I almost forgot that I was grabbed last week by Gail! She featured my cabinet makeover on Catch As Catch Can 91. How exciting is that?!
As you may have noticed my Marvelous Monday update is missing. Last week was a bit crazy busy, and I'm still trying to play catch up. Last Thursday night, my Mom was admitted to the hospital with bronchitis and pneumonia. They let her go home on Sunday with an oxygen tank in tow. The tank is almost as big as she is! Home healthcare also delivered one of those oxygen making machines. She has to be tethered to it until she has a follow up appointment with a lung specialist. While in the hospital, they found scarring in her lungs and think she has some sort of lung disease. There was also blood in her urine so she also has to see a kidney doctor. Since Mom never gets sick, she didn't have a primary care doctor. The hospital gave her one of those, too, which she has to go see. The only time she's seen a doctor is when she had babies, appendicitis, and a tonsilectomy. She just hasn't ever been sick in the past 45 years. Mom always took care of Dad all these years (Yes, he is/was spoiled!) and I was worried that he wouldn't pick up the slack. I actually woke up at 1am on Tuesday thinking about it! After visiting my parents last night, Mom said Dad was helping her so I feel better about it. Mom said she's feeling much better. So now, we just have to wait to see what her three doctors have to say.
Jennifer of Feathers in Nest hosted a blog giveaway a few weeks ago. Guess who the winner was?!?
(If you guessed it was me, you were right!)
The middle part says:
I still find each day too short for
all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take,
all the books I want to read,
all the friends I want to see.
Jennifer sent me the cutest little Storklette scissors (2 pairs!) and a chart called Each Day. If you're not familiar with Jennifer's blog, click on over and check it out. Her Mr. Darcy recently refinished an antique baker's cupboard that is just awesome. Jennifer herself designs primitive style charts. If you're into those, she puts her freebies on her blog. She also has the cutest little white dog... Abby.
MORE STITCHY STUFF
Last Saturday, I had the honor of meeting three stitchy ladies I have known online for many, many years. The four of us along with at least 10 others from a Facebook group met up in Arlington Heights for a day of laughter, stitching, and snacking. It was so much fun meeting everyone!
Mary and Nancy
The four of us
Some of the other ladies
EVEN MORE STITCHY STUFF!
While at the Stitching GTG, I finished yet another scissor fob. Right now, it's winging its way to Canada so until it arrives there, I can't show a pic.
I also worked on JG's one-over-one stitching (32ct fabric) while at the GTG. I'm finding that I have to do that section in shifts otherwise I think I'll go blind. Thank goodness for the MagEyes I talked about in my previous post!
(Proof that I worked on JG!)
Here's what it looked like last week:
What it looks like now:
Last Summer, Donna at By The Bay Needleart has designed a Summer freebie SAL that I participated in.
If Multiply and Webshots wouldn't have changed their policies I could link up to the photo finish. Donna has designed an Autumn SAL that started last week. I finally got around to pulling the fabric and floss for it and put a few stitches in last night. I'll take a photo as soon as I'm finished with Part I.
Lastly, I was behind a car in traffic and saw this bumper sticker. I burst out laughing.
And to go along with it: