Saturday, 3 November 2012

insert moving heartfelt title here...

sorry about the lack of blog title, as usual I can't find the words I need....I really intended to post this sooner but it is talking a while to sift through the mess that are the thoughts in my head.

I am so moved, so wonderfully lucky and incredibly grateful for all the supportive and caring comments on my last blog post. I was very overwhelmed by the warmth and concern I received, I really did not expect it. I feel very blessed to have met such amazing people. Please be assured that I am seeking help, I will get through this but at the moment it is hard and sometimes seems impossible. Your words have made a huge difference, I never thought I would say this but perhaps if all of you like me I should really start trying harder to like myself.

On a lighter note I am please I still have the ability to laugh, a lot, thanks to a wonderful spam comment on my 'blue' blog post. Me and my husband had a very long chuckle to this one:

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "I got the blues": 

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Oh the irony! At least I still have a sense of humour!

And I also still have amazing things coming through my letter box, lucky me! Earlier this week my AMAZING mouthy stitches tote came from the very talented Nicolette.

PicMonkey Collage bag


 There is not one thing I don't like about this, she made it absolutely perfect for me! The Metro circles, the quilting, the epp, the Heather Ross and DS fabric, the text prints (all my fav prints by the way) and the colours, oh the colours! They just happen to be my favourite combination right now. Nicolette is so clever and I am going to cherish this tote. My girls were so impressed at the fact that a lady in Holland had made it (I think they have inherited my awe of all things that come from overseas!).

But wait, there is more! I think I possibly forgot to mention that I joined a new bee?! I am in Bee a Brit stingy with some of the best of British bloggers and we decided to kick things off with a pincushion swap. It wasn't secret, with each of us making for the person in the month after us, but we did keep what we'd made a secret. Now mine has  arrived I can show you my stingy pincushion!

Bee a Brit Stingy Pincushion Bee a Brit Stingy Pincushion


I made this for Jan, using the tiny pieces cut off my HST when I was making blocks for the Aneela quilt. They were sat in a pile with the trimmings next to my machine and it seemed a shame to waste them, next thing I knew I was making a teeny tiny star block, I think it ended up about 3-4" across. And imagine my delight when a couple of weeks later Jan made herself a machine cover also using Sew Stitchy!

My pincushion was made by Lucy, lovely lovely bff Lucy and she knows me oh so well

Bee a Brit Stingy Pincushion

 A pieced doll?! Wowzers, I love it and I have 2 little girlys who have their eyes on this one! And on the back, glittery text sigh. I 'may' have spent quite a bit of time in front of the window making this shimmer ;-)

I have also been sewing lots this week (my output seems to increase in proportion with my dropping mood!) but I'm saving that for another day, suffice to say Fractured qal is finished, my liberty mini is finished, I made some patchwork chair pads, two phone cases, a Christmas table runner and a bunch of + and x blocks!

21 comments:

Charlotte said...

what a fab tote - you are lucky indeed
oh, and xxxx

Indianna said...

You've done more sewing in one week than I get around to in a month. Can't wait to see them all.

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Both pincushions are adorable!!

Trudi said...

Nicolette is very talented! It's a fab tote! And those pennies are adorable, better keep a close eye on that doll! Lol love the irony of your spam! Made me chuckle! Look forward to seeing all your makery x

Annabella said...

Nicolette and Lucy are amazing sewists (sewers? lol) and both the tote and pin cushion are beautiful. I'm glad they put a smile on your face. Sending hugs.

Celtic Thistle said...

Can definitely see why that tote brightened your day! Love your stingy pincushion, although it seems a shame to call it stingy, when it is a small work of art :)

Kay said...

Gorgeous pincushions. I especially love the little doll.

Catherine said...

Love the pinnie that Lucy made for you and the one that you made for Jan is fabulous

Sarah said...

Ooh fab sewing :-) Sounds like you got mountains done, cant wait to see it all!! x

Susan Standen said...

So pleased you have received such beautiful things and well deserved they are too. I am off to read the post that I missed.

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh gorgeous swapsies! I don't know though, passing up cheap drugs, are you sure you're feeling better? ;o)

Flying Blind... said...

Gorgeous gifts, beautiful pinnie for Jan, and if you need a Payday Loan for the tramadol, I can hook you up with half dozen spammers I get offering those everyday!

Di said...

Beautiful swap pinnies. Rubbish type of drug offer! Made me smile too. Di x

Cherie said...

Such a great set of goodies to help boost your mood slightly. I find crafting really helps. I used to sketch a lot when I was down, now it turns to mindless sewing!

Leanne said...

So sorry to be so behind and have just read both your posts. I am glad you are ok and are working on your health and sewing lots and lots. The pincushions are both lovely and I also love that bag Nicolette made for you.

Nicky said...

Glad you now realise just how special you are Emily! We have known all along!

Gorgeous tote from Nicolette, Pinnie from Lucy and I suspect you of Jedi type mind control now given your pinnie for Jan - brilliant!

Kelly said...

Oh gorgeous tote and the pincushions are gorgeous! I need me some glittery text fabric ;-) xx

Liz said...

Well done Emily, love Liz x

Quilter in the Gap said...

While I can vouch that being blue sucks profusely, at least you have great post! And fortunately for you, you don't respond as I do... In front of tellie with bags of fattening food. Glad to hear you are still productive. Hope you are on the uphill climb my friend.

Tammy said...

What lovely goodies! I think you have probably managed to finish more in a week than I do in a year! Looking forward to reading about your makes. Glad you are putting you & your health first!

Cindy said...

Super super post! What gorgeousness has arrived at your house! I'm so happy for you :)