Sunday, November 22, 2009

Where'd November Go?

“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 Companyon 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.

Happy Stitching
Charlene in SC USA


  1. Charlene, Glad you are on the mend from being sick!!! Not fun! AND, congrats on the not smoking thing...hard to do, but YOU CAN DO IT!~~~ Hang in there. Faye

  2. Sounds like you are getting better, Charlene; take care of yourself at least till you get your energy back. Big hugs!

  3. So good to hear from you. I haven't blogged in forever either and I'm trying to swim my way upstream, I think! So sorry you've been so sick, but glad you're on the mend. Your stitching looks great and I love your prize!
    Big, big congrats on the non-smoking - really impressive!

  4. So sorry to hear that nasty flu hit you too. Glad to hear you're getting over it -- just in time for Thanksgiving Now that's great timing!

  5. One day just seems to run in to the next and BAM, before you know it, the month, the year, the decade is gone. LOL.

    I'm glad you're feeling better. Love the new mixer. I have an antique Sunbeam that sort of groans - but she still runs.

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Give that DS of yours a really big hug and sloppy kiss from us!

    Oh, and I really like the piano music on your blog. Hugs!!!!


  6. I amso pleased the give away arrived safely and that the card cheered you up too.

  7. Hope you are feeling better. Congrats on not smoking it is WONDERFUL!!! So proud of you and just think how much cross stitch you can now buy cause you are not spending it on cigs! Your stitching is beautiful, btw.
    Hang in there and before you know it you will not even want one.
    God Bless ~


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