Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Has it really been 10 days since i posted last?

I cannot believe that it has been 10 days since I posted last. So much has happened.
First off, I am stitching on several ornaments at one time. I have run out of mat board to mount them on, as well as double sided tape. Speaking of tape, I use Terrifically Tacky Tape that is found in the scrapbooking aisle to mount my ornaments on the mat board. It is acid free, double sided and is seriously the tackiest tape I have ever used. The last ornament I stitched (the black one) was a little hard to get to stick, but I made it work. I use the 1/4" one instead of the 1/8" one.
Second off, I am completely blown away with the support of this project and of me in the past few days. My Cross Stitch Addiction group threw a challenge out to it's members (you must be a member of this group to participate in the challenge).
Jess, the group owner said that whoever stitches the most ornaments for the project by July (I don't remember the exact date) will receive a $20 gc to their fav online needlework shop. Several of us threw another $20 in the hat and now it is up to $80.
Amazing. I have also received the nicest, kindest messages from you all about this project.
I know we can do this. I know we can make a difference. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for all you do. YOU ARE ALL AMAZING!
I want to write a book about this project. So if you are "stitching for a cure" for someone special can you shoot me an e-mail or enclose the reason in the package when you ship your ornament? I have heard so many stories and I just want to get it all down.
Thank you so much for all you do and thank you for sharing your amazing talents!


Carolyn NC said...

Great idea about the book, too!

riona said...

I am just curious ... how many ornaments have you received to date? Will there be enough for a full tree? I have just finished stitching my third ornament ... once it is assembled, I'll send it on to you.

Donna said...

I have received (counting the ones I have stitched) about 30. I had a concern about it being enough, but I am now sure that we will have a full tree by Nov.

Terry said...

Great news on the group! I have completed two and have started on my third. I just have to finish them and the flatfold for you. I won't be able to get to the store for finishing materials until the kids go back to school next week.

Good luck with the book!

Karan said...

What a lovely thing to do - reckon that tree will be groaning under the weight of all the ornies at this rate. :0) Nice idea about the book too. :0)

Cindy F. said...

That's so wonderful about your group offering incentives to get those ornies coming in! and you're writing a book! Donna, you are just an amazing person:) You truly inspire me with your precious heart!! The very best of wishes that your tree will be complete way before your deadline;)