May 26, 2013

Did you see this???

Hi everyone.  Hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend.  We've had temps in the 30's at night and very cold days but it's warming up a little.  We will be 90 by week's end. 
 
 
I was doing an online search for something (I can't remember what), when I spotted this.  Holy crap.
Immediately went to EBay and bought one.  Can't wait!  I had a subscription from the very beginning until I started caring for parents and quit stitching.  But when I saw this bag I was smitten and that hasn't happened since my last fried donut.  This morning.
 
 
 
 
I'm still completely exhausted, like I've never felt before, and have been working on the drywall.  The ceiling patch was not good and rather than wait for him to return, I've removed his work and am redoing it myself but it's a very very small area. 
 
 
Not much work on Eliza because I forgot about the next pear!  As usual, I came up with several options and wasted time.  It's free, everyone is tired of them,  pick the easiest one!  So I did and will stitch it tonight.  Here's Eliza's progress once again.
 
 
 And I wanted to tell you how touched I was that Denise emailed a photo of my free chart (here).  Dealing with the heartache of losing their parents, she stitched it for her sister who found it comforting to acknowledge them in this way.  The angel was added from her mom's jewelry box.  Thank you Denise for sharing this with me.  I told her that this is how I felt after our parents passed, along with our much loved Lab.  We may look OK on the exterior, but the grief is within.
 
Thanks for visiting - stay safe and enjoy the holiday.
Remember those that made the ultimate selfless sacrifice.
 
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21 comments:

cucki said...

Wow such a great find ...such a sweet treasure..
I love the freebie finish so much..so sweet...
Sending you big hugs s

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Your piece looks great!

Faye said...

Such a sweet sentiment..... I love it! And, I did receive this issue.... Love the unique sampler wrapped into an oblong bag..... Hmmmmm.. Ae you thinking what I'm thinking???? Yep, gotta stitch that one! Take care....

Vickie said...

Ooooohhh! Marly! I was enjoying your post til the end. The pattern you designed and Denise's stitching is hitting a raw nerve in me at this moment. You know why. I don't mean offense. It is beautiful. But it is tooooo touching for me right now.

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Marly, such a sweet sampler, I also love the quote, touching.......enjoy Memorial Day, Francine.

Georgie said...
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Georgie said...

Love your piece!
Will never tire of the pears!
Happy Memorial Day!

Georgie

Peggy Lee said...

I receive that magazine and L.O.V.E it! MMMmm...fried donuts...
~Beautiful Eliza
I got chills when I read about what Denise did with your design. Very touching.

backporchcarver said...

I am excited to see the new pear, I enjoy doing them so much.I am going to search out that magazine, it looks interesting.Loved the finish on the freebie. Very soothing.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marly ~
Is there anything you can't do? Repairing drywall??? I'm impressed.
I think you've made great progress on Eliza.
Love Denise's piece!
God Bless our soldiers, past and present.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Eliza looks great...I think many of us are touched by Denise's work...I know I am, and it has been 22 years. --Jan

Barb said...

I just love Eliza. I think I will need to find her on e-bay.Denise's work is very touching. Great designing by YOU!

Karen said...

Hi Marly,
How fun looking that pouch is - - and the sampler on it - JUST PERFECT.
What a wonderful stitchery from Denice.
Blessings,
karen

Penny said...

Love the bag! Can't wait to see yours. :) I'm in love with the colors in Eliza! Denise did a lovely job with your design.

Ellen said...

Love Eliza!

Wow, that pouch is great, must get the magazine ha ha!

Hugs,

Lida said...

Thanks for showing this lovely pattern, I bought it immediately and hope to start today!
Love youw work, greetings
Lida

Shirlee said...

I thought how perfect that magazine is for you the minute I saw the photo you posted : ) Congratulations on finding it! Eliza is looking good. Denise's stitching of your chart is fabulous, & what a nice touch for her to add the angel from her mom's jewelry box. Yes, we all need to remember the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice & let's not forget also the ones who came back home, some of whom were challenged forever because of wars. My daddy served twice in WWII & my DH was in the Navy. God bless all veterans.

Margaret said...

That piece on the cover of SANQ is definitely you!! I love it too. Your Eliza is looking good! I don't think anyone is tired of your pears. I know I've just been collecting them, but I do dream of having a collection of pears. So please keep going with them. They're wonderful!!

oldecrow said...

Thanks for the info on the sampler magazine! I didn't renew after the last issue :(, but I was able to buy it and download it to my IPad, so I'm a happy camper!
Thanks,
Wanda
Olde Crow Mercantile

oldecrow said...

Thanks for the info on the sampler magazine! I didn't renew after the last issue :(, but I was able to buy it and download it to my IPad, so I'm a happy camper!
Thanks,
Wanda
Olde Crow Mercantile

Anne said...

I've been eying up that sampler magazine too. The purse is stunning! Eliza is so bright and beautiful. Great progress! As for the pears, keep them coming! I need to start stitching them though, they are on my list of things to do! That piece with the tree is such a lovely tribute to her sister. It is always hard loosing those we love but we will carry them always in our hearts.

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