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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Finally I stitched tonight!

I took a few days off from stitching and focused on trying to get myself onto a schedule for household chores now that my depression has been relieved. I haven't felt this good in a very long time (it has been a year which is a long time) and I am enjoying feeling better! I've been focusing on getting back into control of my house and straightening things out, cleaning and all that. So I haven't been stitching this week.

I did stitch tonight and worked on Christmas Dreams. I realized that I seriously miscounted when I posted that it was time to switch back to the Quaker. I posted that I pulled out Christmas Dreams on the 7th, but the date of the post was the 14th and for the life of me I can't remember if I had stitched on it for that week, or if I had just looked at the wrong date on the calendar while writing the post. So to try and settle it I chose not to swith and kept Christmas Dreams out for this week. I didn't stitch until this evening. I worked on the blank area where his hair/sideburns meet his beard and filled most of it in. All that is left is the second blue color that marks the curls which I hope to finish tomorrow. Then I will return to the bottom and continue working on his beard. Sorry but I didn't get a picture.

After a couple hours on Christmas Dreams I pulled out Woodland Fairy by Teresa Wentzler. I haven't stitched on this piece in a very long time. I had started it for someone I considered to be a very close friend and whom I loved a great deal. Suffice it to say that my love and trust were badly misplaced. When I realized that, I lost the desire to work on this piece and that was 4 years ago (it was already a ufo). It has been languishing in my stitching drawers as a UFO. I decided to stitch it for myself instead! As today is Thursday it is UFO stitching day on the yahoo group Friendly Stitchers ( a great group that I really enjoy!) so I pulled her out and put in a couple threads. The progress isn't noticable from the last picture I took so I didn't bother taking another one. I did enjoy working on her though so maybe I'll do a bit more on her this weekend. Here is my last progress pic of Woodland Fairy, just so there is at least 1 stitching picture on this post LOL



I only have 2 UFO's and they are both Teresa Wentzler designs. The Woodland Fairy and Stroke Of Midnight (Cinderella). I love her designs, but they are complicated and take a lot of attention to keep from making major mistakes. The end results are fabulous and worth all the aggravation of stitching them (at least I think so). Here is a picture of The Guardian, a gold dragon of hers that I did. The border (an intricate Celtic Knotwork pattern) didn't get stitched because I damaged the fabric, but the dragon itself is just gorgeous!



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I then pulled out the Quaker for a short while and added the letter "B b" to the alphabet at the top of the page and graphed the change in year from 2006 to 2010. I didn't take a picture of this either, sorry.

On Sunday I will be rotating back to the Quaker and before I do I will take pictures of Christmas Dreams and Woodland Fairy to show my progress.

Thank you for the comments, I really do apprecaite them. They mean a lot to me and I read every single one.

9 comments:

  1. So glad to see your coming out of your depression and stitching again it's great therapy, and I love the Dragon one beautiful!!!!

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  2. Thank you nutmegg. Stitching is definitely great therapy! It helps me control my chronic pain. It helps me to feel like I accomplished something even though I can't work anymore, and many other positive things :)

    I love the dragon one too. I've done two of TW's dragons. I just love the way they look when they're done.

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting, I appreciate it.

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  3. Hi Missy,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice comment :)
    You're making great progress with some of your WIPS.
    I hope you continue to feel well so that you can enjoy your stitching.
    Margaret

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  4. It's good to hear you're getting over your depression. I've had two different relatives -- very close ones -- with depression so I know how tough it is. It's funny you're into WoW. Maybe you know my DH. lol! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  5. The Guardian looks stunning and the woodland fairy is looking beautiful.

    Thanks so much for stopping by on my blog.

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  6. Oh my goodness! What gorgeous stitching. I'm glad that you're stitching... I find that it's the only thing that I do that remains 'done'--unless I have to frog. ;)

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  7. That dragon one is GORGEOUS!

    I'm a little stitcher compared to you...I go through my packs quickly, but they're only small designs

    Well done!

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  8. She's gorgeous Missy!

    And that dragon...STUNNING!

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  9. Margaret (Solstitches), Margaret, Mylene, Siobhan, Joey, and Pumpkin: Thank you all for your comments, I really appreciate them and they always make me smile to read them. That dragon is an older project, I believe I finished it in 2006 or something like that. It was my second Teresa Wentzler Dragon with “The Castle” being the first.

    Margaret (Days Of A Sampler Lover): I am sorry to hear that 2 of your close relatives have struggled with depression as well. I hope they are doing well and their depression does not recur. (hope never hurts ) Thank you for your understanding, I do appreciate it a great deal. What WoW server is your DH on and what is/are his character(s) names?

    Siobhan: Yeah stitching seems to be the only thing I can do with any consistency, and it is also the only thing that ever stays done LOL (dishes, laundry, dusting etc. all are never-ending things and not fun at all LOL)

    Joey (living with BA): Little charts or not, you are still a stitcher! The size of the chart doesn’t matter. What matters is that you enjoy doing it. I would love to see pics of your works in progress too!

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Missy (aka Raven)