Thursday, July 24, 2014

Stitching and Skydiving

I began stitching this floral needle case years ago and then I put it down to work on something else. It's high time I finished it though and this time I'm not going to get distracted. The flowers are worked in woven wheel, whipped spider web wheel, buttonhole wheel, lazy daisy and cast on stitching.  The leaves are fly and lazy daisy and the centres of the whipped spider web wheels are filled with french knots.
My finished silk paper doodle
and a close up.
I received this neat pomegranate titled atc from Lin Tarrant who lives in France.  She has a wonderful blog at St. Viktor Quilts.  Thanks Lin!
I also received this lovely maple leaf postcard from Debi in honour of Canada Day on July 1.  Thanks Debi :)
I finally did something I've been wanting to do for the last few years.  A breast cancer survivor I had met had gone tandem skydiving and she told me that I just had to go. So on Monday I finally went :)
Here I'm listening intently to the instructions which were to: relax, cross my arms before we jumped out, to take a deep breath and before landing to put my legs up.
At 7,500 feet we had 20 seconds of free fall
WOW - it was quite the awesome experience :D
Wishing everyone a summer adventure plus time for some wonderful stitching :)

27 comments:

  1. OMG...wow you are a brave lady...LOL I'd love to do it but I'm too chicken.

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  2. LOL! I'm with Mary Ann...you're awesome! I'm chicken!

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  3. What an adventure Jenny - you must have been thrilled. Love the needlecase....

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  4. Amazing work!! :) And your stitching is wonderful too!

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  5. WOW~~! I am so excited to see the photos of your adventure! am way too chicken to go - so I am glad you did!!
    beautiful beautiful stitching and ATCs you received :)

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  6. what a brave girl you are Jenny with your sky diving, I would never dare try that! Your stitchery for the needle case is so beautiful nothing new there as your talents with the needle always produce lovely things. Some doodle too, very nice

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  7. Great! That must have felt so fantastic - to overcome the fear of doing it (if you had any), to do it, and to have done it.
    Your needle case has such a beautiful collection of flowers, and the silk paper embroidery is stunning, too.

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  8. Fantastic!! How cool is that??? I bet you'd like to do it again now :)
    Love the work on the needlecase

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  9. Wow how brave you have been to do the sky dive, well done! I love your needle case stitches, so full of colour and the doodle is lovely.

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  10. Wow you so brave and it all looking so awesome :)
    Beautiful stitching too..
    Big hugs x

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  11. Wow! well done you! What a fantastic experience. I LOVE the stitching on your needlecase, it is going to be so beautiful and the silk paper doodle is brilliant too. Love the Canada Day card. Ohh too much goodness in one post! Thank you. xx

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  12. Brilliant hats off to you, I am to chicken. Such wonderful colours on your needle case. Have a lovely weekend.

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  13. Lovely embroideries and what a courageous woman you are !!!!!!
    Hug
    Anna

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  14. Floral embroidery is lovely, just like a summer garden !! the rest is beautiful too.
    Wow ! I wish I have the courage do something like that..

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  15. Good on you for living life to the full. The gift pieces are lovely and your doodle silk fabulous. I like the needle case embroidery a lot

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  16. Jenny you are one talented lady with that needle. ! Beautiful work!
    Congrats on your sky diving ... some years ago I went up in a glider (skydiving wasn't in yet)!
    and that was an experience I've never forgotten.. BJ

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  17. OMG - I would NEVER have had the nerve to jump out of a plane. What an amazing amount of courage it must have taken for you to do that.

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  18. That needlecase is awesome, Jeannette! I love the range of stitches you have used.

    Skydiving! There is a slight hint of anxiety in the photo on the ground, but it looks you had a great time in the air! Good for you. :D

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  19. Oh Jenny my knees are shaking for you!!!! I know it must have been wonderful, but oh my, I would have never had the nerve to do it! The stitching is beautiful!
    xo,
    Deb

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  20. Oh my gosh! You ate so brave! Whoa!!!!!

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  21. Wow, you are so brave. It must be a wonderful experience!
    Your needle case is beautifully embroidered.

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  22. UN BELIEVABLE!

    wow.

    I could never do that! I'd be screaming and crying for sure. lol
    GREAT photos.

    !

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  23. Your needlecase is so pretty. And congratulations on the jump! The closest I've come to that is sitting at the front of a vertical drop rollercoaster and that was bad enough!

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  24. I'm still holding my breathe, from looking at your skydiving photos. It's completely unimaginable to me but I'm so glad you took the jump and enjoyed it. My bucket list only includes things close to the ground. Your stitching is also breathtaking.

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  25. Oh you are so brave! The smile on your face tells how wonderfully you enjoyed this skydiving experience. Congratulations Dear!!!

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