Saturday, November 1, 2014

I got mail....

Can you believe it is November?!? Today is November 1st; All Saints Day..... growing up Catholic and Italian, it was a day of going to church to pray to the Saints and honor them. As children it was also the day after getting lots of candy while trick or treating! No, this will not be a lecture on the subject, but  just one of those dates/days that we remember even if we do not attend church. What I will be doing today is going to work.... Saturday is a busy day for Jo Ann's. Everyone is trying to use their coupons before they expire and get what they need for the weekend crafting....some will still come back on Sunday to buy with the new coupons..a circle of busy. I will be one of the people who buy what I need for the next 2 days which I have off....and of course there is always something I need! Yesterday the mail delivery was for me...and only me....I could only see the envelope marked with my name and that of Cathy from I Love to Stitch. What a lovely package...
she was my partner for the RR. Cathy stitched a beautiful flower design and included something from my Wish List.... a Just Nan mouse kit and even included a piece of fabric. What a wonderful mail delivery. We both love to make bracelets and she included some pretty pearls....thank you Cathy. If you want to see what I sent to her, visit her blog (click on the red link above). I am thinking this piece would be a beautiful pillow...
I think there are only a couple more exchanges for this RR that June from Butterfly Wings organized. Not sure if she is planning another. If you are interested, be sure to follow her blog so you will know. Well, my friends, it is time for me to have a cup of coffee, my second one! and something to eat...my stomach is hungry. Glad we could spend some time together, and I thank you for the kind words and friendship. Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

HTOTBH (blog hop)

Welcome to the Hallowe'en Trick or Treat Blog Hop organized by none other than...Jo, from Serendipitous Stitching who keeps on thinking of fun ways to meet new bloggers and blog hop. Here is my theme picture...
You first met this gal back on September 11 2013.  I am not much of a Halloween stitcher, but every once in awhile a design calls to me like the recent Jack in the Hat and Pumpkin Head .
Before I know it I am gathering supplies and stitching them.  Those of us who joined in are given a letter....mine is A and then I am directing you to the next blog which is Needleworker's Samplings for your next letter and a peek at a Hallowe'en picture. Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to follow all the clues to find the secret phrase/word. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pumpkin Head and doctor's report

Met with the doctor yesterday to review the MRI and he had an x-ray taken. I do have a meniscus tear, a cyst, arthritis and a bone spur.... but he is not recommending surgery at this time. Instead I will have an injection of Orthovisc every week for 3 weeks and physical therapy for a few weeks. Then he will check to see if I feel any better and then it would be surgery. In the meantime...my knee feels terrible. Hopefully this will work. I did finish a little stitching project. Pumpkin Head...
He is a door hanger. This was a freebie from Donna at By The Bay Needleart ...isn't he just dandy. A quick fun stitch. I had just the right 28 ct linen that I had dyed last year.
I really like these door hangers for small projects. They are easy to store, although mine remain out in a basket, and are a change from pin pillows and the such. The actual linen color is what you see on the hanging piece. We bought a new recliner for the bedroom yesterday and it was just delivered. But, it is the wrong chair, wrong color and wrong fabric. Waiting for the furniture store to open so I can go there to clear this up. The delivery company left the chair and said they would deliver the correct one when they are notified by the store..... this should have been a simple thing, but no, complications. I guess I do not have to tell you what I will be doing this morning.... then home to start stitching on my next RR piece. Thank you for the good wishes for my knee. It may not feel to great but I do just knowing that you care! Hugs to you all. Welcome to a couple of new friends....have a good day.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Jack in the Hat

Mr H and I had a nice relaxing Sunday...football and the NE Patriots won, the PBR and more football,  and stitching. What more can a girl ask for. Today is our monthly stitch group meeting so not much stitching gets done there. Today the gals will sign up or the Christmas ornament exchange which will be at our November meeting. Tomorrow will be my visit with the surgeon and I will find out what we will be doing. I am so glad I decided to  send for this next design....
Jack in the Hat is finished. Design by Nan Lewis from Threadwork Primitives. I stitched on 32 ct linen from my linen box...love the color. I used the listed DMC threads but stitched with 2 over 2 instead of 1 over 2. I wanted heavier coverage and the colors deeper.
stitched him into a bag and stuffed and weighted him then attached his bright ribbon...he looks nice with Betty The Witch on the mantel. I am almost finished with another pumpkin....Pumpkin Head, and I have gathered all the stuff for my next RR partner project. As much as I have enjoyed the RR I don't know if I will participate again. I don't mean to sound petty, but I do believe in sending a thank you to the person who took time to select and stitch a special design for you. As soon as I open any package that I receive, I sit right down and send off an email. I appreciate the talents of my fellow stitchers. If nothing else it also lets the person know that it arrived. We all know how the mail can be. Anyway, most of my partners have acknowledged the pieces sent. Our wonderful Arizona weather is finally cooling; we have been in the high 80's and low 90's. Soon, soon I will be outdoors stitching comfortably. Oh my, I am just noticing the time! I must have a bite to eat before leaving for the meet-up. Glad you stopped by and thank you all for the kind words which always mean so much. Have a great day.