Tuesday, July 31, 2007
It was the gift you dream of. The package was wrapped with care and pink silk ribbon. Inside the outer celephane wrap and french blue tissue paper sat a french blue silk bag like a jewelers pouch, hand-stitched and tied with another ecru silk ribbon. Inside this precious little bag was the final treasure. A delicate little fob! It is so tiny, and so sweet, and so finely stitched and finished you could just look at it every day for the rest of your life and never tire of it.
Just look at that tiny bird and peace branch, and the rosy stars around it.
It's finished on the back with the blue silk fabric and dressed with a tiny silver heart, and beads and a crystal, as you see.
Helen, you have given me the equivalent of a miniature hazelnut truffle cake with whipped cream frosting and an array of strawberries across the top!
I adore it!!
Stitching friends, I'm very sorry, you will just have to gulp very hard and eat the ol' green monster tonight! I love you all....
Monday, July 30, 2007
This is my Saturday progress, and I'm stitching this week to complete it, and mail it along to Bine in Germany.
It's been a rocky road this couple of months, as you know, but I have loved that this little house will represent cheerful recovery, perserverance, and the love and kindness of friends and family. I'm naming it Hopewell House.
A basketful of berries and flowers and little creatures are coming next!
Hugs and thanks to all who keep track of me! I cherish every single comment and personal email. You are each one very special friends!
Friday, July 27, 2007
I was in touch with an old Bookclub member from my Wellesley Bookgroup days...many of you have heard me talking about them. The time of the September Reunion is coming, and Louise was so thoughtful and kind to offer to keep me at her house if I go to MA for the party! So sweet of her.
She's going to be coming by to see my blog...and probably dropping by some of yours, too. So, bookish friends, comment here so she'll know who you are!!! LOL I told her many of us are now in the thoroughs of reading "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," but we are an eclectic group of stitching and reading women...so do mention what's on your current list when you comment this time, please.
Sending much love and hugs,
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
This is my progress, and I have lots of stitching to do so I can mail it along the first week of August!! Pray for the stitching angels to come my way!
Of course, the beautiful pink house is Carissa's!! Isn't it pretty!
Monday, July 23, 2007
I'm properly propped up in bed reading bit by bit of it, and drifting off to sleep getting more and more well, I hope. Harry is good for the heart. I keep seeing him raise his hand and reminding himself and us that we can only tell the truth...and I feel the world is a safe place...at least in some of our hearts.
Sending hugs to all in the Order...
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Thank you to all who took the time to wish me well while I was in the hospital and feeling so horrible. I do believe they devise those IVs and the gruesome nightcrew who have to "re" introduce them into you (because your other one looks infected now...) as incentives to make you go home sooner...well healed or not!! LOL
Now that I'm home, I'm staring at my stitching and looking forward to being able to stitch long hours at it again. My DH tells me I was stitching in thin air when I was under medication....way under medication...with my eyes closed and out of it! He said he never realized how delicately and precisely stitching was worked until he saw just my hands working alone. He thought it was beautiful. I was so touched, and also delighted to know that stitching is the essence of me...even when I'm feeling deathly ill!! LOL
So, I just want to thank all of you for caring and sticking in there with me. You are the best of friends! It was your friendship that kept my heart warm and gave me something to hold on to...and the days of future stitching that kept my eyes looking forward with joy, as well. Thank you.
Thank you for your special notes, cards, and comments, dear friends. You know who you are. You are so dear. Thank you for phone calls and letters.
Thanks everyone! Hugs, Deb
Friday, July 6, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
I've missed you all. Have not been well since my trip to Vegas...my back's been out with my disc disease, and I didn't have a great trip for various reasons. I'm happy to be home, and have just started back stitching again.
What a source of comfort and strength you are as stitching friends. I'm so grateful for each of you. Thanks for being there in so many ways...posting comments here, little RAKS in the mail, emails, notes and all the sweet things you do. It really keeps me going!!