Tuesday, August 4, 2009

UPDATE, RAK and a GIVEAWAY

I would like to say I'm sorry. I had made a mistake on the giveaway on Bev's blog, My Wee Stitching. I had read several blogs that day and I thought this was the one that ran until September 1st. Someone was nice enough to point that out to me so I could edit this post.


Now for the update. I have decided after much frustration, tears, disappointment and disgust the Seven Days of Creation is officially a TOAD. If I never see that piece of linen again it will be waaaaayyyyy to soon. I am convinced that linen is somehow cursed and purposely doing naughty things to me,lol. Maybe a gremlin was using it as a blanket and as far as I am concerned he can have the darn thing back. I love the pattern so I am planning on getting another piece of linen and starting over.



For the past couple weeks I have been taking a hardanger class through ILCS group. Rene is teaching and she's a great teacher. We have one more lesson after this and then we are finished with this piece. I have enjoyed this class very much and have missed a lot of mail but boy was it worth it. Soon we will start a pansy SAL. Very excited about it.



This is a freebie from By the Bay Needleart. I used this olive green fabric since I didn't have anything else to use that is not reserved for another project. I think blues would have went a little better instead of the pinks. I love her patterns. I have the Blossom Hill Sampler. I have been waiting to start it for a while now. We're having a Carries thread exchange and decided when I ordered for my partner I would get some for tis pattern. I have never worked with Carries but have been told they are a real treat.




And now the best thing. Lately I have been pushing to answer mail and just converse with people. It's part of my Major Depression Disorder. This is my fourth episode and with exception of when I was 9, this by far has been the worst. I can't tell you how many thoughts I have each day about myself and how others perceive me. Lately those thoughts have been getting to me a little. You feel like your on the outside of what's going on. Well a little while ago I had seen this pattern called Night Train. I fell in love with this pattern and nothing more came of it. I can not tell how wonderfully surprised I was to receive a pattern like Night Train from Shelly. It really touched my heart and made me feel like I belonged and cared for. Thank you Shelly for lifting my spirits and taming down those awful thoughts I struggle with. You are truly a blessing in my life and an inspiration. Thank you for everyone who took the time to read my blog, I know time is precious.

14 comments:

Rene la Frog said...

I am so glad you enjoyed the Hardanger class and I must say you have done a excellent job. I can't wait til we start the next project.

Kathy said...

Your hardranger piece is gorgeous! You have done a fabulous job on it. I really like the By the Bay one too.
What a lovely RAK you received. Enjoy stitching it.

Nancy said...

Your hardanger piece looks great. Looks like you learned it well!! Nice RAK too and it came at a great time....just how they are intended.

~~~Melinda said...

Lee, I think you are a kind person from the posting on the group that I have read from you. You do beautiful stitching!! Your hardanger piece looks a lto better than mine!! LOL

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Your hardanger piece is great!

Meari said...

Your Hardanger piece looks great, Lee. What a nice RAK from Shelley. Such a nice lady, isn't she? I hope you're feeling better soon. ((hugs))

Carolyn NC said...

So sorry to hear you've not been well. We're here to listen anytime you want to talk. Your hardanger is so pretty - great job! Hope the next piece of material is better for your 7 days. Enjoy your new stitch!

Mel said...

What a fantastic RAK from Shelley!!

Your finish is so nice!

Katrien ( ILCS) said...

Your hardanger looks great! I wish I'd had the courage to participate in the class.
Sorry about the TOAD.

Shelley said...

I am so happy you like the pattern. I know it is not the Night Train, but I knew I would never stitch it so I wanted to give it to someone who would be able to appreciate it. I hope your spirits stay lifted for a long time.

Michelle said...

The hardanger looks really great hun you've done great job :), you're By the Bay looks good too, sorry to hear you've not been feeling too great but what a lovely thought by Shelley :) enjoy stitching it
xxx

Babs said...

The hardanger looks great. Keep up the good work. I'll be sure to come and check again.

Greetings, Babs

Jan said...

Lee, I couldn't find an email address in your profile, so found your blog instead. I will be back to visit!

I wanted to let you know you enquired about purchasing my design New Mercies, well just email me at keeper50@ymail.com and I will let you know the details. At this time, you can only get the patterns through me. Thanks!

Rae Ann said...

I'm in the same group ILCS, but I didn't see anything about this class with Rene. If there's another coming up, I'd love to know about it.
Your piece is very beautifuly. Such handwork! WOW