Friday, January 15, 2010

Beatrix is Now Finished

I have finally finished Beatrix. She was my problem child who I had a love/hate relationship. I love her, but I for some reason hated working on her. Maybe it was because she was stitched on 32ct linen over 1 or it was the continual use of just one thread. I don't know, but I am so glad that she is finished and that she can leave my work basket and be framed.

I started working on Scarlet Letters Grazing Sheep last night, but I haven't done very much. No enough to show anyway.

I am also doing something that I don't normally do. I am doing something with my friend who doesn't have a blog called a SHS which means - Stitching Hannah on Sundays. Both my Friend and I have wanted to stitch Hannah Lancaster for a long while, so we decided to dedicate Sundays stitching this amazing sampler and we both started last Sunday. This is my progress. It isn't much to show at the moment, but that is ok. I hope this Sunday is better weather wise than last Sunday. Last Sunday was one of those really hot sticky days. Not good for sewing.

I feel quite sad today. I live in one of the most beautiful places in Australia and also one of the most dangerous. For the past couple of days the Police Rescue and emergency people have been looking for 6 people who failed to come back after a few days canyoning in the Blue Mountains. Late yesterday afternoon, the Police Helicopter found them, but unfortunately one of 2 teenagers that were in the party had been killed from a rock fall. He was 15 years old. I have a 15 year old son as well and I feel so sad for his parents.

For the past 2 days after all the heat we have had we have misty, raining conditions. Yesterday there was a break in the weather and the helicopter was able to get the other 5 people out and take them to hospital. They have all been released this morning. But they couldn't get the body out. Police, Paramedics and Emergency Crews stayed and guarded the boy's body.

Today is another really misty day and I am listening to my DH's RFS scanner about all the problems they are having getting the body out. They have to carry it out as it is to treacherous for the helicopter. It is going to take them a long time to do this.

I find this all so very sad. I think the other teenager in the party was his brother.


Margaret said...

Agh!!! Beatrix is gorgeous!!!! Remind me, what is the fiber color again? I love it!!! Congratulations! Hannah looks good too! Are you and T exchanging pics every Sunday to compare progress? :D

Sorry to hear about the 15 year old boy. Such a tragedy. :(

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

So sorry to hear about the 15 year old. What a sad story - my heart goes out to his family as well.

Your BP is beautiful!!! I love the color of the fabric and the floss. you should be so proud. I'll enjoy watching your progress on Hannah.

Jackie said...

My heart goes out to the family of teen hiker. The loss of a child is not something I could ever imagine recovering from.

What a nice finish. Now you can sit back and enjoy her!

Love to Stitch said...

Great finish!! I love Beatrix. She turned out beautiful. Cant wait to see Hannah, I wish I could find this pattern to stitch her too!! Maybe when your done you might be interested in selling to me!! Too bad about those people, just awful.

Nancy said...

Your Beatrix Potter sampler is gorgeous! This is a large design to stitch over one, and you did an amazing job! I love the color too. I have stitched this and had the same love hate relationship.

I'm sorry Australia has been going through a tragedy.

martine said...

OH ! so lovely !!!

Nic said...

Congratulations on finishing Beatrix, it's a huge achievement!

Cari said...

What a tragedy - 15 is just too young to lose your life. My heart goes out to the family.

Beatrix is beautiful, just beautiful. Your new WIP sound wonderful and I can't wait to see more of your progress.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Deb said...

Sandra - Beatrix is beautiful!! I can't believe it's one on 32 count, but is looks so nice! And your progress on Hannah looks great as well!

That is awful about the 15 year old boy. My heart really goes out to his family. It's really such a tragedy.

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the young man. It hits particularly hard when you feel it so close to home, so to speak.

Your Beatrix is lovely. I'm glad you are doing a SAL also as stitching may provide some solace to the tragedy and how you are feeling. Take care!

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the finish! Beatrix is gorgeous.

Love the start on Hannah!

I'm so sorry to hear about that 15 year old boy. His family is in my prayers, so sad. It makes you realize just how lucky you are, huh?

Brigitte said...

Congratulations. What a wonderful finish. You were doing such a great job stitching her all over one.
Great new start.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on finishing Beatrix. I am sure that you must be very relieved.

Great start to Hannah, I have made a pretty good start to her as well.

It was really sad about that boy, especially since it all happened just before they were found.

Karoline said...

Beatrix is gorgeous, congratulations

Great start on Hannah, looking forward to seeing her grow

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