Monday, May 29, 2006

Some recent stitching

During my stay at the hospital with my son, I completed 2 cross stitch pieces. Above is a sampler designed by La D Da from the Oct. 2003 issue of Just Cross Stitch and is called 'School Days'. I just loved this and really enjoyed stitching it. I started it in the ER 5-9 and completed it one week later. Since taking the picture, I also added a heart and my son's initials as a sort of record of where we were when it was stitched. I didn't know when I started that the title 'School Days' even applies to my life right now, while I am learning a lot. This experience with my son has been hard on me, but good in many ways. I'm not sure there has been another time in life that I've cried so much. Stitching is truly therapeutic.
I was pleased to also actually stitch one of the bazillion magazine charts that I 'wanna stitch' . :)

Also completed @ the hospital is this cute little santa by Heart in Hand-Wee Santa 2005. He is stitched on dirty linen with GAST and WDW. I need to find the little tin heart charm to hang on the end of his staff.
Currently, I am stitching 'Home Sweet Home' by Sunflower Samplings. It took me a week to get back in the groove of things and find my passion for stitching again, and now I am pleased to be back to stitching and planning future projects. I even kitted up 'Love the Truth' the other night, and I really hope to start that one soon. I would like to finish my current WIP first. :)
We're building a new fence this weekend. Right now my guys are at the home improvement store, so it'll be back to work soon.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Spring House exchange

What a cute wall hanging Nancy stitched for me for the Spring House Exchange!! She chose a house from Little House Needleworks, one of my favorite designers and her finishing is beautiful! Also included in the package were some skeins of floss and a Prairie Schooler chart. I truly appreciate this gift from Nancy as I know that she stitched for 2 people to compensate for one of the members who was not able to send a pkg. on time. I love my little wall hanging. :)
I enjoyed participating in this exchange, and hope to sign up for another exchange or 2 soon. Stitchers are so creative!

Monday, May 15, 2006


It's hard to believe that it's been over a month since I posted anything to my blog! It's been pretty busy for me since my last post, with multiple projects in the works, as well as my son being in the hospital. He had his hip surgery last month, and while hospitalized, docs found that his shunt was malfunctioning, so he got a 'two for one'-2 surgeries, one admission. After a week in the hospital, we came home and had a birthday for brother, and then Easter. I've been busy making flip flops as a fund raiser for lab rescue in the meantime. I make them, and other volunteers have taken them to work and sold them, and taken tons of orders for more. That has kept me busy not only making them, but shopping for supplies. Sometimes it takes driving to several different stores to find the right color and size of flippers. Just when I think I've caught up, I get an order for 10 or 20 more, and requests for another basket full. I'm working on an order right now for 20 pair, and 'as many mediums as I can make'. All righty. My son is now back in the hospital, since last tuesday. Another shunt malfunction. I'm home for a shower and break from the hospital right now. I wish I had more time to just be at home, but as DH is relieving me, I have to hurry back so he can put in some hours at work and be here for the other children after school.
I've been working on a La D Da sampler at the hospital. How people cope at the hospital w/o something like stitching to work on, I will never know.
Hopefully I'll be back home very soon with some stitching pics. :)