Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Dear Mum.................

Well Mum, its been a little over 4hrs since we got the call that you were in Hospital, you have had a massive bleed in the brain, and you had just been taken of life support. You are breathing on your own, but they have said that you are brain dead and we need to get home as quick as we can.

Mum, although we have not spoken in nearly 5yrs, you are in my thoughts everyday as to why we have not spoken..............I really don't want to go into that right now, I want to thank you.........

You may not have given birth to me, but at 10 days old you and dad brought me home from the hospital as proud parents. Mum, I know from all that you said, you and dad fought for me, there was another baby that you were to have, but the mother changed her mind, how I'm glad all these years later that she did.

Right from when I was little you taught me what was right and wrong, how to be a good person.......I love you for being there for me when I was growing up, and you always said how lucky my sister and I were to have both parents in a loving home.

I love you for taking me to my first acting class..........how you took photos of me in my first show.......you drove me to rehearsal.....and sat in the car and waited.....

I remember the night I had rehearsal and we drove through the thick fog along roads with no streetlights to get there.........

I remember the night when I was in High School, and I had stayed late so we could finish the lighting, and laugh at you turning up in your dressing gown at midnight to take me home!

I remember the weekends we spent at the batch and the weekend there was a fire and we were evacuated, and you grabbing your flagon of beer and a mug so you and the neighbours could keep going while we waited..........the New Years Eve that as we were coming home from your sisters 10mins up the road you held your lighter out so that we could be seen, even though we all knew there would be no cars coming at 3am, mum I was only 10..........

I remember the family bbq's, the nights we spent with the cousins playing while the "adults" talked and laughed, I'm sorry we never got to do that..............

I have you to thank for my strong work ethic, and the fact that when i turned 15 you took me ...........to see your friend who gave me my first job...........

Well Mum, you are now at peace, we have just had the called that you passed away at 12.04am .......I'm sorry I never go to say my goodbyes in person , but I'm thankful to your nurse who held the phone to you so I could say my goodbyes.............I'm sorry we couldn't do it in person either.You are my mum and you always will be.............

Your loving Son..........

PS, I did have a stitchy post to do tonight but as you can see things have not gone to plan........Thanks for reading this........We have a flight at 6am back home , it was to see mum, but i guess not now.....

Monday, November 14, 2011

Give me A Head with Hair!

Lots and Lots of Hair!

"Selina" is Coming along nicely, I'm loving stitching with all the burnt orange's......and browns!

So I have been working on her for just over a week now, I'm pretty pleased with the progress and I think I might be on target for a finish soon.............

But here are the pics....So this is where I left her...........

"Selina" 3rd November
"Selina" 7th November
"Selina" 11th November
"Selina" 14th November
I think I'm going to leave the treats in her hair till after all the hair is stitched and then the heart and fruit and then the dreaded face!

I have also resisted the sale at HAED! As much as I want to I'm not.

I also want to say thanks for all of your Wonderful comments on the "Mermaid" Finish, I'm actually pretty proud of her. Your kind words mean heaps! Also Welcome to my new followers I hope you all enjoy my rambles and I look forward to watching all your blogs as well! Another Thanks to Daffycat for the tip about the comments! I hope it makes my followers life a little more simpler.............

And as for my teeth I cant wait to get them gone! HAHA! The pain is getting better but the headaches are driving me mental and with work the way it has been the last fortnight I cant wait! Work is really starting to ramp up.......It's like it got to the first of November and "BANG" Busy Busy Busy..........personally I can't wait for it to be done and dusted because then its the Christmas break and I never get time off at Xmas so I'm looking forward to this break..........6 Weeks to go and counting!

Hope you all have a Fantastic Week as always!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Are You Ready for a Long Winded Post..............

So I have been Missing in Action for a bit.......But I really wanted to Have a finish to show you and I do!

But first........So I'm off to have surgery on my Wisdom Teeth, its what the dentist think is causing my headaches and boy do I hope he is right. They have been going up and down for a long time, and the pain in my jaw over the last 2 weeks has been pretty bad.......So after seeing the Oral Surgeon yesterday I feel so much better.......its my bottom 2 that need to come out....they are growing at a 90 degree angle and are pushing at my back molars!

I have also added to my stash....Thanks HAED for having that sale that makes me spend money.......

I brought 2 charts a JBG and a Ching-Chou Kuik

"Red Maple Fairy"
"Kuik Montage"
I have had my eye on "Red Maple" for a while and I really like the "Kuik Montage" So they are just projects to go in the stash for a later date!

I had the shock on Tuesday when a Package arrived at work for me......"Holly" for some reason came back........So it was of to the Post office AGAIN! to re-send her.....They don't know why she came back......So hopefully this time she might make it out of NZ..........NZ Post Sometimes you Suck! Sorry Theoria..........I hope this time........Fingers Crossed!

Now onto the Big News of the Week......"Spring Explosion Mermaid" Is Finished! Yes that's Right Finished!

"Spring Explosion" Friday 28th October
This Piece of hair took an age.....only because I couldn't stitch for to long because having my head down hurt.........

"Spring Explosion" Monday 31 October
I was so happy when I finally reached the last stitch in the top corner.....the end was in sight!

As you can see I left the face till last, I wanted to do it all at once so it would look even. You know that fear of skin that I have!

"Spring Explosion" 2nd November
Her face stitched up really fast and her eyes look so good!

Full View "Spring Explosion Mermaid" Finished 2nd November
So at about Midnight on Wednesday I put the Final Stitch in..........it felt so good to finish and to finish another HAED Chart! She has had a quick Iron, But I'm undecided about giving her a full wash and press......I should but having never washed such a densely stitched piece before I'm a little scared in case of shrinkage! I'm sure it will be fine.........But does she not look amazing!

So whats Next, Well I'm not starting anything new.......So I'm going to go back to "Sweet Selina"

"Sweet Selina" November 3rd
There is not as much to do on her as there was on "Spring Explosion" But still a fair chunk of Hair etc to go...........So I would love to have her done in time for Xmas.......But we will see..........

That's about it for now......I'm off to Update Finishes Gallery and my side Bar! And catch up on all your blogs...........*stalk stalk*

Have a Great Weekend All!

Happy Stitching!