Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bye For Now

Dear Friends and Readers,

This is just a note to let you know that I'm taking a hiatus from blogging about stitching for a while. The past several months being away have set me back with my stitching, and I just want to spend time catching up and enjoying the process again.

Sometimes the pressures of blogging, stitching and keeping up with RRs and SALs and your own stitching projects is just too much! I'm just choosing to let a couple of things go for the time being.

In addition, our dear friend, Elaine, is at a place of dire need right now. She is home with Hospice. Her lungs have begun to fill up with fluid/blood, and she has just had surgery to implant a catheter for a drain. She is weak and becoming quite weary. I spend alot of time with her...even spending many nights with her. I know she appreciates all of your good thoughts and prayers for her comfort and safe passage at this time. She continues to love her quilt that so many of you participated in making....and she calls it her "Love Quilt." It has comforted her through many chemotherapies over the last months. Thank you so much for your faithfulness and caring for her.

Wishing all of you the very best in the coming months, I remain always,
your friend in stitching,

Deb--Lavender Rose


Kathy A. said...

Dear Deb
I am so sorry to hear that your friend Elaine is not doing well. She can count herself truly blessed to have you by her side. Please, remember to take time for yourself as you help her along.
I can understand needing to take a break for a while. Sometimes we have just too many balls to juggle.
I will be here when you return.

Anonymous said...

Sending you and those you love good thoughts, Deb! Take good care of yourself. We'll be here when you get back!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the Sunshine Award, Deb. You are the sweetest!

Sally said...

Thinking of you and your dear friend Elaine {{{{hugs}}}} keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care of yourself my dear friend. I will be here when you get back x

KarenV said...

You and Elaine are in my thoughts, Deb. You are a wonderful friend to her. I wish you both every comfort in the days and weeks to come. {{{Hugs}}} and love.

Margaret said...

You snd Elaine are in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there. Virtual hugs to both of you.

Mayté said...

Deb, take your time and a good care of yourself. I will keep you in my prayers

We'll be here when you get back.

Hugs and kisses :)

Lynn said...

Deb, I'll continue to keep Elaine in my prayers. She is so blessed to have you as a friend.
I'll miss you but look forward to the day when you can return. I understand how sometimes you just have too much on your plate. Been there myself. Take care of yourself!

Patti said...

I am so sorry to read that Elaine is not doing well. She will, as will you, be in my prayers. I will miss you a lot but will be here the instant you get back. I love you please remember this.
All my love
Queenie xxxx

Siobhan said...

Oh Deb, I am so sorry to hear about Elaine. She will remain in my prayers, as will you, because I know how hard it is to stand by and watch your friend suffer.

Take time to enjoy your needlework and life, and tend to your friend. We will be here when you get back. Big hugs.

Clare said...

Sorry to hear all is now well with Elaine, having a friend like you for support must be very comforting. Keep in touch.


Carol R said...

Keep in touch Deb - we are planning on coming over later in the year but I'll email you to arrange to meet up near the time.

Healing hugs to Elaine.


Marie-P said...

I understand and I will await your return. Stay strong during this trying time with Elaine, my prayers are with her.

Email if you need a friend!

Suzanne said...

Take the time to enjoy your stitching and doing the things you want to do. I completely understand, I'll be waiting for when you come back to blogging.

I hope you can spend some quality time with your friend Elaine. I will keep you both in my prayers.

Jeanne said...

We'll miss you Deb but I really understand how you feel. I have contemplated closing mine for a break a few times. It shouldn't be pressure but in a small way it is. Blessings on your dear friend and I pray she doesn't suffer much.

mainely stitching said...

While you're gone, you'll be very much missed - but we understand how much Elaine needs you now, and we'll be glad to have you back when there is more time for blogging. Take care and remember you're loved!!

Lynn B said...

Missing you already!
Have a nice break and give my good wishes to your friend, we will be here when you return!

Donna said...

So sorry about your friend. I am sure the time you are with her is a blessing to the both of you. I
understand that life needs our attention and we will miss you. Talk to you when you have time again. God Bless