Monday, November 30, 2009

A Bit of a Stitching Update

Holy cow!  Life is just too hectic to accomplish half of what I need to!  Today was the last work day for one of my staff.  We have worked together for 20 years!  She will definitely be missed.  The only consolation is, her replacement is hired and will start work tomorrow morning.

I have her retirement gift back from the framer.  DH got a box made especially to fit it today from the packaging store (it is 18" x 18").  Now I need to get to the store to find some nice wrapping paper, tissue paper for inside, etc.  I'll give it to her next week at the retirement luncheon we're having for her at a local restaurant.  I KNOW I took some photos of it, but darned if I can find them right now.  So, guess the photo will have to come in another update.  It is the Hummel 'Ring Around The Rosie' I finished up the backstitching on recently. 

My first cataract surgery is coming up on Thursday this week.  Tomorrow my work day will be engulfed with the monthly epidemiology meeting at our County Health Department, a seasonal flu shot clinic for our campus community in the morning and an H1N1 clinic in the afternoon.  I'm tired already just thinking about it!  A fair portion of Wednesday will be spent at the hospital getting all the pre-op lab tests, X-rays, EKG, etc. done before my back surgery on December 14. 

But, I wanted to at least post a little stitching update.  I haven't worked on the Snowman Welcome Banner for a week, but here's my update on it from November 21.

While we were at our son's house for Thanksgiving (Wednesday-Sunday), I did get some stitching in.  I finished up the stitching on my entry for TGOSM Challenge #1.  I did the finishing after work today (see the entry below).

I've been working on an Elvis project for my DH for Christmas.  No idea where I found this chart; somewhere on the Internet.  The printout I have says it was printed in 2006.  Long story about why Elvis.  I'll save that for another day.  

This is the progress I made on Friday.  NO Black Friday shopping for us! 

OK, that's it for now.  I need to get off to bed.  One last thing, I love to read everyone's blogs and posts, but at the moment, simply haven't had time to comment nearly as often as I'd like.  I sure hope the new year brings some peace to my life!  After all the surgeries in December, I sure hope to go into 2010 with a whole new outlook on life.

Happy Stitching!

Vicki in CO


Emily said...

Good luck with your surgery and with all the tests and all. Everything looks good and the ornament is really elegant.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Your stitching is beautiful.
I love how the snowman is coming.
The Elvis is coming out great so far too.

Good luck with your medical procedures.... may God control all and have your outcome be wonderful!

Kathy said...

I so know what you mean about time running away and not having enough. :)

Good luck with your surgery. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayer for a speedy recovery.

Your stitching looks great. Love that Elvis piece. I only wish my Aunt were still alive. That would be perfect for her. Whenever I see or hear Elvis I always think of her. And how she would take me to see his movies. I was a kid and just loved going to the movies and since no one else would go with her to see Elvis I was elected. :)

Carolyn NC said...

Good luck with the surgery and all involved. Hope you see a world of difference. I've heard of people decorating their houses and when they have their cataracts removed, they do it again! My mom said it was such a big help - soon it will be done! And I'm already worried about not having enough time!

Carolyn NC said...

PS - great stitching, too!

EvalinaMaria said...

All projects look very nice and, hey, you will have "new" vision for Christmas and it will be so much easier to stitch! Good luck with the surgery.

Mel said...

Best of luck with your surgery. I'm sure it will be good.
And lovely stitching. :)

Mel said...

Best of luck with your surgery. I'm sure it will be good.
And lovely stitching. :)

Shelley said...

I hope your surgeries go well. Will be sending happy healing thoughts your way this month. Elvis is looking good and your banner is so festive.

MaryT said...

Hope your surgery goes well. Love the snowman and Elvis is looking good too:0)

Rene la Frog said...

Great Stitching! I have a Elvis chart very much like the one you are doing that I need to do for myself

Nancy M said...

Your surgery is done and sounds like a success! Looks like your stitching is coming right along too!