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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Swan Days

Over the last 2 weeks myself and my close family have been having what my darling grandmother used to call "swan days"....days when it takes all your strength and courage to keep yourself afloat and calm on top of the water whilst paddling like crazy underneath and resisting the temptation to just sink crying into the mud. We had a very frightening health scare in our family and it knocked the wind right out of us. We have since had some positive news and we are praying now that it continues.
This being said, I have had a bit of time spent waiting around and I was very, very thankful that I knew how to stitch and to keep my hands and mind engaged.
I stitched 2 very cute projects from my "Gingerbread Kisses" pattern and a Christmas Heart ornament....
I used Cottage Garden thread "Mistletoe" for 2 of them and the old fav DMC 816 for the other.
I have plans for them when I get a breather.
I am also keeping up with my little timetable and have the next on the list in the little hoop....can't tell you more...it's a bit of a secret giftie thingy!
So that's my lot as they say until next time. If I am not commenting it is because I have family commitments and time is a little short but reading what you're up to when I can is just so nice.
Remember to hug each other, love each other because that's all there really is worth having.
Namaste and blessings,
Michelle xxx

32 comments:

  1. Hugs to you, I hope all is on the mend. Aren't we lucky to have the gift of hand work for such times.

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  2. Hugs Michelle...sending good vibes for more positive new...take care....x

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  3. "Swan days" is a great expression, must remember it......sending good wishes to you and your family, hope all is good for you.

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  4. Take care and hope all is well very soon..........

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  5. Best wishes to you and hoping everything will turn out well.
    Your stitchery is beautiful.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  6. I hope things continue to get better. Keep stitching! Hugs,

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  7. glad that there has been some positive news to help you keep those feet paddling.
    Hope they continue to improve and be positive.
    xx

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  8. take care my lovely friend and positive thoughts going out to Lucas.xx

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  9. I agree Michelle, our loved ones are the most important part of our lives. Much love to you and yours. xx

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  10. You are so dear to so many in blogland, take special care and my thoughts are with you. xx

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  11. Sending hugs, prayers, and positive thoughts. Take care...

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  12. I am so sorry to hear your news. I do hope you keep getting positive news. Thinking of you.

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  13. So sorry to hear this, Michelle. Thoughts and hugs to you and yours, and keep those fingers a'stitching! xox

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  14. Sounds very scary - all the best - hope you get all good news.
    Hugs

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  15. I am sorry to hear that you have had ... Swan days... I do hope the positive news stays positive

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  16. Swan Days don't sound like fun at all... so sorry to hear of the upsets Michelle...you're surrounded by love & support in blogland, as you already know. Hugs x

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  17. Best wishes for your family. Stitching can certainly help to keep you sane while waiting.

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  18. Best wishes and love Michelle...Swan days sound so elegant but I know it wouldn't have been an elegant time at all. Where would we be without our handwork?

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  19. I hope your good news continues and whatever is happening for your family resolves in a positive way. Making time for stitching sounds like a great way to pass the time , when you're going through something yucky.

    xxx

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  20. Lovely stitcheries. Hope all is well. Hugs,xx

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  21. Hello Swan Lady..... good news is always great to hear.... keep paddling away! love your stitching as always... so much secret stuff happening...
    Hugz

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  22. OH Michelle....hopin those swan days turn into eagle days and you get to soar high sweet friend.....Thankful to hear positive news came out of it but it's enough to punch th wind out of your sails....take care hon.....thank God for remedial stitching ! xoxoxox

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  23. Hopefully the news just keeps getting better.

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  24. Michelle I do hope your news gets better every day,sending hugs and very best wishes to you all.
    R.

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  25. Thinking of you Michelle and hope the good news continues. People who don't stitch or crochet or knit.....don't know what they are missing out on. It is so therapeutic and yes, busy hands take our minds off our problems....if just for a little while. C.xx

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  26. Sorry to hear that Michele, hope the positive news continues for you all..isn't it nice to have the stitching to fill ion the waiting time/ Look after yourself as well as the family. xxooxx

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  27. Thinking of you and may the good news continue

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  28. You keep safe dear Michelle you bare in my thoughts xxx

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  29. So sad to read this Michelle. You are often in my thoughts, and most especially now. Sounds like such a shock to you all and I do hope things continue to improve xx

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  30. You are always in my thoughts. Big hugs

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  31. The stitching is so lovely as usual Michelle, sorry to hear of your sad news, I hope the positive news continues and all will be well, hugs Kaylee

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