Monday, August 27, 2007

Have to Have This


I just saw this beautiful piece from Midsummer Nights Designs and I have to have it! It has all the elements that I love: Bible verses, a mixture of pastels and deeper colors, angels, lambs, little people, not so dominant a border...etc.. And, it's a big project, which tends to draw me, as well, because I don't like to do anything in a small way, I suppose. Darn it!! :{


Brookes Books also is coming out with a darling new angel for the holidays. Here she is, "The Spirit of Christmas." Brooke hasn't named her officially, yet. She's accepting suggestions on her Board. She's a really fabulous person. And, she's working on another little belle, who will be "The Spirit of Snow." I just adore all of Brooke's girls!

Then, I want to express my deepest appreciation for the generosity of friends. This week, I was so delighted to receive from Nicole a bunch of the Whitman's tins!! Now I can make little stitching kits for my DD, and my granddaughter! Thank you so much, Nicole. And, she sent me a Hershey's tin in the shape of the famous "kiss," which I didn't know existed. I love it, too.


Deb in CT sent me a chart I have been wishing for for soooo long a time, and she always sends me things. We've been friends for some years now and I continue to cherish her friendship.

Then, Deb in MO, sent me a darling Shepherd's Bush chart which I've been wanting! Thank you so much, Deb!! You can't believe how that little sheep cheered me today! Shepherd's Bush is a company that has always touched my heart and reminds me of when my children were little people. I miss my little children, though I'm glad they're grown now...don't get me wrong!! LOL Deb, you are the greatest!! Thank you so much.

I've decided that stitching has kept me pulled together this summer along with stitching friends. It's really amazing. I was at a wonderful EGA meeting the other night, see details on Martha's ..."Gone Stitchin' Instead of Just a Wishin' " blog on the sideline... and it was so refreshing to be with other needleworking crazed women! I came home and told my DH, "Those women were really serious about stitching!" He said, "MmmHmmm, you all are!" It made me stop dead in my steps and think...he meant me...and I am. And so are you, my stitching friends. And, I'm so glad you are!

Happiness is to be found in the repetitve, soul-soothing motion of stitching a treasure which captures not only a verse or image we love, but a piece of our spirit, a slice of our life's segment in time, be it a peaceful or a hard time. It's a reflection and a memorykeeper for us just as surely as an image captured by a camera. The "beautiful, fragile moments" that only we can "see."

Sending many hugs, and love,
Deb

14 comments:

Kathy said...

Stitching friends are the best kind. I have been involved with two groups that each stitch together once a week. They are the blessings in my life. In the end they are the support group we need to get through the trials of life.

Stitching is a disease and we all have a real bad case of it, but that is good.

Carol said...

Oooo, I don't blame you! What a gorgeous new MSND!! Yep, I want it too! LOL

Myrna said...

Just wanted to stop and say hi, and that I enjoy your posts.

monique said...

Yep, as soon as I saw Deborah's new design, it went immediately onto my wish list! Haven't seen it for sale yet anywhere, though...

I do like Brook's new girl :)

Nicole said...

I love Deborah's new design too! It's so pretty! Glad the tins got to you safely! :)

Annemarie said...

Isn't this another stunning design? I love it too! I think it's the best thing in the world to meet up with stitchy friends and, well... stitch!

Cheryl said...

I totally agree...stitching friends are great :)

Vonna said...

I already have Peaceful Paradise on order and the fabric to go with it too! I LOVE IT absolutely!!! And I'm hoping that this will be my New Year's start for 2008!
Good choice Deb...I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and pre-ordered from Amy at DSL today! HURRAY!

Itching To Stitch said...

Oh, you are such an enabler. I definitely have to have this one by Midsummers Night Designs.

Lauren said...

MSND's quickly becoming one of my favorite designers! I love your last paragraph - I think you should copy that and put it in your sidebar :)

Miokka said...

Oh no! I'm in such trouble! I love the Midsummer Nights design.
I'm drowning in "want to do projects"! If someone could figure out a way for me to stitch for 10-12 hours a day & still make a living, that would be a perfect world!
Had great fun with you Friday evening! I'm so glad you liked us... wonder if anyone found out the name of that movie I couldn't remember....
Thanks for making me smile!
xoxoxo
Martha

Kim said...

Oh Deb! I *LOVE*LOVE*LOVE* that Midsummer Nights design......OMG...seriously have to have it AND stitch it! Thanks a LOT (HA!). I've been staying away from stitching websites...and now you go and show me this. *SIGH* Oh well...what's one more waiting. LOL

Sally said...

Isn't the new MND beautiful! She does such gorgeous designs.

Linda litlaskvis said...

Stitching friends are the best. It is so nice to get goodies in the mail instead of just bills ;)