Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sun Flower Finished

After struggling through the Chipmunk piece this was very easy and enjoyable to do. As I said it is going to a quilt being done at Quilts for older children. Actually for adults too. Toni is my cousin and has 3rd stage ovarian cancer. The square is due tomorrow but this and the chipmunk will go out in mail tomorrow. Now to kit up Great is Thy Faithfulness. I know I'm going to think of Ruth's family all the while I'm stitching it. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while may remember the Lighthouse Quilt that went to my friend Ruth who also had ovarian cancer. She died just a few days after receiving the quilt. Great is Thy Faithfulness was her favorite song, and when she died her husband, parents, brothers, and sister were singing that song to her. Her father died one year later almost to the day after she did. So I'll be thinking of her mother, brothers and sister. Actually it was her 2 oldest brothers and sister that were closest to us and her sister in law and her oldest sister and brother. We were almost unseparable as teenagers a group of us did everything together. I have a complaint against blogger. I can't get the paragraphs to show on the final copy even though they show when typing. Also I can't edit my blog roll anymore or add to the 50 challenge. I have completed 3 more pieces. Oh well. At least I can still post. Tonight my niece Melissa, is bringing Johnny and Kate over so I can see them in their costumes. I bought them each a good size candy bar which I'm sure Melissa and John will split in half or eat some of themselves. I don't think I'll get any more trick or treaters. Last year was the first year they did it but I was at church working at Trunk or Treat. This year because of my vertigo I'm not....but I haven't heard that they are doing trick or treating here. Well....until next time....Happy Stitching!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sunflower Start

Hello everyone! Here is my start to the Sunflower for Toni's quilt. I love working on it. It's my kind of a piece, small but detailed. I'm sure I'll finish it Wed. afternoon than get it in the mail on Thurs. If not done Wed. it'll be done Thursday morning for sure and still can be mailed that afternoon as our mail comes late in the day. I hope all of you on the east coast are safe from the storm Sandy, and had minimul damage. I have a niece and her family out in VA and we are trusting her and her family are safe. We are suppose to get the outer fringes of Sandy this evening and tomorrow. Yes even this far west. They say Lake Michigan's waves will be high tonight and tomorrow but nothing compared to the ocean I'm sure. Well......until next time. Happy Stitching sun

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Finally Finihsed!

Finally finished! I am Happy Dancing! This is for a quilt we are doing at Cross Stitch Addicts featuring the Baby Animals by Eller Mauer-Strohl. It's going to be an adorable quilt. Now I have barely started the flower for Toni's quilt. We are doing it at Cross Stitching for Older Children. Although we do a lot for adults too, such as case of Toni. Toni is my cousin and has 3rd stage ovarian cancer. I asked her if she'd like a quilt and accepted. She chose a lap quilt with theme of flowers. It's due Thursday. I'll have it done by then but it may be received early next week. I have noticed on my blog that for some reason the different paragraphs are not showing up even though when I type I do paragraphs. Why doesn't it show on the blog itself? Thank you for reading my blog and for the comments. Until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Almost Done Finally!

Well.....I had so hoped to have this piece done by now but didn't quite manage it. But it'll be done Monday for sure if not over the weekend. I don't have that much left to do on it. I'm hoping tomorrow will be the end but probably Sunday. Our Tigers are not doing so well in the World Series. I'm not a big fan of any sports but I get a kick out of seeing the posts from my friends at Facebook. There are some devout fans out there. Our weather has cooled down quite abit. Yesterday we hit 78 which was a high for this time of year. Our leaves have peaked. I missed it this year because my vertigo was at it's worse durring that time. It looks like eventually I may have to consider sinus surgery as there is a cyst in my nose. Right now I can live with it but if it comes to that point than well like it or not I will have to do it. I'm hoping the cyst will just dissolve itself. Today is a sad day for my niece, Christina and her husband's family. Her father-in-law's fiancee had a bad heart attack a couple of weeks ago and today they took her off of life suupport and she died this afternoon. It shows how life turns, just a month ago she caught the bouquet at Christina's and Jared's wedding and had a heart attack two weeks later and never came through it. On a happier note, my 1 year old grand nephew, Chase, finally got his adenoids out yesterday and last night was the first time he slept without oxygen in 3 months. My niece and her husband are very happy and hope it stays that way. He hated the oxygen so they always waited until he was sound asleep to put it on him. Well...I'm going to go back to stitching a least another hour today and get closer to finishing this piece. I can't wait until it's done. Until next time....Happy Stitching!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Slowly but Surely

I have one goal in mind. To get this piece done early next week! I don't know a lot of sttitching yet to be done and so little time! But I'm sick of this piece it's taking much longer than I anticipated. Of course Vertigo hasn't helped either. But this piece has to be in the mail by end of next week in order to be received by Nov. 1. Plus I have a small flower piece due Nov. 1. Guess that piece will be a few days late! Tomorrow we are going to a wedding of a daughter of some friends. Hard to believe "little Kristen" is all grown up now. She will be a beautiful bride. After church on Sunday we are invited to my brother's house for dinner. Not sure what the occasion is but they invited us so we're going. Wonder if their grandkids will be there. If not the dog will be there. I'm known for spoiling all the family animals! Of course Saturn isn't spoiled, he just gets what he wants. LOL! We have some answers as to my vertigo and some other issues. Actually the cat scan on my sinuses showed several issues. Including a cyst right below the sinuses at the gum line which was causing on the gum problems and jaw pain. Here I thought it was dental then convinced myself it was all in my head. There also is a cyst in the sinuses and a narrowing there. So I'm taking an antibiotic for now and see how that goes. If it doens't work we'll talk surgery. Also the allergist thinks sleep apnea may be involved which would make the vertigo worse. I see the ENT next Friday so I'll know more than. Well....I need to go stitch just a little longer. So until next time....Happy Stitching!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Another week of stitching

This week I did get to do more stitching then I have the last couple of weeks. So the Chipmunk Baby is finally moving along. It's a little over half done now and while I enjoy working on it I am anxious to get it done. I have this piece and then a small flower piece both due Nov. 1 so I need to get this done and start the flower piece. Especially since the flower quilt is for my cousin who has Ovarian Cancer. Today Whiskers would have turned 20. I had so wanted him to make it to his 20th birthday but didn't quite make it. So I have thought of my sweet forever baby a lot today. Of course Saturn has created his own special spot and has been pretty active today. I'm still having problems with vertigo although not to the extent it was and today really was a descent day. I even managed to do two loads of washing. The washer and dryer are down in the basement but I made it. Our weather has cooled off some but it seems to go back and forth. One day warm and the next day cool. This weekend former idol contestant Chris Sligh is going to be at our church. Saturday he is doing a conferance for worship leaders, that night doing a concert then on Sunday morning will be performing during our church service. I'll wait until Sunday to hear him. Has anyone been watching Dancising with the stars? I think this year has been great and last Monday was the best ever.
Well until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, October 05, 2012

Chipmunk Baby Progress

I have stitched some this past week. Not as much as I would have liked because I've had a real difficult week with vertigo. Today has been about the best day I've had in a while so I'm hoping it's running it's course! This piece is coming slow but sure. I love working on him he's so cute. I need to get him done within a couple of weeks though and I think I might be able to do it. It'll be close. They already have snow in Denver. My niece's husband posted the cutest picture of their 3 year old and 15 month old shoveling snow off their deck. Since their Grandma (my sister) is visiting them I said it was to show her what good boys they were. This really has been a very uneventful week I've mostly slept the week away so until next time Happy Stitching!