Monday, November 12, 2007

Full of Hope Finish



Here is my latest little finish full of hope designed by Mary Kathyrn of Handcrafts Online . Designed for October's Breast Cancer awareness. Mary Kathyrn had these available as kits with a donation going to charities supporting breast cancer research, education and support. It is such a sweet design and has special meaning for me as my Mom is a breast cancer survivor. Her cancer was found during a routine mammogram. Thankfully for her and us it was found very early and today she is cancer free! Though, I didn't finish this for October, we should always be aware of this devastating illness to women every month. Ladies, get those mammograms done and perform those monthly self exams-they can save your life. The design is meant to be finished as a pin keep-but I may put it in small frame.

Thank you too for the compliments and comments on Jenna's gifts. I appreciate them very much. Thanks too for the well wishes for my oral surgery. The surgery itself went well. However, the cavity that I had that they couldn't fix till my wisdom teeth were removed started acting up. I had a horrible weekend and resulting week last week. I can't believe a tooth could give a person so much trouble. I did get it pulled however and even with that had days of discomfort. But, all is better now, still an occasional twinge. So very little stitching here due to all of that.

Currently, I am trying to get back into the swing of things. I am working on a couple of exchanges and just trying to keep my stitching organized. I am off the next couple of days, so hopefully some stitching then. I have however started Christmas shopping. Hey, if you can't stitch-shop! I love to online shop-so painless-LOL. Anyway, I hope you all have a great week and lots of stitching.

33 comments:

stitcherw said...

What a sweet finish. I hadn't seen this one before. Sorry to hear that your teeth have been giving you problems. Hopefully the remaining twinge you're getting will be gone soon.

Belated congratulations on your Dragon finish, it looks wonderful. I love your conversion of it to the purples, very nice job. The finishing looks great too, what fun backing fabric.
Sue

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

So glad to hear from you! Wonderful on the finish. yeppers, teeth can cause a lot of misery. I have had to have all but 15 of mine pulled and sometimes I was so sick with them. still have to have the rest pulled.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Great design. Congrats on the finish. My sister is also a survivor and I am getting my mammo this month. Thanks for sharing the importance.

Barbara said...

This is a fantastic finish. And it's so wonderful to hear your mom's positive story!!

I hope your tooth problems will be a thing of the past! Good luck with the Christmas shopping. The red items (to-be-done) on my list are finally outnumbered by the black (done) items. Yay!

Kathy said...

Its lovely Sharon. Thanks for your comment on my blog hun.

Hope your tooth problems get sorted soon.

And glad to here about your Mums positive story.

Hugs xxxxx

Stitchingnow said...

Glad to see you are felling better. The teeth can cause so many helth isues. I have had all my front teeth pulled and that has solved so many things. Hope to see more of your work soon. Hugs

Annemarie said...

Lovely finish, Sharon!

Yes, toothaches can be debilitating. I remember when I was pregnant with Pelle I had a dreadful, dreadful toothache, but I stubbornly told myself it was a soar muscle running from my shoulder to the top of my head (I know...). After a week I gave up the pretense. I'll spare you the details. You have plenty to deal with :o) Good luck!

Bets said...

What a lovely design with pretty threads. So good to hear about your mom.
Tooth problems are horrible, glad you are not suffering anymore!

Lisa said...

Congrats on the finish, it's lovely!

Glad your tooth problem is sorted now.

Dianne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate all the success stories like your mom has (you too)!
Your finish is sweet and touching too.
I can relate to teeth woes too. Glad that's taken care of for you.

Redwitch said...

Sorry to hear you've been having dental problems, I've had the same and there isn't much worse than tooth pain, glad it's improving. Sending good vibes to your Mum too! Mary Kathryn's design is so sweet.

DebVA said...

Thanks for that link. This will make a perfect gift for my Aunt who's a survivor. Great job!

Von said...

Great finish, Sharon!
Hope even the twinge of tooth pain is gone now! :D

Marie-P said...

What a nice design. So glad that your Mom is fine~such a dreadful disease that touches the lives of so many!!!
I am with you on that online shopping, my gifts are arriving daily :-)

Mary Kathryn said...

Hi Sharon,

Thank you for sharing this finish at your blog. It looks beautiful with the rich skin and hair tones, I love how you have personalized it. I'm so glad to hear a happy story like your mom's.

:0)

Sachiko said...

Hi Sharon,

I could not meet you and was worried. Is a tooth OK? And I think that mammography screening is very important for a woman. I think that I also have to receive a medical checkup.

Dawn said...

Cute finish! I am glad you are feeling better. Tooth pain and ear pain are the worst kind of pain. ((hugs))

Jaimie said...

Beautiful finish! Such an important subject too. I am so sorry to hear about your tooth! Yes, such a small thing can cause alot of suffering! Now that it is pulled I hope things will get back to normal quickly.

Ranae said...

What a wonderful design.
Did you ever finish Salem Sisters?
Teeth are the worst for discomfort, glad to hear it's better.

June said...

Very pretty finish! :)

Glad you got your dental problem solved and hoping the last of the 'twinges' will disappear soon too!

Susimac said...

Glad you got your tooth problem sorted now.
Love your finish.

Hazel said...

Lovely design. I'm glad your tooth problems are getting better now. There is no pain like toothache! It makes you feel so miserable. xx

monique said...

Nice finish! I bought that kit, too :)

Lillie said...

A lovely design. I hoped you are feeling better. Have a good weekend.

Carol said...

Hi Sharon! Oh, I just love this finish! That's it! I am going to order this from MK as soon as I have some pin money! I am in love with it now!!!! Glad your tooth feels better - ouchy! You will be back in the swing soon, I can feel it :-)

J Rae said...

Sharon, Glad to hear you survived the oral surgery. It can be the worst!

Great finish. A friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer recently and is currently undergoing chemo.

Lina said...

What a wonderful idea and a great design! Thank you for sharing your mother's story. Hope you are feeling better now!

Jenna said...

I LOVE that design! Too bad she's not still selling it. Maybe next year. I hope that your teeth have all settled down now and are behaving for you. :)

Goldie said...

Congratulations on the finish! Very beautiful gift! Take care of the tooth and have fun shopping!

Cathy B said...

Love your pink finish!

Sorry to hear you weren't feeling so good - I hope you are doing better now!

Sachiko said...

Hi Sharon,
I appreciate your comment.My husband and Yuna were recovered.My family are very fine!Thank you!

Lauren said...

That's lovely! I haven't seen that before.

Yuko said...

Hi, this design is what I want to stitch now!
This is beautiful and sweet design, isn't it?
But also meaningful design.
I will order it after Christmas when I could have time to stitch!
Anyway, this is beautiful!
Congratulations on your finish!!