Monday, January 23, 2012

Needle in Hand This Weekend!

Thanks to Rob having some type of nastiness this weekend I had lots of stitching time. The poor guy was on the couch freezing when he wasn't trying to see the inside of his stomach. He doesn't get sick often but when he does - it's BAD. Since he had the living room - I took to the stitching room. (Logan stayed in his room or the basement.) At least 16 hours of stitching in two days and Sunday was a bonus with another 4 or 5.

My results -
From this on
January 16th











To this on
January 22nd (am)
By the time I finished page 4 and got a start on page 5, my orange tolerance had flown the coop. The thought of picking up DMC 918, 919, 920, 921 just made me gringe! 

So what was I to do but pick up One Nation. I looked at all of my other possible projects and just didn't have it in me to work on Santa Claus x5 or birds or snowmen/snowflakes. This project list for 2012 might have hit its first major bump. 

One Nation as of this morning. 
Sorry about the lighting - we are having rain again. The white on this just isn't showing. I managed to finish 2 stripes and one state. 

There won't be too much stitching today :( Errands call - paying property taxes (what fun), fighting with the cell phone company (even better), getting groceries (shoot me now), and then Jo-Ann's!! 

Floss for 272 Words - I have the pattern and fabric so this will be small beans compared to them. I need something like 18 skeins of floss. Had considered using the hand-dyes but at $2.25 - it just isn't in my budget for now. And the project is all lettering so it won't make that much difference. 

On a side note - today is the one year anniversary of Dad's death. If you could send a little prayer for Mom - I would appreciate it. She's been having a difficult time these last several days.

I hope today finds you healthy and happy! 
Denise 


17 comments:

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

I knew I heard my wind chimes for a reason this morning.

Your sky is gorgeous Girl but glad to see One Nation again and I was thinking,,,,
maybe Rob needs a Wax Job to make him feel better...........
Be always in stitches.

Lesleyanne said...

Sending hugs to your mum and family. Lovely progress on both of your projects.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

First off, WOW on that sunset...go girl! I love your 50 states stitch and 272 words, I have it all kitted, I need to stitch/start mine someday soon.
I am going off right now to say my rosary, I shall include your Mom in my intentions and your father's soul as well. :)

Teresa said...

Boy you sure have made progress this weekend. I love the one nation and I can see the white.
Have fun with all your errands. Lots of prayers headed to mom.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

rosek1870 said...

Love both your projects. You are amazing with all the progress you made. Will be sending prayers for you and your mom. Firsts are very hard.

paula said...

Give your Momma a big, strong hug. It may make her feel better,, and it will help your heart too.

Lee said...

The first year is always the most difficult. I'll be thinking of you and your family today.

Whoa! What a stitching marathon! Both projects are gorgeous.

Pumpkin said...

Well that's a way to get lots of stitching done! I hope DH is feeling better soon.

I will be thinking of you and your family Denise. Sending lots of cyber ((((HUGS)))).

Anne said...

Sending your mom prayers and hug. Lovely progress on your HAED! Those reds and oranges are beautiful! Lovely One Nation too! I really like the fabric you are using!!

Mouse said...

oooo poor dh hope he feels better soon ... bonus though with all that stitching .... excellent progress on all :) and cooo love those word plays ... sending ((hugs))) to you all :) love mouse xxxxx

Nancy said...

Great stitching progress! Prayers to your mom on a difficult day!

Krista said...

Great progress Denise! and I love that One Nation design, never saw that before. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom. The first year is hard, I know, a year ago today my Dad was buried. I keep him in my heart and think of him everyday. It is the good memories that we have to cherish. God Bless.

Catherine said...

Oh my! Hope Rob feels better soon! My hubby is sick too and oh, how miserable!
I think, no, I know the orange would get to me! It is an amazing piece though - so many stitches! One Nation is pretty big too! And I know 272 Words is large! I just sent that along with the dmc to CalamityJr...impressive project!
Sending warm thoughts and prayers to you and your mom...

Mindi said...

Great progress on both your projects! I hope Rob gets better soon and everyone else in the house stays healthy.

Shari said...

wow, when you have time to stitch, you stitch...
so sorry to hear Rob has been sick & sure hope you don't get it...yuck...
praying for your entire family as you remember your dad at this difficult time...

Siobhán said...

Nice progress on your stitching! I hope Rob is feeling better. I am praying for your mom & your family--sad anniversaries are so hard. :(

Tolentreasures said...

Love that flag stitchery! It is so nice. Hope that Rob is feeling betters. Thoughts and prayers for your mom.

Cathy