Sunday, January 27, 2013

Progress on Sandy Hook Elementary School Square and Some Very Sad News

Hello Friends and Fellow Stitchers, Crafters and Bloggers! 

I hope this finds you all doing great and having an awesome weekend. This week for my family and I, has been a difficult one. On Tuesday, one of our furbabies, Kira, passed away. She was 12 years old, and a huge part of our family. We are all very upset. The hardest part was telling the kids after they got home from school. My son immediately got very upset. My daughter, who is autistic, took a little while to process what we had told them, and then was very very upset. They both drew pictures of and for Kira. Our other furbabie, Jack, who is only 2 yrs old, has although still energetic, has been sad too. He misses his friend. RIP dear Kira.

I have decided that I would like to stitch one of the pictures that we have of Kira. Here is an image capture of what I have come up with so far ... 

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This is with the pattern being 250w X 340h, 90 colors, and stitched on 18ct aida. Please tell me what you all think. I know it's not the best of quality like some of the amazing cross stitch pattern designers. But it's what I came up with from using the PC Stitch software that I have and importing the photo. I just miss her so much and want to create some beautiful that our family will always have.

Even after creating the pattern of Kira, I have plenty of time to make any changes that may need to be done, because before I even start it, I need to first finish the squares for the Sandy Hook Elementary project and a couple of other small projects for family members.

Here is my updated progress photo of the Sandy Hook Elementary square ...

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I think it is coming along nicely. I know there is A LOT of backstitching with the names, and even with all of that, I don't mind backstitching at all. I know a lot of people don't like backstitching. But I really don't mind it in the least. I just wish it would go a little faster lol.

That is all that I have for now.

Happy Stitching, Crafting and Blogging to One and All.

Until Next Time,
♥ Margie ♥


xstitchlibrarian said...

So sorry about the loss of Kira. The picture you've chosen to do as a cross-stitch is lovely. I dread the day when the time comes for my Clarence. It has to happen, but it doesn't make it any easier.I'll be thinking of you and your family...

Margie said...

Thank you Kerrie. Yes it is a very difficult time.

Emma/Itzy said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss, it is always so difficult to lose a furbaby, they are part of the family as much as anyone else.

The picture is lovely, and it is a great idea I think :)

Hugs for you and your family


Zurainny Ismail said...

I'm sorry for your loss. For the past 30 years of my life, since my family decided to have pets, we have mourned the lost of many, the last being our dear Persian cat, Smokey, which my children affectionately call Uncle Smokey (he was 5 years older than my eldest son). He lived with my Mom until he passed away, and she cried a river for him. I wish I had made a cross stitch of Smokey.

Margie said...

Thank you Emma & Zurainny ~ I really appreciate your kind words.