Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bonnie"s Breast Cancer Fairy

Hi Everyone, My name is Bonnie. I live in Gilbert, South Carolina. It is about 20 miles from Columbia. I am a converted southerner (originally from Idaho). I have been stitching for I would say 30 years. I have recently retired and I am in the process of cutting back hours at work. I will probably be working three days instead if 5. That will give me 2 more days for stitching. YEAH!

I really like HAED Designs. Several years ago, I purchased Breast Cancer Fairy by Wendy Kathleen. I didn.t want to stitch the background so I ordered hand dyed fabric from Silkweavers. It is a pretty 25 count pink Luguna. I started it doing 1 over 1. Somewhere along the way I kind of got discouraged and didn't feel like I was making any progress. Now that I see everyone's lovely work and gorgeous pictures, I am again optimistic. I can do this, I can. It is possible. lol. I think I am going to enjoy stitching all the lovely shades of pink and seeing her come to life.

This is my progress as of now. I started stitching on her shoulder, neck and hair. I am not sure which page it is but I thought it would be easier to go back later and stitch the pink ribbons which are her wings.
Thanks Wendy and Cindy for starting this wonderful blog and for the invite and welcome comments.


Wendy said...

Welcome Bonnie to our blog! I love your progress so far! The colors are so lovely! We will cheer you here to keep going with your HAED.
I can't wait to see it grow!

Yoyo said...

I'm pretty sure this blog is going to be the most enabling place I visit. Must run out and get that one if it's still available. You've got a really good start,,,we'll nudge you along.

Cindy F. said...

Welcome Bonnie!! Such a beautiful design you've chosen! And you have made some incredible progress already! Don't give up girl...you hang with us;) We'll help you!!
Just enjoy the process, cause she is going to be amazing!!
We're so glad you've joined us:)

Carolyn NC said...

Hi Bonnie,
Such beautiful colors! This will truly be a treasure. Love that fabric you chose!

Yvonne said...

Totally agree with Yoyo about this blog being so enabling. I've never thought much of this chart until I see your wip. The colours are really wonderful and you took a great pink to stitch this one.

I understand when you said about being discouraged along the way. Well, you won't be anymore as this blog is a very encouraging blog.

jessneal said...

Welcome to the group! I love your progress. I have to say this site gives me the modivation I need too sometimes. BTW what part of Idaho are you from? I live in Emmett.

stitchinfiend said...

How stunning is this looking. I love your choice of fabric and can't wait to see more. I am glad that you have started stitching on her again.

Bonnie said...

Thanks for all the comments, I feel better about starting her. Just have to sneak in some stitching time. Jess I love your Lavender Woods. By the wat I am from Burley, Idaho