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May 18, 2015

The Merry Month of May

Hello Stitchers........this blog has become an epic "fail" for me.  I always want to do better but I seem to fall apart between the desire and the action.  I do apologize to those of you who don't follow Little House on Facebook.

First things first.........our web site has all of the patterns we have released so far so I won't add them here.  I even have the new ones up that we ship tomorrow.

This is "My Lady Liberty" which is the third "My Lady" in an on-going collection.  She has been very popular with stitchers.  She reminds me of a paper doll that gets a clothing change with the seasons.


The frame is a perfect complement to the design.  
Shops can order it from Family Tree Frames.


My Lady Liberty


Also ongoing is The Sampler Tree which is a twelve month series of ornaments from Little House designed in an old-fashioned way which resemble colonial times or the simple life.

Sweet Apples

"Sweet Apples" the most recent release which ships to our distributors May 19th.

Moving on to other things..........in March I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I have already had surgery and am waiting to heal up so that I can start radiation.  Between times I am working on more patterns for the end of the year and stitching my own cancer journey cross stitch design.  Very soon I will share the progress on it in the same way I did with Ron's.  They are worlds apart in style but each in it's way reflects the character of the person and their walk through the Big C.  

To put it bluntly, it stinks that this happened at all but it's worse because of the timing.  We still aren't finished with Ron .  Oh well.....we are made of pretty tough stuff so we'll get through this too.  I feel very positive about my outcome!

Last but not least is Gracie and her brother, Luke, on Mother's Day.  Cutie pie fur babies!


Happy Stitching!
Diane

41 comments:

  1. I will light a candle for you and pray. May you both have the strenght and love you need....

    sorry for my englisch

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  2. I am so sorry to hear about your cancer diagnosis. Praying for you through this journey. For you and Ron and all your family.

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  3. Diane, your designs are lovely! I am so sorry for the twists in your journey's road. Sending prayers and stitching love!

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  4. What a twist/turn/fork on the journey, Diane... Wishing you strength and courage at this difficult time. You will beat it, you are tough!
    Lovely designs, I will be looking for them in my needlework shops.

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  5. Diane, you are doing fine keeping in touch-you've had a lot to deal with and no one would expect you to be dong more than you are! Congrats on passing the first step-surgery! Heal quickly my dear! My sister had to have radiation and that's all and she is doing well now, thank The Lord! And I wish the same for you too :)

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  6. Diane, sorry for the missspell- the word should have been "doing"-lol

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  7. I'm sad at what you're going through but pleased to hear you've cleared a big hurdle. I'm praying for you and Ron. Take care. When you're ready to blog, we'll be here happy to hear from you!

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  8. I do enjoy reading your blog as well as stitching your designs and have stitched oodles of them. Thoughts and prayers are coming your way, as well as Ron's. You guys seem very tough and I'm sure you'll beat this! Your fur babies are adorable.

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  9. I do enjoy reading your blog as well as stitching your designs and have stitched oodles of them. Thoughts and prayers are coming your way, as well as Ron's. You guys seem very tough and I'm sure you'll beat this! Your fur babies are adorable.

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  10. Thank you for updating us all here in blog land where we hang out. The last of the die hards not wanting to give in to Facebook!!! I love blogs. You are an incredibly strong person and will find the journey your own for sure as all of us survivors of the Big C have. Prayers are with you. I have several of your pieces going and cover you in prayers as I stitch them.

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  11. Lovely new designs! Thoughts and prayers being sent and lifted for you and your family.

    Robin in Virginia

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  12. My thoughts are with you. I know what you are going tru, my friend had her operation 4 weeks ago and I'm still going in and out the hospital for 5 years now, Bad cells keep popping up. But everytime i beat them ;-)
    So stay strong together, you both will beat this.
    Love your new designs !

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  13. Diane,
    I only have one things to say: I love you! And you are doing great on your journey and all of us are praying for you and for Ron :)

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  14. Diane,
    I have always admired your designs-simply lovely. I am so sorry to hear of your battle with breast cancer. Please know that I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I wish for you nothing more than peace, health and love.
    Love,
    Diane Grick
    Silver Creek Samplers

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  15. wonderful new designs Diane ! I think you are doing super but I'm sure you have down days. Many prayers are going up for you and I hope you and your husband stay strong and keep the faith for a full recovery. I am enjoying the Sampler Tree series very much and all the many other things from LHN I have added to my stash. LH seems to be all I am stitching lately - just enchanted! thanks for all the inspiration - Mel

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  16. Always love your designs, new and old. Prayers to you and Ron.

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  17. Oh Diane, I'm so sorry to read of your diagnosis - You and Ron are in my prayers for strength and healing. You must know that we all love you and want only the very best for you both. I walk the 3-Day 60-Mile Walk (The3-Day.org) every year and I will walk this year in your honor.
    Your designs are always so special - just like I know you are!! Blessings to you.

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    1. Thank you. I feel so honored. :)

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  18. Jean B in PA7:26 AM

    Diane, I just wanted to share that my mom had breast cancer at age 82 and almost chose not to treat it. She did have surgery and radiation. She made it through with flying colors and is now 91 and going strong. Praying that you and Ron regain your health and strength and that the Lord will carry you on those days when you feel weary of it all.

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    1. Wow! Good for your mom! Thank you!

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  19. God bless you as you start radiation therapy. I am a 7 year survivor, doing well. In fact, I got sunburned last weekend (yes I used sunblock... just not extensively enough), and while putting lotion on my cleavage area that got it bad.. I saw one of my 'tattoos' and had to pause and thank God for His strength in getting me through it all. He will honor all of our prayers for you and Ron, giving you both the strength you need. Just as an aside, stitching your designs has made me smile every single time! You are a great designer! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you! Just what I needed to hear. :)

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  20. Diane....You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am a big fan and find such joy in your designs...thank you!! God Bless! Lisa K

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  21. I just adore your Lady Liberty...I will have this displayed for the 4th! Thank you for your beautiful work!

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  22. Anonymous10:40 AM

    Lifting you up in prayer, Diane, and keeping you and your family in our thoughts.

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  23. Pretty cool post. It’s really very nice and useful post.Thanks for sharing this with us!it’s my first visit.
    Chest Wall Pain Frankfort

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Thank you so much for taking time from your day to drop me a line or two!

Diane