Monday, May 10, 2010

I am still here!

Hi Everyone! I have been missing in action for a few weeks - my Grandfather has been ill in hospital. He is 84 years old, but very healthy, so it was a bit of a shock. The good news is that he is home now and doing much better. We also have family visiting at the moment.

I have hardly stitched in three weeks and have not had time to visit all your lovely blogs :( Things are slowly returning to normal, so I'll be back to checking blogs, commenting and stitching soon!

Here are some pics of the last piece I worked on. It is the Hardanger pillow kit that Lee sent me.

I have done the pulled thread work, so now it comes to the cutting and weaving. I have decided to put the piece on hold for a while - I like to do all the cutting and weaving at one time for the tension to be the same, so it will have to wait for a while.
Here is a close up of one of the corners:
That's it for now - hope to have some more stitching to show soon. Enjoy the rest of the week and Happy Stitching!

21 comments:

Mylene said...

I did wonder where were you...so glad to hear your grandfather is back home and doing better.

I so love your hardanger piece..it is looking gorgeous!

Carol said...

I missed you, Michelle... so sorry to hear about your grandfather's illness. It is so hard when they get in their 80s. My parents both turn 83 this year and it is very difficult to watch them fail...

Your hardanger piece is absolutely spectacular!

Cari-in-VA said...

Oh, Michelle - your stitching is lovely! I really like this piece!

I am so happy to hear that your grandfather is home and feeling better!

Enjoy your week and I hope you have some stitching time soon.

Vinniey said...
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Vinniey said...

I'm so glad to hear that your grandfather is doing good and back home. Your hardanger piece is looking beautiful, love the floral pattern at the corner, the colors are so pretty. Hope you have more stitching time and wish your grandfather is healthy always. :)

mbroider said...

Glad to have you back, Michelle. Hope your grandfather gets better!

Your hardanger project looks wonderful. To me it looks complete, so am wondering what you are going to do next with the cutting and the weaving?? Curious me!!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Glad to hear your grandfather s doing better.
This pillow is going to be gorgeous! Can't wait to see it finished.

Edit said...

Your Hardanger pillow is so beautiful Michelle!!!

Good that you are back and I hope your Grandfather will recover very fast!

Wendy said...

wauw,thats looks great !
love the colors !

Lee Albrecht said...

Michelle
Fico contente pela melhora de seu avô...e temos sempre que entregar na mãos de Deus. Deus é a nossa rocha.
Seu bordado está lindo e seu ponto é perfeito!!!
Um abraço
Lee

Violette said...

Michelle, c'est un très beau travail, j'aime beaucoup, bravo !

Michelle said...

Oh Michelle I am sorry about your grandfather - wishing him well. I missed you too - your work is absolutely stunning. I was speaking to my Ma in law out in Capetown earlier - I cannot wait to come out in February 2011. Counting down .... Michelle x

Farm Girl said...

Michelle, sorry to hear your gradfather has not been well, good to hear he is on the mend. Love your work - your stitches are so perfect.

Siobhan said...

Michelle, I'm sorry to hear that your grandfather hasn't been well, but I'm glad that he's on the mend. Prayers going out for him that he continues to improve.

Lovely hardanger!

Elaine said...

Beautiful hardanger pillow.
Glad to hear you grandfather is doing better.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm glad to hear your Grandfather is getting better and back at home.

That WIP is going to be SOOO stunning!

Magalys said...

I hope your Grandfather will recover very fast! Your hardanger pillow is beautiful. Congratulations!

Aderi Rubio said...

Maravillosos todos tus trabajos, pero ese cojín me ha gustado muchísimo!!!!

Enhorabuena!

Babs said...

It looks lovely. Have you got the giveaway allready?

Love, Babs

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