I sort of was just on auto-pilot since loosing Miprezious and Max. I still am in many ways, but decided 2015 was going to be my year to "get it back together" and I have started to ease in to this now. Going to attempt to keep my Blog up, going and kept hopefully some what interesting. And, foregoing any more injuries, I am going to "smoke" my needles and finally do what I always wanted to do - being stitching from sun up to almost sun up the following day as I still am not sleeping well.
I am approaching my third lonely Christmas which will be compounded with our upcoming 35th wedding anniversary on Saturday. I have at least went through the motions. I was able to give a toy to two different children who were not going to have any thing for Christmas. I hope they enjoy them as much as possible. I began my stitching with making a list and trying to make some thing that meant some thing to each receiver. Unfortunately, I did not get too far on my list as things went slower than I ever thought. Going to try to transfer pictures to here on just what I have accomplished and what I am working on. Hope I remember how to do this!!
SUCCESS!! I captured the pictures. I am still the worst at taking pictures. Perhaps, a photography class should be in my 2015!!
The first five pictures are of a Scandinavian ornament collection. I thought it too plain and even wanted to finish in some sort of ribbons. However, I have read up on this subject as much as I could and every thing points to things being kept plain. And, thus this is exactly what I have tried to do. These ornaments are stitched on very sparkly fabric so it looks much like snow background. Every one so far loves them. However, they are for a very special lady from my church. She lost her beloved husband shortly after I did Max. Thus, I know exactly where she is with the holidays although she is blessed with a big and wonderful family albeit they are mostly living out of town. I have read her many posts on Norwegian customs and the like and thus when I saw these Scandinavian ornaments I had to stitch them for her. She also had serious health issues compounded with a serious accident while still recuperating (actually happened in her doctor's clinic building). I said very special prayers while I stitched each of these. Not into crocheting or knitting "prayer shawls" so perhaps, I can start a new "prayer ornament"!!
I refuse to complain though. My cancer has not returned. I have a lovely home with every thing I have ever wanted in it. I have a nice vehicle in my garage should I ever be able to get at it again!! I have more needle stash than many small shops. Thus, I am quite content and happy. The only thing I really want is my beloved Miprezious and Max back, but I am well aware that is not going to happen!!
Getting back to my stitching groups and hopefully will keep up with my Blog!!
Merry Christmas to all my friends and stitchers!!
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