“As November dawns,” was the beginning of my last post, and here we are heading into Thanksgiving!!
Where have I been, and what have I been doing?What started as bronchitis, that I thought was over, turned into the flu.I tried to battle it for several days, then went to the doctor.He prescribed meds, fluids, rest ~ I do believe the meds make you feel yucky so you don’t want to get out of bed!So after all this time I am feeling human again, but I’ll be SO glad when all the nauseating (antibiotics?) meds are finished.
We know I was really sick because I didn’t feel like stitching (eating or reading either)! The new mixer I ordered for myself came, and haven’t even taken her for a test drive! For almost a week, not a stitch was sewn – and just about that much time from logging on to the computer.There are SO many messages and blogs to read, but I’ll get through that slowly!
As usual for the last few years, DS tries to make sure I don't forget - asking, Are we having Thanksgiving at our house this year? No, he doesn't live here anymore, but I hope he will always think of it as "our" house!! There's a whole lot to do to get ready since the house is a disaster and I've only bought the turkey, but that will wait until tomorrow. THEN I'll get to test drive her.
DS Installed Windows 7 while visiting his sick mom, and after some adjustments for connecting to work it seemed to be working fine… Until I started to download pictures!Ah, uninstall first... then choose the update!
Remember a while back I won a giveaway from Sarah at her blog?It was the JBW Alphabet Pumpkin.I think it was Monday when it arrived, but when I felt like opening any mail was I ever tickled.She included lovely threads and a beautiful, large piece of linen for the project.She also sent along one of the most beautiful stitched Christmas cards I have ever received.There’s a dainty little silver star charm at the top, and the tree is made up of the words Joy, Love, and Peace.I just LOVE, Love, love it to pieces.Thank you so much, Sarah, for the giveaway, and for the beautiful card that boosted my healing spirit!
I’m continuing to stitch the NovaLee Christmas Noel SAL, using DMC on Vikki Clayton’s 35ct linen in off white.Ten parts have been issued, and I’m fairly well caught up.
I don’t think I showed you the finished Baby pillow, did I?Here it is.
I started a new French project, Point de Croix (Sewing Box) by Fanny and Company, on Friday, November 20.It’s on 30ct Alabaster linen using DMC variations 4210.
And last, but certainly not least, I want to say thank you to all who have wished me success in the quest to quit smoking.My last cigarette was on November 13, 2009.The Chantix really does work.There are a couple of issues for me – nausea and a little problem going to sleep at bedtime, but I believe I can deal with it for a while more until I’m confident that the habit is totally broken.I’ve only really thought about lighting up a few times.
I wish you all a lovely time of peace and that we will spend some time in thankfulness during this holiday season.
Thank you for coming by today, and I hope you will come again, soon.