Saturday, July 27, 2013

Catching Up

Happy Saturday to you, time for me to catch up...I may have to work backwords and attempt to remember everything going on for the past 2 weeks. 

We just got back from a preseason high school soccer tournament, we played 3 games in a row, with no pouring rain...lost 2, won 1, and 2 more games tomorrow, but Ashley works tomorrow so she will miss it.  Tryouts are end of next week so this is good practice.

I  picked up 2 pieces yesterday, first one is the doily Cucki made me for my  birthday, I had it framed as I don't think I could bring myself to use it so I will hang in up and enjoy its beauty.

The second is LHN, Two Yellow Houses, I love everything LHN and always buying more and more then I will ever complete in my lifetime, but I will give it my best shot.

LHN- Two Yellow Houses
32 ct Belfast Linen- Amber
I ordered a Bee's Gathering from Threadwork Primitives on Etsy and that arrived on Thursday, so while I picked up my pieces, I purchased the linen for this 3rd part.  I haven't finished A Bee's Bounty, more than halfway completed, just haven't sat down long enough to work on it or anything else.

JJ's Collectables is having a Christmas in July sale, everything is 20% off, and yes (hanging head in shame) I ordered more stash....we all understand this addiction. 
As well as A Bee's Study from Kathy Barrick on Etsy. 

I also got a new phone, I gave up my Iphone, which has given me years of faithful yet frustrating service, I switched to the Samsung 4s and have to admit, it's pretty awesome.  I have so much to learn. 

Ashley and I went to the Cincinnati zoo on Thursday and had a wonderful time, only took us 3 years to get there.  For it being in a large downtown area, they did a wonderful job making you forget about the city and enjoy the outdoors with the animals. 

Well, I am going to take advantage of some quiet time and go stitch.  Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.
Hugs and stitches

Saturday, July 13, 2013

what a week!

Hello friends,
thank you for stopping by, I can't believe this summer is flying by.  School clothes and supplies are out, as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas, I walked into Hobby Lobby before July 4th and they were putting up Christmas Trees and boxes of decorations were everywhere, it made me very sad.  I asked why and they said for Christmas Crafters, ok, so just leave that stuff up year round but please don't put up the trees just yet!

Thank you for all the concern showed for my baby girl Chloe, she is back to 100% puppy.She is now off the steroids and her face is back to normal size.  Two days after the bee sting, she was out chasing bees in the Clover!  She also had a stomach bacteria that antibiotics took care of.  I treated her to a little pampering (mind you, she doesn't enjoy the nail cutting, the teeth cleaning the bows etc, but I do :)
I made it to LNS yesterday and bought some linen to go with the mail order stash.  I used to think it was safe staying at home, but online stores are just as enabling!  As soon as I'm done with this post, I plan on doing some "window browsing shopping"

ummm, my lilly's are still blooming, the pink is so fragrant!  It's so lovely to go outside and smell them.

I was able to finish Courage, this is one the frog got me and I put it away, but I pulled it out this week and finished it.  I also finished an exchange piece but I can't share that yet.

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the beautiful weather after days and days of rain!
Hugs to all

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Pitiful puppy

Hello and good afternoon my friends.

Not much stitching here for the past few days.  My puppy got bit or stung by something on July 4th so I've been attending to her, so pitiful.  I spoke to the vet Thursday afternoon and was told to give her benadryl and bring her in, in the morning if she gets worse or take to emergency vet if she has breathing issues.

Well, at first she looked like she had a broken nose (they think this is where the bite occurred though we couldn't find anything)  I started to call her Manu, as that is one of my favorite basketball players who has had his nose broken on several occasions

Then by 11:30 pm her face had swollen pretty good but airway was good, more benadryl.
By morning, she could barely see so I took her to the vet at 7:30.  (oh yeah, she had gotten the run in 3 different rooms, one room has white carpet- it all came out with elbow grease)

How is she doing today?  back to normal self!  she had steroids and benadryl injections, but her tummy is still bothering her.  She spent the day at the doggy hospital and they said she was her happy self, wagging her tail, she couldn't see, but she was happy.
When I picked her up last night, the vet tech that was checking us out started to show me pictures of her Golden retriever,  we get to talk and saying how much they look alike and how big they are.  Come to find out, they are brother and sister from same parents, different litter.  Small world!

I do have a finish to show you, I finished this before all hell broke loose her :)
It is  A Bee's Blessing by Threadwork Primitives.  I just love it.  I saw this on Faye's  blog , Carolina Stitcher, and had to do it.  It's so beautiful.  Not sure how I'll finish it, I liked the box she mad and the pattern includes the instructions on making one.  I'll probably give it a try.

Well, we are on day 3 of rain.  I'm rather tired of bad hair days to the nth power!  lol.  Off to a birthday party for a little lady , family friends granddaughter.  Hope everyone stays dry!
Hugs to all