Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sad News... and Pretty Exchanges

I figure I will start with my sad news first... as some of my stitching friends are aware, Mike's father was very recently told he had Stage 4 Lung Cancer. He was too far gone really for chemo, but he did at least try it, with no positive effects. He went very rapidly down hill from there, and after Mike went down to Florida last week to say goodbye to him and celebrate his father's last birthday with him, my father in law passed away on Sunday night. This is a very painful time for us, and we will miss him very, very much. RIP Arnold Sutcliffe, 10/22/37 - 10/25/09. We love you very much.

In the midst of all of that, I received this really pretty beCause It's Pink Exchange (HoE) from Sharlotte. Sharlotte had a really unique idea. She stitched me a lingerie bag. Pretty! She also sent me a handmade bookmark (since I am also an avid reader, this is wonderful!), a set of pretty pink emery boards (also soooo me - I have long, natural nails that always need refining), a pink Sharpie pen, and two skeins of floss. What a treat! Thank you Sharlotte!
And, today I received a Halloween Exchange (HoE) from Terry. She stitched an ornament and a fob using Blue Ribbons Designs charts - on the prettiest orange linen. And... so cool... a Halloween Needle Minder! Great exchange, thank you Terry!!



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Currently Stitching: Stitching a gift - also mailed my Christmas Ornament for the Christmas Ornament Swap yesterday

47 comments:

staci said...

I am so sorry for your's and Mike's loss...many condolences.

Sympathetic Threads said...

What sad news about your father-in-law. :( I am so sorry.

Berit said...

So sorry to hear about your FiL. :(

As for the exchanges, that orange linen truly IS yummy!

icelandmom said...

I am so sorry to hear about your father-in-law's passing. Please accept my condolences to both Mike and you. Hugs to you both.

Cole said...

So sorry to hear about your father-in-law... many thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

valerie said...

So sorry to hear about your father-in-law. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mike during this rough time.

Lovely exchanges...

Arthemise said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Tell Mike we're thinking about him.

Kathy A. said...

Oh Carol. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father in law. Please give my condolences to Mike and your entire family.

Kathy A. said...

Oh Carol. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father in law. Please give my condolences to Mike and your entire family.

Gabi said...

So sorry to hear about your father in law. My thoughts are with you and your family.
The exchanges are beautiful.

Jill said...

So sorry to hear of the passing of your father-in-law. Take care.

Jeanie said...

My condolences on the loss of your father-in-law. Take care.

Dianne said...

So sorry to read about the loss of your father-in-law Carol. Please pass on my condolences from PA.


I hope you would be more active on Facebook as I saw you had signed up and didn't follow through. It's a nice diversion. I have gotten in touch with so many people from a long time ago. It's been great!

Harmien said...

Dear Carol, I am so very sorry for your loss. Wishing you and Mike strength and wonderful memories...

Nic said...

I am sorry for your loss.

FayeRaye said...

So very sorry to hear of your loss.. cherish his memories..Faye

ollie1976 said...

So sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and Mike.
-Jen

cathymk said...

Carol and Mike - so sorry to hear your news. Thinking of you both.

Nicola said...

Carol, I'm so sorry to hear the sad news about your FIL, my condolences to Mike and yourself.

The exchanges are beautiful.

wakana said...

i'm very sorry for your father-in-law's passing. you are in my thoughts and prayers - wakana

Kim B said...

That is very sad news Carol. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Your entire family is in my prayers.

Beautiful exchanges. What lovely little packages to bring a little sunshine into a sad time for everyone there.

dixiesamplar said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, Carol! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Mike and the family.

What sweet treasures you received in the mail...lucky lady!

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

zoomcity said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. The same thing happened to my mother-in-law last year, except she refused all treatment. It's a hard time. You've received some lovely exchanges. I hope the friendship that comes with exchanges warms you in this cold time.

Mylene said...

So sorry to hear about your father-in-laws passing ... My condolences to you and your family.

Coni said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mike, Carol. So sorry for your loss.

mainely stitching said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of Mike's dad, Carol. Hugs to you both.

Andrea said...

Sorry to hear of your sad news. My sincere condolences to you and Mike.

Redwitch said...

My condolences to you both, very sorry for your loss.

Katrina said...

Very sorry about your FIL! Lots of hugs and prayers.

Karoline said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Katrina in NZ said...

dearest Carol, just to let you know you and Mike are in my thoughts - I'm very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending hugs, Katrina

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

My sincerest sympathies for the loss of your FIL and Mike's father, Carol. What a difficult and painful thing to go through. Grief is never easy. I'm thinking of you two and all the family and friends who will miss him.
Love and hugs,
Deb

Annemiek said...

Oh Carol, I'm so sorry to hear this. Many condolances and I'll be thinking about you and Mike.

Brigitte said...

So sorry to hear about your family's loss.
The exchnages look really beautiful.

tkdquintmom said...

Such sad news for you and Mike. I'm so, so sorry. The exchanges are so cool.

Marie-P said...

Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

CindyMae said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your FIL!! MY thoughts and prayers are with the entire family!!

Gorgeous exchanges you received!!

Chiloe said...

I'm very saorry for your loss. Hugs

Teresa said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My mom died in July and I feel that I am just wondering around.

Take care
Teresa

Lisa said...

Dearest Carol,
I am so sorry to hear about your father in law...my sympathy to you and your family.
Lisa in CA

Susan said...

{{{hugs}}} - I'm so sorry for your loss, Carol. My condolences to you and Mike.

Lynn said...

My condolences to you and Mike on the passing of his father. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Lillie said...

So sorry to read about the passing of your FIL, my deepest sympathy and condolence to you and Mike.
Take care!

A lovely pink exchange.

stitcherw said...

I'm so sorry for you's and Mike's loss. It's incredibly difficult losing a parent. My dondonlences to you both. Lovely exchanges both of them, what a nice surprise to get in the mail.
Sue

Kajsa said...

My condulences, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss!

Tessa said...

So sorry to hear about Mike's father.
Eat chocolate and hug lots - it helps.
{{{{{{Sending international hugs to you both}}}}}}

Von said...

Just saw this post and had to send you and Mike my most sincere condolences on the loss of his father. I'm so, so sorry.