Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I haven't done this much grass since.....

     Apparently 12 days is the magic number because the right side of the grass took another 12 days.  I have three more sections the same size to do so 24 x 3 = 72.  This sampler will be done in 72 days which is December 1st.  That is my goal. 

     My aunt passed away this past week and it was sad news because she was only 56 years old.  She had a hard, undeserving life, losing her husband to brain cancer when he was in his early 40's, leaving her to raise their son alone.  She then developed crippling rheumatoid arthritis and a couple years ago she had to be placed in a nursing home because of it.  Through all of this she remained bubbly and optimistic.  She will be missed.  My dad and step-mom came for the funeral all the way from Texas so it was nice to see them, the silver lining of a dark cloud.  No stitching was done while they were here so I have some catching up to do.

     My family thinks I am crazy when I say, "I'm going to go do some grass."  My husband said, "So am I" and got the lawn mower out.  He thought I was going to help him but when I disappeared into the house he just chuckled.  Till next time happy stitching!



  1. Dawn, sorry to hear about your aunt.

    All of this grass will be so worth it when you finally are finished & you walk by it and see it on the wall every day :) Perhaps framing it can be an early Christmas present? :) It's looking amazing!

  2. Sorry to hear about your aunt's passing. I know she'll be greatly missed. Have to say the grass story is priceless! Surely your husband knows that what a stitcher says may not mean what he thinks it does, haha.

  3. I am so sorry to hear your aunt. My thoughts are with your family.

    Lol @ your grass story! It is looking fantastic though.

  4. I'm sorry to hear about your aunt, that's too young to die. When I hear or read stories like that is when i want to believe in reincarnation.

    I just noticed I had a bunch of new followers on my blog, and you were one of them. I'd never seen your blog before, but I'm so happy to have found it. I love your ATS. Some day I'll bite the bullet and start her, but my track record of finishing large projects isn't very good.

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your aunt. Wow she was young too. Your "And They Sinned" is just out of this world!!! I love what I have seen here and I think Exampler Dames is now a new favorite for me!! You do inspire me to get some stitching done!!! Debby Littlefield

  6. I am so sorry to hear about your aunt.

    I was browsing a couple of new-to-me blogs over coffee..beautiful work! Lol about the grass comment!

  7. I am so sorry to hear about your aunt! May God rest her soul.

    Your ATS looks great!! I thought the grass was never ending. I had this insane idea that mine would take only a week to do--I must have been smoking grass to have thought that!! LOL Your ATS is stunning.