Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Keeping myself busy.....

....and it helps me keep my sanity.  I've tried to come to terms with my brother's death and am having trouble with it.  I guess we look at our siblings as someone who will always be there no matter what and when you lose one, it knocks you off your feet.  I'll be okay but I guess it will take awhile.

Meanwhile I've been doing some finishing and I came up with this little winter pillow.  It's a JBW design that works up very quickly if you're interested in doing it.  I stitched mine on a piece of medium blue 20 count linen over 1 thread because I wanted it small.

I machine embroidered the Let It Snow on a coordinating piece of blue print cotton and added lace to the snowflake.

I doubt if we'll get any snow here in Florida this winter  but I can always hope.

The next picture is of an angel I purchased last year at a Hallmark store here in town.  I loved it the moment I saw it but can you figure out what is wrong with it?

The angel is holding two needles in her hand but the snowflakes are crocheted which you do with a hook.  It reminds me of that toilet tissue commercial that was on years ago where the old ladies are sitting around quilting toilet paper.  Only thing wrong is that they showed the ladies holding two needles and that's not the way you quilt.  These guys should really be asking some needleworkers if there are any mistakes before they produce these items.  I love her anyway...mistakes and all.

I also have a terrible memory.  I purchased a pattern at my LNS last week only to find out I already had it.

So this one above is in my store along with the snowflake one so if you're interested they are under the sales tab.

Hope everyone has cooler temperatures to deal with this week and you get alot of stitching done.

Blessings, Barbara


Barb said...

Dear Barbara, I was so saddened to hear your news. Keeping busy helps but the memories of good times will help you through.
I love the embroidery on your snowflake pillow , I have not attempted embroidery on a machine (chicken). The snowflake looks really good on the pillow too , I have way too much to stitch really but I am sorely tempted. Have a good a week as you can , hugs to you. I had a mistype there and put
bugs to you, no no I did not mean to put that.

Marilyn said...

What a cute little pillow, and the Angel is pretty anyway. :)
It's always hard when a family member is no longer with us.
Take care.

Mii Stitch said...

I have lost my baby sister when I was young and despite all the years that have gone by, I still miss her dearly. I understand your pain.
You have made a delightful little winter cushion. I love the embroidery addition!

Robin in Virginia said...

Barbara, you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Your snowflake pillow is sweet as is your angel. It took me a minute to figure out what was wrong.

diamondc said...

Barbara: I am still keeping you in my daily prayers, I am so sad for your loss, It is hard but seems to get a little better as time goes by, I lost two younger brothers to lung cancer (smoking) in the early 2000's.
I pray for you and your family, you all need each other so much now.
Love the angel she is lovely.
The snowflake pillow is adorable, perfect fabric choice and the Let It Snow in embroidery is wonderful.


Terri said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing, as always!

My younger sister passed away suddenly 5 years ago at the age of 48. It is hard, but it does get a little easier to bear with time. I still have days that I cry, but I try to stay busy and that helps. Thinking of you!

Vickie said...

What a sweet pillow you created Barbara. Your angel is sweet anyhow. ;)
I am glad you are keeping busy. Focus on the great times you had with your brother. Hugs and prayers for you dear.♥

blueladie said...

Barbara, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and yours. Hugs, -Cathryn

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I am sorry about your brother. Losing someone is so hard. Love your stitching and you angel. Funny tgat they made a mistake!

Cindy's Stitching said...

I am just catching up with my blogs. Sorry to hear about your brother. The pillow you made is adorable.

marly said...

I'm sorry. You're not only dealing with the loss but also the sudden shock. Seems like it happened in the blink of an eye.

Justine said...

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Your pillow is gorgeous - what a clever finish!