19 Dec. 2010

I Didn't Expect to be Back So Soon!!!!

WOW!!!  Two months and two posts.

I received some wonderful news today.  My friend rang to tell me that her husband had his first CT scan since his chemo had begun, and the tumors have gotten smaller.  I am so pleased for them and they are so looking forward to having Christmas this year.  He is feeling so good that he has even returned back to work on a casual basis.  His oncologist was amazed at how wonderful he looks, he has gained 7 kilos back after loosing about 25.

I have taken some photos so thought that I would show some up-date wip pictures while I was here. I have been following a 'loose' rotation on these for a few weeks now and it seems to be working.

First of all is Travelling Stitcher by LHN.  I have been stitching on this of a Sunday night, so it will get some attention tonight.
 Next is Faery Tales by HAED.  I have been stitching on this from Monday through to Thursday night.  Doesn't look like much progress here, but there was a lot of confetti stitching on the yellow brown blob at the bottom, it is in fact a roof.  Cinderella's castle is looking terribly washed out, scroll down to my previous post for a better of picture of this one, and to see where I was at the last time I posted.
 And last of all is A Love Song. As you can see I have started working my way upwards on the last bit of border (I hope it meets up). I have been stitching on this one of a Friday and Saturday night.  The thread for this comes in six strands, just like DMC, so I complete one of the motifs first and then for the rest of the six strands I concentrate on the border.  This method seems to be working really well for me at the moment.  

Monday is my last day of work until the I start back on the 7th of January.  The kids and I going to our beach house on Wednesday and DH will meet us there when he finishes work on Christmas Eve and we will be back home on the 5th or 6th.  

And They Sinned from Examplar Dames Design Co. Vilma Becklin ~ SAL May 2010On my last trip to Melbourne I stopped off and visited with Bernadette. While I was there I had a 'little' shop and I was able to get most of the threads for And They Sinned (the chart I have had for some time).  I have been wanting Plum Street Samplers No Sweeter Love and Paradise Lost for a while now so I thought that I would get her to order them for me as well as the fabric for ATS.  I have decided to stitch it on 36ct Navy Bean from Lakeside Linens.  I received an e-mail from Bernadette letting me know that everything except the fabric is in.  The reason that the fabric is not in is because it is being especially dyed for "US".  You see, I have enabled Bernadette to stitch ATS also.  Aren't I evil?  HEHEHE!!!!  So I will be going to the beach house via Bernadette's to collect my order, and you never know what else I may be tempted by!!

Well I must go now and finish preparing our dinner.  Thank you for all of your wonderful comments, and thanks also to my new followers.  Whenever I get a new commenter or follower I like to become a follower of their blog also, if I have missed becoming a follower of anyone, please let me know in your comments.  Again I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and wonderful New Year.


Chars said...

Merry Christmas and a very happy 2011 from my family to yours.

lovely to see you blogging again :) nice progress on your stitching pieces. I have the knitting bug again atm.

hugs Chars x

Bee Jay said...

Good to see you back again too! I'm in a real 'uninspired' phase at present and although lots going on for me, never seem to have anything to write about. Maybe I'll just write about that now! Your work is beautiful! Have a wonderful time away. Blessings!

Lynn said...

Such good news about your friend! They will have a blessed Christmas indeed.
Great progress on all your stitches. Faery Tales looks amazing!!
Sounds like it was a successful trip to Bernadette's.
I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2011! (That includes Puddles!)

Pumpkin said...

Good to see you posting and I love seeing what you've been working on :o)

Look like you've got two more wonderful projects to add to your rotation now!

Have a wonderful time at the beach house and hope your holiday season is merry and bright :o)

Kathy A. said...

Your rotation seems to be working very well for you. You are making wonderful progress on all your pieces.
Your new stitch is remarkable. That sure is a long term project and it is so beautiful.
Merry Christmas and A very Happy New Year.

Dani - tkdchick said...

So nice to hear from you again! All of your WIPs are looking wonderful!

Gabi said...

Beautiful stitching. Where in Melbourne do you shop for your stitching supplies?
Merry Christmas

Siobhan said...

What wonderful news! I am so glad to hear that the tumors have shrunk. God is good! I hope the chemo continues to do its job.

Lovely stitching! Good luck with ATS--it's such a fun piece, once you get past that cloud! ;)

Karoline said...

Great progress on your wips, you have some nice new starts lined up.

I hope you've had a lovely Christmas

Suzanne said...

I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and that you have a safe and prosperous new year.

I love your WIP's. I am so jealous that you are stitching ATS. It's a design I have had my eye on for a long time.

Anonymous said...

I'm a lot behind in my reading, but wanted to wish you a Happy New Year. The good news about your neighbor is wonderful.

saramshobby said...

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I follow your blog ;)


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Cross stitch said...

All your designs are lovely but I particularly like the Love Song. I hope you can upload a pic when you finish it, I am looking forward to see it.

An Aussie girl who loves to cross stitch