Monday, July 30, 2012
Hi everyone, it's been a week since I went through the dreaded manipulation procedure. Looking back at my last post made me realize how scared and anxious I was about the whole thing. It wasn't as bad in reality. I got right back into physical therapy the next morning, and have been there practically everyday since. There is some improvement, and some discomfort, too. My therapist says that it's a "night and day difference". I can't thank you enough for all of the comments wishing me well. I am also grateful for the emails. It was so comforting to know that others have been through this, and are now feeling fine. I had no idea that a frozen shoulder was so common.
I did manage to get a piece finished. This design from my pal, Paulette makes me laugh. I love the girl standing on her head! I used Days Gone By linen with the suggested thread. I did make a minor change. I changed the cat to a Boston Terrier. Scarlett insisted! We recently bought a bigger motor home, and I knew this would be perfect hanging in the kitchen area. I have always wanted to stitch My Hometown from CHS, so I think that I'll start that next. It will hang in the RV, too. I'll have two new original designs coming out in August or Sept., then I'll tackle another reproduction.
Friday, July 13, 2012
This post is going to be short on words, so I can finalize the chart for release. After a little anxiety about whether I could hold my arm and shoulder at an angle long enough to put the billion pins in for mounting, I got her in the frame. I was a little sore afterwards, but done is done. She turned out pretty, I think.
I am hoping to have charts available next week sometime. I hope you like her!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Hello everyone, thought it was time to show an update of Ann Priest 1841. I've finished with all the over one, and just have a row of motifs across the top to go. The frame is on order, so I'm anticipating the release for later in the month. I am still smitten with the wee red alphabet, and even though it's tiny, it went very fast using a tent stitch. I 've used Sampler Threads throughout on vintage Meadow Rue.
I'm anxious to start the model for a new Christmas sampler design. I've had the idea bouncing around inside of my head, and since it's too hot to venture very far, I was able to get it charted. I think some thought I was crazy last year to design Jingle All The Way on Swamp, lol. This time I'm using Camofudge. Definitely not your traditional Christmas colors.
It has been two months since my surgery, and while the healing progress is v-e-r-y slow, there is progress to report. Each day enables me to raise my arm just a bit higher. I have had a great deal of pain recently from all the physical therapy. There's nothing to do, but continue to stretch and work hard. I jokingly told my therapist that there's nothing he can do to hurt me that a glass of wine won't fix :)
This little Uncle Sam is one of my favorite pieces of Eldreth Pottery.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July!