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.