Friday, June 23, 2017

Update on life and Halloween Cat

  I started this blog for many reasons. Over the last few months I have been visiting several blogs as well as watching FlossTube. This community is very large. Many of us love stitching and other hobbies. I watched over the course of a year many bloggers and Flosstubers going through very difficult times. Cancer, death, debt and losing our valued homes. All with our crafts keeping us going. I have now experienced such a tragedy. My husband suffered a massive stroke on 6/11/17. It was the one of the most horrible things I have witnessed. I was terrified. He is alive but with severe disabilities. His stroke paralyzed his right side and his ability to speak or communicate. His health is improving but not mentally. I have reached out to church, friends and family members as well. To witness others in the community go through such hardships it gave me strength to know I can as well. Not many have visited my blog yet. So I am very lowkey in the blog world. But I draw strength from many of you and you have no idea that is the case. I find myself stitching at the hospital. I find myself reaching for my projects to keep my mind and body at peace. Stitching calms me. I just wanted to say thanks to you all for the strength in your truths. For giving others a glance into your world. If anybody happens to read this other than me. Please pray for me (LeShawn) and my Husband, Angelo. Thanks
  Now about that darn Cat. Man since the last update I have been working on two projects. Halloween Cat by Satsuma Street and a Elephant sampler from MKDesignArt etsy shop. I had made significant progress on the cat and then I received a visit from the dreaded frog. I had to basically rip out every thing and start over because of one line missed. Oh well. The Elephant Sampler is a gift for a friend. Its getting quite boring to stitch though with only 1 color. But I love the way it is coming out.
  Thanks for stopping by. Happy Stitching!





25 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for your husband. From my heart, I hope that he will recover as soon as possible.

    I will write on my blog next week about a new stitcher! :)

    Sorry for the frog, love the cat hat! Lovely progress!
    The elephant sampler is so adorable.

    Have a great week.
    Lili

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  2. Thank you for all the wonderful comments. Its nice to know you were here. I am working on that cat today. I want to see more progress. We are looking for a nice skilled facility for care and rehabilitation. I hope he will learn to communicate. Somehow. Thank you the kind words. It means a lot to me.

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  3. Sorry for your husbands illness. Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind words.

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    1. Thank you for kind words and well wishes. I need all the support I can get. Thank you for taking time out of your day to stop by.

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  5. LeShawn, I am so sorry to hear of your husband's illness. We are going through a serious illness in my home too right now and I know exactly how hard it is for you. I also find peace when I'm cross stitching. It is something to keep my mind occupied so it does not wander. I think it will help you too. I'm so glad you found this stitching community because it is filled with wonderful, caring people. You are doing great with your stitching. I know you must have felt great when you moved on from Aida...that's a big move! You are a great stitcher. I will keep you and Angelo in my prayers. RJ @stitchingfriendsforever

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  6. I almost forgot we are having a great give away at our blog right now. Maybe you would like to enter. RJ

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    1. Hello RJ, I appreciate the support. I was very excited when I started stitching on the Jobelan. I liked the feel of it. But now I have ordered 32 count fabric too. I saw on your blog you have been stitching for 4 years. Amazing work you have on your blog. Thank you for the prayers. He is going to a nice nursing facility me and his daughter picked out. I miss him dearly. I will stay strong and continue to pray. Thank you for the compliments on the stitching. I will update soon. The Cat is coming together. LOL

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  7. Hey LeShawn! Thanks for stopping by The Copper Fox! I'll be keeping you and Angelo in my daily prayers. I'm looking forward to following your progress on Halloween Cat--he's on my wish list! :O)

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    1. I thank you for the prayers. I appreciate them. I have been following your blog for a very long time just never commented. I have been searching on instagram for anyone stitiching this pattern and only found one other person. I will continue to work on that cat until she is finished. She has a face now. LOL. Pictures coming. Again, thank you.

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  8. Thank you for coming over to visit me on my blog LeShawn .
    I am so sorry to hear about your husband I know it is such a shock my mother had a massive stroke , so yes I know how you are feeling .
    I also lost my daughter 6 months after , and it was cross stitched that helped me to carry on with my life and gave me hope.
    We are a lovely family in blog land , and hope you will join us .
    Your stitching looks just wonderful .
    You are both in my prayers stay strong , hugs,

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    1. I am very sorry to hear about the awful things you have been through. I am always around I just never comment on anything. But I figured why not get out there and say something. I thank you for your support during this awful time. Cross stitch gives me some sort of peace. Something to take my mind away. Even if only for a short time. Thank you for the kind words. And prayers.

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  9. So sorry to hear about your husband's illness. It's not easy to cope with it, neither for him nor for you. I hope that your stitching can help you.
    Two nice projects that you have on the go.

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    1. Thank you Bridgette. Cross stitch is helping me. Yeah, its pretty rough on him too. I just know he in there fighting his way back. We are ready to fight. So let the battle begin. I want to finish this before Halloween.

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  10. Hi LeShawn, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband, I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers that he has a steady recovery from the stroke and for you to have the strength to hold it all together during this very trying time. I'm glad you find some peace in stitching, it is a great stress reliever.
    There are so many kind stitchers in blog land, I'm glad you started this blog and I'm looking forward to your posts. Mary@stitchingfriendsforever

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    1. Thank you Mary for the support. All the loving prayers help us. I know it. I cant wait to continue to share and support others in blog land. I really feel the love from you all. Thank you for the prayer of strength. Today was hard for us but its one day at a time. I work nights and have stitching time there. Its a great release when I get started. I have other patterns kitted up and ready to go. I want to finish this Kitty before Halloween. Let's see if I can do it. Thank you again.

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  11. Prayers are being sent for you and your husband. I pray for your strength and I pray for your husband's recovery however long it takes. Your stitching will keep you sane frogging notwithstanding. Your cat will progress, you elephants will progress and so will your husband. I have done a project in the past that was mostly one color and I vowed never to do that again.

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    1. Thank you Cathie for the prayers and support for me and my husband. I know this journey will be long and hard but I keep saying I am ready to fight. I wont let him quit. No matter how long this takes. Everyday is another day forward. Progress will be made. I promise to update on his progress as well as my stitching. The elephants are coming along but man I will not be doing that again. Maybe with a good variegated thread or something. Nothing in one color ever again!

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  12. LeShawn prayers and good thoughts are being sent up for you and Angelo. I hope that his health continues to improve and he that someone will direct him to services to help him with his mental health.

    Your Halloween Cat looks great and I love your elephants.

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  13. Hello LeShawn--and welcome to the blogging world. I am so sad to read about your husband's stroke and I do hope and pray that he will regain his abilities. I have gained great strength from the blogging community myself when my husband fell down the stairs and broke his neck two years ago. He has fully recovered except for numbness in two fingers. Anyway--my stitching and the love of my friends and the grace of God helped me through that horrible time. I wish the same for you!

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  14. Welcome to the blogging world LeShawn, it's always good to "meet" someone new. I noticed your comment on Grace's blog and thought I'd stop over to visit and I'm glad that I did. It's so hard when your world is blown apart by a catastrophic event like this, take each day as it comes and you'll get through it. It's hard to follow this advice, though, when you know that life will never be the same. I'm glad that you're finding your stitching a help, I used to stitch but I've moved onto sewing and knitting little gifts instead. I find them a help to me when dealing with my husband's health and the situation with my mum. I look forward to seeing more posts from you, take care.

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  15. Hello LeShawn. Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I am praying for you and your husband and family.

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  16. Hello LeShawn, thanks for visiting my blog and for becoming a follower. I am so so very sorry to hear about y your husband and I am sending you prayers and good thoughts from Oz. I am so glad that your blogs give you strength and that you have your stitching to give you comfort. Look after yourself and I am praying for a speedy recovery for Angelo. hugs, Kaye xxxx

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  17. P.S. Lovely stitching on both your projects - I do like those elephants - shame about the Frog Prince's visit, though.

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  18. Praying for your husband's body to mend and grow stronger each day. Praying for peace and strength for you, LeShawn.

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