Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Red Dress

Three days ago we'd lost Debbie due to heart attack. It was sudden and unexpected. Could have been prevented? I do not know. But I'll do everything in my power to promote awareness, healthy living and research.

My eyes are filled with tears, my heart is filled with sadness but it's time for action. And I will walk my talk - I'll exercise more and eat healthier. I'll sleep more, stitch more and try to remove stress from my life.



What the red dress stands for? The Red Dress represents women’s courage and passion and their power for change as they share the truth with others and raise awareness about the importance of heart health.

I'm also collecting online donations for the Heart and Stroke Foundation to help fund life-saving research and education. I would really appreciate any amount you can give to support my canvass for this important cause. Together, we can create more survivors!

Click this link to go to my personal donation page.

Here are couple of links to Canadian and US sites for more info:

So long my friends,
Evalina

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Spooky Welcome it is!

Thank you so much for the lovely comments on the Stitchy Weekend. Many of you were absolutely right - you guys know me so well! We have eight winners:
Congratulations to all!

And here is my Spooky Welcome before
and today:
So long my friends,
Evalina

America needs healing

That's a new theme in NaBloPoMo and I'm shocked that NaBloPoMo got sucked in.. The whole media cries after Micheal Brown and, to tell you the truth, I do not see anything racist about that event. Sure, we all need healing because of this and that, but many of us need to awake to the reality and do not believe everything media is saying. It's a well known fact that they will twist anything to get more ratings.

Before the shooting police had no idea about the robbery but the guilty mind of Michael made him charge the police. Just imagine 6'4" tall 300 lbs guy is running towards you, not just running but beating shit out of you. Reports are saying that:
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun
So, give me a break - it doesn't matter if Micheal was black and police man white.  Darren was on duty and Michael attacked him. Maybe parents should pay more attention to raising children and teaching them good values, the Ten Commandments would be a good start. It would save a lot of tears later.

So long my friends,
Evalina

Monday, August 18, 2014

Stitchy weekend

I love long weekends! Today is a Discovery Day in the Yukon and the end of a long weekend. It happened that this was also a third weekend of the month so I was hermitting and stitching. It was easy to do due to rain pouring from the sky from time to time. Did I tell you that I love sound of the rain? I do! As you can imagine it was a happy and relaxing weekend for me. I finished 'A Vulture's Welcome' and now I'm thinking - what's next?


I have quite large pile of wips... have a look here and try to guess - I'll have a surprise gift for you if your guess is right!

So long my friends,
Evalina

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Full moon - WIPocalypse time!

Would the super moon made the WIPocalypse super too? I was trying hard to do something super for this update. I stitched like there would be no tomorrow hoping that I can finish my Vulture's Welcome. I didn't but I have made great progress:


This month theme is the oldest and the newest WIP. The newest you can see above, the oldest... I'm not sure. I guess would be something from my crazy January challenge. For sure I know what is my oldest UFO - Sailboats and Seagulls! I started this some quarter of the century ago and as soon as I locate that piece I will finish it - cross my heart! This is where I left it off in January 2012:


There is not that much left to finish, I have no idea why it is taking me so long.


My stitchy to do list for the next week:
  • to finish Vulture's Welcome
  • to locate the oldest UFO and get over with it!
So long my friends,
Evalina