Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Where does the time go??

David, Hello Stitchy Friends!
I can't believe I have not updated my blog since the end of September! Bad, bad me!

I've been stitching, working, decorating for Christmas, doing Christmas shopping just like all of you.  But obviously not blogging.  I have been reading your blogs though, and keeping up with your news, just a few days behind now.

Our family had a nice Thanksgiving together at our house.  We celebrated it on the Sunday after since Mike had to work.  This gave David and Lauren time to go have dinner with her family on Thursday.  Joe, Holly, Addy and I spent Thanksgiving day together since Joe's father had to work as well.  We had a nice meal together, but we all agreed it didn't feel like Thanksgiving. 

At our family dinner on Sunday I changed up my usual sweet potatoes to use the recipe Marly of Samplers and Santas fame shared.  Oh my, what a hit they were, even the family members that didn't usually like sweet potatoes like them!  Thank you for that, Marly. This has become a new family favorite.

Three weeks ago today Addy had surgery for hip displasia. She was placed in a cast following surgery to hold her pelvis in position for healing. The cast basically looks like a pair of shorts, with an opening for diaper placement. Since the issue was discovered at such a young age, her cast time was shortened to 4-6 weeks with time in a brace following.  When the problem isn't discovered until later, the recovery time is quite a bit longer.

She and her parents are handling everything well.  

I guess I don't have a photo that shows the cast well, but if you look where my daughter is holding Addy with her left hand, you can tell there's a cast there. Larger dresses that fit over the cast has been the easiest to wear. Then Holly puts leg warmers on her as well. 

We surprised Mike, my husband with his Christmas gift early, this Sunday.  
David, Lauren and I travelled to South Dakota on Saturday to meet a dog breeder to pick up this sweet puppy. He's a Lhasa apso like our previous dog was.  We had this operation in planning for a month or so. I'm happy to say it went well.  Mike was speechless with surprise. Believe me, this doesn't happen often. He is difficult to surprise. The new addition has been named Henry. He is busy, and is beginning to become acclimated to our house. So far, the cats are hoping if they ignore him, he will disappear.

If you've hung in here this long reading, I will share some stitching updates. I finished the Autumn piece by Cricket.
Sorry for the sideways photo.  Then I concentrated on doing some ornaments.

I liked this ornament so much I have stitched it twice so far. Both to give away.

I have managed to do finishing on these three, but have no pictures to prove it at this point. 

I will try to do another post soon about other news.
Until then, happy stitching!


  1. What a sweet photo of that darling Grand~baby! May her healing be swift and all right as rain when the cast comes off!

  2. What a beautiful grandbaby. I love her smile. She doesn't seem to be bothered by her cast. The new pup is so cute! Things are busy at your house.

  3. Addy is so adorable! She seems so happy! Good that the hip displasia was caught early. I'm glad everyone is handling it all so well. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for her. Love your stitching! And the puppy! So cute!!! Love his name too! They say if you give your pet a human name, it means you really consider him to be part of the family. :D

  4. Looks like Addy is adjusting beautifully to the cast, Melody! I wish her a speedy recovery--so glad they caught it early! And that puppy--oh, my what a great gift! He is just adorable :) Lovely stitching as always and I'm sure they're beautifully finished as well!

  5. Addy is so cute! I hope she continues to do well. Lovely stitching! Henry is an adorable puppy!

  6. Addy is so darn cute, what a happy baby. :)
    Henry is cute also, glad he's adjusting.
    Greta stitching!

  7. Great catch up post. Glad Addy is doing so well. Probably hurts mom and dad more than her especially by the look on her face!

  8. Hope Addy heals quickly; she is adorable! Henry looks like he is a real cutie pie. Love all your stitching projects.

  9. Super looking ornaments! Happy to hear that Addy is doing well and mends fully. Henry is a cutie.

  10. Your ornaments look great--I look forward to seeing more! Henry is a cute one--I can imagine anyone being surprised to receive him! What a really nice surprise! I am glad that they found the problem with Abby's hip dysplasia early in life. Babies heal quickly! She looks no worse for the wear! Hugs!