Eiffel Quaker Finish

I know I said last week my goal was to post twice per week on Sunday and Wednesday, then I promptly disappeared for nine days. I have a good reason though! If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know already that I suffered another bilateral pulmonary embolism (blood clots in both lungs) on Sunday and ended up in the hospital. Thankfully, I’m back home and recovering.

I have been taking advantage of my time off work to do some stitching. In fact, it’s even resulted in my first finish of 2018. w00t w00t!

The Daily Mel | Eiffel Quaker Finish

Design: Eiffel Quaker
Designer: Jardin Privé
Recommended DMC Fibers
Fabric: 32-count Jobelan in Brigid from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie
Finished: 12 January 2018

I apologize that it’s so wrinkled. I’m just not quite feeling up to doing any pressing right now.

If you’re familiar with this chart, you’ll know the date at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower is charted for 1889 which is the year the Eiffel Tower was built. I decided to rechart it as 2014 since that’s the year I went to Paris and saw the Eiffel Tower in person.

The Daily Mel | Eiffel Tower Paris

I would love to go back again someday. Unfortunately, after suffering two pulmonary embolisms in the past 18 months, I fear my days of international travel may be over. 🙁

I still haven’t gotten around to doing a full inventory of the rest of my WIPs. I would like to get it done sooner rather than later, but just not sure when it will happen now with everything else that’s going on right now.

Until next time …

The Daily Mel | Signature Image


  1. Tracy Watkiss says:

    Hi I have been a subscriber for a short while and just wanted to wish you well, I too had PE’s go to my lungs on 29th Dec 2017. My first time. (although we have a bad family history of them). I am not quite sure what to expect from now as they came from nowhere and I am awaiting test results. Currently off work as I feel like I have been hit by a bus. Your Cross stitch is so neat, makes me want to dig mine out, along with my other crafts.

    • Melissa says:

      So sorry to hear you’re going through this as well, Tracy!! Mine have also come from nowhere and test results have revealed no clotting disorders, gene mutations, etc., so the doctors have no idea what is causing mine as I don’t have a family history either. Very scary! I hope you feel much better soon!! xo

  2. Jackie says:

    I hope you’re feeling stronger and recovered very soon. I know it must be so scary!

    Congratulations on your finish! It’s lovely and I love that you personalized it to commemorate your special trip!

  3. Barbara says:

    Mel, hi! I hope that you are feeling better now! That is a lovely Eiffel stitching! Lucky you, that you’ve traveled at some point out of the States! All that I can hope is that someday I will travel out of the USA to the UK or Greece with my hubby!

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