Sunday, February 26, 2012

This, That, & The Other Thing

I have been absent for a few days.  Way too many things going on & YIKES!  I can't believe it's going to be the end of February in just a few days!  There is still so very much to do to get the house ready to sell in April.  I am fighting a constant battle within myself regarding this.  I know that hoards of people aren't lining up to move to Perryville, Kentucky.  I see myself putting all this work into getting the house ready & then no one is going to want it.  I know that's "defeatist thinking" & I need to be more positive.

Thanks to all of you who have voiced your concern & offered prayers for John regarding the need for 4 of his teeth to be pulled.  They were pulled on Friday & he was pretty miserable all that day & night.  However, yesterday he felt better & by late afternoon he let me make him some mashed potatoes & then later on he ate a bit of jello.  I think things can only get better from here   : )

Marly (Samplers & Santas) did a blog post yesterday & mentioned doing some shopping in Volant & New Wilmington.  I was rather excited because I have been to Volant & New Wilmington.  These are towns in Pennsylvania Amish country.  (John & I grew up in the Pittsburgh area.)  It turns out that Marly actually lives near these places!  Our blogging friends are just full of hidden surprises, aren't they   : )   Anyway, they are delightful towns.  I was last there in 2008 while visiting my brother & sister-in-law & oddly enough I had just come across a photo that was taken of Carol & I in Volant during that visit ... & here it is.  I'm the tall one wearing the John Lennon type hat   : )
Last week I posted that I was having a hard time finding some cross stitch fabric I needed.  My thanks to all of you once again for referring me to various suppliers.  Cathy B (With Needle & Thread) had one particular piece of fabric I was looking for left over from doing the same project I'm wanting it for & she very generously sent me enough to complete that project & then some   : )   Thank you again Cathy!  Blog friends are the best   : )   The rest of the fabric I was able to order from Lois at Elegant Stitch.  This supplier was suggested to me by Siobhan (Notes from Blue Hen Hollow).  Hmmm ... looks like I'm having a fun time with links this morning, doesn't it   : )   Lois is a delight to talk with & even though she was getting ready to leave for the Nashville market she got my fabric ready & sent it before she left.  It arrived 2 days later   : )

I did order the WDW floss I need to complete my mystery project but the supplier forgot to send it ... lol!  So when I finished stitching Christmas Goose Pinkeep in miniature ...
... I started this Christmas Joy Pinkeep, a freebie from Pineberry Lane.  You can find it here.  
If you like primitive stitching, this is the freebie for you!  It is worked on 28 ct fabric over 2 with 1 strand of floss.  It stitches up super quickly & makes a delightful little gift for yourself or a friend   : )   I still have to stitch a couple snowflakes but the fabric I chose to use, Cashel Flax, almost exactly matches the DMC color used for the snowflakes.  Therefore I'm going to stain the piece first & then come back & stitch the snowflakes.  This is what the pinkeep should look like when it's finished.
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!


Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

Good luck with your house! You know, no matter where you live it might sell quickly or it might not but I hope for the best for you! Glad the dental visit is behind you and hope John continues to improve quickly! ~Roberta

cucki said...

hello deary, good luck with your house.all my best wishes are with you my dear friend..
very beautiful stitching..both of them are so sweet..they are super cute..
keep well..
big hugs for you
cucki xx

Faye said...

Hello Shirlee and thanks for visiting my blog~~~ I love your Christmas Good Pinkeep..It is so tiny~~~

I will look in my French freebie book when I get in the craftroom and research your question.... I liked it as well~~

Take care my friend and keep up the great work~~

Always, Faye

TheCrankyCrow said...

Hello my friend....remember me?? Yikes, it's been a while....So very sorry. So great to see a photo of you!! You are as endearing and charming and beautiful as I thought you would be! Love the hat! ;o) Your two stitcheries are absolutely WONDERFUL!! I love both of these designs....Hmmmm....just when I was about to pick up my hook and rug, you have me itching to stitch. That Christmas Joy one is especially sweet.....Sorry I missed the news about John - hope he is doing well. That's an awful lot of teeth to go at once. Ouch, ouch, ouch......Hope you're having a wonderful day.....Off to catch up a bit here.....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing Joy.... need to pull that one out to stitch.

hope you have a good stitchy week!

Kaisievic said...

Glad to hear that John is on the mend. Love your new start o so cute. I will have to check out the freebie.

hugs, Kaye xoxox

P.S. Don't worry, you will sell your house - just you wait and see.

renee said...

Good luck with everything Shirlee!
Love your stitchings, they are very nice!
I hope that you are not fretting too much! I know how you are! Things will work out. I am still confused some what on the whole cross stitch, maybe it's just not supposed to be my thing, who knows? If I ever get a free minute or a few days, maybe I can visit that place you mentioned to me.
I SO want to learn.
Anyhow, I hope that you have a good week, and I am going to take nice shower!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wonderful stitcheries Shirlee!
Glad to hear you found the supplies needed to continue what you enjoy!!!
Glad to hear John is doing o.k.
Prim Blessings

Anonymous said...

Hope John feels better. Dentists are always an unpleasant place to go to, especially with 4 pulled. Yaiks!!!! The house will be sold!!!You have always to hope for the best! Love the girl and the geese! My mom also says that Christmas will be here quicker than we think!
Love the season!!!

Isobel -Argante- said...

Hi my dear :-)
I'm on a hurry today, but I wanna say you tha I love both these patterns!!!!!
I've seen I have an e mail to read... this evening, with calm :-)))


Ronda said...

Hi there Shirlee, I found you, and I'm already a follower of your blog!...small world my friend. I'm in and out of blogging, you can find me @ .
Please lend me a visit from time to time!..

Glad your John is doing better,,I hate dental problems.

Love your stitching...


Sally said...

I hope John is feeling better by the day :)

Your stitching is lovely Shirlee. Your little prim Joy piece is so sweet and love your Christmas Goose :)

Glad you found the fabric you needed. Living in the UK I find it hard so usually end up subbing. I have the same problem finding trims and backing fabric too especially living in a rural, small town. I find the internet a Godsend at times but sometimes it's difficult to see on a monitor if it's just what you want!