Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Finish (A Good Thing) & An Upset Tummy (A Not-So-Good Thing)

Good morning ... & Happy February!

I woke up early this morning not feeling too well & things have not improved.  I have been eating things best left alone for about the past week & I think it has finally caught up with me.  What has this experience taught me?  It has taught me that when you've been off sugar for 8 months it's not smart to decide to give yourself a few days of a sugar binge.  Not smart at all.

On a happier note I can share a finish with you!  No, it's not Frosty.  We are on friendly terms but I haven't been stitching for a couple days now.  My lack of motivation to do anything is probably tied into the sugar overload.  Anyway, I did accomplish 4 finishes in January.  Two of them I can't show you yet because they were for exchange gifts.  Once my exchange partners have received them I will post pictures for you   : )   Another finish ... as far as stitching is concerned anyway ... is my Santa ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL.  I haven't taken a photo yet.  Our assignment for February is to stitch a design featuring a Christmas tree.  I've got mine picked out & kitted up & am looking forward to starting it.  What I can share with you today is this little Pine Mountain Designs pillow I made for Shar over at Sharlene's Stitching Site.  Shar & I decided to do a monthly friendship exchange this year.  I thought this Making Friends design was perfect to stitch for our first exchange   : )

See the snowman's eyes?  If you remember me talking about my difficulty with French knots a couple weeks ago, these eyes are what I was referring to.  Some of you suggested I do colonial knots instead.  I had never even heard of colonial knots but I looked up how to do them & fell in love with them!  

And that's all for today folks.  I think I will go make myself a cup of peppermint tea.  I've heard that peppermint tea will settle your stomach.  Me & my tummy sure hope so.  


cucki said...

happy wednesday dear..i hope you feel better soon and the peppermint tea helps you for the stomach..
such a sweet finish..i love it with my heart..
love for you ..
keep well
love cucki xx

Peggy Lee said...

I have to look up colonial knots now. I have always used french knots.

I do hope you feel better. I've also heard that mint tea helps. I haven't put it to the test. Let me know if it works for you!

Sally said...

I hope you feel better soon Shirlee {{{{hugs}}}}. My youngest DD suffers from irritable bowel syndrome and she has peppermint capsules so yes peppermint tea will do you good :)

Love your snowman finish! It's so sweet.

natalyK said...

I hope you feel better soon.
Enjoy your tea and I hope it helps.
I love your finish, so cute!

Angela said...

Love the pillow Shirlee, I am sure your friend will also. Sorry you are not feeling well. Maybe the tea will help. Off to TN. this morning to visist my long time friend. It has been a year since we have seen each other. Have a good week and weekend.

Trace4J said...

Precious snowmen Friend!
Hope your tummy feels better.
Hugs to you

Anonymous said...

Hello from Portugal
I hope you'll feel better soon!
Love the snowman and will have to see what those colonial knots are about, because I can never do French knots. Being a recent visitor to your blog, I really like it and will came again, for sure!

~*Shar*~ said...

I LOVE my snowman pillow..:) sure hope your feeling better hun and are back to yourself soon. I'm sure it's the sugar overload..LOL

Hugs, Shar

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

I hope you feel better soon!
I love your new snowman pillow.
It's Beautiful!

Michelle said...

Oh Shirlee I am sorry you are not feeling well - sending you warm hugs. I love your finish its beautiful x

Kaisievic said...

Lovely exchange piece, Shirlee.

Get well soon - I am "sending" you some chicken soup to settle your tummy.
hugs, Kaye xoxox

Krista said...

Hope you feel better, Shirlee. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Love your snowman stitch, very cute :) and now I must look up colonial knots... Have a wonderful day!

denise said...


prims by olde lady morgan said...

Shirlee, I hope you tummy is feeling better... Sugar will do that, but it tastes so good! Always love seeing your stitching! I think I need to learn how to do this! OLM

Chris said...

I hope that you are feeling better soon!
Wonderful finish! Colonial knots are the bomb!

Chris said...

I hope that you are feeling better soon!
Wonderful finish! Colonial knots are the bomb!

Viola di Nebbia said...

This is so sweet! Happy white Winter to you, full of snow *.* :))
A lot hugs!!

Nicola said...

A beautiful pillow finish. I hope your tummy is back to normal xxx

Elaine said...

So sorry to hear you have been poorly Shirlee I do hope you feel much better soon.
Your Snowman pillow is gorgeous!
Look forward to seeing your Santa too. Hugs!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Awwww...Lucky, lucky, Shar - what adorable little pillow. Really, an exchange a month? Yikes. That would put under big time. So, now you're going to make me investigate colonial knots, huh? I was perfectly happy with French knots - but you set the bait, you know I'll bite....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin