Thursday, December 12, 2013

Busy Busy Busy ....

I have been hoping things would slow down a bit around here but no such luck !!!
I have received some emails from some blogging buddies asking if I am ok -
My family has had an eventful year so I have been taking more down time than usual.
My father passed away in October:
We have been working through the loss this holiday season ....
I have been working on some Christmas gifts:
A Lap Afghan for someone special ...
 A Crochet Scarf made of wool roving:


And I  received a lovely gift in the mail from Rita
 Isn't it just gorgeous ...
And there were some goodies inside as well
(patterns, candy, a special bookmark ...)
And a Christmas Ornament:

Just beautiful !!!
Thank you so much Rita !!!!!!

and I am sooooo trying to finish my Mary's Sampler from Plum Street Samplers :

Such a delightful sampler 
Offered at a time when I needed it most !!!!
Thank you so much Paulette !!!!

I hope your holidays are filled with warmth & good cheer -
So looking Forward to Christmas ....
God Bless !!!!


22 comments:

gracie said...

Lovely gifts you are making. Your Mary Sampler is lovely.....

Annette-California said...

All the gifts your making are stunning and look so warm & cozy. Rita's box she stitched for you is Beautiful - love the way she added the pretty trim all around. Great to see you post Patti! You are doing a beautiful job on Mary's Sampler.
love Annette

Chris said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your Father.
Your projects are lovely and you have received some lovely things. The box and Christmas ornament are stunning.
Have a great weekend!

Krista said...

Patty, I am so very sorry for your loss. It looks like you have been very busy with projects, they are all lovely. I have been getting back to knitting too. I hope to try some crochet once I understand all the stitches. Have a lovely holiday!

Tammy said...

Rita's gifts are amazeing. I am sending you holiday hugs and wishes for a wondeerful new year. Your sampler is gorgeous.

Margaret said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Patty. It's so hard to watch our loved ones grow old and to lose them. Big hugs for you and your family. I know this Christmas season will be a tough one for you. I love seeing what you've been making -- so beautiful! Lovely gifts too!

Vickie said...

Patti I am so sorry for your loss and pain. My father died immediately from his severe blockage like your dad had. I am glad you had some time with him. Take care Patty.♥

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

It is so very hard to suffer a loss during the holidays. My grandmother and aunt passed away right after Thanksgiving, two years in a row. It was very hard. But a priest told us, "Just think Eileen (my grandmother) has truly come home for Christmas." Try to hang on to that Patty, your Daddy is at home in heaven for his Savior's birth! You have made lovely gifts to share with your loved ones and your Mary's Sampler is gorgeous and close to finished :)
A special gift for a very special person received too! Enjoy! ;)
Merry Christmas!

diamondc said...

Dearest Patty: I am sad your Father passed, I am sure he is with our Lord and having a healthy life.
Love your afghan very pretty colors, your surprise in the mail is beautiful, love the sampler.

Merry Christmas

Catherine

Pam in IL said...

Those are such lovely gifts! Take as much time as you need to get through this holiday season. This the third Christmas without my dad and it's still hard for me.

Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

stitcheranon said...

Wow, so many amazing things that you are making. Love Rita's box. You take all the time you need: if its needed: its needed..simples ;-). Mary's sampler is very cute. Congrats on a lovely finish

marly said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Catherine said...

I love all the goodies you have been making! What a fabulous gift you received! Thinking of you and your family during this holiday season...

Maggee said...

Loss of a parent is a hard thing, so just hang onto the memories you love, and it will ease your pain. But it is understandable to be low during the holidays, especially the first set. Grieve in whatever way you want--but know our prayers are being sent to help you through this time! Hugs!

Barb said...

The Christmas season can be difficult when you have just lost someone you love. I will send you good thoughts and prayers.

Brigitte said...

So sorry to hear about your loss.

Very nice crocheting and stitching. I'm sure you will finish Mary's sampler before Christmas. And enjoy that wonderful gift from Rita.

Faye said...

Hang in ther Patti.....the holidays are emotional, but staying busy helps... Leaning in your craft is an awesome thing.... Your works are just beautiful.....

Carol said...

I'm so sorry to read about your father, Patty... I hope the memories of happy times you shared with him will help you through the holidays. So glad you've had your beautiful stitching to offer you some comfort.

Terri said...

I am so sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers!

The crochet projects are gorgeous! And I really love the gift you received! Such beautiful stitching and finishing! Lucky you!

And your sampler is almost done! can't wait to see the finished piece!

♥ Nia said...

So sorry for your loss sweetie... Warm hugs to you

Berit said...

Very sorry to read about your father's death.

Your stitching is looking as lovely as ever. I happily hung my Joy strawberry and snowman on the tree again this year (the snowman is a particular favorite of my BF. :) )

Caron at Michigan Quilts said...

Sending Christmas hugs your way. We also lost a parent in October, and it is difficult to go through the holidays for the first time without them. Take time to enjoy each moment, though, and begin to make new memories. Hugs from Michigan!

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