Sunday, March 26, 2017

Enjoying A Quiet Sunday!

This morning I was sleeping in. Seem to do that a lot lately. Partly because of the medications. Patrick moved to the couch around 5 am and then when I was up, he moved back to bed.

I baked the sourdough bread I had ready from yesterday. We had that for lunch. Patrick cooked today and had to go into town to get some stuff for supper.

We watched a couple movies.


I finished up the octopus and worked on a couple of the fish. Then I worked on the boarder. I'm getting closer to being caught up. I have the bottom corner to work on once the right side is caught up. It's looking really good. I'm really starting to like this again. No clue what I'll do with it, but I do like it.

Bowling was tonight and I went this time. I bowled a 201, 193, 156. Not bad. I started loosing my "steam" when we got to the last game. I beat Patrick! We won 3 games. I'm happy with that.

Tomorrow is Brazilian Embroidery and I'll take Cherrill with us. Should be fun! Staying Happy Stitching!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Guess I Missed Another Day...

I realized this morning, I forgot to post my blog yesterday....actually didn't do it. Shame on me!

Yesterday Patrick took the day off. I was doing okay, so we decided to get a few things done. We took stuff to the "Visiting Nurses" here in town. Then we got a gift for my daughter in law and sent that off, hoping she'd get it today, but thinking she won't get it till Monday. We then headed up to Olympia and Patrick bought himself a really nice tool box. After that we went to Costco and only bought about 6 things. One being kitty litter. It's cheaper at Costco. Our day was busy.

Came home and I was able to work on my Beautiful Sea SAL before my parents arrived.


I was able to work on the octopus. It's coming along great. I hope to finish the parts that are out there. Then I'll go back to the challenge. I'm almost to the point where I may let the challenge go and start on Katt's stocking. Not sure, but time will tell.

We went out to dinner for Dad's Birthday celebration. We do that all the time. He's Birthday isn't for a couple more days, but he picked this weekend to go out.

Today started out with me going to work. I put in about an hour and a half. Then came home to go out to the casino. Patrick was happy to be going again. We came home with more money then we went with, so it was a good day. We were there for four hours.

Came home to wait and see if my nephew was in town. They hadn't showed up yet. Since they were not here and we were not going to my parents for dinner, we decided to go out. We got a quick meal and then went to the movie "Beauty and the Beast" which I loved. Patrick didn't think it was as good as I thought it was. He did like it though.


Heyhey was keeping watch on the house. She's fun to watch!

It's been a busy two days...and things are getting done....so, I'm off to being Happy Stitching!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Still Coughing...But Life Goes On

Today I didn't have to go anywhere. I ended up getting up at 9 am - just because I was wide awake. I would have slept longer if I could have. I've been sleeping better, but then that has to do with the cough syrup I was given to take. I wasn't snoring much last night, so was able to stay in bed. Thank goodness, was getting tired of going to the couch. I'd get under the quilt on the couch and it would take a few minutes to get warm! That bed was cold!!

It was quilting day today. We were doing a potluck, but I decided not to go. Just not in the mood and still trying to get back to normal.

I decided it was time to get some laundry done....was tired of getting one load in when I felt like it. I was able to get all but one load done. I must have done 5 loads by the time the Patrick got home.

I was working on my cross stitch when I couldn't keep my eyes open. I curled up on the couch, fell asleep - till the phone rang. Why is it that when I figure someone will call, they don't. But the minute I curl up on the couch to sleep - phone rings! What a pain! I was able to get 30 minutes sleep in, so can't complain too much.


This piece is really coming along. I'm happy with the way it's coming. I'm getting tired of the confetti, but lately the threads are being used more then in just one place. It's a pain when I have to thread my needle for one space and then end off the thread.


This is all the colors that I have for this project. It pretty much feels the box. I have some threads that I need to roll, but most of them are already and rolled. I love the colors, but I'm still not crazy about how many different colors there are. I am working on this, so no complaints.

I do want to get Katt's sock started. I will probably get it set up. I'm thinking I will wait till my new scroll frames come in. I'm really excited about getting the frames. They should be shipped by now, so it's just waiting for customs and getting it home.

Life is good. Hope everyone is having fun! Best wishes and Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Quiet Morning....Not Afternoon

Today I was up a 9:10 am. I couldn't get myself up. I will admit that the medicine does knock me out. I was also kicked to the couch last night. Patrick said my snoring was the worst it had ever been. Trouble was, I wasn't on my back and I didn't have my mouth open. I was not happy to be kicked out of bed! But I did sleep really well. I went back to bed around 5 am.

HeyHey was driving me nuts today!! She wanted me to let her in with a mouse in her mouth! I couldn't believe it! I sent Patrick a photo of the "gift" she had for us. She would come in (without the mouse) and meow at me the whole time. Then I'd let her out, and I'd hear her meowing at me to let her back in - seeing her picking up the mouse and meowing with it in her mouth! In, out, in out. Drove me nuts.

I did get to sleep and mom called. I didn't get 30 mins of a nap in before she called. Can't win!!


So, while she was outside, she was going after the birds! I watched her swatting the birds.

I was able to get a few stitches in on the cross stitch.


It's coming along pretty good. Not sure I will get much done, but I'm trying. I keep double checking the floss to make sure it's the right color. So, far I'm on.

Can't wait to be back to normal. Being sleepy all day is no fun. AND the doctor said it takes 21 days for the bronchitis to go through it's duration. UGH. I guess the good sign is, I am at 2 weeks now.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Made Changes To Blog

I've made some changes to the blog....not sure I like it, but I'm going to try it out and see how it goes.

Today I started out by being put out on the couch at 3 am. Then when Patrick was up, he told me to go back to bed. I did, and slept till the phone rang at 9 am. I then went over to Cherrill's and helped her out. Once I got back, I worked on getting my video for FlossTube. I ended up doing it twice. I noticed I uploaded or downloaded it wrong. But I'm going to hope it's not a big deal.

I have been trying to get my cross stitch going.


It's coming along pretty good. I'm not getting a lot done. But then I've been so tired lately. With Bronchitis, I need to relax more. So, I'm thinking I'm off to bed early tonight.....can't win!

Hope this find you all well.....Happy Stitching!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Finally Went To The Doctors!

As life goes, no one WANTS to go to the doctors, but I finally decided it was time to get this cough under control! So, after getting up and going to Cherrill's, I called the doctors office and made the appointment for 2:45 pm.

Since I had to take Ruth to the airport, I was ready to go at 9 am. Picked her up and we were off. On the way, we came across the mess of a "road rage" crash. One care was rolled over, a truck had the front smashed in. About 50 feet away was another car that rolled and yet another car off to the right side of the freeway. We drove for another half hour and the North bound had three trucks next to each other, stopping traffic from going any further. Not sure why, but it was weird to see. I was able to drop Ruth off and head on back home. As I got on I-5 from SR205, traffic ended up being bumper to bumper. The most we could go was 30 to 40 MPH. This went on for about 15 miles. I called Patrick to see if I should take the back roads home. By the time we figured it out, and he checked the roads, he called me back and the roads were clearing up. Decided to just keep coming home on I-5. I was surprised when I got home. It only took me an hour and a half. I even stopped at the rest-stop on the way. That ended up being pretty good timing.

I enjoyed some time with HeyHey before going to my doctors appointment. I had to detour and go to the post office to send a package to Canada.

Arrived at the doctors office and got a mask to cover myself since I coughed. I was called into the room in really good timing. I was surprised. There was hardly anyone in the waiting room - till after I got there. Funny how that works, I seem to tell everyone to follow me! Found out I was running a temp. Then my doctor arrived and we chatted - which set off a coughing fit! - she then told me it sounded like Bronchitis! She checked me out and said, "Yep, you've got Bronchitis. Have you had it before?" Yep, a couple years back. I found out, once one gets it, it's easier for them to get it again.....which means me! Off to Safeway for my prescriptions! I saw Dan and he laughed when he saw me with the mask on. I told him I came for my meds. He laughed. I usually just chit chat with him but not today.

Got home and feel tired. Gee, wonder why! Doc told me to take it easy for a few days. If I don't get my coughing down, I'm to go back in. I got some fun mail!!


My parking braids come in!! I really like these! They are cute!!


My "Let Freedom Ring" pattern arrived! There are quiet a few people doing it on IG. They have started already. I'm not going to do it for awhile, but I'm thrilled to have it!


This is where I finished last night. I'm hoping to get more done tonight. I'll be working on it, and about ready to see if I can make the challenge they have for it. I can hope!

May you have an awesome day, and stay Happy Stitching!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Finished "Nantucket Rose"

I tried last night to be able to post my finished Nantucket Rose, but the webpage was down.

Last night was another one of those nights where I was coughing. I did get some sleep, but not as much as I would have liked. Once I did get to sleep, it felt good. Waking up coughing is a pain in the rear!


This is my finished Nantucket Rose. She's washed, labeled and ready to be frame. She's now with the others that need to be framed. I'm hoping to find a good deal with Micheal's and then get it framed. I really like the way the dress drops on the picture.

Okay, back to today. Today I was up and enjoying a halfway decent morning. Patrick finally got up and I was dress and off to work for Carol again today. I didn't work very long, so will add that time to what I work later. She's got a lot that will need to be done. I'm looking forward to the extra time.

I came home. Patrick was gone. We did get our new phones, and Patrick is working on them. He's getting ready to get the information transferred.

I worked on my Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED) pattern. I got about 100 more stitches done on the piece.


I have about 50 other stitches added to this. I'll show it tomorrow. It's coming along nicely. It's not as easy and quick to go through the 25 ct, 2 over 2. I'm slowly getting better, so the amount of work that gets done on this will be little at a time. I'm not sure I will make the challenge deadline, but I'm going to try. I also need to get caught up on the Ocean piece I'm working on.

Bowling was tonight. I bowled a 183, 164, 162. Not my best, but then I was feeling all that great either. I had 2 coughing "fits" while bowling and one of the gals there was keeping her eyes on me. She even had the bowling alley get me Ginger Ale. It was the Canadian Dry. I can drink that, it's the other Ginger Ales out there that is crap. We did win 3 games.

Tomorrow I have a few things I need to do.....maybe Tuesday I will go to the doctors if this doesn't work.

Best wises, Happy Stitching!

Enjoying A Quiet Sunday!

This morning I was sleeping in. Seem to do that a lot lately. Partly because of the medications. Patrick moved to the couch around 5 am and ...