Saturday, April 23, 2016

Update on Butterfly and Bunny

Good afternoon. I just got home from the cat shelter, ate lunch and decided to post here before I do some more stitching. This is where I was yesterday. I did get a little more done on the rabbit this morning. I made a mistake somewhere on him so will not rest until I find it. It doesn't look like I'll have to do too much frogging though. I am really enjoying this piece and it's been fun seeing it come to life.

I'm still having problems with vertigo but I'm hoping it's getting better. I went to Dr. the other day and he isn't convinced that this attack is a vertigo attack. I will admit it's different from the other ones but I'm hoping it's just that and nothing else. I'll go back in a month and we'll see how it is then.

It seems so good to have the spring season finally be here. Yes we are getting lots of rain but April showers bring May flowers so they see. I need to get a few more plants for my small garden. I want to get some annuals as they will last the whole season and some that come back every year although they don't usually last the whole season. My garden is very small as I live in an apt.

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

Friday, April 15, 2016

Butterflies and Bunny well under way

Good morning! It looks like Spring is finally here to stay! Finally! I started this cute piece a little over a week ago and am really enjoying it very much. Yes it is very detailed but not as difficult and aggravating as that cross was. It has an awful lot of backstitching but I like back stitching, it really makes the piece come to life. It also helps me see where I am at on the piece.

I'm still having problems with Vertigo but not as bad as it was. I can at least walk without grabbing on to walls. Night is rough but it's always been harder at night.

My sister came in last weekend and mostly we stayed here. Kay and Tim did any running, they picked up groceries and my DMC floss for me. We played Push Rummy and Mexican Dominoes. I lost every game. One game on Push Rummy I went out every hand but 2 and lost as I got burned in those two hands, my score was over 150 in both those games. I don't know why but Saturn is a whole different cat when Kay is here. It's like he doesn't like having Kay and our brother Tim around all the time. But the house is sure quiet after Kay leaves and Tim goes home, Saturn is back to himself, and I always swallow hard as I know it'll be another two or three months before I see her again. But Kay and Ken will be retiring in a couple of years and selling their house and moving to this side of state. They'll probably live closer to their daughter but it's still a lot closer than what it was, and day trips won't be that hard.

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

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY DANCE!!!

And yes I am shouting! This piece almost caused me to give up stitching altogether. It was a bear to stitch. But I stuck to it. So much frogging, so much improvising.....and all those quarter and half stitches! Fortunately the other 3 seasonal crosses don't have any quarter or half stitching and only one has back stitching so they look much easier to do. And I probably will do them.

After struggling through this piece I got out a Stoney Creek piece from book "On Butterfly Wings" It has a cute rabbit in a mailbox surrounded by flowers and the rabbit is looking at two butterflies. This one seems to be much easier!

They say it's spring but you can't convince us of that. We've had snow and will get more snow although our snow hasn't stuck it's just irritating we want spring. They say the end of next week it'll warm up. Hope that is true.

Man! My vertigo is really acting up again. I'm doing a little better, as long as I just sit or lay, and don't try to walk I'm okay. And if I stay off the computer, something about the computer makes it worse so I don't get on it much right now. And I love to play Word Chaos and Jigsaw Puzzle on Facebook. I can spend hours doing that.

My sister is coming to town this weekend, maybe. She's mandated to stay over to work if someone from 1st shift calls in. She's not too worried, as if you call in a weekend, you have to make it up the next weekend. So people don't usually call in unless they are really sick.

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