Sunday, February 14, 2010

I'm Back And Ready To Do My Best

I recently got this back from being framed. This design was the first one that drew me to Little House Needleworks. I made some changes and added some things on the bottom line, but the frame was my favorite frame with this piece. I love the way it looks together

I haven't stitched for some time now. I've been going through my SIL's stash and adding it into mine, but the big surprise is that she had quite a few pieces finished, or nearly finished that I'm soaking and getting ready to have framed. I also want to finish the unfinished ones, but first things first.

It snowed again today, so my blog is still in order by leaving the winter snowing scene. Not that I'm loving the snow... enough is enough! However, I love to eat fresh snow and haven't yet done so this year. I try to leave the yellow stuff alone, but I've really got to get my hands on some fresh stuff.

Tomorrow I'm jumping back into my stitching. I borrowed a lap stand from my LNS, and couldn't even get the thing put together. How disgusting! I'm returning it tomorrow and I don't know which of the girls will be there, but there will be some laughter, I'm sure. I'm looking for a stand that I can use these scroll rods with, and I don' t know if they're universal or not. They're called E-Z Stitch No Baste System. Maybe I should Google it and see if I can get something to accomodate the scroll rods. Otherwise, I've spent money for nothing because it's too awkward without something holding the rods, and it hurts my hand. I need to learn to stitch with both hands and can't do so without something holding the scroll rods.

I can't tell you how much it means to hear from all of you here and on my Yahoo Groups, reaching out with kind words of sympathy and encouragement, and honestly, it has been like a healing balm. I don't know that I could have gotten my husband and my brother through it all without all the prayers. I keep wanting to call my husband's sister to ask things about her cat that we took in and also about the XS she did, but she's no longer there. It's hard to believe. Then my brother's wife, who was only 58 and soooo full of life and humor (right up my alley), I still get weepy thinking of my brother without her and her two precious little baby grandchildren, one of whom is old enough to keep asking about her. It just breaks my heart that I'll never see her again.

Well, with over 1000 messages on my computer, I think I need to throw myself into catching up with that now, don't you? Oh great! I just had a friend call and  say it was blizzard-like conditions in a city 45 miles from here. Just what we needed!


Vikki said...

Congrates! It looks great...glad to see you posting. I miss you!

Shelleen said...

I sure do miss you, friend. Hang in there and I am always here for you. The framing looks great. You should check out all the SALs that Vikki and I have going on with the group. Maybe that will help you.

Meari said...

That looks gorgeous in the frame you chose, Nancy. Glad to hear things are getting a little better for you. ((hugs))

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

Love the frame!! I know what you mean about wanting to talk to your SIL. I did the same thing when I lost my SIL/my best friend. I still 'talk' to her after 10 years.
Here's a (((HUG))) for you.

Lynn said...

Just came across your blog through the LHN group and feel so badly you are dealing with things such as deaths in your family. I know you'll miss you SIL's a lot and it will take a lot of time to get through it all. Stitching is a great healer. You do what you need to do to heal.
Enjoyed looking through your blob tho. Keep the faith!
Lynn S. in mn

Anne S said...

Home of a Needleworker looks awesome in that frame! :D Hope you're hanging in there chickadee!!

As for stands, I use two different ones, both by Artisan Design - I have a floor stand that can be used with a recliner, and a lapframe (Elan) that I use when I'm stitching in bed - it has a clamp that accommodates both scroll rods and Qsnaps ... as I can't stitch in hand I only ever use scrollbars or Qsnaps - they keep the tension beautifully, and in the scroll frame you can stitch with both hands so I find stitching a lot quicker too - I'm about to get another one this year so Mum can use one too :D

Mylene said...

The LHN looks gorgeous!
Take care.

blueladie said...

Nancy, I hope and pray that all will improve for you soon.

Please come pick up your Sunshine Blog Award from my post: - I always enjoy your creative and inspiring blog posts!

Mandy Hanks said...

I love this piece. It sums me up really. xx