Friday, September 28, 2012

It's a Crazy Finish!

Hi Folks!



Well I'm limping along with my sore hand, and things seem to be taking a wee big longer to do than usual, but I think I'm headed in the right direction.  The weather is becoming cooler and less humid, with a few thunderstorms thrown in for good measure, but it's making for a BEAUTIFUL fall in the Adirondacks.  I am throwing a few pictures up here that my husband's cousin took back home.  This is the scene they experience every fall, ones that I grew up with as a kid, and miss like crazy.  This time of year, my  heart is in the Adirondacks, listening to the loons call across the lakes and the Canadian geese calling to one another as they begin to flock getting ready to migrate south for the winter.  It doesn't help that my birthday is coming up causing even more nostalgia to settle in.  But that's ok, I have some fun things coming up that should keep me from getting too homesick!






We've been a tad busy these days.  The Orioles are doing so well in the league this year that we have fingers, toes, legs and eyes crossed, hoping that they make it to the playoffs!  The guys were cruising the internet the morning playoff tickets went on sale and happened to find three together in the rafters but still in the ball park!  So, we are ready should they actually make it!  The guys have been planning games since the beginning of the season and we have tickets to at least two more.  It has been an exciting ride, except for this night...



It  had been a long day as the guys are up and out the door before 6:30 AM each day and this particular  night was a double-header, so I do excuse him for taking what he calls a "power nap".  The man can actually fall asleep anywhere as soon as his body stops for 15 minutes.  I call it ARMY training, my Mom calls it old age...tee hee.

Things have slowed down on the stitching front however I have put a few stitches in here and there.  I received the last of the patterns for Lavender Blue from Angie Designer and the finishing bug hit so I HAD to finish it up.  The banner across the top was finished left handed, after I had my surgery.  It was slow going, but I'm happy with the results and so I have another crazy finish!  I've lost hope of ever finishing the challenge, but will still limp along until the end of the year.  I'm just THAT stubborn!  LOL



I have been working slowly on other crazies, but with my hand being so sore it's hard to put my heart into it.  Not to mention I have been advised not to spend a lot of time each day stitching.  So...here is a little progress on One Nation (from By Gone Stitches)...



And The North Wind from Little House Needleworks...




I'll be headed out of town this weekend.  One of my buddies from the Breast Cancer support group has invited me to spend the week with her and some of her family memebers at a time share in Ocean City.  It will be the first time I've done this with her, but it's not her first time.  I'm not sure what to expect, but when Ms. T and I get together it is a non-stop laugh fest so I can't imagine we won't have fun.  I still can't help thanking God for my cancer, as I've made so many great friends through this experience... and Ms. T and I both say, "Out of something bad, something good always comes."  She and I consider each other the "something good".  Otherwise we never would have met.



On that note I'll say "ta ta" and will catch you after this week.  I'll try to put up a few pictures before my next adventure...the Shiloh Retreat.  More about that next time.  I'll try to keep up with my pals on facebook (thank heavens for smart phones!!) so I won't be totally out of the loop!  Have a great week!  *Hugs*

7 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I love your North Wind start, DJ! That is such a pretty piece. Let me know if you want to pass on the chart when you're done. : ) I do hope your hand feels better soon... and that your team makes the playoffs!! : )

Xeihua (Sara) said...

What a lovely photos... it should be amazing to actually be there and experience the true colours of Autumn :) and your stitches are really lovely congratulations :D Also I hope you have tons of fun at Ocean City :D

Mouse said...

ohhhhh well done on the beautiful finish (again ) and love your progresses even if they are slow going ... you are doing far more than I am ...lol
enjoy your break away and those photos are gorgeous :)
will squeak to you soon :) love mouse xxxx

Joy said...

Congrats on your finish! I commend you on plugging along with your other hand...a real stitcher! :-) Let your hand heal and do what you can, because you are accomplishing your goals. Enjoy your time away!

Nicola said...

What beautiful photographs. I can understand you being homesick.

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Congratulations on your finish - beautiful - also like your wips especially the ByGone Stitches piece - Amanda

Astrid's dragon said...

I hope you had a fab time at OC! Did you get to go shopping at the Salty Yarn?!

Miss you, when's our next stitchy date?!