Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Sometimes it's hard to sparkle

Hello one and all. This has been a very difficult few days for me. We have had some family news that is tough to deal with. I am not ready to share yet, but perhaps later.
My stitching and blogging urge went out the window.
My dearest BFF, Beatrice has done everything she can to help me through this. She spent all day Saturday and a good part of Monday with me and we did some finishing. One piece we cannot share with you until after Ann's (Knowledge and Needles) Open House this weekend.

I can show you

Finished Apple Tin Pincushion.

Finished Boo Lighthouse.
This will hang in my lighthouse bathroom.

And the view on the lake this weekend.

A little sailing regatta with their colorful sails full of wind. There were about 15 sailboats but they just wouldn't all fit in the frame.

Until next time, happy stitching everyone!

28 comments:

Barb said...

Very cute finishes! Hope you are OK.

Margaret said...

I'm so sorry that you are having difficult times at the moment. Thank goodness your dear friend has been able to spend a lot of time with you. Please know that you have friends near and far who are sending good thoughts your way.

Becky K in OK said...

I'm so sorry you are going through a difficult time. I know Beatrice is a great comfort to you.

Your apple tin is just too cute.

Wendy said...

Oooh Kathy, so sorry to read you are having difficult times. You are in my thoughts. It is a good thing you had a good friend coming over and spend some time with.

Love your stitching, it is gorgeous!!

Take care.
Sending you big Belgian hugs,
Wendy

Kim B said...

Whatever you and your family are dealing with right now, you're in our prayers.

Lovely finishing. The pie is my favorite!

Missy Ann said...

I knew that little pie was going to be cute!

Rachel S said...

The pie looks wonderful! I have looked at that one and thought it was cute.

I hope things start to get a little better for you. And that you have the strength to deal with the situation.

Ranae said...

Kathy, I am sorry for your family news, I do hope it gets better for you all.
That pie looks delish, yummy!!
That lighthouse is fabulous too.
The lake view is awesome
(((hugs)))

Joyus said...

{{HUGS}} Kathy

Those finishes are so cute!

saras said...

I've got that pie pattern all stitched! Just have to get it in the pan! :)

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

I hope everything turns out as it should...thinking of you... {{HUGS}}

You finishes are lovely, can't wait to see the rest this weekend!

Harmien said...

Love your Boo finish, it's just perfect with the details of fabric and the ribbon!! Hope things look up for you and your family very soon, Kathy!!

Jenny said...

I'm sorry you are having rough times Kathy ((hugs)) from me. Love your little pie tin. :)

Carolyn NC said...

Big {{hugs}} for you Kathy. I'm sorry you've received painful news. Will keep you in thought and prayer.

Linen Stitcher said...

My thoughts are with you. I'm glad you have someone to talk to. Hang in there.

Kathy said...

Sorry to hear that you are going through a rough patch. I understand. Being down is one of the reasons I went and got such a drastic (for me) hair cut. I find that doing something nice for myself helps a little bit.

I hope things improve for you.

Thank you for your kind words on my blog.

Lisa said...

Dearest Kathy, I am sorry that you and your family are experiencing a tough time. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Your finishes are very nice - I love the way the finished pie pincushion came out. Looks good enough to eat :)

Take care,
Lisa in CA (USA)

Judy S. said...

Sending lots of good thoughts your way, Kathy. Take care.

Sonda in OR said...

{{{HUGS}}}from Oregon!!!

Wanda said...

I am keeping you in my prayers. May you find the strength and courage you need.

Michelle said...

Keeping you in my thoughts. Your pieces turned out beautifully. I especially love that little pincushion!!!

mainely stitching said...

Hugs to you, Kathy. Wishing you peace during your troubled time.

RuthB said...

Hugs, Kathy!

Marion said...

Hugs Kathy!!!
Take care!
Marion

Always smiling said...

Hi Kathy
Really sorry you are having difficult times, but here's a bit of a cheer up for you.
Your pressies are being posted today, so watchg for that postie!!
Love and Blessings
Chris x

Heather said...

Love and Hugs to you and your family, I hope you will all be okay.

Your finishes are awesome, that pie is way too adorable :) I love it when friends come over to sew and stitch.

MarchAnn58 said...

We all have those days and isn't great to have someone to help you out.
Love the pie and the lighthouse is great.

Lynn said...

Kathy I'm so sorry that you are going through a difficult time. I'm sending lots of hugs your way and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I'm glad Beatrice has been with you at this time. She's a great friend.