Monday, March 27, 2017

My Poor Left Leg

I always seem to manage to injure my left leg.  
It was got me to a knee replacement fives years ago.
I did it again on Friday.
Katy had to be at work at 6:30 so, I texted her to see how the roads were.  
She said the roads were fine but, the driveway was a death trap." And she had gone down it sideways.  I figured I would salt before I finished getting ready for work.  
Everything started out fine and I was being super careful.  
Next thing I knew, I heard a crack, felt a snap and the next thing I knew I was on the ground.
I laid there for a minute thinking about what just happened and I was stupid.  
My left ankle had rolled and wondered how the hell was I going to get up.
I can't kneel on that left knee but, I managed to get up and hobble my way to the garage.
Bob opened the door, scolding me.
I told him to stop yelling at me, get me ice, the phone and my cane.  
After I iced it for a while, I figured I better go to the ED and get it xrayed to make sure nothing was broken.
Fortunately it wasn't broke.
Even more fortunate,I did break my arm...that would be devastation.
I iced and elevated all weekend and managed to go to work today.  
Lucky for me I work in the Rehab department and had some free treatment today and was done early. Tomorrow and Wednesday don't look too bad.
This is really going to take a while to recover from, it is really back and blue and huge.
I did get a lot of stitching done this weekend!

 I started WTNT Springtime messenger but had to change some of the colors since it didn't look good on the fabric or in the case of Mountain Mist and Lexington Green not enough contrast.
I also finished Spring Delivery.  I think this could go into a conventional ready made frame.  Yippee!!
That's about all the news from here.
I hope your weekend was uneventful and you had plenty of time stitching.
Have a great week!
Keep on stitching!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Really?! How Ridiculous

I decided to take a break from Autumn at Hawk Run even though I haven't been working on it that long.  
I started Spring Delivery from With Thy Needle and Thread.
He is a very handsome rabbit.  
I needed to do Spring or Easter pieces.  
This is extremely enjoyable.  
Speaking of With Thy Needle and Thread....I really wanted to get one of Ode to an Ort Basket.  
I missed out on one by one day.  
BUT.....How ridiculous is this.  
I wonder how many kits she actually made.  
Yep, personally I think it is ridiculous that it should be that limited.  
I really wanted the basket.
I saw that people were talking about wedding favors, I checked it out.  
I found a site that didn't charge an outrageous amount of shipping.  
I was worried I was going to have to order a ridiculous number of baskets.  
I didn't and it wasn't that expensive. 
I got six baskets for a total of $22.95 including shipping.  
I have plans for all six.  
 I think they are Totes Adorbs.
I heard the kits came with the pattern, fabric and finishing for $22
I am positive I can find something equally cute to put on the basket.  
BBD has lots of really cute motifs that will be awesome on it
 I really don't think it will be that difficult to finish the basket either.  
You can count on it that I will tell you how I finished the basket.  
So take that Brenda!
I do love your patterns but, come on get real....give us all a chance !!
 I had to see a cardiac electrophysiologist last week because I was having heart palpatations and had an irregular EKG.
No pain, no Shortness of breath so I wasn't worried.  
Everything was fine.  
Went again on Thursday with Bob and his mom.  She had to see the eye doctor for her macular degeneration.  
I had Bob drop me off at the Stitching Bee to hang out.  
There was a group stitching in the morning...usually there is one in the afternoon.
All the ladies in the morning are people I know from the retreat.  
It was great!
I got to catch up with everyone and had a blast.  
I had Kendra order me some new patterns from the Nashville Market.  

Today I also baked an Applesauce cake using Einkorn Flour.  Trying some of these ancient grains to see if Katy can eat them.  She actually did okay with the Emmer flour I used in bread.  
The cake is wonderful.  
She hasn't tried it yet. 
We will see.
Hope you have been having a wonderful weekend.  
Have a great week!
Keep on Stitching!

Monday, March 6, 2017

In Blogging Trouble

I finally got a gmail account because my kids have told me it is easier to manage pictures especially when blogging.  
Hope you can all follow this.
I while ago I did something and ended up having my daughter's gmail on my blog.  
Don't know how I did it.
Must have gotten button happy and pushed the wrong one.
Since, I now have my own gmail I figured I could take hers off and put mine on.  
Au contraire, mon frere.....
It just completely locked me out of my blog.  
I tried to fix it but, couldn't but was able to get recovery instructions from gmail and Katy was able to fix it this morning before she went to work.
Hooray for Katy!
Don't want to have to start a new blog....I just don't think I could come up with a title as much as I like the one I have.  

Getting the itch to do some Spring pieces. 
Went digging through the stash and found some that look awfully fun!
Was at the Stitching Bee this weekend and picked up the floss I needed, that I was missing.  
 The Primitive Stitcher Tisket Tasket is done in dmc but, I may decide to convert it to over dye floss.  
Will decide once I pull the thread and decide on the fabric.  
I have some gingham for the Springtime Messenger but, not the right color.  
I could change it up with some dye....may be worth the experiment.  

Have been working on Hawk Run.
I'm working on 36 count, over two with one thread.  
I am wondering if I should have used two but, have no intention of pulling it all our or going over it again.  
I think it should be fine, gives it a little softer look.  
Trying hard to remain a-political but, I am going to comment.....
Are they all nuts?!
Time to stop the shenanigans in all areas!!

Hope you had a good weekend and found time to stitch.
Have a wonderful week.
Keep on Stitching!