Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January 4th & Nary A Stitch

I can't believe it is January 4th & I have yet to make one stitch in a new project!  Granted I have some good excuses.  I've been taking down Christmas decorations (still have a bit of that left to do), filling out a beaucoup of insurance claims (oh what fun ... not!), & getting back on the diet bandwagon after taking a nasty fall off over the holidays.  Granted I did have some fun organizing my stash & yes, taking advantage of some after-Christmas/Happy New Year sales ... but actually stitching?  No.  I thought that last night would be the night. Yesterday I got my fabric ready, put it in my Q-Snap, gathered the necessary floss, & placed my needle where my first stitch will go.  However, yesterday I also had oral surgery.  I had no idea it was going to be as involved as it was.  I was pretty doped up on pain medication afterward so attempting to stitch anything would've resulted in something quite alien looking.  I am feeling much better today so come what may I am going to get started on this project!  Unfortunately I cannot share with you what it is ... it's an exchange gift ... but I'm looking forward to doing it.  It is quite cheery   : )

I can share with you that I will also be stitching the January Word Play.

I love this!  It has all the best things in life rolled into one   : )   Shar & I are doing this as a SAL.  She is ready to start but I am waiting for my fabric to arrive.  I anticipate it will be here before the end of the week which will hopefully be right after I finish this other project   : )

We actually had some snow the day before yesterday!  Really!  Kentucky snow (God opening up a can of talcum powder & shaking a wee bit out) but snow just the same!  It's a lovely 26 degrees right now with the day's high predicted at 43.  For some reason the site also gives me the temp in Iron Mountain, Michigan where we lived a few years ago.  Right now it is 3 degrees there with a prediction for flurries & a high of 30.  That's more like it   : )


Trace4J said...

Morning Friend
SO glad you are feeling better. I too had some snow yesterday. And beautiful blowing snow showers on and off all day. Didnt amount to much but sure was pretty. I just love the new stitchery you are about to do.
Hugs Trace

Siobhan said...

Oral surgery--yikes!! I am glad that you're feeling better! I love that January Word Play--I look forward to seeing your progress on it!

I envy you your snow! We had gale force winds over the last two days. Yesterday when I came down in the morning and hadn't yet put on my glasses, I was surprised to see that it had snowed. I thought most of it had melted but that around the fence there was still a bit covering the grass. When I put on my glasses I realized that what I thought was snow was actually the recycling that had been blown all over my yard when the bin was toppled by the wind!! LOL

Happy stitching!

cucki said...

Hello so happy that you are feeling better..
Lovely sal..I love it too so much
Sending you hugs cucki xx

jennifer768 said...

Morning Shirlee! Sure glad to hear that you are feeling better! Oral surgery is no fun! I thought of you when I saw the few flakes we had coming down.Hugs,Jen

~*Shar*~ said...

Glad your feeling better hun; I can't wait to get started on our SAL...:) Hope your mouth is feeling better; I hate going to the dentist..Wish we had snow; it doesn't stay around here long when we do get it..

Hugs, Shar

Carol said...

Ouch on the oral surgery, Shirlee!! Sure hope your mouth feels better soon.

We got snow yesterday and woke up to 10 degree weather this morning. Ah, winter in western Pennsylvania :)

January Wordplay is on my birthday list--the guys better come through!!

Kay said...

I have liked all the Wordplay charts so far, but must say January is my favorite!

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

It's horrible having any dental work done, it's good that its over now. Hope you get lots of stitching time tonight.

Michelle said...

Glad you are feeling better. Its so cold here in the UK at the moment with high winds and torrential rain - I long for Summer x

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I don't like anything that has to do with the mouth ~ ouch!!!
But glad to hear your feeling better.
I haven't taken any decorations down yet ~ not my favorite thing to do ~ besides I like all the light!!!
Oh I so love the word play stitcheries ~ I got the Oct. & Nov. ones but haven't stitched them up yet. Have fun stitching yours up!!!
Stay Warm!
Prim Blessings

Sally said...

I hope you are recovering well from your oral surgery- yuck!

Oooh I'm looking forward to seeing your January Wordplay. I love this one and treated myself to it before Christmas.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I love these WordPlay charts! Need to go to 1-2-3 stitch and put them all in my cart... LOL!! : ) By the way, you're welcome to move to Southern Wisconsin by me!!! It would be nice to have a fellow Yooper around. : )

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh yikes....oral surgery - what's up with that???! Was this planned - or ick out of the blue??? Hope you're doing better by the time you read this. Oh....I so love Brenda's monthly word plays....I've wanted to do each and every one....but haven't gotten any. Boo Hoo. More on the dance card.... We've had unseasonably weird (i.e., warm) weather here even for to almost 40 today. Can't imagine what the southern part of the state is feeling....I'm sure, though, it is but a tease, and winter will get a better grip on us very soon. Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead....I'm so behind, I wanna bury myself under some covers somewhere....Smiles & Sleepy Hugs ~ Robin