Saturday, September 12, 2015

September update, and in memorial

Hi everyone. Since my computer meltdown, and new computer programmed, I have been out of the habit of updates. I have been stitching up a storm and many things to show you.
But first. in memorial.
Years ago I had to move for work to support my son. As a result I left many people behind. At the time it was the only option I had. With 40 people competing for a single simple waitress job it was time to leave. There were no cell phones or computers back then. Every one changed/moved from places we knew. We finally connected a few weeks ago. This family helped me out so much when I needed it. Two weeks later Maxine passed from head trauma as a result of a fall. I called her my mum and daughter Karin was my bestie in high school. Karin still is. So many memories came flooding back when we found each other, only to be taken away, If I sound a little selfish in this it just my nature when I lose someone dear to me. The missing years melted away when we started to talk. So many memories came back in an instant. Things long forgotten. Maxine and family would welcome wayward kids into their arms and home. Asking nothing in return. Thank you for all the camping trips, family dinners and support. A time to treasure. Grateful that I was able to tell mum that she had helped me, more than she will ever know, when we reunited a few weeks ago. She loved life and her puppies
Maxine Luke march 1938/ september 2. 2015 

Have some finishes
A HAED Story Keep Evil Queen sewed into a very long bell pull banner.

SALAugust Palkolap.blogspot 

Country Cottage Needleworks
Christmas Birdhouse times 3

Brooke Nolan of
created Lizzie Minon as a freebie

September Palkolap.blogspot SAL

Finished Rose afghan into a quilt. Not the greatest picture. Not really this wrinkled looking

 The rose is from an old Leisure Arts booklet featuring the artwork of Paula Vaughn. Ended up stitching 23 roses for coverage.

 WIP's include adding the Mill Hill beads on Country Cottage Needleworks Fa La La, and Brooke's Books freebie birthday cake freebie, for bling.

Mandala, Angie Designer. I did not finish this part. As suspected, I had a lot of trouble keeping the froggies away. I ripped out enough stitches to finish the whole thing by now. Will most likely finish the pink flowers in the corner and make a tube pillow out of it. That is if I can work on it without ripping it to shreds.... I seem to have a problem stitching repetitive designs.

 Finished the part 6 of Fleurs Du Ciel. Did not like the black work so I found some lace that would work well in the spots on each side. This will be made into a large cushion, also.

Also stitching on Fun Guys Snowball Stocking this weekend. Haven't made enough progress, this time, to post a progress picture.
AND it is time for the halloween trims! Found these 9 yard spools for a dollar each at Wally world. After all the Christmas ornaments stitched this year I may be concentrating on Halloween ornaments in 2016.

Happy stitching!


Heather said...

Wow lots of lovely projects! I'm sorry to hear about your mum. But it's great you had a chance to reconnect.

Tiffstitch said...

Lots of progress on everything and I'm so sorry to hear you lost your dear friend's mum after recently re-connecting.

Honeybee said...

I am sorry for your loss. What a blessing to have been able to see her again, though.

You stitched the Lizzie Minion... I love it!

gominam said...

Sorry to hear about your loss after finding each other, you were given the chance to show your appreciation. Your finishes are lovely and so are your WIPs. wow, you're already planning ahead for Halloween 2016!

Weronika said...

Amazing projects. How did you found time for doing so many of them?!