Sunday, February 05, 2006

Progress Made Plus Another Finish!

While watching the Super Bowl tonight (actually, I stitch and listen) I finished up another small Hardanger doily. This smaller design was a snap to stitch; although I started it last month and just finished it tonight (other projects got in the way!) The design is from Satin Stitches by Donna M. Olson and is from the Time for Tea - Jasmine chartpak. I used a pale pink Hardanger fabric and a soft pink pearl cotton thread from Needle Necessities.

I also made progress this weekend on DT Game Board Sampler. I had some catching up to do - my goal is to stitch two squares per week. Last Sunday I didn't stitch on it at all. So last night I completed five additional squares (so I'm now one square ahead!) Bine and I have been working together on this one. I might finally be catching up to her!

This past week was a very difficult week for me. My last living aunt passed away yesterday after spending the week in the hospital. I was very fortunate to have spent time with her this past week in the hospital, particularly four precious hours on Friday night. She was very special to me and while I know that it is a blessing that she no longer endures any pain or suffering, it's very difficult for me to let go. We particularly missed her today - she was a huge football fan and would have come tonight to watch and celebrate the Super Bowl with us. Auntie Florence - I will never forget you!


Von said...

Oh, Cathy! I'm so sorry for your loss! I hope your fond memories of your aunt will bring a smile to your face at each remembrance.

Kitty Couture said...

I'm so sorry, Cathy. ((((hugs))))

Anonymous said...

{{{Cathy}}} I'm sorry to hear about your aunt.

Kali said...

Sorry to hear about your aunt Cathy.

mainely stitching said...

Cathy, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your aunt. It's just so sad. I hope there are many, many happy memories of her to bring a smile to your face and help you get through the rough adjustment. Take care.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear that you lost your last aunt, Cathy. I'm very glad that you were able to spend some quality time with her before she passed on. May you carry fond memories of her forever.

P.S. Your latest doily finish is really sweet! I still need to attack one myself. :)

Myrna said...

Please accept my sympathies on the passing of your Aunt.

Your hardanger finish is lovely. Although, I don't know how you did that during a football game!

I'm enjoying watching your progess on the DT Game Board Sampler.

BeckySC said...

Dear Cathy,
I am so sorry to hear aobut your loss. Please know I will keep you close in thought and prayer.

For some reason your blog is not pinging until a day later on my I didn't realize you had a new post until now. I love your latest doily finish :) Congratulations!

(((hugs to you))))

Anonymous said...

Hi, Cathy. Jan here. :) I'm sorry to hear about your aunt. Be comforted in the knowledge she is in a better place. Letter on its way soon.

Lelia said...

Your hardanger skills are awesome. How you can get all these projects stitched all the way around -- and they match up -- it is just beyond comprehension.

Lovely DT Game Board Sampler. One of my girlfriends has been working on it, too. The photo on the pattern does not do it justice. Are you enjoying it?

Anne S said...

Belated condolences on the passing of your Aunt Florence ... may the memories of her live on in your heart always {{hugs}}.

On a different note, I must say, your latest hardanger finish is pretty as well, and the gameboard sampler is coming along pretty quickly - it's looking great! :)

OK, off to read the rest of your posts now ... I'm soooo behind! And I've missed reading what you've been up to!