Well, I'm still amongst the living! This past Monday I went to the doc's to have my staples taken out and boy, did I feel so much better! I went back to work on Wednesday and the first few hours were fine, but after that I was having to stand up now and then. By the time 3 p.m. came, I was achy and just couldn't wait for the day to end! I noticed on Friday that those 10 hours were feeling better. Last night, I had 3 slices of pizza and didn't feel so bad. I've also started walking and I feel that really helps. The bloating is beginning to go away.
The giveaway items I was waiting for finally arrived and I was able to send off Linda's winnings. She should've received it already. Eva's package was to go to Serbia! I am hoping it arrives there safely!
Monday I started stitching on this ornament from the latest JCS magazine called The Best Part by Raise the Roof Designs. This is on 32ct Bitter Betty Brew linen, using DMC thread. I should've read the instructions because the words are stitched 1 over and I don't do well with 1 over. As you can see, I've counted wrong on the word 'BOX' and it's not lined up with the last stitch of his ear. It's just one stitch over. I just may leave it like that. I believe this is a substitution for one of my CJC projects. I'll get back to this later!
I've decided that March is to be Freebie March, or Freebie Madness, or the Ides of Freebie! Whatever it's called, I'm going to stitch on nothing but freebies because here's my pile. There's a whole bunch of Spring-ish designs in that pile. Butter-boy (what I call him!) decided he just had to be in the picture!
I went on a stashing spree and bought up some sale fabric at Wyndham Needleworks . There are lots of fabric for sale, check them out. All linen from brands like Zweigart, R & R, and Lakeside. The shipping is speedy and the prices are comparable. Take a look-see
The last fabric is from a seller at eBay. Three fabrics are 36ct and the third one over from the left is 40ct Antique Cotton. Some are 1/2 yard, 1/4 yard...plenty to use for other projects. AND here's more stash
Hopefully by the time I do another post, I've learned how to operate my camera, huh?! Well it is Winter and even at my state's position on this continent, the sun is still weak! My goal is to have no blurry-ness, and flash! Wish me luck...
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