It's sad little finish. I stitched it as a memento for my friend, whose mother died unexpectedly this week. Her name was Violet, so I stitched a posy of little violets in memory of this lovely lady who is now pain-free and at peace. The design is from a Jill Oxton magazine, and I think the designer is Di Noyce. I've stitched this design before, and I probably will stitch it again - it's such a pretty little posy. I stitched this one on a scrap of hand-dyed linen, and I have framed it in a glass frame I had in my stash.
So far, 2010 is not shaping up well. I really feel as if it is not going to be one of my better years. We're not yet 2 weeks into the year and already there's been a death in my circle of friends, MIL has had a nasty fall leaving her with cuts and bruises, my Dad's health and mental status have both deteriorated markedly and his renal function is greatly diminished, I've had a fall and injured my right knee, the car service cost twice as much as anticipated, and I've had to buy an unplanned washing machine. However, I have to concede that none of these worries really rate in the grand scheme of things. There are people in Australia right now coping with the consequences of floods and fires and other disasters, so I will stop my whining and just get on with enjoying my life as it unfolds.