Sunday, July 5, 2015

I'll be back.....

Hello Friends!

This blog has decided it needs to take a break for the Summer.  See you in September!

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Three Little Words............

Hello Friends!

I'm really pleased with the finishing on my latest Sewing Box and I am at work on a new tutorial which I hope to have posted within a few days.

Lizzie*Kate "Three Little Words" Freebie
28ct. Mushroom Lugana
DMC as charted

I decided to keep this finish after all :)  It has too much special meaning to me, I was going to sell it.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

E-Mail Change

Hello Friends!

I am updating my email account and you can now reach me at:

 hookedonstitches at gmail dot com.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

I Spy.....

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I have taken a mini break from stitching this week, I've been too upset to really concentrate on it but instead I decided to do a little bit of this...............

You know what that means??  While I am doing the finishing I will be photographing my steps and will be working on a new tutorial showcasing the way I finish these boxes :)  I've had a lot of emails asking me about it and since I'm a visual person I have to explain the steps in pictures.  Hopefully I will inspire someone else to give one a try :)

Both finishes will be heading to my Etsy store soon.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

James Horner (1953-2015)

Hello Friends

Please be warned this post has nothing to do with stitching and even though I am not sure what to write but I have to try to do this.

James Horner tragically died in a single engine plane crash this past Monday, he was the sole occupant.  I have spent the past few days in a state of shock, I did not know him, never met him, never even been to any events but I felt like I knew him.  Or at least he knew what I loved to listen to.  He has scored my life, I grew up listening to his music.

It all started 33 years ago when as a young girl I watched Star Trek 2:  The Wrath of Khan and was mesmerized by the score.  I didn't realize it at the time but that was James Horner's big breakthrough into the film music world.  Now it was John Williams that first introduced me to this musical genre through Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back but it was when I heard ST2 that I fell madly in love with film music.  I have followed James' career over the past 33 years, anxiously waiting and devouring each new film score.  I've watched every interview, loved his classical compositions, and prayed that one day I would get the opportunity to cross the #2 thing off my Bucket List and see him conducting an Orchestra.  So many of his over 100 albums are among my all time favorites by any Composer.  From Legends of the Fall to Titanic to Avatar, this man captured my heart and he never let go.  Until now.

I knew this day would come.  I was dreading it.  I feel like I have lost a "friend". He died way too soon, way too tragically.  A part of me is be honest, really angry with him.  But he died doing something he really loved and I can't stay mad at that.

His music has brought me joy, comforted me when I was sad and got me through some really awful times.  I simply cannot put into words how much I will miss him, miss his music.  I will be a fan until the day I die :) Hope to see you one day in heaven Maestro!

"There's No Goodbye James....Only Love"