Tuesday, March 29, 2011

PIF Giveaway

I won Meari's Pay It Forward a few weeks ago. And now need to do my own. If you're like to participate, you will get a package from me according to the rules below. And then you need to Pay It Forward yourself using the instructions below.

Here are the rules:

1. I'll send no less than 5 stitching related items per person within the next 365 days.

2. Items can be DMC, other threads, stitching needles, straight pins, buttons, scissors, ribbons, etc. - a combination of items such as 3 threads, 1 pack of straight pins and 1 pack of stitching needles or just 5 threads.

3. The items must be new and not used.

4. If you win, you must be willing to post this PIF on your blog and do the same for at least 2 people. This PIF is very simple and easy to do, so I hope you will join me.

I will "Pass It Forward" to 2 people who comment on this blog entry by Tuesday, April 4.
Just comment on this post that you'd like to be entered.

I have been still quite sick lately, but am getting a bit better, slowly. I'm at least in less pain than before so that is an improvement. I have been stitching on easy little things, and have a few starts to show you of Mill Hill, but it's been busy and I haven't had a chance to get some photos.
We're also coming into busy time at the office, so things get a bit tighter. I will post later this week (I hope) a stitchy update.

Thanks for all your well wishes on my previous post!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Finish, WIP, Gift & Updates

I have one of everything to share today, a finish, a WIP pic and a gift I got! Plus I'll fill in some details on why I've been away. So let's get to it!

First up a WIP of HAED Faerie Bride. Still moving soooo slowly. A snail would be faster! But what can you do, here she is so far:

Up next, a gift from Meari! She sent this a birthday gift, it's a bit belated, but hey that's just fine. Gifts are awesome no matter what! I adore this fabric and the colours are all so me. And of course more Halloween! You can never have enough Halloween. Here's the lovely package she sent me:

Last pic of the day is a finish!!!!  This is a Mill Hill pattern that Evalina lovingly sent me at Christmas time. I have sooo enjoyed working on it and plan to do many more on perforated paper. I will still cut it out and make it into an ornament but here he is in all his glory with all the stitching and beading done:

And an update... my apologies for being not around so much lately. I have fallen ill with kidney stones. But they are not even the worst of my problems. As many of you will remember last year I had surgery, I have been plagued with many health problems since then, they started getting bad again after Christmas, but I had been hoping they would "go away". They are not just going away. :(   So I have started more aggressive drug control to try and get myself out of pain. Including a drug that is making me kinda foggy and shaky. I tried to stitch last night and was having some real problems concentrating. We believe I just have to get used to it and are hopeful that I will adjust as the drug has really helped my pain control. I'm not 100% pain free but it's soooo much better.
So forgive me if I am a bit "off" as it's the drugs talking. lol.
I will try and update more often, and yes I need to put a giveaway together. It's just been crazy with doctors, tests and some time at urgent care. But I think we're on a better path now, even though it's a medicated one. I've tried for the last year to do other things instead and it's just not helping, so western medicine wins this round.

Thank you all for your well wishes on my last post. And thanks for sticking around!!! Really appreciate all the comment. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Been Sick

Forgive me everyone I've been down and out with kidney stones that are aggravating my GI issues since gallbladder surgery last year.
Things are getting a bit better, I haven't passed the stone(s) yet but am hopeful that they are moving and today will be the day.

I do have lots of stitching updates to share, a gift I received and even a finish. But I need to feel better first.
There is still a giveaway to come. Just really late this time around b/c of all the blah issues.
I will be back promise. Just wanted to let you all know I'm still here.
Thanks so much!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dragons Page Complete & Faerie Bride Update

I have an exciting update for everyone on Dragons.
But first a question to answer.

A few people asked me on my last post what the canvaswork will be. It will be a scissors holder. So it folds in half and then has a little flap. Thanks for all your encouraging and wonderful comments on it!

Up first today, Faerie Bride from HAED. She's moving really slowly. Seriously can't believe how much colour change there is in her. But here she is to date:

Alright, and onto the most exciting update for today. I finished another page of Dragons on the weekend. This is the first page finish for the year. And it's almost a whole month early! That hopefully means I am cruising along to make my goal of at least four pages complete by year end. Maybe I'll get lucky and get more done. A girl can hope.
Here is the page I finished:

And here is the piece to date:

I recently took dragons into my LNS for a stitching night and the ladies were all so complimentary. It really made me feel awesome. So a big thanks to them and to all of you who continue to make me feel like my stitching doesn't suck as much as I sometimes think it does.
Really appreciate it!!

Oh, yes and a giveaway. I know I suck. I'm working on it. Really I am.
Coming up soon, maybe before the end of the week if I get things together. Not been feeling 100% lately so a few things have fallen to the wayside. The giveaway was one of those. I promise to get on it.
There will be two packages to win as always.

Thanks for all your comments!

PS.... I'm working on something special and different that I will be sharing soon (who doesn't love a little teaser/intrigue). it will be to commemorate our dearly passed friend Rene...