Saturday, February 02, 2008

Happy Groundhog Day ...

although by the time most of you read this blog it'll be the next day! lol I heard the "official" groundhog did see his shadow .. so looks like 6 more weeks of winter .. and I for one am ready for some warmer weather. I got hit again with this stupid cold/flu crud. It's been a long time since I've felt quite this bad .. my head is sooo plugged up and all I seem to do is cough and pee .. tmi?? lol I did go to my dr on friday. She heard a little rattling in my left lung, but said I don't have bronchitis or pneumonia .. haven't been running a fever at all. So she wanted to start me on an inhaler 4 times a day and a 20 min steam .. it's only been 24 hours since I started this .. but I'm not sure it'll help. I do have some antibotics but she didn't want me to take them until I try the other stuff .. I haven't been stitching much .. too afraid of making mistakes when I feel this bad .. but I did start a pine mountain pillow this morning .. Spot of Love .. really hard to mess up on aida lol


I did finish one more wip before Janauary was over .. This is Christmas Drawers by Shepherd's Bush. Sure feels good to get this one done. I started it years ago when it was first released. It was one of the first times I was using linen and silks. There were also some speciality stitches, which were new to me but I didn't think I'd have an problems .. see, that's what I get for thinking lol. I believe this little design caused me more problems than any of done todate. The biggest problem was that I don't follow written directions well. I learn better when someone shows me how .. reading directions just gets me all turned around. Since I don't have any friends that stitch, I would take CD to stitching retreats with me .. some retreats I would actually remember I had it along with me .. I'd find someone that could help with a speciality stitch and off I'd go .. of course I'd run into a wall with the next speciality stitch and then would have to wait again to be around stitchers .. long story but I'm really glad to have it done .. finally!



I feel really good about the wips I got finished in January .. I still have a few more, but I'll get them in some kind of rotation and get them done soon too .. I hope :) Now I'm looking forward to starting a few new pieces .. just have to lay them out and figure out which ones to start .. that's soo much fun to do!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend .. enjoy the Superbowl! And thanks for the comments about our snow, which didn't last long at all, and on my wips .. I really enjoy hearing from all of you.

I'm grateful for being done with CD ...

15 comments:

Barbara said...

A great post. :) No groundhogs around here, but if there were, they'd have seen their shadows for sure. It's a gloriously sunny day - hooray!

Amy said...

Sorry you are sick again Michele.... hope you are well very soon! Congrats on the finishes.... can't wait to see what's next! :-)

Sending hugs & get well wishes!!

Nancy said...

Happy Groundhog Day! I am getting in the mood for spring too.

I love Christmas Drawers. I have this in my to do pile along with the one for Valentine's Day. Haven't started them yet though!

Hope you feel better soon!

Cheryl said...

Well done for persevering and completing this wip! It looks really lovely. What are your plans for it?
Hope you feel better soon

karen said...

hope you get feeling better soon! hugs! Love your finish! i have that one finished as well and just hanging on a hanger with all my other finishes. LOL can't wait to see what you finish next! hugs

monique said...

Oh no... sounds like you feel terrible! I hope you are feeling better soon. Congrats on the pretty SB finish :)

Vonna said...

Everything is gorgeous Michele...love that little groundhog guy you have sitting by your flowers :) He's a cutie, isn't he?! And your finish is gorgeous! Congrats!
Hope you're feeling better soon...take care, I had pneumonia last spring...and it stunk! So don't get that...I'd get the antibiotics....

Michelle said...

I love your groundhog stitching!! Too cute..

Your finish is so pretty!

Michelle

Sally said...

Christmas Drawers is gorgeous Michele. Such a beautiful finish.

Hope you had a great weekend and hope you're feeling better {{{{hugs}}}}

Laura said...

Get well soon! The armadillo here in Texas (we have no groundhogs) did not see his shadow, so spring has sprung :-) And Christmas Drawers is a beautiful finish.

Kim said...

Feel better!
Is that a beanie baby groundhog next to your BC groundhog?!? Too cute! Wow, you really like to decorate for the holidays

DaisyGirl said...

Sorry you are under the weather! Hope you get better fast. I've been lucky so far with no cold or flu! Wahoo! (Now watch, I'm gonna get sick, haha)
Donna

Shari said...

happened upon your blog! I love it!!!! I love your groundhog day display!!!! That is one pattern I have always wanted to do & haven't! Maybe I better pull it out & DO IT! ( I think I have it!!!) I will be checking back! Your finishes look great!

Shari said...

happened upon your blog! I love it!!!! I love your groundhog day display!!!! That is one pattern I have always wanted to do & haven't! Maybe I better pull it out & DO IT! ( I think I have it!!!) I will be checking back! Your finishes look great!

Wendy said...

Sorry to hear you have been so sick. I hope you're feeling much better now. There is nothing worse than that stuffed up head feeling and congestion. I hope you're able to get back to some stitching!