Monday, October 7, 2013

A finish & an IN MEMORY piece...

I had hoped to finish my October Word Play before the start of October, but life got in the way......or in this case....death.
My brother (who was a stitcher also) passed away unexpectedly on Sept 25th. My parents & brother have been going thru things & mom & dad have been going thru the stitching items. They found this little mouse, partially stitched & asked if I would finish it. I said I sure would.
Wayne also had started the Kinkaide/Disney piece of Pinnochio. He had 2 of 6 pages done, the last I knew of. (I am attaching a picture...this is the last one I saw) I am also attaching two pictures of the mouse.......before I start on it! Stitchers, this is a good reason WHY we take our pieces out of the hoops or Q snaps each & every day. I am showing the piece before I pressed it & then after I pressed it. You can see that I couldn't get all of the hoop marks out. I hope over time, I can get it.
I have also attached my finished Oct. piece. I had hoped to start a new 'series' of pieces, but the mouse will be first & foremost on the list.
Enjoy the beautiful fall weather. This is my favorite time of year....
October Word Play

Pre-Press

Post-Press

Pinnochio, so far

14 comments:

Beth said...

So sorry about your brother. Finishing his stitches is a nice way to honor him.

Sweet Sue said...

So very sorry on the loss of your brother Shari. Wishing you the love of family, comfort and healing in the coming days...

Carol said...

Oh, Shari, I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your brother. I just can't imagine how hard this must be on your entire family... Sending you a warm hug and I look forward to seeing the completed stitching in his memory..

cucki said...

aww oct word play is so beautiful..
so sorry about your brother..sending you hugs x

Julie said...

It saddens me to read you have lost your brother Shari {{big hug}}.

Rita said...

I'm very sorry for your loss, Shari.

Can you wet and freeze the piece with the hoop marks and then try to press it again?

Terri said...

So sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers!

Linda said...

So sorry to hear about your brother - my thoughts are with you.

Michele said...

Shari, I'm so sorry for your loss. I think it's wonderful you'll get to finish a couple of pieces started by him. hopefully you can get the hoop marks out.

WendyCarole said...

So sorry to hear about your brother xx

Renee said...

I'm so very sorry to hear of the unexpected loss of your brother Shari. What a wonderful thing to finish his stitching. Sending you hugs.

Lizette Morales said...

Hi,
My condolences for your family and you. I hope you finish the memory piece in his name.

Maggee said...

So sorry to hear about your Brother! Praying he is happy in heaven! And that you receive much healing love at this difficult time! Hugs!

Mary said...

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your brother, Shari
I pray for comfort and peace for you and your family.
Finishing his stitching is such a wonderful way to honor him. He would be honored and proud of you for doing so.

October Word Play looks wonderful.