Monday, July 7, 2014

July................really????

Happy July........
July is one of my favorite months for several reasons. I cannot believe we are already a week into July. This summer is flying by faster than ever.
SO MUCH has happened since my last post in March. I won't bore you with everything, but I must update on a few things.
We lost my sweet mom mid June. Her heart just finally gave up. She suffered three mini strokes in May. We almost lost her at that time. She went home after a long hospital stay just a couple days after Mother's Day. She spent her last month hooked up to oxygen, sitting in her chair most of the time. She is now pain free. (she had lived with rhumatoid (sp) arthritis for nearly 50 years.
Before she had her last set back, mom was almost finished with a cross stitch project. When we went up to plan her celebration of life service, my dad asked if I would finish the project. I said I sure would. Well, at her viewing, he asked if I could have it finished for the service the next day. I said I thought I could. You DO NOT challenge me in that way. If it is at all possible, I will make it happen. And, I did! I put the last few stitches in it, on the way up there that day. Dad laid the piece beside mom in her casket. After the service was over, he walked over & got it out & handed it to me. He said he wanted me to have it. So, I am waiting for my framer (my husband!!!) to make a frame for it.
As far as my own stitching, I have been working on the frosty friends series. I have just finished the 3rd block & decided I needed a break from all of the white.
I do not have a picture yet, but I am working on a My Big Toe piece that I started a while back.
I am going to keep this short because I need to get moving. I hope you all have a wonderful day & week!
HAPPY JULY!!!
Frosty Friends WIP

Mom's Coffee Sampler

21 comments:

Cath said...

So sorry for your loss. What a lovely treasure though , to be able to keep the last piece that your Mom worked on. XXX

Meari said...

Bless your heart on finishing your Mom's sampler. It turned out nice. Your current WIP looks adorable.

Sending belated condolences on the loss of your Mom, Shari.

Robin said...

I was sorry to read about your Mom's passing. Glad you were able to finish her project for your Dad and for yourself. It turned out lovely! Your FF piece looks good.

Robin in Virginia

Julie said...

Oh Shari, I am so saddened for your and the family reading the loss of your mom.
How wonderful you were able to finish the sampler, it's a lovely piece of stitching.
much love xxxxx

cucki said...

I am so sorry to read about your mom passing but it's so sweet that you able to finish the project for your dad and for yourself too...
Big hugs for you x

Carol said...

Oh, dear Shari, I am so, so sorry to read about your mom... You have had such heartache the last couple of years with her loss and that of your brother. I know you and your dad will keep each other going and how special that you could finish her last piece of stitching... I know you'll think of her every time you see it hung on your wall.

Thinking of you and sending a caring hug your way.

Jackie said...

So very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. How wonderful and bittersweet to finish her project. I know you'll treasure it.

valerie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I think it's wonderful that you finished her last project and that she was able to be with it a little bit and that it has gone on to live with you. Love your Frosty Friends progress as well.

Beth said...

So sorry to read about your mother. My sympathies. How nice you now have a stitched memento to remember her by.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you & your family during this difficult time.
Her Coffee piece is beautiful.
Your WIP looks great.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Terri said...

SO sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers!

Lizette Morales said...

Hi,
I'm so sorry about your mom!!! My deepest condolences to you your dad and family!!! Like you say your mom is no longer suffering and she is now a angel and watching over you!!!!

WendyCarole said...

So sorry to hear about your mum. Her sampler is lovely. xxx

Brigitte said...

OH Shari, I'm so so sorry to read about your mom's passing away. Wonderful that you could finish her sampler and that you have it now as a tribute to your mom. I know your husband will frame it very beautifully.

Great stitching on Frosty Forest.

Vicky L said...

Your stitching is beautiful.
I have been praying for you since you lost your mom. It was very sweet of you finishing your mom's stitching in time. I am sure it will be a very special piece for years to come. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I'm so sorry, Shari. I just lost my Mom on Monday of this week. The stitching is beautiful and I know that was a really special thing for your Dad. {{Hugs}} Tricia

Von said...

My condolences on the passing of your dear mother. What a treasure you have in her last xs project which you finished. May that sweet project and your loving memories bring you comfort in the coming days.

Sandi said...

I love the cross stitch piece you finished of your mom's. Something you will always treasure.
It has been a difficult time these past several months for you and your family. May your mom rest in peace now.
Enjoy the summer !!

Marexstitch said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. I know your Mom would be very proud to have her last stitched piece treasured and hanging on your wall. It is lovely. My heart goes out to you for your loss. Hugs Mare

Catherine said...

So sorry to read about your mom...sending hugs and prayers. How wonderful to have finished her piece and now have that as a treasure for always.

Sharon said...

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing Shari. What a treasure finishing and having her sampler to help commemorate her life.