Monday, March 31, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Here is my progress on Snowman and Friends by Linda Gillum. I have a feeling I am going to love stitching this one! This stocking is going to be mine when finished. I was looking at the other patterns in the book and I found one called Winter Fun on Ice by Linda Gillum that I think I might do for the baby.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Mac is finally pre-registered at the hospital and is all ready for his surgery next Friday. He is supposed to have his surgery done at 10:00 AM so if all goes right Mac won't have to spend the night in the hospital. Dr. L seems to think Mac will be able to go back to school in 3-5 days. Mac will be on restrictions for a couple of months after the surgery. He won't be able to get his ear wet for a couple of months afterwards. Swimming is completely out for this summer already. He won't be able to participate in PE because of the possibility of sweat running in his ear and can't go outside on hot or humid days. I definitely foresee a cranky boy this summer!
As for my pregnancy, everything is going great so far. My first 3 pregnancies I had morning sickness from even before I officially found out I was pregnant right up to the delivery room! This one I have had a few waves of nausea but nothing like before. Believe I am not complaining one bit.:)
I want to thank everyone who has left me comments. I really appreciate them.:)
Have a great day!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I was totally blown away when I opened the tin! She made me an amazing beaded fob. My picture doesn't show the color of the beads very well but they are a VERY pretty blue-green. She also sent me a skein of Lagoon Green from Carrie's Creations. I absolutely love it! Thank you so much, Sonda!!! You did an amazing job on the fob.:)
Here is a close up of the fob. Don't you think the little seahorse is adorable?
Have a great day!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Normally I have a picture of Harvest witch to show you but I didn't work on her yesterday. Renee had company last week and I knew she wasn't going to get much stitching done so I figured I would wait till she is settled back in her normal routine. Instead I worked on Tour des Marques. This one is a slow moving one but little by little it will get finished.:)
I want to thank everyone for their comments on my wall hanger. I have plans to make another one for the baby to put beside his/her crib for things I need to reach quickly. I am not sure what kind of design to use for it. Do I use a small birth announcement or cute little design to go with the bedding? I know technically I still have time to decide but there is so much to be done before he/she gets here!
Have a great day:)
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Once the stitching was done I was ready to try my hand at making a craft display/holder. I had bought the plaque with hooks earlier in the week but I wasn't for sure what I would end up using it for. However, as I was trying to take a picture of the door hanging yesterday I thought..."I really wish I had something to display this on when taking pictures." That is when I thought about the plaque I had and how perfect it would work. :)
Since this is a first time finish for me there are a couple of mistakes. You can see on the bottom where my trim didn't lay down nicely but I was trying to work around the hooks but it isn't too bad. Also I swear it is a trademark of mine or something but it looks a little crooked in the pictures but when I take it down (and measure it!!) it isn't. Weird. Oh well, guess I might have to make a few more just to get the finishing down.
Have a great night and a wonderful Easter!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
It is supposed to continue raining tonight and tomorrow so hopefully I should get some good stitching done. :)
Monday, March 17, 2008
- Skeleton Crew-The Cross Eyed Cricket
- Halloween Short Stack-Waxing Moon Designs
- Stacked Pumpkins-Lavender Wings
- Pumpkin Patch-The Prairie Schooler
- Stanly-The Triology
The doctors told me that I would go into labor within 24 hours but I kept trying to tell them I wasn't having contractions. A week later and no contractions they released me from the hospital telling me that I was going to be back soon. They were brutally honest and told me that I might deliver a stillborn child. I am not going to say it was mother's instinct but I knew this baby would be born alive. As if this all wasn't bad enough when my water broke Mac was in a breach position with one leg up by his head and one leg crossed in front of him. That is when we knew for sure that I was going to have to have a C-section when the time did come.
From 16 weeks on I received shots to help mature his lungs every week. Oh boy did they hurt! It seemed like every week I was having an ultrasound but it always showed good blood flow through the cord. The reality of our situation was Mac had 1% chance of surviving. At 29 weeks Mac decided he had enough and was ready to meet the world.
When he was born he weighed 2 pounds 14 ounces and was 14 1/2 inches long. He was so tiny! He spent 2 months in the NICU. Amazingly he had minimal problems after he was born. He is definitely a fighter! He is our miracle baby.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
I also finished this freebie called Stitching Days from Glory Bee this weekend. I was going to finish it into a needle roll but I didn't leave enough room at the top for the finishing. That is okay, I think it will look fine as a pinkeep. :)
Have a nice evening!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
What Dawn Means
You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.
You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.
People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.
You are very charming... dangerously so. You have the potential to break a lot of hearts.
You know how what you want, how to get it, and that you will get it.
You have the power to rule the world. Let's hope you're a benevolent dictator!
You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I also have been working on the gifts for Kendra, Chiloe, and Dee. I have one finished already but I am trying to see if I can get all 3 finished and mailed out at the same time.
For the past week or so I haven't been feeling like my normal self. I have been extremely tired. Tired to the point I have been falling asleep before 10:00 PM every night which isn't like me at all. I usually don't put my stitching needle away until around midnight. At first I thought it was because my iron level is low, which turns out it is low, but that isn't the cause of my tiredness so to speak. The reason I am so tired is because I am pregnant!
The news came is a complete shock but we are thrilled about it. I am about 5 1/2 weeks along right now with a due date of November 15 which just happens to be my birthday. Krissy and Allie haven't said much about it other than teasing me I will be getting bigger. Mac promptly told us if it is a girl to leave it at the hospital! LOL...I guess he is rooting for a boy. :)
Have a great evening!!
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Today was Mac's CT scan finally! He did really well and laid as still as he could. He did say his nose started itching right after they started but he didn't scratch it. Hopefully, we should hear from the doctor in the next few days about when he will actually have it done.
I haven't shared a picture of awhile of my kitty, Bitsy, in awhile. I lovingly call her "my freak" cat. She has the weirdest quirks. For example, she loves to go outside and play in the rain and snow! I have had kitties that like to play in water but I have never seen a cat willingly run outside in the pouring rain and refuse to come back inside.
Have a good evening!
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
I stitched it on 32 count opalescent raw linen. I used 221, 223, 224, and 225 DMC colors.
I worked on TdM yesterday for about 90 minutes before I had to set it aside. I have quickly come to the conclusion I will have to work on this while the kids are in school or after they have gone to bed. I tried to get a good picture of the colors of the fabric but so far no success.
I started a small design last night. I should be able to finish the stitching on it today. I was thinking about using it as one of the drawing prizes. We will wait and see, I might just not be able to part with it!
Monday, March 03, 2008
Saturday I started working on Tour des Marques. I decided to stitch this one 1/1 on some hand dyed linen called Rainbow Dreams. It reminds me of a beautiful sunset. I haven't taken a picture yet because it still is just a blob.
Yesterday I worked on Harvest Witch for a little while. As you can see, she now has a kitty to keep her company. :)
Today I will work on Tour again for awhile. The only thing bad (for me) about stitching 1/1 is I can't work more than 2 hours at a time on it before my eyes start hurting. It should be a pretty quiet day so maybe I can make some progress today. :)
Saturday, March 01, 2008
Have a great weekend:)