Sunday, September 1, 2013
Making it Better
I had been working on "Horse Pals" to give myself a break on "Blackstone" when a stitching group I am a part of started a biscornu exchange. I was really looking forward to learning how to stitch one and put it together. It took me nearly the entire 6 weeks given for the exchange to get it done. I want to show it off so badly but I have to wait until it reaches it's new home. Something to look forward to.
This spring I learned I was going to be an Aunt for the first time. I always thought I would be so excited. Instead I was in such a dark place myself that all I could feel was jealousy and anger. I hope I succeeded in keeping it to myself because deep down I knew I should be happy for her and was really looking forward to meeting this baby. I just had no idea how I was going to get through her pregnancy. Luckily, I changed my medications and was able to talk through most of my negativity with my husband and now my therapist. I ordered baby gear to be made for her by a friend of mine since I have no sewing area myself. I waited until they found out they were having a girl and picked out a nursery theme. I then found Savannah Birth Record by Dimensions. It had her jungle theme and seemed easy to change colors on.
It has been. I had a harder time than normal picking out the perfect fabric, but Deb at Stitches 'N Things helped so much. Then I got to take all my purple thread and head to Babies 'R Us to try and match as closely as possible her nursery bedding. I took "Blackstone" off it's scroll frame, put my beautiful lilac 28 ct linen on, did a floss toss just to double check that it all looked right, took a picture for all of you to see, and started stitching. And it has been stitching up beautifully. It has also made me feel less affronted and more like an Aunt. I may never again be able to have a baby of my own but I can love and spoil my niece to death and hand her back to mommy.
It always amazes me what making x's on fabric can do for body, mind, and soul.