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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...
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