Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Stitching update, Halloween plans and health

HI All!!!  I have a health update.  After I last posted that I had bronchitis again.  I followed all the doctors directions, took all my medicine, but by the following week I was still feeling terrible.  I called the doctors office again and she insisted on seeing me again. I left work early, sat in the office for an hour and after it was all said and done, I had developed pneumonia.  Yep...early September and I have pneumonia.  I had to stay off work for the rest of the week, miss my college class that weekend.  My husband has now grounded me until Nov.  I can go to work and come home.  That is just about it.  The doctor said I needed lots of rest.  

Yesterday, I went to the GI specialist and now I get to be a science experiment for a few days in mid-november.   I have to have a EDG scope...I think that is what it is called plus, they are going to drop an electrode down my throat and monitor my acid reflux.  They think I am refluxing into my lungs, and that is what is causing me to be sick!!

On to stitching!!
Faery Tales:  
I have a small finish!!!  I finished page 22 and only have 18 to go!!!!  I know it still seems like a lot to go but I am over the halfway mark!!!!  When I put in another 497 stitches I will finally be under the 100,000 stitches to go mark!!!  Since I started at 260,475 I am doing a small happy dance!

The Stitch Maynia group on facebook had an orange crush SAL so I joined in...I really dreaded stitching this fish so I tried to stitch on Saturday during the terrible Hog game against the Aggies...but for some strange reason we cannot figure out.  My dog Brigen only insists sitting on my lap during Razorback football games.  EVERY FREAKING GAME!!!  That is 4 hours of stitching time that I have a 90 lb lab on my lap...

 After the game, he jumped down and was fine.  UGH!   So I worked on my orange crush on Sunday.  Here is my goldfish...I was glad for the SAL because I was really dreading this fish.  It is  a lot of confetti.

While I had pneumonia, I worked on my princess grace.  I finished the gold outline and the flowerpot.  

This flowerpot took forever especially when you are cough syrup that makes you sleepy!!  There were so many half/quarter stitches, back stitching and color changes.  I love how it turned out though!!  It is amazing on the dark sparkly fabric.

New START!!!
I started Ella the Princess Frog from Mirabilia.  You can't see much right now since it is mainly whites and pale yellows, plus the lighting was bad.  

Brigen strikes again!!!!!  I came home for work the other day and found this picture on the floor.  Yes that it bite marks.  This is all that is left of the envelope with the photo.   Luckily I had the pattern in my office where I had it on my copier to make a working copy!!!  So thankful he didn't eat the pattern!! I love my dog but he is obsessed with paper.  He actually took it out of my stitching bag and ate it!

October Halloween Stitching:
I have planned out all 31 patterns that I am doing!!!! I have cut the fabric for all but one.  I have dyed some of the fabrics to the colors I like.  A couple didn't turn out the way I want but I am going to do a toss floss and see it if will work.   My goal is to post a picture each day in October to show what I stitched that day.  We shall see how that goes.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

School has started and a VERY CRAZY idea!!!

The school year started off with a bang!  The high school split so I lost over 100 of my teaching coworkers and over 1200 kids to the new school.  I have several new principals and a new sped coordinator.  I have another case of bronchitis!  I went to the doctor yesterday and I am now going to see a GI specialist to see if I have reflux that might be going into my lungs.  I am on another round of steriods, an inhaler, a heartburn pill and flonase (SP?).  So excited about all these new drugs!!!   

Faery Tales update:
There isn't much to show...I had hoped to finish another page this month but that didn't happen.  I usually fall asleep in my chair while watching TV.  It is a sad life!!!!  The first picture is where I ended on Sunday..

A whole new world:  Someone posted this chart on a facebook group and I LOVE IT!!!!!!   It is done on 32 count linen and I don't get along with linen.  So I called Cecilia Samplers in Branson and they are coming to my rescue.  I told them to substitute the fabric for 28 count Jobelan.  They emailed me the conversions tonight.  I emailed back to see if they might have hand dyed fabrics..  Picky I know..but we shall see what options they come up with!!!

Crazy Idea!!!!

I was playing in my cross stitch magazines tonight.  I was looking through all my Halloween issues, I I had a realization...I never stitch out of these!!!  I have been collecting this issues since they came out and you know what....I like them!!!   So I went through and marked all the patterns I want to start.  So  I am going to start one new Halloween project everyday in October.  How crazy is this????  Anyone else want to stitch with me????   There are some great Halloween patterns.    This is not one of those where you have to post everyday things...You can do one HUGE post with 31 pictures...I don't care.   I just need a break from my HUGE patterns!!!!!   This will be new and different!!!