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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SHARING FINISHES



Whew...finally finished! Can anyone guess what pattern this is? I was drawn to the winding flower right away. The soothing colors made it relaxing to stitch, which is just what this girl needed at the time I started it. Just a little take along project that finished up rather quickly. I don't know if I would call this a spectacular piece but for some reason it really "speaks" to me.

Here is some important information I found to be of good use. I thought I should pass it along because it definitely works......We could all use a little more calmness in our lives nowadays with all the stress we deal with on a daily basis. By following the simple advice I heard on a talk show, you too can find inner peace. The doctor on the show proclaimed, "The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never had the time to finish."

I thought about this for the longest time. I then looked around the house to see all the things I started and hadn't found the time to finish. I decided that today was the day to change, so before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a 2 liter bottle of Mountain Dew, a package of Oreo's, a 16 oz. package of peanut M&M's, the rest of last nights strawberry cheesecake, some Dorito's, and a box of chocolate truffles left over from Valentine's Day.

I really think that doctor knew what he was talking about because you have no idea how amazingly great I feel right now! I can't wait to see what I can finish tomorrow!

23 comments:

Suzanne said...

This is a lovely finish!

I must agree with the good doctor. When I finish something that has been unfinished for a long time, I have the greatest sense of peace and always sleep better that night. Maybe I need to finish that neverending ironing pile, the UFOs, WIPs, house cleaning, painting, gardening.......

SugarandSpice said...

Love it!!! I wanted to finish those Oreos for you!

Cari said...

Too funny! Your blog entry was my first of the day and I am so glad because it made me smile and laugh aloud!

Cari

Alice said...

Hie hie, I don't think all those finishes are going to be good for your waistline but I bet it was good to eat. Naughty naughty!!!! Nice finish.
Alice

Cathy B said...

Hi Jolene - Congrats on the finish. I think that this is a La D Da design, right?

Rather than finishing off the soda, chips, candy, and desserts, I think I'll settle instead for finishing my stitching WIPs! LOL!

Deb said...

Well, that entry made me laugh! I thought you were going to finish off something stitchy! Thanks for the morning laugh! And your piece looks great too - I'd have to say it's a La-D-Da design maybe? Don't know what it is though.

doris said...

LOL ... I've heard that one before, but it involved alcohol.

Love the new finish.

Diana said...

Your idea of how to finish things sounds really great!
I thought at first maybe that was a Little by Little design that you had finished, but now I think maybe it is a La D Da as others have said. It's cute no matter who's it is.

Michelle said...

That's La D Da which is in my stash :) Great job!

Please pass the Oreos and M&Ms!

Michelle

Colleen said...

LOL!!!! I think you feel so good because you're on a sugar high!!! :)

I love this little sampler piece! It is so calming. Good thing you finished it before you "binged"...haha

Just Me and My Shadow said...

I had to laugh at your post. Glad you are feeling great. I think your lovely stitching is La D Da Big Flower Sampler.

Chrissie

Karrie said...

Lovely finish! I agree that the colours are very calming.

I'll have to see what can be "finished" at my house tonight...LOL

FayeRaye said...

You made me laugh!! I NEED to find me some finishes dont I!!Love your blog comments and the lovely stitching of course! Laughing in the Carolinas! Faye

Pumpkin said...

ROFLMBO!!!! Jolene, you DO have the same twisted sense of humor that I do ;o) Good for you!

Lovely piece and the colors are so peaceful. I'm going to guess it's a La-D-Da piece.

TammyK said...

LOL - you've just inspired to me finish off a few things around here :o) Love the colors in your last finish.

Cyn said...

Hi Jolene,

I was really LOL after reading this right now!

I had to read it out loud to the kids.

Now I have to go into the kitchen to see what I can finish. :-)

Very pretty finish!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Hazel said...

Ha ha very good! I'm sorry I missed your first giveaway - I only just found your blog. Love it too. Will visit again. xx

stacybinnj said...

Oooo! It's gorgeous... I have this in my stash... SO I know what it is.... LOL... Great finish!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations on your finish! Oh boy you made me laugh there at the end when you talked about finishing things!!!!

Nina said...

Beautiful work :)
If you want to share it on the LaDDa"s lovers and stitchers' blog please email me for an invite ;)

Nina

http://laddalovers.blogspot.com/

Jo said...

Lovely finish. congratulations

timetostitch said...

Oh boy, do I have a lot of unfinished things at home! LOL! Great advice! Lovely finish...it is definitely a calming piece.

CindyMae said...

Great finish!!!