Sunday, July 25, 2010

Time For God (oh and a giveaway also!)

I am pleased to announce I am now through with my pity party. And I am stitching again.
Many of you will remember I had been stitching on Time for God by LK. I only lacked a little on it, but I lost my stitching mojo and hadn't worked on it for awhile. Well, I worked on it today and I am almost through. All I need to finish it is the little border at the bottom.
Here is a pic of it:

This has been a very spiritual piece for me. It seemed like during each verse I was stitching, something in my life was occurring that related to that. Such as when I lost my little dog, Alex I was working on the verse "Hard times, Trust God".
And while I was stitching on it, I kept thinking this piece was meant for someone special, but I didn't know who. I debated on friends, on the minister that had married James and I, and on my daughter. And while I know all would appreciate it, I just kept thinking it was meant for someone else.
Last week God spoke to me. There was a family in our area that had a house explosion. They lost their 18 month old son and the father was seriously burned rescuing his sons. Their 3 year old son was also burned in the fire. And the house, well, it was bad. Really bad.
This family lives in Gatesville, the little town that I worked on one of my Relays with. A little town I have fallen in love with.
And while I don't know this family, I have come to know about their lives because we have done a number of blood drives for. Here is a video clip of one of the stories about them.
Gatesville Family
I now know this piece is meant for them. I plan on finishing it and then giving it to the family in the next few weeks. I know it will mean as much to them as it has to me while I have worked on it.
And also last week, I couldn't help but read on many of your blogs that this heat is taking it's toll on you. So I thought it was time for me to do another giveaway.
Since generally Christmastime means cold weather, I decided it would be a Christmas related giveaway.
I am giving this Christmas tree shaped scissor holder to one of you who leave a message on this post. I will draw a name from all the entries on July 31st. Christmas in July! Here is a picture of the kit. By the way, it is a limited edition Lizzie Kate kit that has the bells and stuff with it. All you have to do is provide a couple of strands of DMC. And it could easily be made into an ornament.

So just leave a message with a way for me to contact you (your blog name or email addy) and maybe you will win a little cool in the summer!
PS. Thanks to all of you for your support during my pity party! It is good to see I have friends in the good times and the bad!


GoldenAngelsWorks said...

I definitely understand the pity party as I am dying to find some stitching mojo.
I am being tested big time right now and know God is working on things.

Please include me in the giveaway. Thank you.
Dawn in AZ

Meari said...

Glad to see you got your mojo back :) Really terrible about the explosion that happened to the family. :(

Throw my name in the hat for the drawing, please.

Carolyn said...

Oh Donna, that is just so sad about that family. My heart hurts for them. You have certainly helped me through my pity parties, and I appreciate it very much! I just love this and would like to be entered in your contest, please. :)


Cynthia said...

Hoping this family can find some peace in all this heartache.

Please include me in your drawing.

Blu said...

That's terrible about that family :(

Please include me in your drawing.

Pike said...

What a great story about your thoughts - and an awful story about the family!

Please enter me in the drawing.

Pirjo from Finland

Emily said...

You are very sweet to give that piece to that family, but then we know that about you already with all the work you do for cancer research.

crossstitchbibs said...

So glad to see you are out of your slump. Now I need to get out of mine!! I did do a little stitching tonight. I really need to do this Time for God piece for myself. I know that God will get me through this time and is trying to teach me patience but I am tired of waiting - lol. I need some good things to happen to me to keep me going! Hope you are feeling much better!

Nana Crystal said...

I would love to win this sweet kit from you -- would be the first time I've ever won anything on here!

I think you're doing a wonderful service to God and your neighbors with your idea!!

Crystal in WA

Mel said...

So glad to see you stitching again Donna! :)

That is a sad story about the explosion.

I'd love to be entered in the giveway draw.
And I look forward to the finish on that lovely LK piece.

m ladner at gmail dot com

Donna's Stitching said...

I love your time with God piece. My prayers are with you and the family that the house destroyed. please put my name in the hat
Thanks Donna

Carolyn NC said...

So sorry to hear about the family - sweet gesture to to give your lovely finish to them. I'm sure it will be must appreciated. :)

Debra said...

Good to hear you are stitching and again and so nice of you to give that piece to a family that has been through so much so quickly.

Jo said...

So glad you found your mojo again. Awful about the poor family, our hearts and prayers are with them. I'm sure they'll definitely appreciate the thought and love that went into Time for God.

Hugs JO

Kathy said...

I absolutely adore that LK finish. Time for God is so appropriate for many. This is going on my wish list. You did a gorgeous job on it.

As for the giveaway I would love to be included. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Knowledge is power................................................

Katrien said...

How great you have your mojo back.

Please include me in the giveaway. Thanks :)

Paula C. said...

What a beautiful and generous gift you are giving to the family who suffered such a loss. I'm sure they will really appreciate it. Funny how some projects just speak to you that way, isn't it.

Please enter my name into the draw for the LK kit. I would love to win it and stitch it right up! My email is:

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Karan said...

You have an awful lot to deal with Donna & needed time to adjust to the changes - perfectly understandable. Another lovely thing to do - am sure the family will appreciate it & the thought behind it. :0)

I would love to be included in the draw please. :0)