Saturday, May 30, 2009

Now what?

I just started this candle wrap for my SIL's unity candle. Her wedding colors were burgundy and silver.
I called her to chat and to let her know I was working on the wrap. Imagine my surprise when she told me she was in the process of packing to move out. Her fiance had told her this morning that "he didn't want to get married anymore". Her wedding date was June 27th.
What could I say? She, like me, had waited a long time to find the right person. She thought she had found her soul mate, but it was not to be.
So now my question is: NOW WHAT? Now what do I do with this piece of needlework. Maroon (burgandy, actually) and silver are not the most popular colors.
I received the pattern from my friend Sandy who had made a couple of needleroll ornaments for my stitching for a cure project.
Since burgandy is the color for hemangiomas, a type of non-malignant cancer, I highly suspect (that is a phrase my grandmother used all the time. I will have to tell you more about her later) that I am going to make this into a needleroll ornament also.
I have already stitched the biggest part of the reverse double backstitch. It also has some herringbone stitches and your choice of a Rhodes heart or butterfly, along with some beadwork for flowers.
In the center where I was going to put their names, Sandy put the word cure on one and the word hope on the other. I think I will do the same.
This linen band will work nicely for a needleroll I think.
But I am truly sorry it is not going to be used for the purpose it was started for. I had dreams of them celebrating their 10th anniversary by lighting the candle.
I pray God has something even more special in line for my SIL.


TattingChic said...

Oh! My heart is breaking for your sister! How sad for her. Ugh! Oh, I guess it's better than finding out AFTER the fact, but still, so painful!

It might make a nice Christmas something or other. Some people use burgandy for Christmas colors in their home.

nutmegg said...

I'm so sorry for your SIL, but better to break now than after the wedding and worse when children arrive, I agree God has some-one very special picked for her, all that remains is for them to meet some-where in the future.

5footrunt said...

Good choice. At least it will not go to waste and it's a wonderful cause. I feel for your SIL. It's terrible to go through. I pray the Lord will bring her and her future husband together.

Gabi said...

Oh gosh - how terrible for her. I hope she will do well and find happiness soon.

Emily said...

That is so sad, keep stitching maybe he will change his mind and realize (by the grace of God) that he is being an ass and make up. Anyway, it will make a good ornament too.

Carolyn NC said...

Sorry about your SIL - hope it all works out for her. Great idea for your candlewrap.

Lou's addictions said...

Ugh and so close to the big day... what a rat!! I hope your SIL will find that special someone who truly deserves her.


Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm very sorry to hear your sister's finacee broke things off, I can just imagine how upsetting this would be!

I'm glad you're able to take the project and change it into soemthign worthwhile instead of throwing it away.

Meari said...

Awww... that's too bad for your SIL, but at least he told her *before* they got married. I'm sad that it didn't work out for them.

I think you have a good idea for a needleroll for your tree project.

Mel said...

that is so tragic!
I had the same thing this year... half way through a piece for a wedding only to find out that the wedding had been called off. So sad.
I am glad you will be able to make the piece still worthwhile.

Michelle said...

So sorry for your Sister-In-Law. Thoughts are with her and also with you. Love Michelle x

CindyMae said...

I am so sorry for your SIL! That is terrible! I will be praying for her!!

Cindy F. said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I believe like you, God has bigger and better plans for her:)

Great idea on saving the stitching!! It'll be gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

awww I am so sorry for you SIL. How rude of him to walk away. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers. I think you are doing a great job so far!

lenna said...

Donna ~ Sorry to hear about your friend that just sucks!
Happy Dance, well it would have been 4 hours ago. Which was when I started this mess.
I have a blog YEAH!!! It is
Be the first to follow me. I have finally gotten some of my pictures where they can be downloaded. Yeah!!!
Love your blog!
Take care and God Bless ~
James is the best! Touching story about the steering wheel cover. See ya Thursday! Oh and look I have a picture another YEAH!!! This has been a trail!

lenna said...

I made two of the same wedding samplers for different people and both of them got divorced within the year. Needless to say they were probably thrown away after many darts were hurled in their direction! Haven't made a wedding sampler again.
Go figure!
God Bless ~

Karan said...

I hope she will soon be able to see this not as an ending but as a new beginning that will have lots of amazing possibilities in store for her (((((hugs))))).
Something positive is to come out of this already - your ornie. :0)

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