Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hello,

Hello,

Hello
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Yes, I'm finally here - hard to believe, I know! LOL A HUGE thank you for all the good thoughts and prayers you sent our way on behalf of my hubby, Ron and my mom. Both are still experiencing challenges but it is what it is and we are continuing to put our faith in God and the professionals.
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As I've tried to peek over your shoulders I see that some have suffered the sudden losses of family members, some have family members experiencing sudden health challenges and some are suffering sudden health challenges themselves. Sigh - please know that we're keeping you and yours in our thoughts and prayers, as well.
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I have not spent any time with my sewing machine however one night this week I finally threaded an embroidery needle with DMC floss #304. I have finished the January block by Barbie Jo at Cleo and Me. I think there are only three blocks remaining. WooHoo!!!
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Then I traded my embroidery needle and DMC floss for a tapestry needle and overdyed floss to work on a x-stitch project.

I've really enjoyed spending time with my needle and have started to feel the stirrings to do some sewing. I have some old exciting projects and some new exciting projects - what to do? Any thoughts or ideas????? LOL
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Welcome new followers - thank you for following what has been a very boring blog. I appreciate that you're here.




I hope you're having a terrific day.




In Friendship!

38 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Stitch what feels good Darlene and let the rest be. Nice to hear from you and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Quilter Kathy said...

So glad you have some time for needlework. Very cute block you finished up!

Lorraine said...

any stitching is good stitching....I think anyway! My hand stitching is always next to my chair where I sit/sleep in the evenings....I do what I can...when I can.

Robin said...

It's good to hear from you. It always settles me down a little just to put that needle in my hand. I hope that your DH and mother continue to improve.

Linda said...

It's nice to hear that things are looking up over in your world! Stitching is the best therapy! Love your sweet little block!

Yvette said...

Thanks for checking in! Good thing we love to stitch to get us through these times.

Shakerwood said...

Glad you are able to find some stitching time during this stressful time. Ahhhh... needle and thread, the great relaxer!

Piecefulafternoon said...

HELLO, Hello, hello - good to hear from you too. Our best wishes to you during this extended time - hope all turns out well for you. I'm glad you are enjoying a bit of stitching.

Kathy said...

Good to see you back! I'm glad you're finding a little time for stitching. That always helps me in the stressful times!

sewmeow said...

Love your stitching projects! Isn't it wonderful how soothing it is? Need to go to a quilt show? Check out my blog for nothing but quilt show pictures...fun.

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

When you have been "climbing mountains" it is so nice to stop, say ahhhhhhhh, pick up your needle and stitch a little. Good for you.

Quilt Hollow said...

Sometimes doing a little stitching is just what we need...a stress reliever to us quilters. I'm glad you found a moment to check in and say hello to us out here in blogland. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh I'm so happy to 'see' you!! :-) Stitching is fun! I'm curious about the exciting new and old projects~ I'd pick new! lol Have a happy week!

sunny said...

Glad to hear everyone is doing well, and I hope they continue to improve. Hand stitching is a nice change of pace. I'm planning some small projects that I can work on in a waiting room. Getting my hexies, yoyos, and a stitchery all ready to go. I'm hoping it will make th etime pass faster. Hugs and prayers.

carol fun said...

It is good to hear from you - glad you've had a little time for you. Health issues take a toll on everyone involved. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care -

Wendy said...

When I showed my husband the little purse I made that says "Happiness is a little stitching each day" he said you must be really happy. Any stitching is a good thing.

Hanne said...

Speedy recovery to you loved ones! Enjoy your stitches :-)

Allie said...

I was just thinking as I wandered over to the computer tonight, that it would be great to see your name pop up in my reader - I'm continuing to keep you all in prayer, hon! Glad you picked up a needle, nothing like it for calming the spirit. Darling projects. I suggest you just find something you REALLY WANT to work on, don't let any guilt about how long it's been marinating get to you!

Shelley said...

Darlene! Good to see you back and I'm sure it must be such a relief to have hubby home! Prayers for your family and hope it all continues to be uphill from here :)

Carol said...

YIPPEE! Darlene is here! I always love to see your stitching! Good for you...doing what makes you feel good!

Cheryl said...

You'll find something that will spark your interest. Hope Mom and hubbie continue to improve.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

One day at a time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope everyone starts feeling better soon.

Dresden Quilter said...

Your blog is never boring. Glad to hear that you are stitching. I think of you often. I am ready to put my red work together but I have misplaced a few of the blocks. Just do what you can. You are in my prayers.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

So good to hear from you. Hope all your lives are back to normal soon. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Deb said...

Glad to see that you're back. I hope that my thoughts and prayers help you through this difficult time. Hopefully the time spent stitching will ease your mind.

AnnieO said...

I'm very happy to hear that while medical challenges continue, you have not lost anyone. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts!

Needle and thread are playing well together at your house! Hope you continue to be inspired to pick them up. Go with the flow of the moment and whatever comes to mind first to play with!

Joanna said...

I think embroidery is a wonderful craft, and love that it is relaxing and portable. Your work looks beautiful.

Loris said...

I'm happy to see you able to post again. Health issues really take the front seat and I'm praying your family's improves. Your faith is well placed and I'm hoping that you are comforted in it. I find that even a little bit of stitching can help ease my stress and I hope yours is doing that for you.

Vicky said...

It's so good to see your post! You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. After not sewing for so long, I started small to get a feeling of accomplishment. That's all it took! Wishing you happy sewing!

Michelle said...

It's good to hear you did some stitching.

Thanks for the tip about the commenting thing.

Sinta Renee said...

Just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you and your family!
xxoo

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

So so good to see you enjoy some stitching Darlene! Honey - I say do both - whatever strikes your fancy each day - whatever gives you joy! I know we love all of the things you've been making - and we'll love to see new (old) things too! Hugs, hugs!!!

Barbie Jo said...

Whoohoooo, your'e back :)
You know I missed you and judging by all these lovely comments I am not the only one!
I hope Annie brought a smile to your face while you stitched, and boy oh boy, just 3 more to go!!
Keeping you in my thoughts as well as Hubby and Mom, X0

Deanna said...

Not at all boring, just real stuff and we all understand. Maybe you could hire some of us as guest posts, if you are worried? But, you take care of life and we will be here when you get back.

Cheryl said...

I have been so out of the loop...you have been going through so much. Please know I am keeping your hubby and mom in my prayers...and you too!! ((hugs))

Thimbleanna said...

It's so nice to see you pop back in. I'm glad to hear things are going better and that you've managed to eek out a little time for needlework!

Kathie said...

yeah nice to see you posting a sewing project....any type stitching to me is a sewing project!
glad to hear things are looking up
take good care of yourself, as well as Mr QDaze!
kathie

John'aLee said...

So glad things are looking up for your family dear. Good for you doing some stitchin' to keep sane!

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