Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope you all enjoy whatever celebrations you are planning for tonight. And if you must be on the road, please be very careful.

And for all of you lovely people who drop by my blog, I wish you a healthy, happy, love filled 2013!

Resolutions? I don't usually do that, but last year I made one - I resolved to finish more stitching pieces than I started in 2012 and I did it - by the skin of my teeth! LOL Except for a Bucilla kit I started on Boxing Day, every new chart I started in 2012 got stitch finished. The "ready to use/hang" finishing is still needed for most of them. Plus, I finished 2 WIPs that had been hanging around for a few years. One goal not met was finishing my oldest UFO, but I plan on working on that tonight and hopefully tomorrow I can show what I have accomplished over the year. And it's in my rotation for 2013, so anything can happen! But I've decided to keep the same resolution for this year - finish more than I start so I can see my list of WIPs shrink, even a little.

See you all next year!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Need Help Again!

Okay, I've figured out how to do a separate page - I've got one for Theme-a-licious 2013 and I want to do one for IHSW 2013. What I haven't figured out is, how do I a create a post that will show up in my posts and be connected to the page as well? Does my question make any sense? Any help will be appreciated - I am so horribly technology challenged.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Stitchy Treat for Christmas

I got a lovely Valerie Pfeiffer chart from my boss/friend Michelle. Isn't he cute?

She also included the floss, the fabric and the bobbins to wind my floss. Michelle herself doesn't stitch, so I'm extra pleased with the effort she put into this.

I had a lovely Christmas - got to spend special time with good friends. Hope you were all able to do the same.

Any special plans for New Year?

Monday, December 24, 2012

I'm Home!

I'm back home - in my own space, my own bed. It feels SOOOOO good I can't tell you. I actually got here about 4 pm yesterday, but I've been busy unpacking, reading/sorting/dealing with mail and going to the bank. Good friend Denise did a little basic shopping for me before picking me up from the bus, so I haven't had to face the stores and don't want to for a few days yet.

My operation went smoothly and I'm healing nicely but I'm some sore and tired. I have the results from one biopsy already - no cancer, not even any pre-cancer HOORAY - with 2 more to come. I should be hearing from the BC Cancer Agency either Friday or Monday. If all clear, life goes on as planned. If not, I'm off on another path and we'll have to see where that goes.

I did get some stitching in, of course. Even incisions don't stop stitching needles. As I mentioned, I have finished Scotland.

That makes the four maps. Now, just have to decide how to finish them (frame or wall hangings??????) and get them off to Annabelle.

Then I started on a small New Berlin kit - Peace Dove.

Then there was so much thread left in the kit that I redid it, French version this time.

I think I'll work on my Oldest UFO for the rest on the year. And for 2013? January 1st I start an HAED SAL (my first HAED and I make it a SAL??? I am crazy.), a promised birth announcement - Precious Moments Noah's Ark - and continue with the O-UFO. Those are the big items planned. There will be smaller pieces - the ones I take to Sisters - but they will be whatever strikes my fancy when I need to choose.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! I hope you spend a wonderful day with family and friends and know the joy of loving and being loved.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Getting Closer!

Well, I'm off to the hospital in the morning - have to be there by 0945 - so I expect the operation will happen 1130 - noonish. It will be such a relief to have it over.

I'm missing IHSW this weekend - BOO, HISS!! I have gotten some stitching done here at the lodge though. No pictures yet - no way to upload them until I get home. Just for a tease, I have finished Scotland. I'm taking an ornament to stitch in the hospital. I think I'll be in for 2 days.

And I'm also missing my Cancer Support Group Christmas lunch/party. Is it okay if I pout? LOL

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hit And Miss

And that's pretty much how my blogging has been lately. And I'm sorry to say it will probably stay that way for a while yet.

I've run into some health problems and Saturday (8th) I'm heading to Vancouver for some doctors' appointments and an operation on the 14th. I'm hoping to come home the weekend before Christmas, but that will depend on how I'm healing and what they find. I'm REALLY hoping, because I don't want to spend Christmas alone in the hospital or in a hotel.

Because I only found out on Monday I was going, I'm a little frazzled and overwhelmed trying to get everything organized, not to mention trying to stop my brain from thinking of every worst cast scenario there is. Am I the only one who hates the unknown? I can deal with just about anything I KNOW, it's the wondering and the 'maybes' that drive me crazy!

I'm hoping to get in a couple of posts while I'm in Vancouver. but I'm not making any rash promises.