Friday, January 23, 2015

Grasping at Threads

Time seems to be flying by faster and faster these days.

I wish it wouldn't. I wish it would slow down.

I have a confession to make about where I have been hiding.

Some of you who have been following me for a while know that I battled breast cancer back in 2013. And as of January 2014 I had completed chemotherapy and was holding my own trying to get my life back on track. But it wasn't meant to be.

Since last July I have been put through a bunch of tests and just before Christmas my husband and I got the news. The cancer is back.  =(

I have started up my cancer blog again and if you would like to follow along I will be updating it regularly. You can find the link here at Wendy's Breast Cancer Page on my husbands website. I will also post here on Savage Threads so you will know when there is an update.

I haven't been stitching very much lately. But since I will be starting up chemo again in a week or so I'm sure I will be stitching more. I did complete one ornament for my oldest son but forgot to take pictures of it. It was a freebie from Stitchers Anon entitled Bah Humbug. It was fun to stitch up and my son really seemed to like it. He's always been our Bah Humbug child. I never knew another kid that would rather have slept in on Christmas morning instead of getting up early to open presents.

The next thing I will be working on is an ornament for my son's girlfriend. It's Merry Christmas Grumpy Kitty from Brookes Books. I will have to remember to take pictures of this one before I send it off to its new home.

Happy Stitching friends!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Belated Wishes

I know I'm nearly a week late..


I really hope everyone had a very...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

1840 Floss Collection Giveaway

Nancy is having another giveaway!

Sign up over at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe for a chance to win her 1840 Floss collection!

Just lovely!

Happy Stitching Friends!

Be Ye Thankful Giveaway!

Hello my fellow stitchers!

Miss Nancy over at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is have yet another giveaway!

1600 yards of her beautiful 1795 Sampler Floss collection!

Happy Stitching Friends!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Victorian Motto Sampler

Hey Stitchers!

Check out her Halloween Sampler "My Witch's Brew".

Just click on the link above and it will take you to Nancy's page so you can enter too!

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Harvest Exchange Fun!

It's no secret that I LOVE fall! 

 Fall and winter are my favorite times of the year. And as such, I was excited to participate in Terri's Harvest Exchange again this year. 

Check out my box of goodies from Pat Simon!

Pat told me in an email that this was her first year participating in the exchange. But you'd never know it by looking at the beautiful box she put together for me. THANK YOU PAT! This years exchange was terrific again!

I would like to extend a thank you to Terri at dixiesamplar as well for organizing and hosting the Harvest Exchange! Thanks Terri!

Happy Stitching everyone!

Friday, September 12, 2014

A finish......FINALLY!

Time just seems to keep getting away from me. I'm always thinking "Oh I've got plenty of time to finish that." Only to wake up one morning going "Wait....what happened?!" But the good news is that I finally have a finish to share!  YAY!!

This is a freebie from The Snowflower Diaries called "Haunted House".


I used little tiny orange seed beads around the entire edge. And I have to admit, I had a terrible accident while working on the edging. I keep the beads in the little containers that I talked about in a previous post. As I was setting the open container down I snagged the bottom of the container on the edge of my desk and........


Tiny orange beads EVERYWHERE!  All over my desk! All over the floor! All over ME!

I spent the better part of the afternoon trying desperately to pick up and salvage as many beads as I could before I gave up and left the rest as vacuum cleaner fodder. But I managed to pick up a whole lot of beads though before I gave up.

I've also been working on a little something else. But I can't share that one just yet as it is for the Harvest Exchange being hosted by Terri at dixiesamplar.

Well that's it for today friends. Hope you all have a Happy Friday and Happy Stitching!