Sunday, February 25, 2007

Sad Times

It has been five really tough days for me. On Feb 21st I lost my Dad. He died just 6 days after his 61st birthday in his sleep. The worst part is not knowing why he died. We did not know of any major health problems. I am very thankful that he went peacefully in his sleep and did not have to suffer. It's really hard for me as I am an only child and all that I ever had was my Dad, Mom and my family. Now my Mom has lost her true love, and I have lost my best friend. I will be making a lot of adjustments in the next few months. My Mom is unable to drive and do some things on her own since her accident 2 years ago, when she broke her neck. My family and I will be moving in with my Mom, so that I can help take care of her. I'm not sure how it will all work out, but I know deep in my heart that everything will be okay.

I want to thank all of my friends for all thier prayers, thoughts and condolences. It has helped me very much during a sad time in my life. I wish that I could hug you all personally, but an internet hug will have to do. Thank You!!!!!!!!

Now I am starting to stitch again on my MLOTS and that is helping me heal. I am also taking one day at a time. I am treasuring everything with my family, every moment and everyone special in my life. It's hard to say when your time is going to be, so treasure each and every moment in your life!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

MLOTS Model - 3 Weeks

She is getting more and more beatiful with each and every stitch. I can't wait to see her done and in her full beauty.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Finally, get to relax :)

My girls have both been sick for almost 2 weeks with a nasty viral infection, fever and hives. Today they finally went back to school and I was so happy!!! Don't get me wrong, I love my girls very much. But sometimes mommy needs her time to herself.

Being that today is Valentine's Day, I had a great surprise. My husband called me and told me that he was going to be late because of the rain. But to my surprise, he walked in with a beautiful pink frosted vase full of white roses and pink flowers. I should have known he was up to something, but it just never clicked. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful caring husband.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Secret Model Revealed

Here she is:
Summer Lady Full Version - RL02 - Passione Ricamo
A lot of you have seen this in Laura's beautiful drawings and requested that Summer Lady to be done in full version. So as a gift to you from Laura and I, this will be featured in the UK magazine The World of Cross Stitching issue 125. We hope that you enjoy her.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Enabling Friends

I have always been known to enable PR designs to all my friends. But recently I found out that I was enabling a dear friend with "Cirque des Cirles" by Ink Circles. I have the design and waiting for my fabric to get it started. Of course my friend was looking at all the SAL's of this beautiful design on the HAED BB. Then she called me and told me that she just ordered it and we have to do an SAL. I knew that I was good, but not that good. Of course we were talking yesterday and she enabled me to start new wip. So who's the enabling one here???

Sunday, February 4, 2007

I'm so EXCITED!!!!!!

First of all, the Colts WON!!!!!!!!!! *dancin'* I said they were going to win and they did. I should have placed a bet on them. Oh well, at least Dungey finally got his Super Bowl.

And on top of that, I just saw that I was a finalist in the Silkweaver Showcase 2006. I actually made 2 catagories and can't believe it. Maybe next year will be more lucky.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

An Interesting Week

Sunday we got a little puppy. His name is Nugget Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
and is a Japanese Chin. He is so quiet and just too cute. Of course training him to go potty in a litter box is a real challenge as he was not paper trained at all. But we are making some progress and not having as many accidents. Nugget and our 14 yr old cat Bailey
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are finally becoming friends. They are now playing with each other and it's so funny to watch.

I had to go to the girls school on Wednesday for thier parent/teacher conference. I was so glad that both of the girls are doing very well and are having no problems. We were having problems with my youngest. But she is now back on track and that makes me very happy.

I started stitching on my MLOTS model on SW Enchantment. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
She is so beautiful!!!! I can't put her down as she just get's more and more beautiful with every stitch.
I've also started LW02 "Make a Wish" model on SW Ice Blue Reflections. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Her face is so angelic and peaceful.