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Thursday, February 26, 2009

~ Violets ~

Hi there! There must be truly wonderful stories about how needlework came into our lives! If you have a minute, let me share my story with you!

There I was, Saturday morning, early twenties, pitifully pitiful, sobbing from an earth shattering breakup with a beau the night before. There was nothing to do, I was a lost little lamb. I thought maybe I could and should find something to concentrate on, other than my shattered heart. So, off to Joann Fabrics I went, puffy eyes and all, you can well imagine all the natural beauty I was exuding~LOL. I scuffed up and down each aisle~sniffing, puffing and dabbing, ending up at a section of needlework. I thought *maybe I could do this* as I selected a chart, aida, needles and floss. I stood there thinking~hmmm, if I could just get through the weekend, I might feel better by Monday. And with Monday comes work, and work would fill my day and the holes in my bruised heart. I stitched all weekend, barely setting down the needle a single moment. What with all the counting and crossing, I was able to forget the drama from the night before. This is my first finish, nothing special, but I was a wee bit proud to have completed it, and to have made it through the weekend. At twenty-something, a young woman's heart can still be very tender, then she does two things~grows up and grows a pair:) By Monday, I found myself smitten all over again with this thing about needles and flosses and crosses, oh my! My eternal gratitude to you old beau, for letting me go...

Tootles, Sue

5 comments:

  1. Aww, a heartwarming story to be sure!

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  2. what a lovely story Sue, nothing as romantic for me I'm afraid. The craft magazine I usually bought wasn't in the shop so I picked up a cross stitch mag with a free kit on the front and I was hooked.

    Sue

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  3. Oh Sue! What a wonderful story:) Thank you for sharing with us!
    And I love your first finish! Wow...that is so cool that you still have it! It's beautiful:)

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  4. What a wonderful soul-sharing story! It sounds like a painful way to learn the love of needlework, but I'm glad that you found comfort in the needle!! You do lovely work!! :)

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  5. Aww, sorry you got your heart broken but I'm so glad a new love sprang from the tears. What a nice story.
    Glad to see you kept your first project as well; it's dainty & pretty!
    My first cross stitch was a bunny birth sampler that I made in honour of my first newborn son. Quite alot of stitching for a first project!

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