Thursday, May 19, 2011

UFO Thursday

It's Thursday and I'm actually stitching on my UFO today! Finally, a Thursday that was free of appointments!! So as you can see, I haven't accomplished a lot but I did put a few stitches in my Victorine sampler that can be found on this blog http://clarelis.canalblog.com/archives/abc__marquoir_victorine_1897_/index.html


I've also been busy stitching on another crazy, Snowflake Serenade from Country Cottage Needleworks. Here is a link to what the finished product should look like. http://countrycottageneedleworks.blogspot.com/2010/11/snowflake-serenade.html


My last picture here is of the next installment of Sampler Romantique. I am happy to report that I could finish stitching this in two days! The last installment was very involved and took me quite some time, and was a wee bit difficult since I had just had surgery. I'm glad I will have a little break and hopefully finish up another of the crazies!




It's been an interesting few days since I updated my blog on May 15th. I've had an iron infusion which helped somewhat (will have another one tomorrow). I visited with a friend I hadn't seen in a while and agreed to help her frame some artwork next week. I will visit with another friend I haven't seen in over a month tomorrow (can't wait!!) Saw my doctor who assured me I'm not crazy (is there a blood test for that because I'm not fully convinced...and neither should YOU be! LOL) I've accomplished some stitching. I've had some interesting conversations with my son, and (not that I'm partial or anything) I think he's turning into a remarkable young man...and sometimes I wish I didn't have to be a parent so I could be a friend...he's a neat person! Life is good, and sometimes I think I will hate interrupting it to go back to work!!

While visiting my friends new apartment, she showed me a poem she had printed and framed. I think I may try to chart this out and stitch it, because I think it has some valuable lessons. I also think it reminds me of my husband...what a treat it would be to stitch this for him!

"What Constitutes Success"
by Bessie Stanley (1905)

He has achieved success who has lived well,
laughed often and loved much;
who has gained the respect of intelligent men
and the love of little children;
who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
who has left the world better than he found it,
whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem or a rescued soul;
who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty
or failed to express it;
who has always looked for the best in others
and given them the best he had;
whose life was an inspiration;
whose memory a benediction.

Ok, I think that's all the news that's fit to print. It promises to be a busy weekend (iron infusion tomorrow, lunch with a friend, baseball game in the evening, and tons of things to do over the weekend!) so I don't know when I'll be posting again. See you when I get another spare moment! *Hugs*

6 comments:

Mouse said...

oooo stitching FAB :) you've done more than me :( glad the infusion seems to be working :)love mouse xxxx

Val said...

Lovely work DJ and a really nice poem ... x

Nancy said...

Great progress on all! Hope those infusions help you!

ArchangelDecker said...

Great progress on all of them. They are all coming along beautifully! :)

Mary said...

So glad to have found your blog. My husband is retired from the military, too. It is nice to have a stable home, however, I still miss the military!

Mary said...

Do you know of any other retired military wife blogs?