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Friday, March 30, 2012

Why I have not been around ....(3-30)

Hi Stitchers!
I lost my mom last week.  We moved her back to her house here in Georgia from Boone, N.C.
She was in the stages of Alzheimer...but a rapid decline in her weight and a fall, were no help.  She was, always, small in a 5'6" frame with tiny wrists and fingers...I doubt she even weighed 80 pounds the last month.  It was devastating for all 5 of us and each dealt in their own way.
God took her at 3:15pm, one small breath, and she was gone to the Lord.  Last rights were done the night before.  
No matter how prepared that you think you are, when it happens, all emotions are thrust inside you. 
Be sure and hug and tell those that you love how much that you meant to them, today could be your last day....
Here is my mom on her last cruise to Alaska last spring:  Yes.....I am blessed with her skin for youth!  She was 75..

Hugs!
Tonia 

A Friend is......(3-30)

Hi there Stitchers!  
Here is something that I did "just because"...I hope that you like it and will stitch it up!  It would make a great card for that friend in your life......
 
















Pattern Name:    A Friend is
Designed By:    Tonia Pappan
Company:    OakHaven Designs
Copyright:    1999-2012
Fabric:    Aida 14, White
    64w X 41h Stitches
Size(s):    14 Count,   4-1/2w X 2-7/8h in
    28 Count,   2-1/4w X 1-3/8h in
    32 Count,   2w X 1-1/4h in
    36 Count,   1-3/4w X 1-1/8h in
Floss Used for Full Stitches:
    Symbol    Strands    Type    Number    Color
    E    2    DMC    310    Black
    J    2    DMC    754    Peach-LT
    X    2    DMC    3363    Pine Green-MD
    c    2    DMC    3364    Pine Green
    L    2    DMC    3685    Mauve-DK
    K    2    DMC    3765    Peacock Blue-VY DK
    G    2    DMC    3803    Mauve-MD
    P    2    DMC    3852    Straw-VY DK
Floss Used for French Knots:
    Symbol    Strands    Type    Number    Color
        1    DMC    310    Black
Floss Used for Back Stitches:
    Symbol    Strands    Type    Number    Color
        1    DMC    310    Black
        1    DMC    3364    Pine Green
Notes: Thank you for supporting designers by not making
copies of this design and passing to friends,kit up, or sell* in any manner.
Tonia Pappan-Toniaw475@hotmail.com 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OakHavenDesigns/
http://oakhavendesigns.blogspot.com/
Happy Stitching!
Tonia