Friday, October 26, 2007

Breathing Easy!!

I'm SO happy to report that Ian is back to glowing health again! It is so wonderful to be able to sleep through the night and not wake up to wheezing and struggling. He's been off the steroids for a week now and is still breathing easy. We are so grateful for "normalcy"!

As you can see, I did manage to begin working on "My Beloved" from Country Cottage Needleworks. I just love this saying - kind of looks silly without the other "Songs" being finished though, huh? :) This piece is in need of a good ironing, and then it will be set aside for a few days while I work on some Christmas ornaments. My goodness, how did it get to be the end of October already? Just over a month until it's time to put those ornaments on the trees AND get them ready for gift-giving. I just bought the 2007 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Magazine and I'm pulling out my older copies from years past and heading off to the tub this evening for some delightful "picking and choosing" time for the ornaments I would like to stitch.

My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been so affected by the fires in So. California.

Have a fantastic Friday!


Monday, October 08, 2007

Does this look like a viking house to you???

We're still struggling with Ian's breathing difficulties - although he's MUCH better than he was. I can't believe how much we took for granted in the days before his latest round of asthma troubles. At least we've found a wonderful Dr. that is really working with us - and it is helping. I can hardly wait for a truly cough-free day!!!
So - homeschooling continues - we're now in the time period of the vikings. So...of course, you can't study the vikings without making an "authentic" viking-style house, right? I ask you - does this look like a true viking dwelling or what?? ha ha ha!!! It even comes complete with a grass-clipping roof!!! lololol
Can you just imagine how bad we're going to massacre a mid-evial castle when we get to that time period??? :) We're having fun on our time-travel through history though - and I hope he has good memories of time spent together - if not necessarily our "end" products!!!

On the stitching front - I FINISHED my "All Hearts Warm" piece - it turned out really cute in my not-so-humble opinion, but it just may wind up being a gift for someone so I've decided not to post a pic of the finished "product". After all the stress that's been happening lately (In addition to Ian's health troubles, one of my best friends had a heart attack, it just ain't been a good month, I tell ya!) I've also found myself President of our HOA - and quite frankly, that's been a REAL pain in the you-know-what. To cope with said stress, I decided to treat myself to some mini stash-enhancement. I bought Country Cottage Needleworks "My Beloved" and "A Place We Call Home" complete with fabrics and all the lovely specialty threads needed to complete the designs. I'm determined to carve out some time tonight to start the "Beloved" piece tonight. I need cross stitch and chocolate - and lots of both! Don't you think our country would be in better shape if everyone in government were required to stitch?? lololol
Thanks again for all the prayers and good thoughts that were sent for Ian. I'd really appreciate you still remembering him as you pray.

Wishing you a marvelous Monday,