Sunday, April 29, 2012
Well during one class, Jeannette Douglas mentioned that they booth had hardware for the Isle of Hope bell pull we were stitching on. Sooooo I had to go to the booth. Then I found My Story, Strawberries and quaker pin cushions. All with thread packs and kit parts. Argh!!
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Okay, I am home! All is well. DH didn't do great after the second round of chemo but he is okay and things are fine. My room mate (Linda) came down with a nasty cold. Cross your fingers that I don't get it. I walked in the house, dumped everything and ran for the shower. After a shower and change of clothes, I could give hugs. It was a wonderful time and it did remind of festivals of olde. I will try, over the next few days to give you some insight into my new stash and projects. First we have a wooden spool that will get a pin cushion and will hold pearl cotton balls. Along with the little basket I won last night. There is the hardware for the Isle of Hope bell pull, a free Prairie Schooler Easter bunny, many flosses, a free kit from last night dinner all in brown and blue. Under all of that is the Vera Bradly pouch I received last night. Oh, some Dovo scissors and a bit of fabric from last night. I also see magnets and a key chain with a heart floss holder. All that in photo number one.
I have more photos but I will post them over the next few days. I hope to get back to my every day posting. My stitching mojo has been renewed. It was wonderful to meet some designers, see all the stitcher, oh and the models!! - it was a festival. I needed say more.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The Stash!! So far....... Yes, we are here and we are having fun. I had my first class today and then we got to shop for a bit, I am exhausted and smiling all the time. Things are okay at home and I hope they improve tomorrow. Meanwhile, this is a photo with a little taste of what is going on here.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Well, it was packing day around here. I am sort of ready. I did want to finish this one and move on to a 'travel project'. This is going to make a really cute cracker. Tomorrow a friend and I head to NH for a stitching festival. This will be her first festival. We should have a good time. I am hoping that all is well at home. It feels strange to be going right now. I know I will worry but I am hoping that the festival keeps my mind focused on stitching, unless I really do have to come back home.
Monday, April 23, 2012
It was chemo day so we spent most of the day at the hospital. I finished up the hemstitching on the snowman cracker (Victoria Sampler) and then I moved on to the St. Pat's pin by HandBlessings. I need to trim it and glue the pin on the back. Hubby is doing well. Thank you to all that have sent prayers, cards and good wishes. He was able to swallow water and it stayed down on Friday!! He then tried ice cream, just a bit. It went well. It is a baby step but it also means that the stuff is working. We are happy dancing.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Finished. Done. Complete. I got to spend some time teaching a new cross stitcher. It does my heart good to see another person embrace this hobby. Little does she know how addicting it is.
I moved on and started the little gingerbread man. I should be working on something that is not over one. There are two more sections to complete this one. I have one more of these to do to complete the chart. Next up should be Santa. I do like doing the hem stitching while at the hospital so I will keep on going.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I started to work on the next Victoria Sampler cracker. (Little Christmas ornament) Mr. Snowman is ready for the rest of it to be done. I wish I could say that I have been stitching up a storm but I haven't. Things are busy around our house. DH is feeling better and we are going and doing what we can. Next week I have a stitching festival to attend. Perhaps that will help get my 'stitching mojo' back.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Here she is!! My angel is complete with the top bands. There are two more bands on the bottom and then she is done. The crackers are then made into small needlerolls. I will have plenty of hemstitching to do at the hospital. I am stitching on 28 count to answer one of the questions. I am surprised at how much of this is done over one. It is pretty.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Well, I successfully stitched the other half of the white. Then I did the herringbone stitch at the base so I could correctly position the angel. Most of this is stitched over one. What was I thinking? Using a magnifier helps. It was a pretty day to go for a ride so we did.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Victoria Sampler's Christmas Crackers - I have started the angel one. I had twice this amount stitched when I discovered I was not on the same level as this one. I ripped out the second part and will have to begin it again. We are getting caught up on sleep and that is a good thing. We did get out for a drive and it was a pretty day.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Done. Complete. Finished. Finally I was able to put more than two stitches together to get this done. The buttons look really neat on this project. I am not sure what project I will try next. Jack has now completed the first round of chemo therapy. So far so good. We are napping a lot more than usual. I am really hoping that tomorrow is a good day.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Jack is doing just fine so far. We had a rough night of coughing but a few naps can help to fix that. So far so good. All prayers and encouragement is welcome and appreciated. The war against the cancer has begun and we plan on winning.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
It has been a very busy week. I did get the hemstitching done on the needle roll and two ornament. I stitched quite a bit in waiting rooms. My husband begins with chemo therapy on Monday. Today friends and family 'cleaned and steamed' the house. We are ready for the next challenge. I will have to select a good project for Monday. Chemo will take many hours so it has to be portable and easy to work on. I really enjoyed working on the hem stitching on Friday. It goes well, easy to do and you can show off the pretty part that is already done.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
There are more mistakes in this thing then I care to think about. I stitched this while at the hospital waiting for procedures, instructions, whatever happens next.
I had planned on doing a couple of these. Maybe I can get the next one right.
Monday, April 2, 2012
I have been stitching!! The bottom row is done. The verse is done. Now we have flowers and a bunch of buttons. There are just a few curly type clouds above the flowers.
My husband is doing well. He has all the tests done, we hope. We have two more procedures to do before they can start chemo therapy. Life is strange. I am trying my very best to remain positive through this. Your prayers and comments are welcome.