Friday, August 12, 2011

I am still here

I bet you thought that I fell off the face of the earth. Well, I am still here. What a year this has been. After my Dad came home from the hospital my Mom started going down hill. She was in and out of the hospital off and on for a month or more. She ended up staying the last time the Wednesday after Easter due to a fall in which she cut her arm so had to have stitches and she also has a real bad bladder infection. She never came home. She passed away on May 27th, 2011 the day that my Dad went to live with my brother and his wife. He had stage 4 liver cancer and couldn't stay alone any more. My Dad passed away the following week on June 4th, 2011. We had two funerals within two weeks. We then had the task of cleaning out the house which we finally got done and is up for sale. Hopefully we will sell it soon. I have been doing some stitching. I finished Winter White Santa and am working on Miriabilia's Rose of Sharon. I am doing quite well on her. Other than that not doing too much. Will have to get into sewing for the craft shows.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Another week

Another week done and one starting. Can't believe it is April already. I have been stitching on Winter White Santa quite steady. I hope to have the stitching done in a couple of days and then I can start the beading. Can hardly wait. Will probably run out of the Whisper floss but I have some coming up from my LNS in Moncton. I have been doing some sewing this week also. I have been making Mug Totes and sewing up some more Q-Snap covers to take with me to Retreat. Better go for now. Have to finish making supper. Just have to cook the rice since the ribs are in the slow cooker and do they smell good.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Boy, can't believe that it has been a month already since I last posted. It has been a busy, stressful new year for me. My Dad had his surgery. Is doing really well from that but now is dealing with liver cancer, stage 4. My Mom isn't well either. I been in the hospital a couple of times with congestive heart failure. It runs in the family. She is waiting to see her heart doctor. I guess the only thing that is keeping me sane is my stitching and my family. Looking forward to getting away for a weekend to Retreat in April and then for a week in May for Seminar. Hope all stays well until after then. Still stitching on Winter White Santa. I am getting close to being done him. I think he is going to be really pretty. Until next time. Yvonne

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Again

Can't believe it is almost the end of February. Where has the year gone so far? I finished stitching Dani, the Stitching Dragon by Dragon Dreams. Haven't gone a pic yet but when I do I will post it.
Been quiet here this week. Just doing the usual housework and of course stitching.
Fell last Friday night the 18th on the ice and came down on my tail bone. It still hurts.
Have some sewing to do so will sign off for now.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sorry it has been so long

It has been awhile since I posted to my blog so thought that I would do that today.

It has been a bit unsettled for myself and my family since the 11th of Janurary. My Dad had to have surgery and he was in the hospital for about 2 weeks. During that time I was staying with my Mom and driving her back and forth to the hospital. Dad is home now and doing really well.

I have been stitching. I finished Sue Hillis' A Sweet Stitch. Haven't got the pieces put together but at least it is stitched. I finished A Quaker Welcome. I did it on mushroom 28st lugana with Gentle Art thread in Currant. Love the way it turned out.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A New Year

2011 already. 2010 went really fast. I have been stitching. I finished Paula Vaughn's Flowers for Mama. I am stitching on Winter White Santa and just started A Sweet Stitch by Sue Hillis. I have the tin for it so thought that I would start it.

Sunny, cold and windy here today. Supposed to be nice until the weekend then some snow on Saturday.

Here is a picture of my latest finish.