Wednesday, December 12, 2012

500th Post

I can't believe this is my 500th post!  I've been holding back posting anything the past couple days because I felt I should have something very special or exciting to share on such a monumentous occasion   : )   What I could share with you is a horrific nightmare that has dropped like a giant boulder into my life in the past couple days, but that's certainly not a good thing to share on a 500th post.  I will, however, ask for prayer. Lots & lots & lots of prayer.  Lots of it.  This is a bad, bad, bad thing that has happened & I may be dealing with it for quite some time.  I need all the prayer I can get.  Just so you don't worry, it's not medical, dental, or family related ... but it's bad ... very bad ... so please do remember me in prayer.


Okay ... back to the celebration   : )   Actually, two big milestones have been reached on my blog in the past week or so. This, my 500th post, & I reached 300 followers   : )   The fact that 300+ people are interested in anything I do or say is both surprising & humbling.  I have been blogging for just a year & a half now & I have been blessed to meet many wonderful people & good friends along the way   : )   I will have to figure out something special to do ... some sort of giveaway or something ... but it will have to wait until after the holidays.  I'll think of something good   : )

I do have something stitchy to share with you in this post.  Remember me posting that I was stitching some of the Country Rustic Primitives designs, 4 of each, with the intentions of using a few for gifts & selling the others online?  Well, I didn't get all the designs stitched that I had hoped to, but I did stitch multiples of 5 designs.  I stitched 4 each of most of the designs.  I made a mistake on one design.  I didn't realize I had already stitched a set of them & so I stitched another making a total of 8 of that design stitched.  Duh!  I stitched 4 of all the others except the Sleigh Bells.  I stitched 3 of those.  I also finished all of these all by myself ,& with some of them I did a bit of my own finishing thing rather than copying the pattern photo!  Perhaps I should celebrate this as another milestone ... lol!  Well, here they are all.





There are other ornaments I have in some state of finishing ... some Nash & Nikyscreations stuff ... but I don't foresee them being finished this year   : (   There are also a couple other finishes I did myself but they are gifts so I can't show them yet, but I will as soon as they are received   : )

Note the blanket stitching on the edges of 2 of the pinkeeps.  I talked about this a post or two ago.  I really enjoyed doing this & found it very calming.  

Well, that's it for my 500th post   : )   I have other things to share with you but I will do that another day.  Thank you all for visiting & welcome to my new followers!  Hugs to all of you   : )

44 comments:

Janet P said...

Thinking and praying for you, Shirlee, chin up. x

Dawn said...

Your in my thoghts and prayers dear friend. Hugs too.

dixiesamplar said...

Congrats on reaching 500 and 300+!! What an achievement!!

I love your stitchy finishes, so lovely.

And you can rest assured that you will be in my thoughts and prayer dear friend. Hope everything is resolved for the best, whatever that may be for you.

Mii Stitch said...

Thinking of you, hope things get sorted soon. Love all your lovely finishes & congrats on all these big numbers :)

Pamela said...

I am saying a prayer for you and hoping your "issue" will have a good outcome.

Congrats on the 500th post (&300th follower).

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. I especially LOVE the designs with the blanket stitch.

Hang in there, Shirlee!


Pam

butterfly said...

My dear Shirlee, you are in my prayers. You say it's bad I do hope it is not to bad.
Your stitching and finish is just wonderful .
You have worked hard love every thing,
congratulations on 500 posts and 300 followers, Well done sweet friend , hugs.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers....I love reading your Blog and here is mine:

http://lindakscreativityworks.blogspot.com

I would love for you to be a follower on mine as well.

Your Stitching is great...

God Bless You

marly said...

Oh boy. If you have health and family, the rest you can deal with. But we'll all put in a good word for you with the Big Guy. Now your stitching. Holy crap!! Don't ever say you can't do finishing because they are perfect and that blanket stitch will be around everything I do from now on. Fabulous Miss Shirlee.

Annette-California said...

Oh Shirlee I will pray for you. Hope what ever is troubling you will all be worked out. Congrats on your 500th post!!! Wow! AMAZING ornaments you've made. You have been super busy. Merry Christmas.
love Annette

pam said...

Lovely prims and congrats on the posting and followers

Vickie said...

I agree with Marly that your finishing looks great Shirlee. Congrats on that and your 500th post and your 300+ followers.
Oh Shirlee, I have prayed and will keep on.♥

cucki said...

Congrats on reaching 500 post :)
I love your stitchy finishes, so lovely...
You are in my prayers dear friend ..I hope things get sorted soon
Love for you xx

DJH said...

Congrats on 500 posts and 300 followers!
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Kay said...

Congrats on your 500th post! Love all your finishes, wish you could finish mine!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Shirlee,

As always your work is amazing! I hope all is going to work out and have you in my thoughts and prayers! OLM

Mouse said...

wooo hooo on the 500th post and also on the followers ... paws are crossed on the positive thoughts your way and hope everything works out well ....

love those wee ornaments :) love mouse xxxx

Angela said...

Congrat. on your 500th post and all your followers Shirlee. You sure have been busy. Love everything you have made. Sorry to hear there may be some bad days ahead for you. Will keep you in my prayers and hoping everything works out for you.
Hugs
Angela

TheCrankyCrow said...

You little hold out you. Your finishes are AMAZING!! And I LOVE each and every design!! I'll have one of each please!! :o)

Congrats on your wonderful milestones!! Wowsers...500 posts??? Eeek....I think I'd lose more followers than I gained if I posted 500 times. ;o)

As for the prayers - you know I gotcha covered. I owe you an email I know - please don't think I've been ignoring you. Things have just been crazy....spent today touring assisted living facilities. :o( Tomorrow I have to hit the books again....And now I think I'm coming down with a cold. Oh please, Lord, not NOW..... Smiles, Hugs, & Bunches of Prayers ~ Robin

jennifer768 said...

Shirlee glad to see you post.I have been thinking about you.Love the finishes you shared,girl you are so nutty!Your finishes are perfect!!!As always you are in my thoughts and prayers!Congrats on 500 posts and the followers.Hugs,Jen

Linda said...

What great ornaments. Congrats on all the finishes.

Linda

bettyj said...

Your work is wonderful! Certainly will pray, God knows your need and believe me He will supply whatever it is you NEED!

Myra said...

Those are just perfect Shirlee! Sometimes just winging it with the finishing works best of all. Congratulations on the followers and the comments. We really like you!

Chris said...

Ok Shirlee! You are on my thoughts and prayers list. I hope that everything is resolved soon.

What absolutely fabulous prim finishes. You do an amazing job.

Congratulations on 300/500! Whoot! What a great way to finish the year!
Hugs!!

Sonia said...

congratulations on 500 posts!

Your handwork looks great. :0)

Jodi S said...

Thinking of you and hope everything turns out OK. Congrats on your 500th!

Pam in IL said...

Yippee on the milestones! I'm so sorry to hear that you are going through something so bad. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

Deborah said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love all the finished projects. Beautiful.

Yana Hanim said...

Sending my prayer all the way from Jordan for you, shirlee!
congrats on your 500 posts and the stitching are so cute and lovely!

Yuana

Nicola said...

Congratulations of your 500th post, that is some going. I shall pray that whatever, the bombshell was that you and your DH come through it quickly.

Tanechka said...

Your work is wonderful!
To all the troubles are gone!

Tatyana

Carolyn said...

Love your blog and admire your stitching, but your "tease" is driving me crazy! Hope all works out so we can all stop worrying about you!

ricketyjo said...

Congrats on your 500th post and your 300 followers! Your stitching looks wonderful. I'll be thinking of you, hope everything will be ok.

Beckyjean said...

Shirlee~

You are in my thoughts & prayers.

Love your stitching. They are all so pretty.

Congrats on 500 posts & 300 followers.

Enjoy your evening~Becky

Maggee said...

Hi sweetie! Praying that whatever is worrying you clears up and you are able to enjoy life more fully again! Just want you to know seeing your finishes inspired me to try a new finishing technique on my exchange ornament. It came out well (I will blog about it soon, and credit you!) and the recipient says she likes it a lot! So success! Thanks so much for sharing in your blog, good and bad! Hugs and Merry Christmas!

Catherine said...

Love your sweet finishes!
Sending thoughts and prayers for you!

Carol said...

Now you've got me worried, Shirlee--I certainly will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that whatever is causing you such worry will resolve itself...

500 posts--amazing! I will never get to 500 no matter how long I live... I'm only at 150 and I've been blogging almost 4 years :)

Shirlee--your finishes are perfect--really perfect! I'm so proud of you!!

Andrea said...

Congratulations on your 500th post. Love the finishes.

I do hope you have an enjoyable CHristmas despite your troubles. I'll be thinking of you.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congrats on the 500th post and the 300 followers. I love your ornies, the Sleigh Bells one is my favourite, I love a bit of script!

Hope the Big Bad is being sorted by all the good vibes coming your way (((hugs)))

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I am keeping you in my prayers and sending hugs, too.

I had no idea you were heading off to see Edgar...I am so jealous. I love his blog.

Can't wait to hear about all the fun you guys had.

Blessings always

Siobhán said...

Thinking of & praying for you, Shirlee!

Your finishes are amazing. Congratulations on reaching your blogging milestones!

Kaisievic said...

Lots of prayers, hugs and good wishes coming your way from me. Take care of yourself, dear Shirlee!

hugs, Kaye

P.S. Lovely finishes and congrats on 500 posts and over 300 followers.

MartyG said...

I will keep you in my thoughts. Your stitching and finishing is spectacular. I am going to bookmark this page for future reference. Love the blanket stitch edge! Congrats on 500. MartyG

Anne said...

Wow! Your 500th post is momentous starting with the bad thing that has happened to you :( So sorry and I will be praying for you Shirlee. Lovely prim finishes! I really need to try one this year...been meaning to for awhile now! Very inspiring finishes!!

Congrats on reaching 300 followers!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on o many posts and followers!

Love the finishes and great work on the blanket stitch edge, I found it very relaxing as well.