Saturday, May 21, 2011

Max's Memory Box - May 20, 2011

I finally got every thing I needed to start a blessed place to keep the dozens and dozens of sympathy cards I received with my beloved Max's passing. I so value each and every one of these cards!!

My "Grief Share" classes teach us to take these cards out and re-read them when we are at a low or exceptionally sad place with loosing our loved one. I intend to keep this box right on top of my coffee table, which is right next to my stitching nest, so I can easily reach them and read them when I get overwhelmed with my loss.

This is my first evening of progress!! Just hope it continues as well.

This is the chart from MY BIG TOE and the name of the design is "A New Day" which is kind of appropriate for my memories of Max. The border is exquisite, and truly makes this design, but I am not very sure if the top of the box insert will be big enough for it. I may have to just stop at the square and let it be the border. Only time will tell on this.
These are the Weeks Dye Works threads that will be used in this design. The box that will hold this design on linen is what the threads are sitting on. It is solid mahognany and is very beautiful. I can not wait to see this finished!!

This is the Dover Linen, 30-Count, in Custard Cream.

I almost felt Max's presence with me last evening as I stitched on this. And, I found my self talking to him at many intervals while stitching on it. Guess, I have to find my self a new fur baby or some thing!! So much miss Miprezious also. I can not believe I just so unexpectantly lost her on September 05 and then Max on March 07, just about six months to the day apart. I had no clue about Mi and even though I knew Max was so desperately ill, I had no idea I would loose him. I would love another "teacup" poodle, but with all my disabilities and illness it would be very hard to take care of one. Some days it is all I can do to just take care of my self!!

Things are going very well. I have heard from Wanda and she is still planning on visiting me again soon. This will be some serious cheering up that is so needed!!

Off to my mother's for a quick supper with her and back here to just stitch another Saturday evening away!!

Love and Hugs!!



Gabi said...

What lovely colors and what a lovely box. You made great choices for your memory piece. And your stitching is of course great too.
When reading about you missing a fur baby I was thinking why don't you get yourself a cat? If you get yourself for example a Ragdoll cat you'll get a cat that behaves different then the normal cat. Ragdolls are a bit dog like, and get very attached to the owner. Ragdolls do have a very gentle soul too.

Emily in NC said...

Will be beautiful when done, guess you should take your time and not rush it. Sorry that this next weekend will be bad for you. Will be in my prayers.

Angharad said...

Looks like it will be a beautiful project! Take care love Azzie xx

Shelleen said...

The box sounds like an awesome thing for you. I can't wait to see pics of your stitching sanctuary, when it is done.

Katrien said...

What a great start you made.
The box is going to be gorgeous, just perfect for the cards.

mdgtjulie said...

Your box is going to be lovely. I can't wait to see it finished either!! The colors are gorgeous, and I know you'll do a great job! I don't know if I could stitch on such a small count though. I do a lot of stitching on 28 count, but it's all over two.

Meari said...

That is going to be beautiful, Deborah.