Thursday, October 6, 2011

A sad time....

Sadly enough I have to say good bye to blogging for a while. My stepfather passed away, which was rather unexpected, and I am in a hurry to fly out to Germany to attend the funeral and give my mother a helping hand for couple of weeks.
It's unlikely I will be able to be online often, although I take my laptop with me. No clue when  I'll be back and be able to visit yahoo groups, forums and blogs. My mother is 82 years old and has first priority in this sad time. Not sure what to say else, it's all quite upsetting.

On a more cheerful note, I just drew a name for the  chart and Giovanna is the winner. Congrats :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Finally back (picture heavy)

It's a month ago since my last post and it was a pretty busy month. First my husband had a surgery followed by a rather painful recovery. Thankfully he's better now and back at work. Then I got a nasty eye infection and looking at a monitor was not an option. And above all I'm a bit stressed because my step father is since 3 weeks in ICU and the situation is worrying.

I'm so very sorry that I hardly visited any blogs, yahoo groups or bulletin boards, but I just don't function well under stress. Things that come easy normally tend to get too much and I fall back to the basics.

On to more cheering things....

A finish!!!!

Birds of a Feather
Desinger: Brenda Gervais (With Thy Needle and Thread)
Fabric: 35ct WDW linen in Confederate Grey
Recommended WDW fibers

The two changes were changing the color of the house to Cappuccino and  stealing the idea of the red letter shamelessly from Edgar

I'm giving away the 3 charts for this design. If you're interested in it, just state so in a comment. If there are more then one person wanting it, I'll draw a name. :)

There is also some progress on Mary Allen:

Village Square Sampler - Mary Allen 1818
By Samplers Remembered
Stitched on 36ct Edinburgh "Buttercream" from Silkweaver
with NPI silks 
Worked on the birdie....
Frederika by Carriage House Samplings
Stitched on 40ct Lakeside Linens "Vintage Pearled Barley"
with NPI silks

Joined a SAL for "A Petit Sampling Etui" held by Nataly.
With Affection
Part one of "A Petit Sampling Etui
Designer Louise Henderson by Cherished Stitches
Fabric: 36ct Silkweaver linen "Heritage" 
Recommended Crescent Color Threads

Finished the scarf for my daughter. She was quite happy with it and was even willing to pose without make up for me !!!

I got also 2 lovely gifts. A gorgeous tissue holder which I carry around everywhere and some beautiful floss together with a darling chart. I'll post pictures next time :)

Wishing you a great time wherever in the world you are (and hopefully better weather then we have here right's pouring)