Pages

A Stitching Faery's Ramblings...
May you always be blessed with walls for the wind and a roof for the rain
and drinks beside the fire ~ Laughter to cheer you and those you love near you ~
and all that your heart may desire...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

There and Back Again... A heart's journey...

It's been a long while... and I am sorry I have been so quiet for such a long time. I started several posts over the last few months... alas, I just didn't have the heart or the energy to finish them... I have been unwell in heart, spirit and body for quite a long while... Aside from the Fibro that at times is ever my constant companion, so much has happened... suffice it to say my heart's journey has been wrought with many trials and tribulations of late and it seems to be catching up with me physically as well as emotionally... I was in Hospital the first week of February and they still do not know what is wrong with me... I passed out here at home and seem to have had some sort of seizure or something... who knows??? My anaemia is much worse and my blood pressure is lower than usual.. it's running an average of 90/50-60 and has been as low as 78/52... So, I don't know what is going on and no one else seems to have any idea either. I have made an appointment with another Doctor and will be collecting my chart from my Hospital stay and all the tests et cetera over the last few months and changing Doctors as I seem to have no satisfaction from my present Dr. Altogether over the last few months I've missed about two months of work... Aside from the health issues... the emotional turmoil has been, at times, more than I can withstand... I've moved there and back again and will find myself moving again in the next couple of weeks... Hopefully, I'll find peace in my new flat and can make it my *home*... Who knows, perhaps my ailments are naught save the lingering affects of the remnants of a broken heart...

On a lighter note... I have a few stitching finishes to share... Yes, Oops don't fall out of your chairs, I finished My Needle and My Floss, They Comfort Me by Waxing Moon Designs ... aka *The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pattern* For those of you unfamiliar with the tale... follow the link to my previous post about this wonderful design... Anyway, I finished stitching My Needle and My Floss back in October, on Halloween to be exact... and once again I am so sorry to have been so terribly slack about my posting... Well, rather than fool around and waste more time I have already drawn the name of the next *Sister* from the names of everyone who expressed a wish to be the next stitcher... I had originally planned on drawing the next *Sister's* name out of my Witch's Hat on Halloween, alas, All Hallow's Eve has long since passed... thus in honour of Valentine's Day and this special pattern and everything it meant to me, I chose a Victorian Heart box I've had for years and years as keeper of the prospective Sister's name... And without further a'do... the next Sister to join the *Sisterhood of the Travelling Pattern* is...

Dear Barbara is now an official member of the
*Sisterhood of the Travelling Pattern...*


...Barbara from Mainely Stitching ... I hope you will enjoy stitching *My Needle and My Floss, They Comfort Me* as much as I did, Barbara... {It's winging it's way to you now and I know you will finish it in a much more timely manner than I} And to echo Harmien's words when she stitched it... "Ne'er a truer word was spoken..."

My Needle and My Floss, They Comfort Me by Waxing Moon Designs...
Stitched on Belfast Vintage Autumn Blush...
With Crescent Colours, GAST, WDW Threads...
and The Thread Gather Silk 'n Colours...
and Gloriana Silks...


I am sorry I just couldn't get a decent photo... the colours aren't showing up that well and there was almost always a glare or the photo is just too light... Needless to say, it looks much better IRL... And the dress and the words are not the same colour as they appear to be in the photo... The words are stitched with Gloriana Silks Fall Foliage and her dress is stitched with Silk 'n Colours Worn Brick Path...



My Needle and My Floss, They Comfort Me...


The Heartfelt Friends Round Robin is coming along so beautifully... We are all using designs from Little House Needleworks or Country Cottage Needleworks... Janice wanted Autumn Themed Designs for her RR, thus for my stitched bit on her RR I chose Two White Houses by LHN... I finished this in November 2007...


Two White Houses by Little House Needleworks

Two White Houses by


Oh, and my RR is coming along so beautifully... here's an update... Cheryl has since finished her stitched bit... I couldn't download the pic she uploaded as it was not clickable... but you can see it here ...

Dear Diary Series by Little House Needleworks...
Stitched on R & R Belfast Iced Cappuccino


And I received these beautiful squares from Karen and Dani in the Fair and Square Exchange... Thank you both so very much... I will treasure them always! I have yet to post Dani's squares off to her... I have to finish stitching the second square... I am deeply sorry to be so behind yet again and I know my name is most likely mud with a few people... However, this I cannot help... alas, sometimes Life does happen...


Beautiful Prairie Schooler Squares
Karen sent me...

Lovely, lovely Squares Dani sent me...
The photo doesn't do the colours
or the stitching justice...
I just couldn't get the light right...


Here are the squares I stitched for Karen... The design is one of my faves and a lovely freebie by Plum Pudding NeedleArt... You can still download the chart on their website...

Stitched on Belfast Vintage Autumn Fields
with recommended threads...


And on another bright and blessed note... My dear daughter, Brandy is engaged and the happy date is set for the 14 June... Nick proposed on the 26 of October while they were away for a Romantic Weekend at Ghost Town in the Sky in Maggie Valley NC... They stayed at the ever oh, so Romantic Dancing Wolves Lodge at Smoky Falls... Needless to say she is so excited and everything has been all a'flurry with wedding plans since November... They are Soulmates to be sure and truly blessed with each other... I am so very happy for them and wish them a lifetime of endless love and happiness together...

My dear daughter, Brandy
and my future son-in-law, Nick...
The Wanted Poster they had
made at Ghost Town reads...
*Wanted for Crimes of Passion...*
So adorable...

Brandy and Nick...
Time Travellers in the Wild, Wild West...


Oh, and I thought I'd share a photo of the beautiful Roses my DD, Brandy sent me for Valentine's Day...


My Dear Daughter, Brandy
sent me Beautiful Roses
for Valentine's Day...

And on a Literary note... I ordered a few new books for myself for Valentine's Day... Oh, and not to mention the visit from the Stash Faery... Seems Drema sent the Stash Faery my way for some unknown reason... Oops! I'll save stash photos for later... as there is also the Christmas Stash I bought myself and the Halloween and Thanksgiving Stash... and the *Just Because Stash*... A Holiday is always a good reason to gift oneself with stash but sometimes the *just because stash* can brighten one's day ever so much more... Anyway, I have been reading Jane Austen of late... I'm a quiet member of Tanya ... The Sampler Girl's ... The Jane Austen Stitching Group ... I just love Tanya's Jane Austen Samplers... and her newest series The Literary Littles are all must stitches for me! Anyway, back to the books... this month we were to read Persuasion... well, mine didn't arrive until last week, and I've only just started it... but I am enjoying it so much... I also ordered a couple more of the books in the Beatrix Potter Cottage Tales Mystery Series by Susan Wittig Albert... I do love them so....

Jane Austen Collection...
and Beatrix Potter Cottage Tales
by Susan Wittig Albert


Thank you all for your encouraging emails and comments, as always your continued support and friendship remains a constant source of inspiration and are ever rays of sunshine through the clouds...


Blessings and Love in Stitches...



I am grateful for precious moments... Daughters, friendships and blessings... and sunshine through the clouds...

28 comments:

monique said...

Dear Lizzy, I do hope you find a solution to your health troubles soon! It's good to see you posting :)

A huge congrats to Brandy!

Juls said...

((((((((((Lizzy))))))))) I have thought of you often these past months and was sending good thoughts and hopes your way!!! I hope you felt them!!! I tried e-mailing you but with no success! It is so good to see you posting!!! Take care of you and big Congrats to Brandy!!!!
I'm always here so e-mail if you need to!!!!

Barbara said...

I'malso sending an email...

Lizzy, I'm just so sad to read about what you've been going through ... I feel like crying. I wish I were there and could give you a great, big hug - and then lend a hand with moving and all the issues you've yet to get through.

Don't hide yourself away - you have (stitching) friends who care and who'd like to try to lighten your load.

(((((hugs)))))

xstitch.nl said...

Dear Lizzy, it is so good to hear from you. It sounds like you've had a really rough time of it. I do hope heart and body are on the mend!!! Wishing you a happy heart, a happy home and happy stitching! Speaking of which, boyoboy, your needle has been racing, I LOVE all you've done!! Our Travelling Lady is stunning and now she's coming home... well, sort of... LOL!! I just know Barbara will have lots of fun with her. Your R&R's and F&S are awesome; I don't think there's enough space in the comment section to tell you how gorgeous they are... LOL!!
Congratulations on your daughters engagement!! Happy news indeed!!

tuula said...

Dear Lizzy! Good to see you posting again! I´m so sorry about your health and I hope you find a solution. What good news about your daughter! Congrats to Brandy, I´m sure that you all look forward to the big day! Please send me your new adress when you´ve moved in to your new home!

hugs from Tuula.

Sally said...

Lizzy it is so wonderful to see you posting again. I have thought about you often and wondered how you were. I am so sorry to hear that you health hasn't been very good and I do hope the doctor can find out what's wrong and things will get better for you {{{{hugs}}}}

Your finished Waxong Moon is beautiful and many congratulations to Barbara on becoming a member of the sisterhood!

Congratulations to Brandy!

Wendy said...

Sending you lots of {{{hugs}}} I hope the new move will give you a fresh start and the new doctor a fresh outlook. Congratulations to your daughter!!

Nicole said...

It's great to see you posting again. I always enjoyed your posts! I'm so sorry you are not feeling well. I hope you feel better soon. Take Care!!

Cheryl said...

It was so good to come back from hols and see your blog highlighted in my google reader! I have been thinking of you and am so sorry to hear about everything you are going through. {[hugs}}
Im glad you have still found some comfort in your stitching. I love all the pieces you have shown in this post. I enjoyed working on your RR so much.
Congrats to your DD

Meari said...

Wow! What a post.

Your finishes look wonderful. I have “My Needle and My Floss” in my stash-to-do pile. Your roses are lovely. Looking forward to seeing all the stash you bought. I hope your health and heart improve in the coming days…

Michele said...

I am sooo happy to see you posting!! I've missed you!
((((((((lizzy)))))))))) I do hope they find out what is wrong with your health .. that is very scary to have blood pressures so low.

As always your stitching is lovely! and the RR's are sooo wonderful! I love seeing the progress.

What fun to have a wedding to concentrate on! My anniversary is June 14th :) I hope your DD and soon to be SIL have as many happy years as we've had (33 this year! lol)

Carla said...

Hi there! It's os nice to see you're posting again :) Sorry about all your health problems in the last months.
Your stutching looks great!!! The WM finish is beautiful!!

Ranae said...

Lizzy!!! I was so happy to see I had a new post from you in the GR.
I do hope your mind, body and soul make a fast recovery.
It is so nice to see you post.
Dont be a stranger, we stitcher's are here for you.
Nice update.

DaisyGirl said...

Dearest Lizzy,
You are definately not mud in my book! I hope you find strength and don't forget you have many stitching friends to talk too! Email when you get down or call me!
Donna
I loved doing the Dear Diary for you! Loved your linen choice!

Michelle said...

Big hugs! I hope that the new doctor can find a solution to what is physically going on with you - although as you mentioned, it may be the emotional issues presenting themselves physically too. I hope that you are ok or on the road to ok. Your stitching is beautiful as always, and I can't wait to see stash photos! Congrats on your daughter's engagement too - how wonderful!

The Silver Thistle said...

Lizzy! How wonderful to see a post from you!

We're like ships that pass in the night, you and I, lol. I've been awol too recently but every time I log on I come over to see if you've posted and today you have! How lovely to 'see' you again.

It's brightened my day to see your lovely photo's. As far as muddy named friends go.....your name is squeaky clean in my book :D

Not great news about your health though :( I hope someone can figure it out for you soon. When you find that someone, send them over here and I'll see if they can help my Brianna too :)

I hope the dark days are few and far between for you this year friend. {hug, hug, hug}.

Sending a virtual hand-hold in the meantime.

Congrats to Brandy and her future husband!

Paula said...

Lizzy it was great to see you posting, I love to read them and see your stitching.
It sounds like you've been having a rought time lately, I do hope things get healthier and happier for you
((((((((((hugs))))))))))

Sandy said...

So sorry you've had a rough time Lizzy. I hope the Dr.'s find out what's going on soon. I'm so glad you posted, I was worried about you. I love all your stitching, just beautiful. Congrats to your DD and fiance' on their engagement. I love the photos of them you shared. Take care of yourself. {{{{BIG HUGS}}}}}

Hazel said...

Just catching up on blogs. Some lovely wips and finishes here. xx

stitcherw said...

You popped in and then popped out again. Hope that you are doing better now and that things in general have settled down somewhat and are easier on you. You have so many lovely WIPS going, I'm looking forward to seeing your next update of your progress. {{hugs}}
Sue

stitcherw said...

Hi Lizzy, it is gloomy and cold here, you would never know that it is May. Spring/summer seems a long time starting this year. Hope you're having nicer weather there and things are going better for you.
Sue

stitcherw said...

Happy Memorial Day Lizzie. Hope you and yours were able to enjoy the day and have nice weather.
Sue

shakatak66 said...

I'm so very very late in commenting here as I haven't been blog reading for a couple of months now! Just wanted to drop by and send you a {{hugs}} and hope you are feeling much brighter than when you last posted :)

stitcherw said...

Sorry I missed wishing you a Happy 4th of July. I hope you were able to enjoy it with your family and you are doing well. I got my name drawn to get the traveling pattern from Wendy who just finished it, and will be working on My Needle and Floss for the next couple of weeks.
Sue

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Lizzy,dear, We all miss you, especially me. I don't know how you are doing. I hope much better. I'm going to email some of our mutual friends to see if I can get a bead on how you are. Please blog again soon as you feel up to it. I so miss reading your notes. Love and hugs, Deb

stitcherw said...

Hi Lizzy, just wanted to wish you a happy fall. Leaves are starting to turn in my area and the cooler mornings mean a new season is arriving. Hope you and yours are doing well, and haven't had to deal with any of the awful weather that seems to be affecting so many areas lately. Looking forward to hearing from you and what you've been up to, you can call it your six month update to us. :)
{{hugs}}
Sue

Barbara said...

Lizzy dear, I've sent you a couple of emails and not heard back. I worry about you, and want you to know I'm thinking about you.

Michele said...

I really like the RR with the names and places of friends.

I bought the BP cottage tales too, and keep forgetting to read them. I will have to put them further up on my list!

Related Posts with Thumbnails