February 24, 2008

where my heart blooms

Very stressful two weeks = no blogging. My hubby's mother was very ill and in the hospital for several weeks and passed away Saturday. So we're preparing for her funeral, etc. which will be in East Texas on Tuesday....my hubby has been so stressed out, which, considering his heart condition, is not a good thing.

Anyway, it all just seems like too much around here. Neighbor problems, sickness (I had a severe headache for days and then extreme dizziness...now it's just a cold or whatever), the list goes on.

My therapy is my stitching. Thank God for that. This piece by Blackbird Designs was such a pleasure to work on, I didn't want it to end. My friend Sheri said just rip it all out and do it again then. Funny girl.



It does have a mistake on it. That I left. Can you see it?


One of these flower stems is not like the other.



and here's the "action shot" for Siobhan ;) (by the way, thank you all for your sweet comments you leave for me, I appreciate and love you guys!!)



Well, I just love what this sampler says...home is where my heart blooms. So true for me. Too bad that now our home is also a cause of stress.

Sorry for venting about stuff here...usually like to keep things pretty light and fun but just feel like my life is spinning (like my head) right now. Hope to be back to normal soon...

19 comments:

Linen Stitcher said...

Andrea, my condolences to you and your family on the passing of your husband's mother. So sorry to hear that you're going through such a difficult time. I, too, find stitching very soothing. Your new finish is lovely.

Sandra said...

Sorry to hear about your Mother in Law, very sad for your husband, even if you were not close.

Your new finish is gorgeous and I can't see any mistakes. Did you decide to leave the buttons on the heart piece?

Nancy said...

Hi Andrea,

I'm sorry to hear about your husband losing his mother, and I'm so sorry you are under so much stress right now. You know you are in my heart, and I hope things are on the mend soon.

Your stitching is lovely and so perfect as always. It's so pretty that even your mistakes look good, and I still couldn't find it. I don't have this pattern yet, but your photos make it a definite future stitch for me. It's just beautiful!

Take care, OK? You know you can write if you need to.
Nancy <3

Anonymous said...

Oh {Andrea} I'm so sorry life has been such a bear lately. Losing one's Mother is always hard no matter what, and hopefully Hubby will be able to put the situation in perspective and not stress his heart too much.

I know about the killer headaches. Please take care of yourself during these stressful times.

Your latest finish is fantastic! I sure can't find the "mistake", anyway it's what makes the piece yours. Stitching is indeed such a calming activity, so just keep it up and hopefully things will be be back to normal soon.

KsMaryLou

Katrina said...

Andrea hope things settle down soon. I am very sorry about your MIL. No matter the situation it's difficult losing a parent.

Congrats on the finish, I am about halfway on this piece. It's so fun and the colors are gorgeous.

Sharon said...

Sorry to hear about your MIL. I hope your will be able to manage the stress-I am sure with your help he will! I hope you feel better soon too. Your finish is lovely. Such a great pattern!

Leigh said...

Oh Andrea, I'm so sorry about your MIL. It's so hard when our husbands are stressed and there's not much we can do but love them. Please know that y'all are in my prayers.

Your finish is just gorgeous!! I just got mine in the mail today. Can't wait to start it!

You know that this weekend is Canton!! I'm really really thinking about coming over Saturday. Wanna join me??

Big hugs!!

Pam said...

(((Andrea))), so sorry to hear about your MIL. I'm sure this must be a difficult time, despite whatever differences you had. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Pam

Annemarie said...

So sorry to hear about your loss and all your other troubles. I will keep you in my thoughts.

You've actually *finished* the new LFC already? I'm still waiting for my chart and fabric to arrive! It looks fabulous, btw. And no, even with the close-up shot, I can't spot the boo-boo!

Siobhan said...

((((((((((((Andrea))))))))))) I am so sorry about your MIL. Even if your relationship wasn't the best--and I can so relate to that--I know you hurt for your DH. Take care of yourself, too!!

Love the finish. YGG! Especially the action shot. :D

xoxoxox Hang in there, gf, and vent away!!

Jackie said...

I am so sorry about your mother-n-law. :-(

Give Jeff a hug from me.

XOXO

laurie in iowa said...

Andrea,

Sending hugs your way... So sorry about your MIL, your stress, etc. Take care of yourself.

Wonderful finish and way cool action shot!

I just started this piece yesterday.

laurie in iowa said...

Andrea,

Sending hugs your way... So sorry about your MIL, your stress, etc. Take care of yourself.

Wonderful finish and way cool action shot!

I just started this piece yesterday.

doyleylady said...

Oh Andrea, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss......it's a difficult task to be strong and supportive for your DH. Take time for yourself and your emotions.......and I am very impressed by your latest finish......hugs Ann-Maree in
Sydney

Itching To Stitch said...

I love mistakes that are left in a piece, it makes the piece truly unique. Sorry to hear about your MIL passing away ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry about your MIL. I know that you will worry about your DH and how it impacts him.

I love your finish and I can't find the mistake ! I have ordered the chart and am still waiting LOL
Hugs, Ann

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your MIL and about your concern for your husband. Eric has a heart condition too - so I know how that is. Your finish is gorgeous - and what a wonderful sentiment too. I so love this design!

loismunger said...

Andrea, I have been out of town with no computer since last Mon. and just read about your MIL. I'm very sorry! I hope Jeff handles his stress OK and that your headache is better. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Lois

Melissa said...

Andrea-so sorry to hear about your DH's mother. Even though y'all weren't close, she was still his mom. I know this must be a difficult time for him.