Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, ours was fairly quiet. We went to my son's home for Christmas Eve. Present were my son, his wife, her daughter (grown), myself and my husband. A small, intimate gathering. Their tree was lovely as usual. Linda (DDIL) cooked a great dinner for us all. What a wonderful cook she is. She made our traditional Lasagna, salad, homemade herb bread and lots of Christmas cookies for dessert. We all ate until we were ready to pop. LOL Then we tackled the gifts. I received gift cards for Borders, Best Buy and a gift card for Cracker Barrel (one of our favorite places to eat) for the both of us. I also received a gift basket with lots of goodies in it -- a large tin of all different teas, a new mug, snuggle socks for those cold nights and a wonderful scented candle. We arrived back home about 9:30 pm. I had to go to work for Christmas day, so DH had the day to rest and relax. He is still not feeling well. I worry about him, but try to keep up a good front. We just continue to take things a day at a time. And thank God for that. We had a great deal of snow right before Christmas and right now it raining or I should say pouring. The snow should be gone by morning. I am working for the next couple of days so stitching time will be sparse. right now I am trying to catch up on all the projects that have fallen behind. sigh!!! Someday I will have the time to stitch as long as I would like to -- maybe. LOL Hope everyone is well.

Friday, December 18, 2009


My TUSAL is growing faster than I thought it would. the picture is a little blurry, I was a little shaky tonight. i might even have to get a bigger recepticle.

A girl at work asked me to make her six angels for Christmas. I finally finished them. I love the lacy look of Hardanger. here is a picture of my efforts. she waas quite pleased. I think I will have to make another set for my tree.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday is Over

Monday always seems to be a bad day at work. It seems as if the administration staff have to cause chaos to earn their week end off. sigh !!! I got to work at 3PM today and walkied into a disaster. One of the patients had fallen and there was a new admit to the unit. As if that wasn't bad enough, one of the doctors came in to renew orders and left with the chart rack sitting on the desk with orders to note. I ended up with 14 charts that needed noting and a nursing note as well as the regular charting that needs to be done. I felt like hiding under the desk after the first hour of the shift. Thankfully though I managed to get it all done and even punched out at 11:20 PM. I sure hope tomorrow is a little calmer. Maybe I might even get to take a supper break. LOL

On a stitching front, I have been trying to get Hardanger Angels finished for an order. Someone at work ordered 6 of them. I have 4 complete and just need to make 2 more. Here are my angels so far. I still need to starch them up but all the stitching is complete.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Another week over !!!

Thank goodness I am off work for the week end. We have a couple of new patients and they are a handful. Both are very confused and very needy. One of the ladies follows me around all shift and talks none stop. Bless her heart. I love my job but it can be exhausting at times.

On the stitching front, I have been busy. I finished my "carry along" finally. This piece has traveled with me to countless MD appointments for DH as well as to work for those unexpected times that I get a break for a few minutes. It is a hardanger piece of my own design and I am quite pleased with it. This is the first large piece that I tried without a pattern. I have designed bookmarks and ornies but nothing bigger until now. Now if I can figure out how to chart it maybe I will on my way to being a designer. LOL Big asperations for one piece, I always was a dreamer. Oh well, you never know.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

totally Useless SAL -- November, 09

Here are my offerings for this month. As you can see it is growing slowly and being overseen by my amphibian friend. LOL I filled my little jar and had to get something a little bit bigger. I like this SAL, it is an easy one to keep up with. LOL

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Two Days of Fun

Well, my days off this week were interesting anyway. DH had an appointment with a doctor that puts in defribrillators. I really liked the doctor, he was very easy to talk to and not patronizing at all as some doctors can be. He answered all of our questions and told DH to call him when he made a decision. DH is so afraid to go into the hospitol again that I told him to make the decision that he felt the best with. He really needs to have it done but I am not going to pressure him. He fears that if he goes into the hospitol again that he will not come home again. So I can't push.
Later Tuesday evening I went to my LNS and took a pulled thread ornament candle class. What fun !!! It should be pretty when I have it completed -- almost there. This evening I went back to the LNS and took the class from last week as I was working for that one. (Wednesday is Open Class ) I started a needlepoint bargello candle -- I enjoy doing bargello. This one is done on 13 mesh canvas and uses gold opalescent white and silks - 2 shades of soft green and 2 shades of rose. I love the way it is turning out. I will post pictures when there is more to see.

Totally Useless SAL

Well I am a few days late but here is what I have so far. Have a nice day !!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

October is Here !!

It is hard to believe that October is a reality and almost half over. I just don't know where the time goes. I used to hear people say that time went faster the older you got and used to laugh. but, I am not laughing now. I just don't believe how fast it flies away. Oh well !!

I am still stitching. Not as much as I would like but stitchinng noe the less. Work and dreaded housework seem to get in the way. i just finished a bookmark for the JA Hardanger Bookmark Tutorial. I changed the design as I did mine on canvas instead of fabric. The design called for xs and eyelets on the sides but they got lost on the canvas. So I used cables instead and am quite pleased with the finish. the other bookmark is a design of my own. I did a weaved rose in the center for something different. I like the way it looks.
Here also is my progress on two of the Garden Fairies by Nora Corbett / Mirabilia. MOrning Glory Fairy is ready for me to add the metallics and the beads, while I was waiting for some of my beads to come in I just had to start Sweet Pea Fairy and love the colors in her skirt/dress. So I guess I will have two of them to add beads and metallics to. .

thank you for visiting my blog , I will try to post more often. take care andd enjoy the clean crisp air of Fall before Father Winter adds icicles to your nose. hee hee

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September Already !!!

I can't believe it is September already. The time just keeps flying by. I found out the other day that I am going to be a grandmother again. this one will make 4 grands for me. I have a 19 year old grandson that is starting his 2nd year in college (unbelievable -- I remember holding him when he was a new born ) , a 16 year old granddaughter that is still in high school, and a ten month old granddaughter that is just starting to walk. my son is hoping that this one will be a boy (the two girls aree his ) so he will have a hunting and fishing partner. Although I am sure he will initiate the girls in his pastimes also. LOL

DH cont to have health problems, but he is stable at the moment. My stitching seems to take a back seat to work and MD appointments. So it has been sporadic at best. My latest finish was for a friend. It is from one of the UK mags and was a fun stitch. I am quite pleased with how it turned out.
I also just finished a mail art envelope for an exchange but will post a picture after it has been received. Have a nice day and enjoy the crisp weather.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Another Rainy Night !!!

Hello Everyone !!!! As you can see, I am not a faithful poster. sigh !!! Time seems to get away from me. Not enough of it for all my leisure pursuits. LOL As you can tell by my title, it is raining again here. I live in Connecticut, USA. That is in the Northeast corner of the states better known as New England. This has been by far the wettest summer I think I have seen in a long time. All it does is rain. I feel bad for all the beach lovers. There hasn't been much sun for sun bathing. I used to love the beach but since I married my DH, my beach time has become next to non-existent. He is not a beach person at all. Me, I could sit and listen to the surf breaking for hours on end. Such a relaxing sound. He is a TV/sports nut. So I sit and stitch and listen to audio books while he watches his sports. That is, when I am not working. I will be so glad when I can retire, only 3 1/2 more years to go. Yay !!!
I hope everyone is having a nice summer and getting some stitching time around all the picnics. So long for now. Take care.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tuesday - Another Snowy Day

I can't believe that it is February of a new year. The time just goes too fast. Between work and life in general, I am kept busy. I had more surgery on my right eye and can now stitch again. Most of what I am doing is smalls but I also started one of the Mirabilia / Nora Corbett Pixies - Morning Glory. She is a fun stitch.

I am making good progress so far. I like the way all of the colors are coming together. It's a nice easy stitch. I am stitching it on Antique White 28ct Monaco by Charles Craft. Her it is so far.

Most of my stitching has been Hardanger Ornies and a Bookmark. I like these smalls as they are great to carry along with you.
Here also are Christmas pictures of Emma Rihann, my new grand daughter. She is three months old as of the 22nd of January. I think she is a cutie but of coarse my opinion is biased. LOL