piece of cake. I'm still missing two colors, but hope to get them ordered soon. Thanks again, Pat, this is a dream piece!!!

I've also avoided the "wet noodle" from the Friendly Stitchers by working on my UFO. I really adore this piece! I've worked on it one day each week for a few weeks to have gotten this far, I just haven't taken a picture in a long while, but here it is! I can't wait to finish this as I just love the colors. I took these pictures at night, so you might not be able to really see the true colors. However, I have to make hay while the sun here it is!

Ok, I'm heading back to bed. Whew, I can't believe how tired I am these days. Just taking a shower makes me weak as a kitten some days. On days like today though, when I'm feeling pretty yucky, I pull out my prayer list and pray extra long for others who are sharing some trying days themselves. It seems to put things in perspective and takes my mind off how I feel. Then one day, hopefully, mine and everyone's woes will be behind us all.

Hope the end of your summer is going well and that you are enjoying the last few days with the kiddies before they head off to school. *Hugs*


sonya said...

Yeah, Deb! They both are beautiful! Glad you are enjoying some days stitching. Miss stitching with you. Love and prayers. Sonya

Usefularts said...

Well, it looks like Sonya beat me to it! Both pieces are just lovely, but I have never seen anything that you have stitched that isn't! Hopefully having an extra week between treatments will be a big help. Thanks for keeping us up to date even when you don't really feel like it. What colors do you need, maybe I have them?


Hillery said...

I love the colors in both samplers. You are doing a wonderful job, DJ. Hope you are feeling well, and enjoy that time alone. I know with 2 children under 2 at home, I could sure use a break. Have a wonderful day.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

The violet one is pretty, too, but I love the pinkish one. Hope you feel like stitching every day all week!! Hugs!

Gillie said...

Oh goody two shoes with your UFO! I sort of kind of ignored the fact that it was Thursday (don't tell Mouse) as I'm in a desperate situation with an exchange - how do I get myself in this way, lol!
Love the Violet piece, it's going to be gorgeous. Sorry about the yuckiness, may it vanish soon! Lots of love :)

Carolyn NC said...

Hope the fatigue and malaise are on the up side now and you're feeling better. I love both of these samplers - so pretty. Glad to see you stitching again!

Babs in Alabama said...

both samplers are looking so pretty, and I'm glad you're able to stitch right now. Praying for others when you're in stress yourself is the key, isn't it? God bless you, DJ, and I hope the week of rest makes a big difference. Treatment #10 has knocked dh for a loop and I tippy-toe around while keeping an eye on him.
love, babs

Edy said...

Your Quaker is lovely!

Hope your "up days" soon begin to outnumber the not so great ones!

Be well (((((((((((((dj))))))))))))))))...Edy

Maureen said...

loving the colours in the violet sampler, can't wait to see your progress on this.

hope you are feeling a bit better soon.