My sister and I spent the next 3 months going through the house, cleaning, sorting and organizing for Goodwill and auction. It was an 1 1/2 hour drive each way with every weekend spent with my sister going through everything we needed to. My parents bought the house in 1953 and my father passed away in 1984. You can imagine what all there was to go through. We put the house on the market in March and it sold 2 months later. Being busy has helped with the greiving process, but it is still hard and I miss her a great deal.
Needlework has been my sanctuary over the last few months as well. I have been busy stitching on multiple projects, having Lady Jane's Garden fnished by a lovely lady in VA, and having several pieces framed - some onld and some new.
I completed the Mystery Sampler from With Thy Needle and Thread - she is now at the framer. I have been working on a Betsy Morgan (Willing Hands) class that I took last November, but needed to take a break as there are multiple pieces to the Elizabethan Casket Etui and I needed to feel a sense of accomplsihment.
Below are pictures of this WIP
|Casket Etui Lid Top|
Casket Etui Lid Sides
Casket Etui Front and Back
Casket Etui Sides
Pin Cube Sides
Pin Cube Top and Bottom
Scissor Fob Back Panel
Some projects I finished while I paused on the Casket Etui Project:
Shepherd's Bush Needle Roll, Scissor Fobs and Pin Cushion
I also finished some Blackbird Designs pieces over the last few month and had them framed. The first one is Clara Ellen that I showed previously, but had it framed and was able to show to my Mom before she passed away. It was done in honor of her mother, Lilah Hood:
Other pieces included "Their Songs":
Loose Feathers 2011 - Summer, Autumn, Winter:
I framed a couple of Shepherd's Bush Round Robins that I completed in the mid 1990's with some friends from around the country:
I got "Lady Jane's Garden" back from the finisher:
...and I fnished a sweet pin cushion for my BFF Kate
I think I'm caught up now. Now off to stitching another project. I plan to get back to work on the Casket Etui as I have another class with Betsy Morgan next weekend.
Happy Stitchinhg, Sue