Friday, February 12, 2021

Winter Wonderland finished

Good morning! I forgot to post this yesterday when I finished it. It is looking like Winter Wonderland here in Michigan. We are covered in snow and will be for awhile.

Today I get my second Covid Shot. I'm a little nervous as last month I got sick but not sure if it actually was from the shot or if I had a touch of the flue. Anyway I have crackers, 7-up and chicken noodle soup here if I do get sick.

Last post I posted about my friend Jann. She did move to heaven Wed. afternoon after a 2 month battle with brain cancer. She was ready and she had said she had been trained all her life to live with Jesus. Her family is accepting it fine, and are at peace.

Little Mya seems to be doing pretty good. Last night she was featured playing the Ukelele with the music teacher at the hospital. She started this round of chemo on Tuesday. After this round she will have her first lung surgery to remove the cancer if all goes well. (If her counts are up). So that should be sometime in April or May, depending on when this round ends which I think the end of March.

Well...Until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, February 05, 2021

God Bless the USA Finish

Good evening! I finished this earlier this morning. It really was a quick stitch. It is going to a boy at Love Quilts who chose Patriotic, Red, White, and Blue as theme of his quilt. I thought this piece would be much harder than what it was. The only hard part was the french knots. I hate doing french knots!

Well we finally got hit by winter and is it roaring. We are suppose to have snow, most of the next 7 days. We knew it would hit us sooner or later. Only I'd rather have the hardest part of winter be the beginning of winter and get it over, rather then have it mid or late winter. Oh well.. that's life.

Well....until next time happy stitching! I'll probably have another finish next week as the piece I'm doing now is an easy quick stitch. I decided to take a break from stitching animals for a little while.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Baby Pandas Finished

Good afternoon! I spent a few days just stitching on these to get them finished. I was so ready to finish them. I enjoyed them but they kept me on my toes that's for sure. Tomorrow I will give them and the Cheetah's to Mya's and Kylie's mother and she'll have her mother make them into pillows for the girls. Now I'm stitching on an American Flag for a boy at Love Quilts who chose Red White and Blue for his theme. It is going much quicker then I thought it would. Not looking forward to the French Knots though. I'm just going to do thirteen for the original colonies. Fifty just wouldn't look too neat.

Update on Mya she is doing great. She is getting stronger with each day and walking well for having a hip brace and knee brace.
Unfortunately the news isn't so good on my friend Jann. Who is my sister's best friend, we've known her and her husband since elementary. They were missionaries to Mexico, planned on retiring this year but just before Thanksgiving had to return to the States as Jann had a brain tumor that needed immediate attention. Had surgery a week after their return and found out she had terminal brain cancer. So their plans to return to Mexico got called off. They had hoped to return in March to say goodby to their friends and close off on their home in Mexico. Paul may do that by himself after Jann dies. She had gone under radiation and chemo treatments but none worked and this past week she deteriated so much the family decided to grant her wishes and just let her go. Sad and hard time for them but they know she's going to heaven and they will see her again. She'll hear theh "Well done thy good and faithful servant."

My sister has been coming back to town quite a bit for various reason. It's so nice to have her only an hour away instead of 3 hours away. We get to see her a lot more.

Well until next time Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Baby Pandas and Update on Mya

Good Morning! And Happy New Year! 2020 is now in the past and 2021 will be a whole new year and hopefully a better year.

I have these baby pandas well underway. They are slow going, but I'm plugging along. They will go to Mya's younger sister, Kylie, who loves Pandas. The Cheetahs are for Mya. This piece isn't as much fun as the Cheetahs were but once I get both faces in it'll go better. For some reason I have a hard time with faces.

Does anyone know a good host site for pictures. Picturetrail is closing. I tried Flickr and Funkyimg and they won't accept my e mail address for some reason. But I can upload to show them on 123stitch board but they won't store them. I'd like to store them. For now the pictures are being transferred over to my facebook account but doesn't have the opportunity to share on 123 message board on Fridays.

Update on Mya is great! She had her surgery last Wed. They got all the cancer out of her leg. The removed her upper tibia bone and femur bone, plus did a hip and knee replacement. A lot for an 11 year old active child. She had to spend a couple of nights in Pediatric ICU because of unstable heart rate, and blood pressure but is now back on her normal floor. (Her home away from home). She has a hip brace and a knee brace so mobility is limited. Of course she does have pain. She is sitting up in a chair twice a day, and yesterday took her first steps with a walker. Each day she is getting stronger and feeling better. Next step of course is Physical Therapy which she is getting. Once she recovers completely they will do her first lung surgery, to get cancer out of her lungs. The second one will come later. Please continue to pray for her. She still has a long road ahead, and the roller coaster ride will continue for her and her family. Thank you.

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

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Cheetahs are finished

Good evening! And an early Happy New Year. Who isn't happy to see 2020 over? It's been a year to go down in history for sure. Only problem is 2021 isn't starting any better for most of the country. Here in MI the virus counts have been going down but it doesn't sound like it is in rest of country.

I finished the Baby Cheetahs a couple of days ago. They were so much fun to do, I hated to see them end. Now I'm doing Baby Pandas from the same book. They are going okay, not as fun as the cheetahs but the cheetahs didn't start out all that fun either. Once it comes to life, it'll be more enjoyable. The Cheetahs are going to Mya who loves Cheetahs, and the Pandas are going to her younger sister, Kylie, who loves Pandas.

Update on Mya is really good. Her parents finally got good news. The cancer in her tibia bone is shrinking, the cancer in femur bone and lungs has not grown at all, and the infection in her lungs is gone. I don't know at this point if that means she will have surgery next week or not. I think it depends on her counts which have been low.
Have a Happy New Year everyone. Hope it's better than 2020 was. Until next time.....Happy Stitching!

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Christmas finish and start of Cheetah

Good morning! As usual I am up bright and early thanks to Saturn who seems to want to wake me up between 5 and 6 am these days. I stay in bed until after 6 though. I finished this a few days ago and kept forgetting to post it, so finally am. I really like the way it turned out. My sister was here a few days ago and she liked it so I gave it to her. This is last Christmas piece for this year because I have 3 other projects I am anxious to get going on.

I started this cheetah piece. I have done several other endangered young'uns from the book and really like them. This piece is going quite well. It will go to Mya, she loves cheetahs. The next piece will be pandas from the same book for her younger sister, Kylee. And the 3rd piece is a flag that will go to a child at Love Quilts. It's been a long time since I stitched for them.

Not much is going on. With the virus being so bad just about everything is closed down. So until next time....Happy Stitching and stay healthy!

Friday, December 04, 2020

Framed Wren piece and small new finish

Good Morning! I thought this Santa Bear was so cute. For now I am just doing small Christmas pieces. (Gets me closer to 25 challenge) but I just thought these pieces were cute. I'm doing a mouse piece with snowman from same book as the manger scene and this piece. From Leisure Arts Christmas Quickies. It's an old book but so many cute miniatures in it. I love it. Typical of Leisure Arts a lot of quarter stitching and back stitching. I use to hate back stitching, but it adds so much character to a piece, I really like doing it now.

I did this wren piece for a friend from the cat shelter. She had it framed and sent me a picture so here it is framed. I think it looks great in the frame.
Well....until next time.....Happy Stitching!