Monday, April 4, 2011

Opening Day!!

Hi fellow sports fans and stitchers out there! Just a little note that today is Opening Day for the Baltimore Orioles!! I have a very busy day planned, but first I wanted to update my blog and let you know I'm still alive and kicking.

You haven't seen to much of me as I'm getting ready for more surgery. My days are filled with lab appointments, doctors visits, and physical therapy. I try to fit in a friend now and then, but I'm finding that more difficult as I get closer to the day of surgery. Today (other than ANOTHER physical therapy appointment) I'm setting all else aside and heading to Baltimore to see the Orioles play at their home opener. This is kind of a tradition in our household, it will be our 4th opening day!! DS's teachers are aware he'll be leaving school early, and are all jealous and want to go too. He very rarely misses a day of school, so I figure once in a while can't hurt.

Ok, on to the good stuff!!

I was able to finish the Sampler Romantique portion for this month FINALLY!! I really struggled with it, but finally pulled it off. Whew!


I finished the next part of the Spring SAL offered on http://novalee02.over-blog.com/ and was actually sent all the final parts when I explained that I would be having surgery before the final part came out. I'm not going to post any other parts until she has finished sending out the rest of the patterns to the others. I am so touched that she was so gracious to send the rest of the parts so I could finish before surgery, Thank you so much Carol!


I was able to catch up on the Oakhaven SAL with the owls. They are just too cute!! So here is the April portion!



I am caught up with the Tree of Stitches SAL being offered on The Stitch Specialists yahoo group except for the beads. They'll have to wait as I just don't have them yet.



There is also a hardanger SAL being offered on The Stitch Specialists Yahoo group and here is the second portion of that. I fear my cable stitches aren't like they should be, but I don't dislike this look, so I'm leaving it as it is.



Last but not least, is my UFO that I was able to work on last week. Nearly there!!


As promised here are the two Brenda Keyes patterns I spoke about, the Red House Sampler and the Country House Sampler. Aren't they beautiful?



DH went shopping the other day and brought home these beautiful flowers...they really spiced up my kitchen!!


Speaking of kitchens...this bad boy was found swinging on my bird feeder yesterday. Fortunately for the birds, his weight causes the openings to the food to close down so he can't steal their food. He tried very hard to get into that feeder the little rascal!! I know that squirrels need to eat too, but not at my feeders!! LOL



Hope you have a great day! I know I'll be having a blast at Opening day! It's supposed to be a beautiful day, though it's a little cloudy and rainy right now. I'll just let my smile be my umbrella!! LET'S GO O'S!!!!! *Hugs*

8 comments:

Gillie said...

Hope you have a lovely time. Had a "real" look at Mouse's Romantique piece, and it is a pretty design.

Usefularts said...

The Orioles are on our tv right now and I'm looking for you. Make it easier for me and wave! Your stitching fingers have been flying again, you must stitch in your sleep. You know my favorite.....
Pat

Mouse said...

oooo enjoy the game ... glad you managed to get all your stitching up to date :) will send pics of mine to you soon and will be on the blog asap :) squeak to you soon love mouse xxxx

Edy said...

Have fun at the game -- as long as the Orioles are not playing the Yankees, I will root them on with you.
Your stitching is looking fantabulous!
Love ya.......

vEr0n!c@ said...

Sigh! Your WiP pics are always so gorgeous. I love the variegated floss you're using for your hardanger SAL. I'm cheering you on with Rose Quaker. I hope there will be a happy dance soon.

Astrid's dragon said...

Once again, you put me to shame - everything looks wonderful! The hardanger looks great, are you ready to teach me yet? ; )
So you have naughty squirrels too! I've been taking pictures, but haven't loaded them yet. I've moved the feeders around again, hoping to outwit the little suckers, we'll see...

Maureen said...

omg - that is the fattest squirrel i have seen lol! love those two Brenda Keyes samplers - great colours

patti said...

Love the pics and yes, please enter my name to be a possible recepient of the 'traveling stash!' I'll even be willing to ADD...
I have naughty chipmunks that jump onto the bird feeder and clean it out. I also have goldfinches that visit - love to see their bright colors on grey days.
I'm glad you're feeling better, just holler if I can do anything for you (even long distance).