Saturday, June 23, 2012


Hello Stitchy Friends!

It is with glee that I report Shores of Hawks Run Hollow is finished!  I finished it Thursday evening.  I will wait to share a photo of the finished work after I manage to get it pressed. 

It is my plan to take it to the cross stitch shop in Clinton, where I had Christmas at Hawks Run Hollow framed as well as Village at Hawks Run Hollow.  I am hoping to frame it to match the others.  I haven't decided where I am going to hang it yet. 

I am making progress on my recuperation.  I went back to work this week.  Tuesday night, I was wondering if this was a good decision or not, as I was pretty tired.  But, it got easier as the week went on.  However, I was pretty happy that it was Friday yesterday.  I was ready for a couple days off. 

I also made strides this week by going upstairs to our bedroom to sleep instead of booting our son out of his bedroom on our main floor.  There is nothing like sleeping in your own bed.  So, all in all, progress is being made.

I will be glad once I am back to 'normal' and can accomplish more tasks around the house on my own.  Mike and Holly continue to be taking up the slack around here, for which I'm very thankful.

I've been enjoying some good books lately.  I recently finished Island Apart by Steven Raichlen.  It was a sweet summer story. 

As far as stitching goes, I started stitching Ida Crow by Good Huswife.  It is going to be a fun stitch that shouldn't take too long.  Thanks to a dear stitching friend for generously loaning me her chart. :)
I will post a photo when finished.  Here is a photo of the chart.
I am planning to stitch her partner Ira next.  Thanks so much, for sharing your charts, Carol.  I will be returning them before long.

Hope this finds you all enjoying some relaxation and stitching time this weekend!


Friday, June 15, 2012

Stitching mojo returns....

Hello fellow stitching friends!

Since I last posted I hadn't stitched in several days due to my not so graceful meeting with the floor at the library....

Well I've made up for it ... I have been stitching my little fingers off much of this week! After Mike goes to work, Holly and I settle in for some episodes of Desperate Housewives on Netflix and I stitch away... It's all Holly's fault, at least as far as watching desperate housewives goes...I'd never seen it before. So it's been our guilty pleasure this week.

I did go see the orthopaedic doctor on Tuesday. He fitted me with a smaller brace that is easier to manage. He also said it should heal up without need of surgery. So, that was welcome news. I am planning on going back to work this coming Tuesday with some restrictions.

But I have to share a picture of my progress on Shores.

Forgive the wrinkles. Holly held it up for my camera. This is going to be the final block since I'm just stitching 9 of the 12.

Happy stitching everyone. Thanks for the kind remarks since my accident.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012


Hello fellow stitchy friends!

Well I pulled a 'good one' Friday at work. I fell and broke my kneecap on my right leg. Those stupid accidents happen so fast. Luckily Mike hadn't left for work yet (he works second shift), so he came up to the library and took me to the emergency room for X-rays. I will go see an orthopedic doctor this week. They sent me home with pain pills and a full leg immobilizer brace.

So... I am getting used to walking with crutches. My family has been great taking care of me and getting tasks done at home. Also, I've been spoiled by friends bringing over supper and one of Holly's friends brought lunch over. It's amazing how thoughtful your friends are. I am truly grateful. Another friend, who is a contractor was here constructing a ramp for me getting in and out of the house. I haven't ventured farther than the deck yet....

Believe it or not, I haven't felt like picking up any stitching yet. Hopefully I will soon. I did finish a book this morning tho. I will also take advantage of this 'downtime' to catch up on my blog reading.

Not a pretty site I know.

Well I'll keep you updated on progress here at home.

Take care all, and happy stitching.

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