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Thursday, January 17, 2013

News from ME

Good morning to everyone,
Sorry I have not posted again in a while but the "After Holidays" and winter blues got me :(
Maybe it did not help either that I had a cousin that passed away suddenly. He was only 55,  life was not easy for him but to me he was always like the brother that I did not have. I have good memories of growing up with him,  playing cars in the sand, hide-n-seek, and cowboys and Indians. I do wish that I had kept in touch more to let him know he was not alone. But he is in Gods arms and at peace with more love than we can give.
So with me feeling blah I have been home doing a lot of stitching. I am going to finish up my new designs which are hearts for giving LOVE. I have made them to fit into a heart pendant like the "Stitch An Inch" series that I made. I also have the center of one of the designs made so you can put an initial in it and it is a great size for a necklace or a scissor decoration, or maybe you can just hang it from you stitching bag or pocket book  I do not  have a peek of those to share but I will tomorrow.

One of the other things I ave been stitching is a model for Just Cross Stitch Magazine. I am so excited to be the featured designer in the March/April edition. Christy said it is a floral edition and thought some Funky Flowers would be great. So if you like the Funky Flower series that I came up with you should get a copy of this edition of the magazine because there are 9 flowers in it for you along with an interview I did for the magazine. This is also their 30th year so please check them out and here is a peek of the design.
 I am so happy for LeAnn at Camp Wool. She is moving to another location in Kennebunk Maine. She will have an open house there on Feb.1st, 2nd and 3rd. I will have a trunk show there for the month of February. If you live in the area please check it out and I will also be there Feb 1st and 2nd to meet people and sign charts for the open house. She has so much wool and more, I can spend hours there just being inspired and looking for treasure.

So until tomorrow and I need the sun to lift my spirits. I think I see it coming out today :)
thank you for reading my blog


  1. It is so difficult when we are apart from someone we care about when their time comes. I am sure he knew how much you cared and had the same memories of playtime. I can't wait to see the magazine and your interview. Congratulations on being selected!

  2. Hugs!
    I've got the winter blues too. My heart goes out to you for your loss.

    I look forward to seeing your work in JCS.


  3. So sorry for your loss.

    Your JCS piece looks fabulous! Congratulations!

  4. Very sorry to hear of your loss and getting through the blues. Looking fwd to seeing your new heart design and congratulations on being featured in Just Cross Stitch!

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.

  6. So sorry to hear about the passing of your cousin. My condolences to you and your family. Love the funky flowers. Can't wait to see the magazine when it lands in my mailbox!

  7. Sorry for your loss Donna , thinking of you .
    Love the flower charts, well done on being featured .x

  8. I am sorry for your sudden loss, this would be difficult for anyone. Perhaps stitching can be your therapy to get you through the difficult times. Hugs and positive thoughts x

  9. So sorry about the passing of your cousin Gary. HUgs going out to you. I love the Funky Flowers. Can't wait to see the necklace idea!!!

  10. So sorry for your loss Donna; will be keeoing you in my prayers. Congrats on being featured in JCS - can't wait for my issue to arrive!

  11. Sorry to hear about your cousin.
    I hope you are feeling better soon.
    Kudos to you on being in JCS!

  12. Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. Kepping you in my thoughts.
    I am looking forward to stitching again with you in 2013. Thanks for your beautiful designs and generosity.

  13. Donna,
    My thoughts are with you.
    Looking forward to seeing your "Hearts" for love pendant.
    Take good care, and soak up a little sunshine. It always seems to warm my heart.

  14. I'm sorry for your loss.

  15. So sorry to hear about the passing of your cousin, I know how hard it is to loose someone we love. The only heart warming thing is to remember all the sweet memories of what you have shared with him, and I hope all the love that surrounds you give you some comfort
    My condolences to you and your family

  16. Donna, I'm so sorry to read about your cousin, its hard to lose someone close so suddenly, without warning. will keep you and yours in my thoughts, wishing you peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead...Karen

  17. I am so very sorry for your loss Donna. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I hope you're feeling much better now. February is always a bad month for me. Thank goodness it's a shorter month.


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Hi everyone, my name is Donna. I just love stitching of all sorts, I also love antique, and book stores. I am married and I have 2 children, and 3 grandchildren :). My Christian faith is the foundation of my life, and has sustained me through the ups and downs of this journey. Keep spreading kindness so you can change the world. So glad you stopped by, leave me a message and I will stop by and visit you.

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