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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.


  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!!!!

  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.

  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.

  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!

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

    Thanks so much for stopping by on my blog.

  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. ;)

  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!

  8. She's gorgeous Missy!

    And that dragon...STUNNING!

  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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