Sep 14, 2009

Marvelous Monday Update 9/14/09

EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER
By tomorrow, a new home will be revealed for the TV show, "Extreme Home Makeover"! As I said last week, someone in my county was nominated for the show. To read about her and her family, click HERE.



HEALTH
It's been about 3 weeks since my bicycle accident. My face is healed up, just a few pink spots are all that remains of the road rash. My knee is *almost* healed up, and looks much better than it did only a week ago. I took someone's advice and will be filing a claim with the city for the cost to repair my glasses ($100 for ONE lens!) and bike ($40). Keeping my fingers crossed, the city's insurance company will pay it.


STITCHY STUFF
I stopped at an "Estate Sale" (really was just a garage/yard sale). There were a lot of good things being offered at good prices. For $2, I walked away with this:


Worth *way* more than $2!


Guess what else I bought this past week? Three Flower Frogs!! I had to do a bit of "shopping" to find bases that fit, and am still on the look-out for one more base. The best part? I only want one (I had to buy three as a package deal), so I'm putting the other two on my stash-for-sale blog if anyone is interested in having one for their scissor collection.

REVISED: Both frogs have been spoken for as of 9/14. If the sales fall through, I'll let ya'll know. :)

I did some stitching on a small "take along" ornament that I keep in my car. I had some time to kill while waiting at an auction. Several people commented on my stitching, and I even made a couple of "little" friends. Two little girls (ages 2 and 3) -- dirty little rag-a-muffins (What do you expect at an all day country auction?), lol... but very cute and friendly. The 3yr old pointed at my stitching and wanted her uncle to buy her "one of those". When she realized she couldn't get one, she scootched herself closer and closer to me, watching. Even though her hands and face were grubby dirty, I still let her pull the needle through the fabric. Totally made her day! I figured it was a cheap ornament kit and what's a little dirt, right? It's washable, after all. Who knows? She could grow up and need the 12-step stitchers anonymous group that we all should belong to!


BICYCLING
I picked up my bike from the shop last Thursday, so of course I had to "test" it out this weekend. The weather was absolutely gorgeous. Sunny and cool with no humidity. I think I went 8-10 miles this time. Here's some of what I see on the JA Trail:

This was taken last Spring. The rest were taken over the weekend.






Lastly, to prove I came
away unscathed ------>

21 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

Glad you're able to get back to your bike riding - gorgeous pictures. Totally cute story about the little girls - who knows? They may grow up to be stitchers! Love the scissor frog!

Gabi said...

Gorgeous flower frog. And fantastic pictures of your bike tour.

Ohhhh....and love the story with the little girl. :)

valerie said...

Glad you are on the mend! How exciting to have Extreme Makeover in town...touching story for the "winner". Great photos!

Donna said...

You know my daughter started her desire to stitch not by watching me stitch but at a quilt fair where a little old lady let her put a few stitches in. You never know what effect you have on someone.
Glad you are healing. You look wonderful!

Linda said...

We're still awaiting the "gorgeous cool nights and humidity free days", but your bike trip reminds me of when I was young in NY in the fall. Love the pictures and yup, everything is washable. Good for you for taking the time to make a little girl feel so grown up.

Rachel S said...

I am glad you are almost healed! I hope they pay the claim.

That is some great finds at that estate sale and I love those flower frogs. Can you get them at a regular store or antique store.

CindyMae said...

So glad that you are healing up from the accident! Love all the pics from your bike ride, they are fantastic! Great find at the sale too!

Kristin said...

So glad you are healing.

What a buy on that stitchy stuff.

Mary said...

I'm glad you are doing much better and that your bike is out of the hospital and was ready to go over the weekend. Congrats on your great buys.

Mel said...

So glad that you haven't been scared off of riding.
Great pickups for $2 for sure! :)

Debra said...

Good to hear you are back to normal and back on your bike. Great pictures.

Mylene said...

So glad to hear you are healing well.
Great buys at the sale.

Carolyn said...

Meari,
Yeah! Your back on your bike. I like your bike route. What a great find on the stitching items.

CJ said...

Hey Girl -

Glad to see you out on your bike again having fun in the sun. The pictures are beautiful. Enjoy the nice weather while t lasts.

CJ

Anonymous said...

Glad that you are on the mend. That is a cute story with the little girls.

Marl

Rene la Frog said...

What a beautiful path for a bike ride....sure wish there was something like that here. I really do miss the trees.

Katrien said...

Great buys on the sale. Love the nature pics

Nancy M said...

What's up with the flower frogs lately?? Everyone I run into has one or wants one! Glad to see you're back in the saddle with your bike. We have a few more good biking weeks and then its all downhill.

EvalinaMaria said...

I like your spirit, helmet and a smile! Autumn is my favorite time of the year and I love your bike route.

Akila said...

I am very glad you are back on track :) Love the scissor frog. So lovely.

stitcherw said...

Looks like a lovely bike ride, glad to hear you're almost totally healed back up. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you on the city picking up some of the expenses. Love the scissor holder, beautiful.
Sue