Friday, June 27, 2014

Stitch From Stash - June

This will be a quickie post, we have family in town visiting and I. Want to be fully immersed in the fun!  I knew it would happen - I'd fall off the stash wagon sooner or later.  I made it 6 months without spending a single penny but this month, I found temptation that I couldn't resist.  I was hoping to have a  picture of my goodies to share with you, but I 'm still waiting on my order to arrive.
here's my report:

Moira Blackburn - Three Things Sampler.                 $ 8.00 Including Shipping
18 ct fabric for sampler                                                 10.00.    ".             "
Rosewood Manor - - Quakers and Quilts.                     18.00.    ".            "
(This also includes the Valdani Threads needed for the design).  
I think I found a steal of a deal on this one!

So, all together I spent,     $36.   This month was a bonus month for Stitch From Stash, so I had a little extra breathing room.    I spent $25 of my monthly allotment, plus another $11 for my bonus month money.   I can honestly say that I'm happy that I spent a little this month.  Having new stash to fondle can solve almost any woe.  Am I right?   LOL

Hugs and Grace,
(Posting this from my IPad... For some reason, IPad is not liking Blogger today.).   Please excuse any wonky typos.
Stitch From Stash

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Wolf Update

First, let me send a heartfelt thank you for the get well wishes I received.  Happy to report that I'm back to 100% and ready to roll!  So sweet of y'all to take time to comment.  (I love comments but I'm happy if you're just "driving by" too)  I LOVE sharing my love of the needle arts!  :)

Can anyone come up with a better title for my wolf update pics?  I feel like all I'm doing is wolf update after wolf update...  come on, somebody has to think of something catchy!  :)
I am happy with the progress I've made.  The colors are feeling a bit monotonous but when I step back and look at the entire picture, I understand the use of the colors.  (wouldn't be very realistic if the wolf was holding a multi-colored ball or umbrella!)  LOL

We've decided as a family that even though we miss our sweet little "fur baby" so much, it wouldn't be dishonoring her life if we find another little Japanese Chin to love.  So...we're in wait-list mode.  We don't want to rush in and grab the first chin that we see - we want to be sure that the pup we get is truly the one meant for us.  We got our last chin when she was 2 years old.  This time, we're going to go the puppy route. We're retired now and feel like we have the time needed to devote to a puppy...I'm sure it will be quite the adventure.  I hope somebody has a 24-hour puppy help line available.  LOL  Since chins are a bit of a rare breed, we're probably in for a long wait but we have faith that the right little sweetheart will find us.

I have a huge photo dump post coming up...need to get my photo ducks in a row.  I'm also planning to have some give-a-ways some time this summer.  I have been blessed by the kindness of others and I really want to pay it forward.  Stay tuned!

Hugs and Grace,

(PS - I knew it was going to happen, I fell off the wagon from the "Stitch from Stash" group.  I'm still within my alloted amount, I just can't say that I haven't spent a penny on stash anymore.  I hung in there from January until June - I'm happy with that.  I'll tell you all about my goodies once they arrive!)

Saturday, June 07, 2014

The wolf is getting a friend!

It's been a bit of a yucky week around seems I was having the perfect storm of multiple infections...having a kidney infection,  the flu (confirmed by testing - who gets the flu in May for crying out loud?) an ear infection and a blood pressure that bottomed out (40/20 for a little while, so I've been told - I don't remember too much that happened last Friday/Saturday).  None of these issues are  anything I'd recommend to anyone.  I was running a temp a bit north of 105 and can honestly say that this is the sickest I've ever been in my life.  Apparently, when I had the high temp, I was a little "out of my right mind" (even more than usual - ha ha) and decided that this would be a good time to text my kids.  I was completely jumbled and couldn't form complete sentences.  I sent messages that said "cougar blue bananas wuz so cold until beach sings".  (and that was the message that made the MOST sense...they went downhill from there.  LOL)  Oh, and did I mention that I sent those messages at 3:59 a.m.?  Apparently, my boys called each other to ask if they thought something "might" be wrong with mom and then called my hubby to find out what was going on.  New rule around our house - whenever one of us has a really high temp and isn't quite "with it", we have to promise to take the cell phone away.  My boys have since joked that it might be time to put mom on a canoe and send her out to sea...ala eskimo legend.  (At least I think that they're joking!)  LOL
I am doing much better now and I'm slowly getting my energy back and am somewhat more coherent.  (I hope!)  Hee hee.
The up-side to this weirdness in my life is that I have had lots of time to sit while I've been recovering, so I've had time to stitch!  I have grundles still left to do on my wolf project but I find it encouraging that a second wolf is beginning to take shape.  :)   I am loving this project more with each stitch I make.  I love watching it grow and seeing progress (even if it is at a snail's pace!)
All that to say, I'm so thankful for my family who care for me (even at 3:59 a.m.), my wonderful hubby who has stepped up to keep the household running smoothly and who cares for me with more TLC than I could ever imagine or deserve, for modern day miracle drugs and a great hospital with a great staff. 
As a friendly reminder, don't text and drive and don't text your nearest and dearest when you're not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, nor the sharpest knife in the get the idea.

Hugs and Grace,