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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Some Stitching

I know I promised a post of some finished stitching a long time ago, but I hit some snags recently.  Two weeks ago I had a fever a congestion..2 days off work.  This past weekend I wound up in the ER with severe stomach pain.  I was admitted for an overnight hospital stay.  Had a cat scan and lots of blood work done.  They are not sure if I had a severe attack with my IBS and a touch of the stomach bug, have a bleeding ulcer or something else unknown.  I have been home all week from work and in bed.  Still do not feel great.  Saw the family doc. on Thursday and he said my cat scan show some question and I was anemic and dehydrated in the hospital.  Not sure where the dehydration came from or the anemia.  So he now wants me to go back to the G.I. doc.  Have to make that appointment on Monday.  Not sure how I am going to make it to work next week still feeling this way.

Enough of all that, on with the stitching pictures.

I stitched this little guy at the retreat I went to in September.  He was a quick stitch.  The chart came from the 2011 JCS Halloween issue.  In case you are wondering what on earth is under my stitching it is Indi's kennel.  It sits in the front part of the house and gets the best light during the day.

I started LittleHouse Needleworks "Liberty" in the summer.  I then took a class and did some model stitching so it got shoved aside for a bit.  I am glad it is finished.  It will be made into a pillow some day I hope.  I used the called for linen and threads.

This next one was also a very quick stitch.  It is from Threadwork Primitives.  You can find her charts on Esty.  I used an unknown scrap from my stash.  I used the following threads: WDW Mascara, Terra Cotta and Hazelnut, DMC 828 and 3021.  I really like this one.  My picture does not do it justice at all.

I mentioned that I took a class this summer.  The class was taught by Ellen Chester of With My Needle.   I finished my stitching and sent it of to the finisher.  I got it back a couple of weeks ago.  Below is the front, inside and back of my "Long May She Wave" needlebook.  I just love it.  Ellen had some wonderful history and slides to show during her class.

These next two are not my stitching by those of a wonderful new stitching friend and designer Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery.  I did some model stitching for her this summer and she sent me this wonderful package to thank me.  I was so in awe and never expected her to do this.  I was my pleasure to stitch for her.  The note cards I believe are made from one of her photographs.  She is a very talented lady.  Thank you again Beth.

If you have made it this far, thank you for sticking with me.  I will try to not be so long between posts next time.



  1. What a nice bunch of stitching! The Liberty turned out really pretty and I almost didn't notice that the crow is sitting on a witch's hat - cute. How nice to get something in return for your model stitching. A happy surprise. Hope you feel better soon.

  2. I love all the stitching! What a great surprise thank you. I can't wait to see it in person. How cute! Hope you get some good news this week. {{HUGS}}

  3. I'm sorry to hear that you've been so sick! I hope you're feeling better soon. Your stitching is beautiful--congrats on the finishes!

  4. Hi Christie, Oh honey, I had that IBS when I was i my thirties and when I hit my late thirties early forties it just went away. I had all the test too. Doc told me he couldn't find anything wrong and that I had a beautiful colon. Romantic right... NOT... LOL. Hang in there and drink plenty of water. I hope you get to feeling better quick.
    I love that liberty stitching, but do like them all as well. That's a beautiful gift from your friend :-)

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