Sunday, May 20, 2012

Another Finish to Share

Happy Sunday morning one & all!!!  Well, it would be a lot happier if I was living in the Yukon like my blog friend Evalina but alas, my life is what it is & today will be spent surrounded by miserable heat although not as miserable as it will be next week when temps are predicted to be in the 90s.  Yuck!

I have another finish to share with you   : )   When I returned to cross stitching last year one of my first projects was a Lizzie*Kate design called Bless Our Home.  I stitched this especially for my Italian friend Laura who had just moved into her first home after years of apartment living.  A while back I sent several of my stitched pieces to Faye (Carolina Stitcher) to finish for me & I asked her to finish Laura's gift as a small wallhanging.

Laura received her gift yesterday.  She said she loves it & immediately sent her husband to get a nail so she could hang it on the wall   : )

I have been spending this IHSW weekend working on an exchange piece which unfortunately I can't show you until everyone participating in the exchange has received their package & that probably won't be until sometime in late June or even July.  However, I can tell you that I'm almost finished with the stitching which should be completed today.  My next project is going to be a Christmas ornament for me.  I'm participating in the Christmas All Year Round SAL & each month we have a specific category of ornament we are supposed to stitch, for example Santa, snowman, angel, etc.  This month's category is Gingerbread Person/Elf/Angel.  I have really been wanting to stitch some Prairie Schooler Santas for myself & one of those designs might be my next project.  Clement Moore, after all, described Santa as "a right jolly old elf" so I think I can get away with it   : )

My dentist, incidentally, listened patiently about my bridge woes although she wasn't quite able to grasp what I was trying to describe to her right away.  I was in the chair for over 2 hours.  She had another mold made, removed the bridge, took lots of measurements, shaved the bridge down a bit, put it back in with temporary cement, & told me to try wearing it for another week.  Assuming all is well when she sees me again this coming Thursday she will order a new bridge & that will be the end of it ... at least for now.  I will admit that the bridge feels better than it did before but it still doesn't feel "normal" to me.

At this point the garage cleaning is just about done & half the weeds have been sprayed & actually look dead.  Today, however, I will be venturing upstairs to do a bit of tweaking up there.  This coming week will hopefully bring death to the rest of the weeds, completion of the garage cleaning, removal of garden debris from the driveway, a visit from the exterminator, & a bit of tweaking here on the main floor.  Next week I will call a new real estate agent & then there will be nothing left to do except sit back & wait for an offer on the house ... hope, hope, hope   : )


Vickie said...

I hope,hope,hope you get an offer right away. Be done with it. That would be fantastic. Hooray for dead weeds. It is very nice your friend loves her gift. Hey Shirlee it has been 97 Friday, then 98 yesterday, and now today it will be more of the same. AND I AM IN WISCONSIN!!! ♥

Anonymous said...

we all will be hoping!!!! And the bridge also! Keep up the good work!!! Hoping!!! Hoping!!! Hoping!!!

blue star stitcher said...

I have stitched that Lizzie Kate one too, and loved it. The finishing of it is great, very simple and just right for the design. By the way, to give you a perspective of your heat, I was thrilled yesterday to work in my yard when our high here in AZ was only 96, it was over a 100 all last week!

butterfly said...

Please send us some of your heat .
Beautiful stitching again, you are such a kind person with a heart of gold Shirlee.
Sounds like you have most of your work done now.
Hope all goes well now with your sale, enjoy your day Hugs.

Kendra said...

WooHoo on getting the garage tackled. What is it with the weeds?! They seem to do better than the plant half of the time GRRRR...I am fighting the same battle right now in the gravel drive. I WILL WIN!!!


~*Sharee*~ said...

Sorry to hear your having such problems w/dentist; believe me hun I know exactly what your going thru; I sure love the Lizzie Kate picture it looks great on your friends wall..

Hugs, Shar

Siobhán said...

Your Lizzie Kate is adorable!! I'm sure your friend loves it. I hope things work out with the dentist!

TheCrankyCrow said...

What a sweet gift for Laura! Bless your big ol' heart! I wanna know where in Wisconsin Vickie is....97 and 98? Yikes....We supposedly got up to 84 on Friday and 86 yesterday, but with the gale-force winds, it didn't feel like it and we didn't even turn the air on. Today we back to a predicted high of 74 and storms... I will be hope, hope, hoping for you my friend....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Chris said...

Beautiful finished piece! I can see why Laura loves it.
I do not like the heat either. Our weekend was mid 70's with that wonderful clear air and a breeze. Once it gets hotter, I really don't like it.
It sounds like you are making progress on the house prep.
I am enjoying the SAL ornament project too.
Have great week!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirlee

thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. You must try crochet but be warned it is very addictive lol!

Kaisievic said...

Sounds like you got lots of stitching done - the wall hanging looks fabulous. I hope that the bridge work comes good soon.

♥ Nia said...

Lovely finish!! Congrats!! :D
I hope you have good news on the house!! :D