Look at that cheesy grin! I was so excited about this it was taken before it was hung on the wall! More on this if you read down....
I have to say a big thank you to Han for letting you all know about my little adventure! Hmmmmmm
I have lots to share with you all but first I bet you all want to know what happened?!
Tuesday I was not feeling so well and had a few too many loo trips if you know what I mean! Unfortunately I was bleeding an awful lot from hmmmm a place I should not! Jon got straight on the phone and called our Dr, he advised I call an ambulance and go to hospital to be checked out. It was more of a precaution as I am taking blood thinners as many friends you are aware. I literally thought nothing of it! The ambulance was called at 6.30 pm Tuesday night and a very nice paramedic man in a fast car turned up! Later as we chatted I found out he was the very same paramedic that came out April 2015 to see me when I was rushed in with blood clots in my lungs! So we chatted and chatted whilst waiting for an ambulance. The ambulance was classified as none urgent, just that I was a routine call that needed to get to hospital! So we waitied and waited... Until 10.30 pm!!! Seriously a long time! And the whole time the paramedic stayed with me!
At hospital they did some tests and confirmed what I had said! So they then told me I had to be observed and to do that I needed to stay in hospital! No!! But I agreed to stay! I was in real discomfort as my stomach was hurting, so they admitted me and said only to drink water! That really did not bother me as I have no appetite and drinking just 500ml water a day was all I could manage without being ill.
Anyway....cutting a long story short... I stayed in hospital for 4 days and they did numerous tests on me. I am alright now, but for how long is uncertain. I am waiting to go for more tests and a colonoscopy hmmmm not something I am looking forward to. Home and taking things easy... They question I have is... Why me and how many more things can go wrong!? Got to keep my sense of humour!! Thank you for all your messages, your all amazing 😊😊😊
So enough of that!!
I have been wanting to share something really exciting with you all for a little while now but had to keep it hush hush! Eeeeeek!! But I can tell you all now!! Lol that's if you all don't know already?!
Ok.... I am doing something I never really ever thought I would be able to do, why you ask? I thought I was not good enough and I thought only professionals did it. My eyes have been opened and wow! Seriously anyone can do this!! What am I talking about?? Stitching samplers...
For years I have wanted to stitch samplers, yes for myself, but it's been a dream to stitch for a designer. I honestly never thought I would get the chance to, but by some amazing opportunity I have been given that chance!
Eeeeeeeek!!! So I am very excited to say I am now a model stitcher for Hands Across The Sea Samplers... Eeeeeek!! There is actually a link in my side bar if you would like to take a peek at there designs 😊
And what have I been doing? I can show you all now!!
It's a beautiful Bristol Orphanage sampler called Louisa Coulimore..
Here is my journey of this stunning design by Nicola Parkman....
And the back.....
This design took me 3 weeks to stitch using 4o count lakeside linen vintage sand dune and I used 2skeins of Glorianna silk in schoolhouse red. Oh the colour is beautiful and was a joy to use silk thread!
Then I sent the finished piece to be photographed for the chart... Eeeek!! Something I just could not get around my head at. All! My stitching on the chart!?!
Here it is...
And look!! On the back.... That's me!!!
To be honest the whole experience is exciting beyond belief! I still have a massive smile on my face thinking oh wow! I did that!! Jon and Han think it's brilliant and are very proud of me.
But that's not all!! Eeeek there is more!!!
Not sure how many of you read The Attic Newsletters? The recent issue is awesome.... But for a very exciting reason!! Here is the link http://www.atticneedlework.com/newsletter.html
Some peeks for you...
Look on page 14!!!! Yes it's what I stitched!!!
Maybe a little closer on this page too, the little box!
And yes!! I am stitching another Hands Across The Sea Sampler now... And you guessed it! It's hush hush until finished! 😁😜
Oooooooh something else to share with you all...
I had a package waiting for me when I got out of hospital... All the way from the USA!! Ooooh I wonder who it could be from?!
Now we all know dear Kim from wisdomwithneedleandthread.blogspot.com is celebrating her 60th birthday in a rather spectacular way!! She is doing something that would give me a big logistical head ache! Kim decided everyone should celebrate with her so is sending out 60 RAKS!! Wow! Came to mind when I read about it!
I am thrilled and excited to tell you all I was chosen as one of the lucky 60!! Eeeek!! And wow!! Look what arrived all the way from USA in one piece!
Oh these are brilliant and will be used!! Simpler wonderful!!
Look!! How special do I feel!! Thank you ever so much Kim for your friendship and kindness xx
Him hand painted the cup and saucer, it's stunning and I will treasure it, thank you so so much.
Well I think I must of worn you all out with all those photos!?
Thank you all so much for popping in to see me and letting me share my exciting news with you all 😊😊😊
Until I next pop in... Keep smiling!! 😊😊😊
On with the stitching!!