Friday, November 19, 2010

Progress on Gentle Moment

I haven't had a whole lot of time to stitch this past week.   I think I did more today than I have this whole week put together.   But it's coming along and moving fairly fast for a Stoney Creek piece.
     I started Physical Therapy on my shoulder and hip yesterday.   Yesterday was just more or less an introductory section.   They also noticed my left side was weak (which I always knew that but I thought everyone had a weaker side so never thought about it.)  So they want to strengthen that too.   They are going to ask for 12 sessions in 4 weeks but most likely will get 8 sessions to start and if needed may get an extension.   Next week being a holiday week I only go on Tuesday.
    The week after next we will open the Food Pantry 4 days a week to see how that goes.   A couple of other ladies were willing to help with it.   The one just joined our church and she asked to work in Food Pantry.   Come to find out she has a lot of experience, I may just learn from her.  
     Anyone have special plans for Thanksgiving?   We are going on other side of state to my sister's house for a couple of days.   We'll hopefully ride with my niece and her husband and little girl (if there is room in their car.)  Which we think there will be as we will pack real light.  I doubt I will take my stitching as there will not be room in the car plus between Addie and my sister's dog I don't think either one of them will let me stitch even if I did find time.   Addie is going to own me and I will love it!
     Well.....until next time....Happy stitching.

Friday, November 12, 2010

A New Start

Since my stitching chair got taken over by Whiskers I thought I would blog, & read a few blogs.  I laid down the Autumn Sampler for now but do plan to finish it eventually.   I was just anxious to get going on this piece.    This is Gentle Moments from an old Stoney Creek Book called  The Dreamland Express.   It's going to be a little boy hugging a lamb.  I will be sending it to Love Quilts. MRI got called off until the Dr. can get approval from the Insurance Co.   Oh well.....I'm not sure I could handle it today anyway it's really not one of my better days.   Even my neck is very painful along with the shoulder and arm and nothing is releaving the pain.   I go to my regular Dr. on Tues.   problem is most pain pills really get my stomach.  The Dr.'s office just called and said I had degerative arthritis in hip and shoulder.   At least I know.   I will start PT and see if that helps. 

     Earlier this week I went to a Premiere Jewlery Party at my sister in law's.   One of my nieces just started selling the jewelery.   It was a small but fun party.   I also got to see Johnny and Katelyn a little bit and I met my brother's dog Sam.   He's a cutie.   Although my brother took Sam to my parents house with him for the party and Sam found all the toys that my parents had for Autumn when she visits.   My niece conned me into booking a party only having it at my mom's.   I told her it would be only a few relatives.   She was fine and in January.  

Monday, November 08, 2010

I got Raked

Today the mail came with this package from Chris in IN.   It was from my wish list.   I can't wait to do it as it get's cloer to Christmas.   Now I have 2 Christmas projects to do this year, this one and Gingerbread Trio by Little House Needleworks I got from Sue P a couple months ago. 

   Well--I am going to have the MRI after all only it will be an open one.   I lost the battle.   I guess it's better to be safe than sorry but I really think the hearing loss is heredity but because of it being gradual and the problems with vertigo I was having they want to rule out the benign brain tumor.

Tomorrow I'm finally going to get my hips and shoulders x-rayed.  I had to wait because I switched Insurances.

Tonight I am going to a Jewlery Party.   My niece just started selling it so she's picking me up and taking me to her parents house.   I'm not big on jewlery but Christmas is coming up I may get a couple pieces as Christmas presents for friends.  

I started a new piece today just because I felt like getting it going.   I don't have enough done to show yet.   It's by Stoney Creek of a Little Boy hugging a lamb from one of their older books.   I'll finish the Autumn sampler at the end of the week.   I just wanted to get going on this piece.

Well...until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Progress on Autumn Sampler

   I got somewhat further on this piece the last few days.   I think I will finish it up Sunday afternoon.   I am really enjoying this piece.   I do have my next 4 or 5 pieces selected.
We woke up this morning to snow!   Boooo!  Hiss hiss!   I saw it and thought "Tell me this isn't so!"     Oh well it is November.   Often we have snow in October.

    I found out yesterday another of my nieces is expecting a baby.   Heather and Bryan have been wanting a second child but because of her back were hold off.   They were given the go ahead but she is already having back problems.    Unfortunately she inherited my mom's and brother's backs.   It's a curviture of the back.  They have an adorable little 2 year old daughter, Addie.   Addie will be a good big sister.   She's use to be around babies at Day Care and her cousins.  

I didn't get to do Ttunk or Treat at church this year but I heard this time we had over 700 kids.  Each year it gets larger and larger. 

    Well.....until next time Happy Stitching.


Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Autumn Sampler by Prairie Schoolar

As much as I disliked doing the sports logos, I like doing this piece.   It is a little different for me but I am really enjoying it and it is going quickly.   I am about half done so this may be done Friday or Saturday as the top half has more stitching than the bottom.   Nuts I keep forgetting to upload my pictures until the end so they end up at the bottom.   I would prefer them on top...Oh well... was voting day.   I am so glad it's here and after today we don't have to hear anymore political advertisements for a couple of years.   Problem is I didn't know who to believe who not to believe.   I just voted and we'll see what happens.   I will say I was really surprised by how vocal people were on Facebook.   I'm not sure I'm quite that brave.  But somethings people put on Facebook I don't know.....I think they are doing themselves more harm than good.  But I like facebook as it has put me in touch with friends from long ago and family I really don't get to see because they live out of state.   I love seeing pictures of the babies!

Today is my sister and brother-in-laws 37th wedding anniversary.   Boy it doesn't seem possible it seems like it was just yesterday!

Well-until next time.....Happy Stitching!