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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Just A Few More Stitches....

This has been a bit of a rough week, not feeling really great, a trip to the doctor's and now a series of tests coming up in the next few weeks and some more visits to another two specialists.... Not how I want to be spending my time, but must seek treatment to hopefully resolve some issues so I can feel better and get back to more stitching time with friends!

After a pretty rainy New England spring week, I made some progress on my Victorian Ladies piece for my friend's birthday, which is coming up in about 2 weeks.  Hopefully, it will be finished sometime today, and then I can choose a nice complimentary frame for it.

This was a design from a Gift of Stitching issue, which provided only the printed instructions, without an actually finished piece to view.  The piece looks quite different from the colored, charted instructions.
There were very few backstitching instructions except for the words, stems and parasol handles. So I am having to  decide the other areas that really need some more backstitching, so that the designs will "pop" out,  if you know what I mean.  I hope that it all looks nice when it is finished.  We'll see!

I'm already thinking of my next piece to start stitching....Thinking about Jenny Bean's "Humble Servant Sampler", which has been in my stitching stash for a few months, calling out to me...."Stitch Me Next"!
If you are anything like me, whenever I am working on one project, my thoughts are always wandering off, dreaming about the next wonderful needlework project!  It must be part of the addiction!  LOL

Well, my "Stitching Nest" is calling me for some nice cozy stitching time and of course, a nice cup of tea.....what else?

Wishing all of my dear friends a very happy, hopefully restful weekend,  which, hopefully, will include some special time just for you!

Crossing In Stitches With You!


  1. I hope the tests turn out ok and you feel better soon. Not fun for sure. Love the present for your friend. Like what you've picked for a new start too.

  2. Sorry to hear that you are feeling poorly - hope you feel better soon!
    Victorian Ladies is lovely!!
    I just recently finished that JB - loved every stitch!

  3. Kathy, I hope that you start feeling better soon. Love the victorian ladies. It will make a beautiful gift.

  4. What a lovely gift for your friend. Good luck deciding where to put the back-stitch

    Hope you're feeling better soon and that your tests go OK.

  5. I hope you start to feel much better soon Kathy {{{{hugs}}}}

    The Victorian ladies are beautiful.

    I'm looking forward to seeing you start Jenny Bean's Humble Servant :)

  6. I can't imagine stitching a project without seeing a finished piece first. My brain just doesn't envision finished projects very well.

    I always have a hard time putting down a stitching project to work on another one. I do have several in process but generally seem to be glued to one.

    Hoping your series of tests go well.

  7. Kathy, what a delight your blog is! I had a wonderful visit! The Victorian Ladies is just precious, and your friend is a very lucky girl.

    Your next project looks exquisite. I love the colors of GAST - great for a sampler!

    I, too, have more kitted up projects than I can ever possibly stitch. I'm getting old, but I keep buying as though there's no tomorrow, LOL!

  8. Kathy: I have never seen this pattern before I love it The colors are so vibrant and pretty.
    I pray that your doctors visits go well.

  9. Grats on the almost finish! I love the colors in that, and I'm sure you'll do a great job with the bsing. Keep up the good work!!

  10. Hope you'll feel better soon. The gift for your friend looks great and looking forward to see more of Jenny Bean.
    And yes, I'm always looking forward just as you to the next start. Somehow a start is just as exiting as a finish for me...lol.

  11. Your Victoria Ladies is looking very lovely. I'm sure your friend will like it too.

    Hope your test results come out OK and that you start to feel better soon.

    I'm always dreaming of the next project. Love the JB Humble Servant. Have that in my stash too!

  12. I love your Victorian Ladies. I know that your friend is going to love it. Like your projected new start too.

    I hope that all goes well with your tests and you're feeling a lot better soon.

  13. The Victorian laides look lovely, what a nice project to stitch.

    Good luck with the tests, i hope you soon begin to feel much better.

  14. I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well and are going back to the doctors. Hopefully you will feel better soon. The Victorian ladies are coming right along. I can't wait to see how the Jenny Bean works up.

  15. I hope the tests help the doctors resolve your health issues. Good luck!

    Your Victorian ladies is beautiful! Nice progress. I like your next start, too. I wasn't too pushed on the design until I saw it stitched as a model at my LNS--it's lovely! Nice colors in it, and I just love all the JB designs.

  16. I hope your health issues are resolved and you're feeling much better soon!
    Victorian Ladies is really lovely. I'm sure your friend will be thrilled with it.
    I love the JB designs and in fact just purchased my first one, JB Christmas. I look forward to seeing progress on your new start.


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Consider the Lilies of the Field
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