26 December 2010

Merry Christmas and Back to my blog

Karin's Ornament RR
By Drawn Thread in 1997 JCS Ornament issue
stitched 0n Pewter grey 28count
DMC threads one over one

Wow! Its been over 2 months since I last post about my stitching and I was in middle of a ornament RR. I had started on Karin's ornament. The instructions said one over one on the ornament I liked. Since I only did one over one for the first time at the beginning of Oct, I figured what the heck, I will do it one over one. At first I thought I was doing good and than I realize I missed a stitch somewhere. I couldnt find it and end up frogging most of I had stitched. OMG!!! It was awful to get the stitches out. I was almost pulling my hair out. I was afraid of cutting the material. I finished the ornament at the beginning of December.

On November 18, my world went upside down. M
y Mom passed away that morning. She has been a nursing home the last 5 years and had some serious health problems that we could not care for her at home. We always made sure she came home on the holidays or we went to her, but Christmas she was home unless she was in the hospital. The morning before, the nurse couldnt wake Mom up so they send her to the hospital. Around noon, she was stable and sleeping. They were waiting for a room. That evening when I was talking to my aunt, I was told Mom was in ICU. Than I got that gut feeling something was terrible wrong. I was so worried I didnt get to sleep until 3 in the morning. My brother woke me up at 9:40 to tell me about Mom passing away. She died from cardiopulmory arrest with septic shock and pneunomia. I called my sisters immediately. I got hold of Dawne immediately but with Amy, she was in classes and didnt call back until 4:30. By that time when I told her, I was choking on to the words, cause the shock had wore off. Mom's calling hours were on Sunday and the funeral was on Monday. I had volunteer to do an eulogy. My sisters and brother were too emotional. My melt down came at the gravesite, after the last prayer was said. I did no stitching until the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I just wanted play Mahjong Dimensions,lol.

When I started to stitch, I just did not want to sto
p. I end up doing a total 6 ornaments, finishing 4 of the 6 into ornaments, plus put 2 pillows together , all before Christmas. Below are the pictures of the ornaments.

Vickie's ornament rr
Gourmet Shop by The Twisted Thread
14 ct aida, DMC threads

For Genia and Steve
Season of Love by CCN designs
from JCS Preview ornament issue 2010
Weddgewood blue 28ct lugana,DMC threads

For Teresa in KraftersKorners
Christmas Homemade Gift
Kitty Klaus by Val's Stuff
1997 JCS Ornament issue
Ivory 28ct evenweave, DMC threads

For Berly in ILCSing
Christmas Ornament exchange
Silly Snowquake by Ertnne Chard
Wedgewood blue 28 ct lugana, DMC 769

For Anthony, my nephew
Silly Snowquake by Erynne Chard
Wedgewood Blue 28 ct lugana, DMC 796

As you can see, I made the Silly Snowquake twice. I loved how Berly's was coming out so I had to make another, it was a quick design. I, also, finished my RR ornaments and had them on my tree this year. I will show pics later when I show off my gifts on Days 1,2, and 3 on the 12 Days of Christmas and a couple of other exchanges.

I have a lot to show and I dont want to overwhelm everyone. I will post later with news of the blizzard in Connecticut.


GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Beautiful stitching.

My sincerest sympathies go out to you and your family. The loss of a parent or any other family member is never easy. May you find comfort, peace and hope in the near future.

Debra said...

So, very sorry.
Your stitching is all great.

Carin said...

Vicky so sorry that your mom passed awat. I will be thinking of all of you.
I like the ornaments you made, they are lovely. I esp. love the Silly Snowquake by Ertnne Chard, but I never hear about Ertnne Card. Was this in a magazine. I try to look through google but didn't anything with that name.

Tracy said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, I know what my husband went through when we suddenly lost his father, similar circumstances, been sick for some time, then suddenly passed.

your work is gorgeous, I'm glad you have something to distract you at this time.

blueladie said...

Vicky, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for your family. Sending prayers and hugs. Cathryn

Joy said...

I am soo sorry about the passing of your mother. I can understand the shock of what you are going through. I pray for your healing.

Your ornies are wonderful! The one over one bird is fabulous!! Go girl! LOL

Meari said...

My condolences on the loss of your Mom.

Your ornaments turned out nice. Congrats on so many finishes.

MaryT said...

So sorry to hear of your moms passing, I have lost my mom and dad. My mom 18 years ago and dad 10. Still miss them but it does get better. Love your stitching I think my favorite is Kitty Klaus:)

Mary Louise

AFwife99 said...

I am sorry for your loss. It seems to be a hard year for most of us. I am glad you have started stitching again. The ornaments look great.

Carolyn NC said...

So sorry about your Mom - how difficult. I'm glad you've been able to keep yourself busy. Stitching looks wonderful!

Sharyn said...

My heart goes out to you, I'm so terribly sorry about the unexpected passing of your mom. You never think you will have to go thru that....I lost my mom 5 yrs ago in Oct and I think about her daily. I can say the pain lessens with time. I'm glad that stitching was a comfort to you, everything looks great!
Take care of yourself!
Sharyn :-)

Scattered Threads said...

Hello Vicky darling. So good to see you back bloggling love. Your ornaments are beautiful and your spirit sounds up and up despite the loss of your mom. It will all be well.
God bless you hun.
Hugs and hugs.

Rita said...

I'm very sorry for your loss.

Penny said...

Wonderful Work. Very sorry for your loss. I lost my Dad one day 6 years ago like that very sudden.

Colleen said...

My heart goes out to you with the passing of your Mom. Your stitching is wonderful & know that it is helping you cope with her loss. Looking forward to the blizzard pictures.
Take care & peace be with you

Shelley said...

Vicki - I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Only time can heal your heart. Love all of the stitching you did.

Gabi said...

So sorry to hear about your mum passing away. That must be a hard time for you.
Your stitching looks great

Katrien said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Beautiful work.