Saturday, January 30, 2016

A New Start

Good afternoon. I know this is barely a start. Believe it or not I have worked on it about 16 hours. It's just the stiffness of the material and the pattern slows me down. Once I get going on it it'll be fine I think, the material will loosen up I hope. At least now I can get a hoop on it where as I couldn't at first. I'm not sure the little swirls in the heart will show up, I don't have very many of them done. But this will be a fun piece. I did have to order some floss but it's on it's way to me and I can get enough done between now and the time it arrives without having to stop working on the piece. I didn't have 3844 or 3845 or Krenik Braid # 4 Silver. So I ordered them from 123 stitch and they have mailed them out so I should get them Monday or Tuesday.

I can't believe this is already the end of Jan. February will be a busy month. My brother has back surgery on the 9th. He had a rod in his back from a previous back surgery and of all things the rod broke! The Dr. said that had never happened to him before. Who knows how that happened. Anyway that explains why he was in so much pain. They are hoping that's all they will have to do just replace the rod. They may in future have to clean the whole back out and replace everything they did before, but we're hoping it doesn't come to that.

The highlight of the month will be my niece and her husband finally get to adopt Madyson on the 29th. They were hoping for earlier in the month for her birthday but it's still the same month as her 7th birthday. I get to go to the adoption ceremony. That will be fun. Then we'll go celebrate her adoption. A few days later will be family birthday party for Madyson and Katelyn. Katelyn will be 6 March 1. Madyson became their foster child about a year ago and she fits in with the family really good so they decided to adopt her. (Her prvious foster parents went to same church as Melissa and John but she didn't get along with the other children.) One weekend she went to Melissa and John's as Katelyn and her were good friends, and she informed them she wanted to live with Melissa and John. So they went through all the channels and Madyson got to live with them. Oh her and Katelyn have their sisterly fights but that's typical. So now Melissa and John will have 4 children and unless they are really needed to foster they won't be fostering anymore. They were heart broken when the 3 previous foster children left to live with their grandparents. Though it worked out great as they get to see the kids from time to time and have contact with them. They were lucky there as usually that doesn't happen. In their case the grandparents allow it even have asked them to babysit the kids so they could get a weekend a way from time to time.

We are going through our January melt right now. We got so much snow in a little over a weeks time, now it's melting but more will come end of next week they say.

Oh has anyone else downloaded Windows 10? I turned on my computer this morning and it downloaded itself. I wasn't happy as I kept saying no to it. How it just downloaded itself I don't know unless I did it accidentally. But once it started I didn't want to stop it as I remembered my dad once telling me if you stop a download it messes up your computer. So far it seems to be okay really not much different from Windows 8. I know a lot of people say it's easier and they never liked Windows 8. I never had a problem with it.

Tuesday is our last training section for the Resource room. It opens Feb. 9. The countdown is on. We are getting so excited. We have a lot of nice things in there.

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


Heather said...

That's awesome news! It takes special people to adopt :). Congrats to them! Your stitching looks lovely I'm wondering about the swirls in one of my pieces showing up too but I still have a while before I get there.

Justine said...

Congratulations to your whole family on gaining Madyson! Great news. I like your new start. I'm stitching on stiff aida at the moment - it's very slow going isn't it?

Annie said...

Very pretty start! And congratulations to your family on the new addition!

Tiffstitch said...

Nice start, what is the name of the project? Or is it secret? Great news on the adoption as well!! And Windows 10 will be standard, so better to get it now when it's free than have to pay for it next year I suppose.

stitchersanon said...

I think it's a lovely start. Congratulations on the new family addition being made official. What a lovely post xx

Meari said...

P.S. Feel free to email me if you have any questions when you get to doing your flatfolds. :) Happy to help!

Weronika said...

Looks great Barb. Congratulations on the new addition! You've all meade a great thing by giving her a new loving family!