Wednesday, February 16, 2011

cross stitching

This past week has been totally terrible. I lost one good friend to breast cancer on her 49th birthday and found out another friend has pancreatic cancer that has spread to her lungs. It is non operable so they are treating her with chemo. These two ladies I met when my older kids went to the parent participation preschool - they live/d a healthy life, exercize and good food. I am sad beyond belief. My cross stitch and knitting has kind of (but not really) taken my mind off things for a bit of time. My dad tells me that I need to move on - that these things happen. I know he is right. I am holding my kids and husband really close and appreciating all the little things going on on a daily basis.
I have managed to make some good progress on T's Christmas stocking. Above is the toe from the last time I blogged.
And here is how it looks as of yesterday. I did work on it a little bit last night so things have changed a bit.
This is the heel part
Some progress made over here as well. I seem to just jump around willy nilly as the mood takes me. It is totally amazing to me that some of the blogging pictures I look at have a "line" of stitches - like they stop at the same point in a row all the way down a section - How do they do that?


hakucho said...

I lost a good friend suddenly this week too. In fact I just returned from the funeral. So I know how you are feeling.
Move on, but it's hard. The stocking is really shaping up. It will be a wonderful heirloom to be cherished forever :)

Vicky L said...

I am sorry to hear about your friends. Your stocking is looking good.

Thread N Stitches said...

Love your stocking can hardly wait to see it finished.

chrisstitches said...

beautiful stitching on the christmas stocking & all the fish in the other post. cute with the 6 year & the oven....