Saturday, April 7, 2018

What? Pictures of Projects? Yes!

Good morning and happy Saturday.  Very quiet this morning at the rancho.  There is rain on the horizon, but so far, no drops.

Moto Kitty had to be up and outside at 5 am this morning.  I disagreed, but after fifteen minutes of having him perched on my back while trying to sleep, I decided that he was right...it was time for him to be outside.  LOL It's funny, the dog is still sleeping.  He has no intention of being off his bed until the sun is well up.

Hubby is doing well.  He seems to be walking a bit straighter and has good use of his right hand.  We are still waiting for the authorization for at-home PT from the insurance company.  Sigh.  It seems that they are moving at their own pace.  He had some problems with muscle spasms last night, but finally got some sleep.  I offered to take him to the emergency room, but he took some medication that he uses for his shoulders and back and seemed to quiet down.  It's tough getting old.  But after spending ten days at a rehab center, I've realized that we are better off than most.

I've been working on some stitching for my retreat mid-April.  I am still not sure if hubby will be well enough for me to go, but I am hopeful.

This is Black Cherry Tart by Plum Street Sampler...


On the sewing front, I've been working on project bags for me and a friend.  This is her stitching, my sewing.  This is one of the smaller bags, vertical placement.  This one will be mine.  I usually stitch in hand, so this is the best size for me.  Each bag has a side zipper and is fully lined.


Here is the fabric choice for the next bag.  Same stitching, but horizontal placement and the bag will be larger.  She likes this combination of colors.


Last bag.  It is 14x14.  She needlepoints and this is big enough to hold her stretcher bars as well as supplies.


The stitching was a free pattern.  Once I get mine stitched, I will most likely do the same fabric.  I love these colors!

Well, I'm off like a herd of turtles.  I am doing chores and sewing today.  I've been running errands with DH all week, so today will be a stay-home day.  Someone needs to scrub the toilets and do laundry.  Pretty sure it will be me!  LOL

Have a wonderful weekend.  Be kind to one another.


22 comments:

  1. Oh Angela. You two continue to be in my prayers. Can I tell you how much I love the middle bag?! :D They are all super! Have a restful weekend my friend. Try.

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    1. Thank you! What? The bag with pink? Oh my goodness, I would have never guessed! LOL

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  2. Sending prayers your way for your husband, and for you, too. I've never had a project bag for my stitching, I'd love to though. Yours are so pretty. I love your bird start, too. Hope you do get to go on retreat, I know it would help you a lot with all that stress. Wishing you a lovely day filled sweet friend. ((hugs))

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    1. It was my friend's idea. She has quite a few little projects that are just sitting in a drawer. You can only make so many pillows. LOL Thank you for the prayers...

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  3. The dogs think it is their job to get me up here and they take it quite seriously. I never argue with them.
    Really liking that start on the Black cherry tart...interesting colours.
    All those bags are pretty and so useful and what a way to showcase pretty stitching.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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    1. The colors are a bit odd, but I'm following the pattern. LOL I think that once I finish the second bird, it will tie in quite well. I've done projects before that I was sure that the designer was colorblind, but it worked out. LOL

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  4. Yes, it is tough getting old. Not for sissies...sigh. So happy hubs is doing better. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers.
    Sweet stitcheries.
    Hugs 😊
    Lauren

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    1. Thank you. I had a tough week, but feeling pretty good today. SMILE It is really important for me to count my blessings and stay focused on my health. I know I can do this.

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    2. You MUST take care of yourself so you can take care of everyone else :)

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  5. so glad to hear that your husband is doing well....it takes time, but it can happen.

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    1. Thank you. It's hard to believe that we're already three weeks in...

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  6. So great to read that your husband is doing better. I hope that his physiological has started by now.
    These bags are just awesome, Angela. And so useful for taking projects with you for the retreat.
    Have fun at the retreat.

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  7. I'm glad your husband is getting better day by day. He is a trooper for keeping up with his therapy to get better.

    LOVE THE BAGS!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

    Have a great week! Lots of hugs from AL.

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  8. Just a quick visit to say hi and hope a lot of healing is going on there at the rancho. Thinking about you.

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  9. Hi Angela, popping by to tell you please be happy for me...heat here at last; writing to you from my veranda with 30C so quite balmy. Hope things are fine and you are doing well.

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  10. I hope you get this message, Angela. Thinking of you and hoping you and your hubby and dad are ok. I am actually in Northern California so don't have your email address.
    Sending hugs ❤️❤️❤️

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  11. Miss you. Hope all is well at the rancho.

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  13. Hi there Angela no pressure but I miss you dear.

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