Friday, February 28, 2020

February Finishes

2017 Collector's Heart
by Heart in Hand Needleart

I love this phrase and it was so appropriate to stitch this year as we became empty nesters in January.
This design came with the linen, button and beads. The colors are so soft and pretty and I wanted a unique finish. It's hard to capture colors in the harsh winter sun.

I know that it has been a month since I last posted. 2020 started off with a bang!
We moved our youngest out to Los Angeles. We enjoyed our visit, but leaving was so very hard to do. I have some fun to post about that trip, just need to find the time.

About a week and a half later, our oldest had surgery. He is recuperating and doing well. Just two days later our youngest had emergency surgery in Los Angeles.  He had only been there for two weeks and was still getting to know his roommates and the lay of the land. I was back on a plane and headed for LA. Through both surgeries and the 4+ hour plane ride, I cross stitched while praying. Cross stitch provided focus and a productive diversion to get me through it all while praying. When fully finished  I'll attach a tag to the back to remind what was going on while I was stitching. I was surprised at how well he was doing when I got out there. He is a strong young man who had been through a lot as young child. It did my heart good to see him and made me more comfortable returning home, although it was still hard. He is back to school and work and hopes to be fully recovered next month.

In the past week, both my husband and I have come down with a bad case of the flu. We are getting better and hope that the first two months are not a preview of the rest of the year, 
but that things will calm down at least a bit.  

After finishing my advent candle wraps, I decided to continue stitching a special project on Sundays.
I've started working through the 2019 Quaint Country Ladies kits.

I finished stitching the first kit and just need to fully finish.
Isn't the backing fabric just perfect?!

I hope that your 2020 has started in a quieter form :)
and I hope to be back soon!

“A new command I give you: Love one another. 
As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
~John 13:34-35

Blessings, Patti