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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A New Start...

I had a whole long story to explain my earlier disappearance but decided all of that was not necessary. I was told in November that my oldest sister is terminally ill, around the same time my daughter suffered a miscarriage that completely devastated us all. My sister is trying to enjoy the time she has left with her daughter and grandson and my daughter and her husband are recovering. As for me, I have my stitching to help keep me sane.
 This is the first design in a set of 13, it is from a Facebook SAL of Lucie Heaton's calendar fairies.  I am stitching 2 over 2 on 18ct Afghan cloth with DMC threads. This little lady is January.

 This of course is the latest installment of the Facebook Joan Elliott Mystery SAL, the face and neck have been stitched 1 over 1, all of the beads will be added last.
This is also from a Facebook SAL called "On Wednesday we stitch Black", this particular design is part one of "Come in my little pretties".  This is being stitched on 28ct cashel, Vintage Country Mocha with DMC and Crecsent Colors.  I finally got my December Calendar Girl from LHN but I don't have enough stitched to share. Well these and my other projects won't stitch themselves so I'm off to make some wonderful little xxs.  Thanks for stopping by.

19 comments:

CalamityJr said...

Oh, Minnie, such devastating family news. I will keep you all in my prayers. Stitching wise, your post is beautiful. You're right when you say that stitching helps keep us calm.

Heather said...

So sorry to hear about your family. Sending good thoughts your way. Your stitching is lovely though

Brigitte said...

I'm so sorfry to hera what you and your family have had to go through lately. I'll be thinking of you.
You are working on some very lovely projects.

Daffycat said...

When it rains, it pours! What a horrible situation for your family, I am so sorry. Stitching is such a great stress reliever, isn't it? Best wishes and prayers and many hugs, sweetie.

blue star stitcher said...

So sorry to hear about all you and your family have had to deal with lately. Keeping you in my prayers and thoughts. So many of us understand what it's like to feel soothed just by picking up our needle and thread.

Annie said...

I, too, was so sorry to read about what you and your family have been going through.
Thinking of you, and sending my very best wishes for strength for all of you to get through this. And hugs!

Mii Stitch said...

So so so sorry to read all these sad news. Thinking of you all xx
Great stitching!! The Lucie Heaton SAL look like great fun :)

Vickie said...

Oh Minnie. I am so sorry. I truly am. I am praying.

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Prayers for you and your family, Minnie -- such an awful lot to bear but you are not alone.

Julie said...

I'm sorry to read your sad news Minnie.
Beautiful stitching that has helped to ease your pain.
xxx

Lesley said...

Minnie,no wonder you have not been around. I am so sorry that you and your family have been hit so hard with this doudle sadness.Keeping you in my thoughts.
It is lovely to see your beautiful stitchingI hope it continues to help you cope.

Deb said...

Minnie, you are a strong person to be able to still function after such devastating family illness.
Thoughts be with you.
Absolutely love your Joan Elliott piece. Stunning!
Cute fairy!
Keep stitching to keep your spirits sane.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh sweet Minnie, that breaks my heart for you guys and I will be praying. Love your stitching too and isn't it a great comfort to keep one's hands busy?

Julie said...

So sorry to read about your sister and daughter.Thinking of you.

Katie said...

Oh Minnie. I don't know why bad things always happen so close together. I will keep your family in my thoughts. I'm glad you have your stitching to ease your mind.

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

I'm very sorry to read of the things your family has been going through lately.

Lovely stitching. I hope the stitching has been a way to settle your mind at times. I know it helps me when I'm going through difficult times.

DJH said...

So sorry about all of the bad things going on in your family. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Your stitching is wonderful.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

So sorry to hear about the troubles your family are suffering from. I am sure your stitching is a great distraction and helps you be a good support to them all.
Family is so important at times like these.

Ineke said...

So sorry to hear such sad things happen to your family and in your life. Hoping stitching can give you some comfort.