Saturday, May 31, 2014

Round and Round I go

I am really enjoying this Round Robin experience. I just wrapped for mailing... on Monday... RR#2 going to Cucki.    Shirley in NZ received my piece so I can now show you...
It is a Just Nan piece that I have had but never stitched. It originally calls for a hummingbird charm to stitch in the center, I did include it along with 2 fat quarters of fabric...forgot to take picture! forgot that Shirley does not have a blog! Shirley let me know that it arrived and she will certainly add the charm when she decided how she will finish it. Love the subtle colors that Just Nan chooses for her designs. I will definitely be stitching this for me.
Yesterday Mr H and I took the 50 mile ride to The Attic. I wanted to pick up threads to send to Cucki that she is not able to get in South Africa. I was able to get 12 out of 15 specialty threads for her. I also needed my magazine for an upcoming possible SAL.
I have wanted to make one of these Pincushion Dolls for so long.... love it. Finally decided to go ahead. Jean, from The Attic is going to put together a kit. WE talked about it yesterday and the doll bodies are on order. I know I could gather the materials and order the doll part, but I thought this would be easier, definitely not less expensive though. While I was browsing abut, I saw this...
somehow it flew home with me! I really love the Just Nan designs. This Singing Pin Bird is so sweet. Mr H was also roaming around the place and showed me a sample and said he liked it.... I said I have that pattern. So that will be next in hand. I will tell you it is hummingbirds at the feeder in a flower garden..... did I mention that I have had the pattern for a few years? Just pulled the DMC threads and still need to get a few. Since I am working today, that will not be an extra trip to get them.
I think I can safely say that I am finally eating real meals. I still include the lovely blah BRATTY diet, and have not had a cup of coffee in a week! I feel much better and less tired. This body just needed more than rice and bananas. I do miss the coffee. I have one more week of the meds. Glad to get this put in the past. Are you still with me... I know a chatty post today. I am happy to have your visit and your kind words. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cloudy, muggy and mail

The temps recently have stayed in the triple digits reaching 107. Today they tell us we will have a cool down, maybe it will be 98, but cloudy and muggy. I just poked my head out to get the newspaper. Think it will be an indoor day for me today especially since I am feeling better. Oh I do have to go to the Post Office to mail out Natalia's quilt.  I have added tea and yogurt to the BRAT diet now making me BRATTY! I started a new med and slowly adding real food to the diet. Definitely helping with the fatigue. I actually have been stitching but cannot share because it is RR #2. Yesterday the mail brought me...
 my first piece from Shirley in NZ. She does not have a blog but we catted via emails. I love the motif and she sent a few goodies too. Tea, humbug, beads and lavender ribbon....she did check my blog! Shirley included a postcard from her area and that is something I try to remember to include when I send something. I will post the motif I sent when I know she received it.... she reads my blog so I do not want her to see it here first. I really am glad I joined in this exchange. Another month has flown away...2 days left and then it is June. I will continue my Arizona Bound post then. I am ready for another cup of tea and to stitch for awhile. Hope whatever your plans are they are fun. Thank you for stopping by and for your friendship....
Nothing will work unless you do.
Maya Angelou

Monday, May 26, 2014

Thank you Lelia

On Sunday morning I spotted an envelope on the table... what is this...it's for me! After coming home from the first day back at work on Saturday, hungry and tired, I never looked for mail. So here is what was in the envelope
my very own Origami Bag from Lelia. Let me tell you that it brought joy to me and a smile on my face. I wanted to make one after seeing her tutorial, but, well you know how it is. We see something and want to make it but other things come first. I love the fabric choices and pockets on both sides and look at the bead on the draw string... just like the fabric print! The bag measures around 8" square and deep. Very good size. What a lucky gal I am. Lelia has been one of my best moral supporters regarding my tatting. She is a pro. Included in the note is tatted butterfly which I plan to tack onto the flap of the bag. I am still smiling!
I should tell you that I am feeling much better...still having one issue but with the holiday weekend, I will have to wait until Tuesday to talk with my PCP. I am a BRAT during the day, but eating a real diet at night. Some might even argue this being a BRAT has nothing to do with my diet! lol Trying to keep my humor during this episode.
This morning is my monthly stitch group. Always nice to meet up with the ladies for chatting and show and tell. We are expecting triple digit temps today and most all week so I will be taking it easy later today. Thank you all for the kind words regarding Natalia.... I am a proud aunti.
Glad you had some time to visit with me today.....hope you have a wonderful day.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Moving on.....

First I must thank all of you for your kind words and support...then apologize for not getting back to each of you but it has not been a computer week for me. It really hasn't been much of any kind of week. I am starting to feel much better.... of course I think finally eating real food is helping. There is just so much of that BRAT diet that I can stand! Mr H got me Popsicle which were a nice break from the diet. Now I need to call back the doctor as the 2 anti-biotics seem to be bothering me. So I stopped taking them. I know, that is a no no. I went in to work yesterday and it felt like a 10 hour shift instead of 5... but now I am off until Tuesday. During this lazy last week I thought about my needlework and all the things I want to do. As if I wasn't dizzy enough! I am going to try to work in something new each month....like Irish Crochet, and stump-work and what ever else is on the bookshelf.
How about an update on my beautiful grand-niece, Natalia Rose. Isn't she sweet..... they say when a baby is sleeping and smile, they are talking with the angels.... and what angel doesn't want to chat with this cutie. Her mom and dad just celebrated their birthdays....dad Joseph on the 23rd and mom Elyssa on the 24th. One of these days you will get to meet them.
Hopefully I will have something finished that I can show you. I mailed out my RR to Shirley in NZ..... I will mail out my quilt to Natalia on Tuesday, and today I start my #2 RR. In all my recent chaos, I forgot that I joined in on Jo's Summer Post Card Garden blog hop....must check out if I still have time to send my picture! So, that is where I am off to now, that and to have a cup of tea. Thank you for your friendship and kind words....I am so very lucky to have you all in my life. I hope you have a wonderful day.