Saturday, April 27, 2013

And sew it begins...

It's that time again!  Time for another blog update.  So...let's start with the Friendly Stitchers Round Robin...



I've finally finished the portions I've decided to stitch before it heads out the door.  I have gathered all the essentials and a few non essentials, I just need a mailing envelope and she's ready for her journey.  I can't wait to receive the first piece in the mail as I'm itching to start stitching on these!!  I AM breathing a sigh of relief though, I will only have to follow a pattern on the next one and not try to make changes on my own.  I don't know about you, but I did indeed agonize over every changed stitch!  LOL  All in fun though, no stress really!  Thank you for all your kind comments on the previous post, it's nice to know people like the changes I've made!




The only other piece I was able to work on this week was this Wedding Sampler.  I am slowly winding my way to the bottom left hand corner.  The bride is probably getting ready for her wedding today as I type.  She's such a lovely person, inside and out!  I only wish nothing but the best for her and her new husband!  Now...to finish before they make it home from their honeymoon.  I guess this one will be going to St. Michaels with me!!



I'm still reeling from a movie my husband and I went to last night.  Olympus has fallen.  The blood and gore was disturbing to say the least, but the action kept me on the edge of my seat.  It certainly kept us talking after the movie!  I rarely miss a chance to see Morgan Freeman on the big screen, and as usual he was superb in his role in this movie, but the real heartthrob, Gerard Butler has become my new hero.  Oh my...I'll have to watch for him again!  What is it about a man with dark hair and blue eyes?  I learned later that he actually saved a boy from drowning during the filming of one of his movies.  He's a real bona fide hero!!

My Amaryllis has blossomed again!  I love the color of these blossoms.  I'm just bummed that my Mom had to miss it.



Ok...so some news from the health front.  I've been experiencing some irregular heartbeats for a while now.  I was sent to have this evaluated and treated and they discovered that my heart muscle is weak, and my blood pressure is slightly elevated, so I will begin taking medications for this as soon as I pick up my prescription.  I've been told that this may not be a permanent thing, they will evaluate my heart in a month and determine then if the medication has helped and possibly take me off the meds then.  Thankfully they have discovered this while there is still time to repair the damage done to my heart.  I have to say I have been so blessed with the medical professionals taking care of me.  They find things before they get too bad and they can fix things without too much of a hassle.  I'm grateful to live in a day and age when they have the medications needed to take care of the problems I've had.  So...I'll be around to bug you guys that much longer!  LOL  I have had to wear a heart monitor for two weeks now.  I still have two weeks to go, but I asked today if I could take the monitor off for the St. Michaels weekend and she granted me permission.  I could have hugged her if she had been in the room!!  It's one less thing I have to pack!  I have to admit, this thing has been a pain!!  Apart from remembering to plug the cell phone in each night, change the battery in the monitor every other day and change the adhesive strips once a day, I have begun breaking out in sores on my skin.  This has NOT been a jolly experience!!  Four days without this silly thing is going to be a breath of fresh air!

And on that note, I'll say cheerio!  I have a beautiful day staring me in the face and I have to figure out something fun to do with my day.  Take care!

4 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Goodness! You've done two blog posts and I haven't even done one. I need to get on the ball! I just love that little robin to pieces. That is going to be SUCH a wonderful piece when it's all finished!! Take care of yourself and enjoy your time away -- especially without the monitor!! So glad they caught it, though!!

Blessings!
Tricia

Mouse said...

ohhh I can't wait to get my paws on your robin so to speak heheh ... love the amaryllis ....
glad to hear they are sorting you out and you get a reprieve from the monitor for St Michaels retreat :) will be there in spirit ....

have sorted mine out and going to work on it today because I can hahahah :) love mouse xxxxx

Lizzy Pizzy said...

hi DJ
Love your RR design and lovely start (nice of you to choose NOT over 1 stitching on 40ct fabby for the others stitching on your sampler - hahaha).
Praying that your heart and blood pressure come right again - that you don't need to continue with the meds... however while you are taking meds to manage your elevated blood pressure, be sure to do yourself a favour and get a copy of the movie "PS, I love you", that's the movie that started my love affair with Gerard (droooool) Oh, PS - your men may not want to watch it, it's a chick flick to be sure. There's another of his movie's on my must watch list called "Machine Gun Preacher...". I love Morgan Freeman movies too (not for the same reason hahaha)
hugs
Liz x

Astrids dragon said...

I can't wait to see your RR finished, it's gonna be great!

St. Michaels is the perfect place to finish your wedding piece, yeah!

So glad you'll be monitor free for our weekend, stitching only...