Sunday, November 9, 2008

Angel of Cross Stitch progress

Here's a close up of the area I was working on this week - mostly what I did was the brown posts and diagonal of her stitching frame. This section didn't have a TON of confetti stitches (although I think there are four or five shades of brown in that area, along with four or five shades of gray...but at least not a lot of single stitches!)

Here's a picture of the whole thing so far....it is coming along slowly but surely!!! (Sorry the picture is a little blurry!)

It was an emotional week for me, so not a lot of stitching time. Sunday night I went to a friend's house for dinner - it was a memorial get together for my friend's akita. I know, sounds silly, but it was more an excuse for us to all have dinner together. Barney would have been 14 on that day, and Ralph had him put to sleep the Friday I left for Vegas. He was an awesome dog, and he just didn't need to suffer any more. It's pretty unusual for an akita to live that long...bigger dogs tend to have health problems.

Then Wednesday I had to go to a funeral for a former co-worker. I worked for three years as the accountant for a law firm, and this lady was the mother of one of the partners. She came in and helped me the first part of every month with billing, and she was just an awesome woman. She was the same age as my parents (would have turned 74 later this month) and had lung cancer. Besides working together, we did a few things together socially, so I knew her pretty well. She was the mother of four, grandmother of six (one of whom was just born 2 weeks before she passed away), and had a zest for life that you just don't see very often. She led an inspirational life - she was twice divorced, and worked hard to keep her family together. It speaks of her character when her FIRST ex-husband was at her funeral...and they were divorced probably 40 years ago. So...since I am an emotional basket case at funerals, my eyes were in no shape to stitch Wednesday night! LOL

Oh well - thanks for looking, and thanks for listening to me ramble!
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16 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

AOXS looks fantastic! Sorry to hear that your week was hard. Hope the next is better. :)

Gabi said...

Beautiful stitching. Your angel is coming along nicely. Sorry to hear about the funeral.

Debbie Jo said...

Stitching is just beautiful. I am so sorry for the losses you have had to deal with this past week. Keep your chin up!

Penny said...

You are making good progress on the angel of cross stitch someday I will do her as well. I know about losses and it never gets easier when we loose people close to us. Hope next week is better for you.

kaghos said...

angel of cross stitch is looking super.
I am so sorry that you are having a tough weekend.

Cindy F. said...

Great progress on your angel piece!
It's so pretty:)
I'm so sorry to hear about your past week. I dread the day our dog passes. She's only 7, but we love her so much. She's like people:)
And I terribly sorry you lost a good friend. She sounds like she was a remarkable woman. How nice for you to have had the pleasure of know her. Some of us go our whole lives and never meet such a person.
I wish for you a wonderful week with happy thoughts and memories:)

Nancy said...

Sounds like a rough week. But looks like your stitching helped you get through it. Your AoXS looks great.

Sadie said...

Sorry you have had such a rough week, Kathy. I am the same at funerals. Your AOXS is looking great. Good luck with the framing, I'm sure you will do a great job and save yourself $$$$$$$.

Miss 376 said...

What a difficult week, but you'll have some lovely memories to treasure. Good progress on the stitching

Shelley said...

AOCS is coming along very nicely. Sorry to hear you had such a sad week. Sending happy vibes your way to start his week of great!!

Frishawn said...

Kathy,
I hope that you feel better soon. Remember to keep your stitches tight enough to hold your heart together. Angel of X Stitch looks great and so does the house-warming gift!
Hugs,
Frishawn

jennilynn said...

Kathy, she is looking good.

Twana said...

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. AOXS looks super.

Shannon said...

Hope things will get better for you soon. Your AOCS looks great...I am still plugging away on mine.

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful piece! I am sorry to hear of your friend.

CeeJay said...

Hello,
May I ask a question?
On your AOCS there are blue step lines in the background. I am unfamiliar with those and I have been stitching for 30+ years.
Is that your way of gridding?
Thanks so much and I too am sorry to hear of your sorrow.