Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Stitching Mends the Soul

At least it does mine. Does your stitching do the same for you??

I started this piece sometime last year when my Mom was hospitalized and it got put away before I actually finished it. Since I have way too many WIPs I decided I should finish a few up this year. This is number one. It is a Waxing Moon design called, what else, Stitching Mends the Soul. I used a combo of DMC and Weeks Dye works and stitched it on blue marbled DMC 14 aida. It's finished size fits an 8X10 frame or mat.

Now I have a question for all of you who read my blog and anyone else who may stumble upon it. Would you like to stitch this up for yourself? Do a little soul mending of your own? If you would like to then please leave me a comment to this posting with your blog link and/OR your email address and on February 12th I will draw a name and pass this chart on to you. All I ask is that you pass it on to someone else when you are finished. There are days when we all need a little soul mending.


And here is the piece framed and ready to hang on my wall. Another thing I am going to try and do is actually Finish my stitched pieces instead of adding them to the under-the-bed storage bin. :) One day I'll count what's in there. I just know that there are too many.

Until next time.........

Love and stitches

Kathy

37 comments:

Mzplcdokie said...

This is such a perfect piece. It says it all. Great job on finishing it.
I would love to stitch this and would definitely pass it along to another for stitching. What a wonderful thing you are offering.

Rene la Frog said...

Love it Kathy and you did a great job on it. I would love to be added to the list of those who would like to stitch it. I think you already have my address and link to my blog.

Carolyn NC said...

Love it & the framing is perfect!
Please add me to the list!

Shelley - ILCS said...

This is so true and a beautiful reminder of what we do. I would love to be added to the list to get this pattern. I would most definitely pass it on when done.
s.tompkins76@yahoo.com

omashee aka Barb said...

This chart is on my wish list so of course I would love to win it, then pass it on. Like you, I am trying to finish up some of my WIPs and have put myself on a stash diet this year. Thanks for the opportunity.

Sarah Lindfield said...

Beautiful finish and lovely framing. I dont want to be entered for the draw as it is not something I would stitch but had to leave a comment on your lovely completion.

Patti said...

Really lovely and the framing IS perfect. Patti xxx

Pike said...

Yes, yes! I would love to stitch it - and then pass it along like you do. So please enter me in the drawing!

Pirjo from Finland
pirjo.kallioniemi(at)yahoo.com

Terri said...

Looks great.

Anonymous said...

That sort of says it all for me! Very nice xs'ing and framing. I love the old-fashioned lady on there. I would love to xs this and would pass it on after. Thanks! JanetTX texasgirl@consolidated.net

htimcj said...

Beautiful sentiment! And the stitching is wonderful too.
Heidi-ILCS

Louisiana Momma said...

how cute!! It seems finishing UFO's is a theme this year - I just finished my oldest one!! I would love to try this pattern, please include me in your giveaway :-)

Courtney
cshortprudhomme@yahoo.com

Loves Christmas said...

I have this one just haven't got around to stitching it yet. Just hope mine will look as good as yours looks.

Patricia said...

Great finish congrats. Lovely framing job as well.
HUGS
Patty

Milly~ said...

Just darling finish Kathy. And who couldn't use a bit of soul mending? Count me in.

Vicky L said...

The stitching is wonderful. I love the sentimental behind. Great job, Kathy!

Anonymous said...

I would love to stitch your "stitcher". Great job!

Patti Levine
plautumn@yahoo.com

Terry said...

Yes this definately something i would stitch for myself.It is so right in its meaning. Terry N
shyphantum57@hotmail.com

Dawn said...

You did such a beautiful job on this!! Would love to be in the drawing as the saying is so true to my heart!
Swtart56@yahoo.com

Meari said...

What a cute finish, Kathy. I've not seen that chart before. Heck yeah... Include me in the drawing. It looks like a quick stitch.

Robin said...

thank you Kathy for your sweet comments about my pillow that I submitted for the sewing contest. I am keeping my fingers crossed but who knows what they look for when judging...thanks again,
robin
www.robinpich.blogspot.com

Cynimin said...

This one says exactly what I feel, especailly after a long, hard day at the office. It relaxes me just thinking about stitching.
Very beautiful, I just love it. I would definately love to stitch this as a gift or a purchase.
Thank you

Nancy said...

Great finish and nice idea to finish up some of those WIP you have sitting around. It's a nice saying, but I would never get around to stitching it, send it on to a deserving home......

Karol said...

Great piece and finishing. I would love to be included in your drawing.

CraftyT said...

Love the finish you stitched, and yes, I would love to stitch this desing. Plaese enter me
Natasha

Irene said...

Your framed finish looks terrific. Please count me in, I would love to stitch this.

Debra said...

Congrats on your finish it is really nice and I like the frame you used also.
Debra in Indiana

Kelly said...

Its lovely Kathy and you did a very good job on it! xx

Lindsay said...

This is my first visit to your blog but I'm right there with you when it comes to finishing a few WIPs off!

I'd love the change to stitch this for my home

the cozy stitcher said...

Hi Kathy...what a great design! I have never seen it before but would love to have a chance to stitch it. Please add me to your entries and I will surely pass it forward when done.
Thanks for the chance!

Katrien said...

a lovely sentiment, and it looks great in its frame. (and I wouldn't mind being added to the drawing, lol).
Katrien - ILCS

Vickie said...

I love this liitle Design.

Alice said...

Kathy,I went on your blog after reading your comment. Thank you for your kind words. I was most surprised reading your last post. If you read my new post you will understand why. We certainly have the same line of thinking here.
Alice

too_busy_to_stitch said...

This is beautiful - and finished so well Kathy. Though I love the chart, I won't enter the draw thank you, as my timetable is so tight, and I really am 'too busy to stitch' at the moment unfortunately.

Alice said...

Kathy, if you ever want to stitch the little bulldog, just give me a shout. Just for the fun of it add me to the draw. Maybe I need some more soul mending. I do love her dress and I never win anything but you just never know. : )) I agree, this one must be passed around for others to heal.
Alice
alicebuttgen@aol.com

Lindsay said...

I forgot to leave my email, silly me purplepdsathotmaildotcom

Mare said...

The piece turned out beautiful! That frame is perfect. Congrats on the finish.