Thursday, August 30, 2012

I've been stitching and crafting ...

Hope everyone had a wonderful August.  Can you hardly believe it's almost Labor Day!  YIKES!!!  Where did the summer go??  We had a nice summer, but I'm really looking forward to the next few months ... I love Fall time and we have lots planned ... including a trip to the pumpkin farm, pumpkin craving night, PALS Fall Fling at Myrle Beach, SC ... running very fast into Thanksgiving and Christmas ... let the fun begin!

Monica (my lovely daughter-in-law) and I decided to do some crafting.  We picked Tuesdays because Chris (my son) is over here every Tuesday night ... it's called Brat Night. He's rebuilding a Subaru Brat and has lots of friends over to help.  Thing we might rename it Brat/Craft Night *smile*  Monica and I have both been pinning lots of things in Pinterest ... decided we'd try out hand at some of the ideas we've liked.  We have a couple of crafts in different stages ... but I do have one completed.  I was inspired by a pin of a shadow box with jingle bells in it ... I found this great shadow box at the Goodwill, found some fun stickers at Michaels, acrons, pinecones and gordes at Hobby Lobby and presto .... a Halloween shadow box.  Monica suggested adding the spiders and I added some spider web ribbon around the box.  Can't wait to make more ....

and I've been doing some stitching too ... I purchased this kit a couple of years ago when I visited The Silver Needle in Tulsa.  They had kitted it up a bit different and I love it ...
Pumpkin Patch by Knotted Tree Needle Art
stitched on misc. piece of 32 ct linen
with conversion to WDW's

This is Part 1 of Lizzie*Kate's Mystery sampler ... hope to start Part 2 this weekend ... sorry for the wrinkles!  Adorable, isn't it :)
Last week my dad made us a bird feeder holder for our backyard.  He delivered it yesterday and installed it.  About an hour later we received an order from Amazon (Terry and I look at each other, what did you order?  Nothing, what did you order?  nothing ... lol)  we opened the box and there were three large bird feeders, from my dad!  What a sweetie *smile*  Now I'm hoping to enjoy all the birds soon!

Regarding my health ... after more tests including a spinal mri, I finally have a diagnosis, I have MS ... not the best news, but at least I know what it is and have a treatment plan established.  Hopefully as soon as I can get on the medication the flare up I'm having now will diminish.  I am so thankfully for all the support I have from my immediately family, dear friends, all of your wonderful stitchers ... it helps so much!

 I hope you all have a wonderful long 3 day weekend and get lots of stitching time.
I'm grateful for birds ...

Friday, August 03, 2012

A finish!

Yep you read that correct ... I have a finish!!  My first ambidextrous finish ever! lol ... before my numbness started I had this sweet piece almost finished.  Using my left hand I finished the bottom 4 little icons.  It was a struggle but a struggle worth it.  I love it!  Don't look too close though lol

Liberty by Little House Needleworks
stitched on R&R Irish Creme 30 count
using suggested Crescent Colors and GAST

And an update on my health.  Still no diagnosis but the numbness is getting better.  My right hand and arm now do what they are supposed to do most of the time.  I can hold a needle but can't always feel it ... my finger tips are still pretty numb ... but getting better every day!  I have another dr appt in September with an eye neurologist ... maybe he can see something the others haven't been able to.

Thank you again so much for all your support, hugs and prayers ... it really has helped!

Off to find L*K Halloween mystery sampler ... hopefully it won't take me months to finish.

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for stitching again ...