Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hey Remember Me?

Oh, been away far too long
Not a whole lot of stitching going on...
But here I am ready to get right back into it
for the new year.
This is the first IHSW of 2013, no better time
to get to it, eh?
This project is for the Chinese New Year
on February 10
(so I need to get cracking)
and I have chosen a motif from
Celestial Dragon
by Teresa Wentzler
Some day I would like to stitch the entire thing
but for now and for my co-worker
I think this will be nice
I'm going to make a hanging ornament
for her to display on the wall
(if she wants)
It is the motif on the top left
and here's how far I've gotten!

I am making it in red and gold as those colors
are considered lucky in the
Chinese culture
The second share I have is from my Sunday
SAL with Debbie and Linda
Prairie Schooler Summer and Winter
and Spring and Fall
Oh, I was doing so well and then
But October's stitching is done!
My last share is sad news
I announced it on my craft blog so I might
as well here too.
especially since she was my
faithful companion for many a stitching
evening.  Darling Emma is at the
Rainbow Bridge and I miss her terribly.
It was the right decision to make but a
heartbreaking one nonetheless.
She didn't bring any pain to our lives while we had her and I couldn't let her live in any pain.
So, with a bittersweet heart I'm taking on the new year, and I hope and pray it is a good one for all of us.
Will share my progress after the IHSW weekend!


  1. Your stitching looks good. I love your October kitty and the red and gold look great for the Chinese characters.

    Thanks for you comments on my blog. As to changing colors on a piece .... I started with samplers (because the colors don't really matter), found some fabric I liked (bed spread, skirt, whatever) and picked out the colors from it. It's fun to change colors just to see how they work together.

    I'm sorry to hear about Emma. It's always so sad to lose a friend.

  2. So sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers!

  3. Hi Rosemary. I was getting very concerned because you hadn't posted on here for so long. Sorry for the loss of Emma. Losing a pet is always difficult.
    October looks great. Congrats on the finish. Please don't stay away from here for so long next time.


  4. Welcome back, Rosemary! What a wonderful idea to stitch a Happiness ornie for your coworker. The colors are great! Congrats on finishing another monthly design. I haven't stitched on any of them for months, so I'll jump back in, especially since you're back! I will start July next.

  5. The New Year's motif looks terrific.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your pet. Losing them leaves such a big hole in the heart.

  6. You must truly be a patient person to take the time to make such interesting stitchery pieces. I am so sorry to hear about Emma, your beautiful pet and studio companion. Blessings!

  7. Hello
    Just found your blog.
    I am sso sorry to hear about Emma. I too had a little cat called Emma and she is also now at Rainbow bridge.
    Your stitching is lovely.

  8. So sorry about your Emma, it's always hard to make those decisions but you did right by her. Hugs