Thursday, 14 February 2013

STITCHING MY BLUES AWAY!


Happy Valentines Day!

Any regular readers and friends know how much I love trying to make something of my stitched piece.  I was determined to finish this for Valentines Day so let's just say today my swear tin made a lot of money! This is my version of "My love for You" by The Sampler Girl. If you want to see how the original looks it's on my "Remember Me" post.



My dear friend Catherine knows what a Snowman addict I am and very kindly gifted me this cute chart last year. As usual I worked with what fabric and threads I had in my stash and created my own tree. I've no idea what happened but I think it got caught in a snow storm..lol. Hopefully by my next visit it will resemble a small pillow of sorts.


As well as these finishes I've also had a few stitchy mishaps this week. I was finishing off a small gift for a friend when I noticed a mark on the fabric. I gave it a quick wash and left it inbetween a piece of kitchen roll to dry. The next day I had it sitting on top of my stitching basket ready to pick up and stuff. A few hours later I stood up to answer the phone and knocked my cuppa right over the side of my chair and into the basket. Thankfully most of it was soaked up by the kitchen roll but once again the poor piece had to be washed. I will share when it finally reaches it's destination. I have also somehow managed to lose my threads for my February Reindeer ornament that I showed in my last post. I've searched everywhere and actually think I may have put them in the bin by mistake. I will finish it if they turn up but for the moment I started on this Reindeer by Nancy at Victorian Motto Samplers.



I'm beginning to wonder if stitching just now is a good idea for me. I;ve been trying to stitch and read to keep me busy as I'm finding it difficult to function at the moment. We received some unexpected bad news last week. I won;t go into any detail as I still get really upset when I talk about it. Thank you to Cath, Catherine, June, Elaine, Lisa, Mouse and Nataly for making my days a little easier with your prayers, love and support. Sorry to end my post on such a gloomy note. I hope everyone is having a good week with lots of stitches and crafty fun.

LAINEY 

31 comments:

Cath said...

Gorgeous finish . I love your snowman tree and reindeer. Hope you find your thread.
Package on the way for you. You know where I am .
Sending you lots of hugs .XXX

Lesleyanne said...

Sending hugs your way Lainey. Hope things get better soon. Sorry about your cross stitch mishaps. Lovely stitching as always.

Kay said...

Love the Valentine's finish - it is really cute!

lynda said...

Love your little tree! And the Sampler Girl piece is lovely! Sorry to hear that you are going through a bad time right now. Sending prayers and lots of hugs...

Mylene said...

Love your recent pillow finish, lovely!
Hope nothing serious, thinking of you. Take care.

Carin said...

What a beautiful finish !!! And what a nice things you recieved.
I hope you find your threads so you can finish your reindeer.

Lisa V said...

Love your little finishes.
Hope that the bad times pass quickly and you can return to your bubbly, happy self.
Take care

Meggie said...

Hello

I love your sweet finish and your wip looks lovely too.
Hope your threads turn up soon!

Kate said...

Hope the troubled times pass soon.
Love the valentine piece especially the verse, hopefully the reindeer threads will turn up.

Ellen said...

Love your valentine finish! Your snowmen tree is so pretty!

Hope your thread turns up so that you can have your Feb's ornament!

Hugs,

Beth said...

Lainey - If it's not one thing then it is another! I hope you find your floss and that your other piece sorts itself out for you.

Brigitte said...

Very lovely finishes, Lainey. I particularly love your version of The Sampler Girl's Valentine piece.
Those mishaps happen every once in a while but they are not funny when they happen. I once had finished a lovely little PS ornament and spilled a whole cup of coffee (or tea, I can't remember) over it. As it was already a finished ornament I couldn't wash it and threw it away. That was in the times before stitchers coffee- and tea-dyed their fabrics, lol.

I hope things around you will get better soon.

butterfly said...

Your work all looks beautiful to me , your stitching is so good for the mind and soul keep going, big hugs.

Mii Stitch said...

Hi Lainey, great little finishes. I love your little cushion!! Hope the threads turn up soon, have a lovely weekend :)

cucki said...

Lovely stitching as always.Sending you lots of hugs...Hope things get better soon..
love for you x

Chris said...

Sorry to hear that you are having some bad news Lainey. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
I love your snowman stitching.
The reindeer is fabulous too.
Sometimes a project it just not meant to be, I think the tea was the sign to move on from that one.
Hugs across the miles.

Iulia said...

great finisches..kiss..iulia

zonnekindpop said...

Hello,
Im a new follower of your blog. I did find your blog at another blog from someone who is follow you as well. When I openened your bl
og I was supprised of your Tartan background and the lovely pictures of Scotland. Im a Scotland lover . I did Highland dancing for 15 years at The Graham Lowlanders pipeband in Leeuwarden the Netherlands. So that is why do Love Scotland so much.
Well I'Ll surfed over on your blog to see your beatifull stich work. I hope you visit my blog to , you can translate it with google but the pictures say much about more. I do like to be in contakt with Scottish people.
Many Greetings from the Netherlands, Hendrika

Teresa said...

Your little snowman tree is so cute.
Sorry about all your stitching troubles. Even with the troubles stitching helps me with all of life problems.
Prayers are coming your way.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Annette said...

Beautifull does it looks.. very great!!
The second piece also so wonderfull.

Have fun with your WIP

Vickie said...

I prayed for you today. Very nice stitching.

natalyK said...

Wonderful finishes Lainey!

I am sending warm thoughts and wishes your way!

Hugs

Erna said...

Your stitching is always great, and I'm so sorry to hear about your bad news..Hope everything will turn out fine for you..
Hugs
Erna x

Lisa N said...

I loveeeee the trees!!! Great job!!!
Of course you are welcome for the prayers as I will continue to pray!!

Myra said...

Lovely finishes! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Anne said...

Such lovely finishes Lainey!! So sorry to hear of all the mishaps. Sometimes things just don't go the way we want them to. Good to hear though that you saved your stitched piece from the coffee mishap!

Fiona said...

Great finishes. I really like your snowman tree. Sorry things are going well at the moment. You know where to find me if you want a chat.

Catherine said...

So glad you have your stitching to keep you busy. Love the colors you used on the snowman!!!

Michelle said...

So pretty Elaine hope things are easier xx

cucki said...

Very sweet stitching..
Love for you x

Jenny said...

Hi Lainey, thinking of you and your family, you are all in my prayers! Hope things are getting better! God Bless!
Huggz
Jenny