Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Stitch Red for Wendy Jo

Wendy Jo let me know she received my Stitch Red exchange piece for our Friends Through Thread group.  I stitched French Square by Scissortail Designs, using 36ct opalescent fabric and Threadworkx 1089.  Here it is a bit fuzzy:
Wendy Jo has much better photos on her blog.  She also has included a snap of the backing I used, which I forgot to take a photo of.

Quite an exciting evening in the post-surgery convalescent homes.  Mother started experiencing pain in her leg, so a call was made to the home health provider.  After a phone call to her doctor, we think it is a pinched nerve.  My brother in law had to go to the ER with his knee.  It had become inflamed, so they did an ultrasound and determined there was no blood clot.  My niece, got very ill.  They determined it was the antibiotic which was causing her discomfort.  I believe I will strive to stay healthy.  Being sick and recovering from surgery is the pits.

Have a good evening.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Meet my new best friend

This little gadget, one of my many, has been waiting patiently to be put to use. Oh my, it did the trick for me while stitching on a WIP. I carried BBD's Winter Wonderland to the hospital with me this last week. My Mighty Bright allowed me to stitch late into the night. When I needed the extra magnification for tired eye stitching it was at hand, as was the extra little bit of light. Needless to say, this is one stitching gadget that will go on my bus trips with me. " I am in no way employed by the Mighty Bright corporation, this is my personal endorsement." LOL!!

My sister and I brought Mother home from the hospital yesterday after a horrible night. If you ever hear Miralax and recovering 90 year old surgery patient in the same sentence, then run, don't walk, to the nearest complaint station. Awful, awful situation for both the patient and relatives staying with her.

My youngest sister made some out-a-site chicken noodle soup last night thinking it would be good for Mother. Then we re-read the discharge papers. Clear liquid diet. So, making my second trip to the dreaded WM, I purchase clear liquid diet meal ingredients.

Needless to say, there is no place like home. I slept quite well in my humble and somewhat cluttered surroundings. Sister reported Mother was up early this morning getting ready to take her meds.

The weather is cool and dreary today in my part of Oklahoma. Who's complaining?, certainly not this stitcher. What more could I ask for? a great stitching day and a hot bowl of home-made chicken soup for lunch. Well, if I could throw in a good college football game....Yeah.

Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Stitch Red from Jill

I received my FTT Stitch Red exchange from Jill on Saturday (I believe).  It's so pretty.  Here's her description that I shamelessly took from her posting:
 Winter's Night Drum
Blackbird Designs
32ct. Antique White Belfast
DMC #115

She stuffed it with crushed walnut shells and used chenille as the trim.  My photo does not do the drum justice.  I just cannot seem to get a snap of my finishes.  I'd pop over to her blog if you want a really great peek.

I also received a couple of gifts from give-a-ways I entered.  One from Cheryl at Prairie Grove Peddler and one from Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.  Here's a snap of them:

Aren't they just great?

Well, gotta get around and up to Tulsa to check on my mom.  She didn't have such a good day yesterday.  She is getting tired of the hospital, but she isn't near ready to come home.

Oh Yes, Happy Valentines Day my stitching friends.  



Friday, February 10, 2012

HoE Santa for Carol

Carol let me know she has received the exchange piece I stitched for her and she's happy with it.  The subject for the Perpetual Ornament Exchange on HoE  for this round was Santa.  I chose to stitch an old design by Heartstrings, leaflet price $1.50.  It is stitched on a 32ct tea-dyed fabric and I used the DMC threads listed.  It was my first attempt at finishing a circle ornie.  I believe I can do it, I just have to find a more efficient way.  It turned out larger than I expected, but Carol says her Christmas tree can handle it! Here he is:

My FTT Stitch Red exchange is all packaged and ready to go.  Hopefully I'll get it mailed today.  Since yesterday was spent in the ER with my mom, I  wasn't able to get to the post office. I must say, it's a pretty design.  I'll post a photo as soon as my partner receives it.

I plan on putting the finishing stitches in on one of my WIP's this weekend.  It's PS's 2011 Limited Edition Santa.  I think I'll have this boy framed.  Our organist at church does framing, so I may be able to talk her into it.  We'll see.

Going to go back to bed.  My sleep schedule is turned upside down.  Have a great TGIF.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hoe Santa Exchange from Lisa

The postman was very nice to me today. He delivered my HoE Santa Exchange from my partner Lisa S. Now, Lisa and I have exchanged several pieces over the years, so we know each other's likes and dislikes. She did a bang up job on this exchange by choosing a Prairie Schooler design for me. It's one of their older freebies, and you know, I do not believe I have this one in my design stash. I have it hanging by the light switch in the hallway so I see it first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Thanks so much Lisa, you know I absolutely love it.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Whahoo I have a winner

I did the random generator thingy, and #8Jessica@Blessings in the Country came up.  Had so much fun I decided to do another draw.  So #21Blu you're a winner also.  Thanks for all who entered.  Now the hard part, what oh what do I send!

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