I’m Still Here…

G’day stitching friends!

I’ve missed you all so very much and there’s lots of news to catch up on. Sorry I haven’t been a very active blogger this past month, but life, work and health issues needed attention, and there’s not enough hours in the day 😦

In the last six months or so, my eyesight has been playing up. Two years ago I developed cataracts as a result of contracting cerebral malaria. Unfortunately, they’ve developed very fast, and slowed my stitching down a whole lot.  So, I paid my opthalmologist a visit and guess what? I’ve been booked in for surgery on my left eye in January. I came away a little shocked with the news, but now it’s all sunk in I’m looking forward to getting it over and done with so I can stitch good again. We’ll worry about the right eye later 😉 (says my doctor)

In the meantime, there’s been a little stitching. Here are a few bits and pieces.

Fair & Square Round 21 Exchange pieces

Close up of square

Round 21 from Shelley P

Fair Square from me to Shelley P

Signature panel

Sara Hathorne is coming along slowly but surely, but that’s for another post I thnk

Happy Stitching:wink:


Certified X-stitch addict and lover of tea, fabrics and beads. I work in the vocational education and training sector and in my spare time potter around in the garden growing roses. I'm mum to two adult children of whom I'm very proud.

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6 comments on “I’m Still Here…
  1. I’m so glad you are getting the eyes worked on, you do such lovely work, I’m sure it will make stitching much easier. I love the pinecones and the peacock,can you tell which patterns they are?

  2. Barbara says:

    Oh my goodness, Pokua, what lovely squares!

    I didn’t realize you were experiencing such problems with your eyes. I hope the cataract surgery will bring you a lot of relief!!

  3. Wendy says:

    Pokua, your work is beautiful! Before I stumbled into quilting … okay, honestly, before I became a mother of two DDs now 6 and 4, I ate, slept and breathed cross stitching. I do quilting now as it’s easier for me to pick up and set down at a moment’s notice. I have so many cross stitch projects I hope to someday get back to … maybe travel time during vacations 🙂 If you don’t mind, I’ll check back every now and then for inspiration 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful work! Best of luck with your eyes … hugs, Wendy

  4. Shelley says:

    Pokua, your stitching is beautiful! You would never know that you were having any problems. I hope your surgery goes well, so that you can stitch with pleasure and continue to produce lovely work.

    Thank you again for the squares – I have decided to finish them as a hand-finished pillow with beaded edging. It will probably have to wait until January, when I will have lots of time avoiding the cold weather. 🙂 I’ll send you a picture when it’s done.

  5. Shelley says:

    Oh, and I wanted to say what the pattern was that I used. It is from “Animal Samplings” by Hillside Samplings. It is carried by Hoffman, so your local or online shop can order it. 🙂 It was a fun stitch!

  6. Vinniey says:

    {{{Hugs}}} I’m so sorry to hear about your left eye. I hope your eyes will be recover after the surgery next year. Take care, Pokua. Your eyes will be alright and you can stitch more beautiful works. 🙂 You always have beautiful stitching works to show, Pokua. I love all your exchange.

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2012 Stitching Plans

1. WIPs - finish 4:
- DT Sampler Game Board
- Workbasket's Trellis (done)
- DT Morning Glory
- LK ABC Lessons

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Plymouth Sampler - TSC (started)
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Mermaid's Song - CHS
Dutch Strawberries - TGH
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