Saturday, March 21, 2009

My Friend

I lost my best friend last week. She had been very sick and lost her battle with Interstitial lung disease. I am still in a state of shock as we thought that she would be okay once she got the lung transplant. But in the end, the doctors decided that the transplant wouldn't even save her. So she was taken off of life support.

I just want to put this out into the universe: I love you, Dawn. I will miss you. I know that I will see you later. Just please forgive me for not being there for you this time.

To everyone that sees this, all I have to say...Don't let your friends get away from you. No matter what you have to do. I learned my lesson the hard way.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


My new obsession has really taken off. I spent Thursday night and Friday night finishing this cute little mushroom.
I found the pattern at The Little House by the Sea blog. Isn't it just the cutest thing.

I think that I have mastered the french knot. Ha! Its made with felt and the original is sewn on the sewing machine, but since I don't have a sewing machine I stitched it all up by hand. I am quite proud of this. Its definately not perfect, but is soooo dang cute. I have started to make the second one in the pattern and I think I will make more in different colors. This one is going on my desk at work just so that I can look at it. But I think I will make a few for gifts. My oldest step-daughter just got a new sewing machine and I think one of these will make a great little pincushion.

Monday, March 2, 2009

New Obsession

I have a new obsession. I found some old cross stitch that I had done years (and I mean years) ago and realized I wanted to learn embroidery. I found an easy pattern and started.

I mostly used back stitch and stem stitch. Its done on an old white linen I had for my cross stitch and never used.

Here are my first stitches in stem stitch. I had so much fun with this. I only did an outline version of this pattern. I hope to do some more with more advanced embroidery stitches. I might even find a use for this on my knitting. Here is the final version.

I got this pattern at

I think its cute as a button. I hope to do more of this. (Sorry for the crappy pictures, no sun today.)