March 07, 2012

framed finish

Hello there,

Anyone still reading? I did not forget this blog of mine, no dears, my friend Patti would not let me ;-)! Lots of things going on, I will try to be brief and list them here:

*tennis elbow which hurts so bad one considers chopping their arm off.
*contemplation of why one would take such drastic measures, maybe reconsider.
*health problems with pugs, one in a cone (again!) for months on end, the other having one problem after another, the last being a tumor and it's removal.
*serious freak out over pug health problems, not to mention husband having issues at the same time.
*work related issues
*too busy stitching with my free time and having no desire to be on computer posting to blog (sorry, just keeping it real!)

Could probably come up with more excuses, but enough of that, here's my recent framing finish!





This design is from The Scarlett Letter chart called "And All Was For An Appil"



stitched on 40 count Natural linen with DMC thread. The last two photos were taken outside, and the true linen color shows better in them.
I could've sworn I took pictures of the bottom half of this, but can't seem to find them!


That's all for now. I will leave you with a picture of the boys sitting with their Dad, one showing his backside, where the tumor was removed and the other, happy to finally be cone free, after seeing a specialist for his eye problems and finally getting some results.


And I'll also leave you with the promise of posting more often....tootles for now!
xoxo

31 comments:

Vinniey said...

oh poor pugs. Hope they will get better soon. :(

Your "And all was for an April" is so beautiful with the frame.

carol fun said...

Beautiful stitching! I've missed your wonderful creations. Sorry to hear that life is being rough- hope things improve on all fronts! Take care -

Nancy in WI said...

Glad to see you again! I check every week! Sorry to hear about the pugs and I know about tennis elbows...ouch! No fun at all! Your picture is beautiful and hope to see you soon!

Margaret said...

Ok, you're torturing me with your lovely framed finish. Love it!!!! It's wonderful! Sorry to hear about all the stresses that have been happening. Hope the pugs are all better now and that tennis elbow leaves you alone! Good to hear from you!

Anna van Schurman said...

Love your finish. Love the clouds; the whole piece is so groovy. But Eve kind of looks like a dude playing in an 80s hair band.

marly said...

Hope the pups are well now. And the hubby. That Appil project is so beautifully stitched.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your framed finish looks fabulous. So sorry to hear about the pugs health issues, your health issues and your husbands health issues. You've all had a rough time of it and I hope that's all behind you now.

Deborah said...

Great finish1 Hope that you all are on the mend.

valerie said...

So good to see you blog Andrea! Your framed finish looks fantastic! Just wonderful! I am so glad to hear your DH and the pug babies are doing better. Whew! Just a quick note I'll be in DFW in May...memorial day weekend. Trying to get things finalized. :)

Melanie said...

It's a lovely finish! :)

Hazel said...

Stunning finish! Love it and give your pooch a hug from me. x

Siobhán said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations on the finish! AAWFAA looks amazing. The frame is perfect for it.

Hope the pups are health-worry free. I know how scary that is!

Chris said...

What an amazing finish...I love it. I am so glad that you came back to share it.
I hope that pugs are all better soon.
Hugs!

Debby said...

Very beautiful framing and stitching!

greetings from Debby,
www.crossstitchstyle.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

So nice to see a post from you!! Sounds like you have had your plate full recently. I hope the pups are all better now and that thins have settled down.
Your stitching is beautiful and that frame compliments it perfectly!

Giovanna said...

What a stunning finish - congrats! I hope you'll be having less stressful times.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on your framed finish! It looks great. I understand that life gets in the way sometimes. You just do what you can and the rest will follow eventually. Your little furbaby's booboo makes me want to give them kisses. Sweet ones! Take care.

Katrina said...

Wow, don't blame you a bit for taking a break. Sometimes life just gets in the way. Hope hubby, puppies and your elbow are all doing better!!!

Love, love, love your AAWFAA, gorgeous and the frame is perfect too.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Absolutely stunning finish, Andrea! I don't think I even knew you were working on this. I love the frame you chose for it - I've used that same moulding on something - just can't remember what at the moment. Anyway, congratulations on a fab finish!! So sorry about all the issues you've had going on. I hope you and hubs are better soon and that the pugalicious babies are better soon, too!

Rachel S-H said...

Great to see you posting, sorry about the health issues. Glad the pugs are recovering. And your finish is wonderful

Deb said...

Wow - what a wonderful finish!!! I AM SO ENVIOUS!!! I can't seem to make headway into mine at all! And I love the frame - perfect choice for it and I love how your framer got right up to your stitching. That seems to be a concept that my framer can get - yet?

I'm so sorry to hear about everything that is going on, but it's good to see you posting. I hope that everyone is much improved soon.

Veronica said...

So happy to see you back. You've been missed! Sorry to hear about the issues you've been having.

Lovely framing. Where will you be displaying it?

Hugs,
Veronica.

Lois said...

So nice to see a post for you. Sorry that you've been having so many issues lately both for yourself and the pugs.

What a lovely framed finish though! Such a beauty.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous framing!! Love it! And I do hope things are on the upswing for the pugs, yourself and DH. Tell me again where you have your framing done, if you wouldn't mind?

barbara said...

Beautiful stitching and oh! what a gorgeous frame! :D

Sharon said...

Busy, busy at your house. I hope your pugs are feeling better. Gorgeous finish!

Ranae said...

Your stitching is perfect
I love the frame
Give those puppies hugs and kisses

Nicole said...

AAWFAA turned out beautiful, Andrea! I LOVE the frame you chose for it!! Congrats.

P.S. I'm so sorry about the poor pugs. Hope they're doing better soon!

Stitch By Stitch said...

Congrats on your finish! And welcome back!I so understand about needinga break. I'm just back myself so woo hoo for us! Glad to see you back online.

Stitch Wizard said...

Oh what a gorgeous finish Andrea!!! I have been so out of the blogs that I just tonight saw this post!! Your stitching is just awesome and I am so glad to see your little dogs doing so well here! I hope you and your hubby are doing well too. I have been thinking of all of you with good thoughts and big hugs coming your way!! :))

Joy said...

Breaks are good...too bad it was filled with unpleasant...

Lovely A&E!! Hugs, Jh