Saturday, November 6, 2010

Chill in the Air to Fall Back

Hey, Friends!  I just realized that today is the New Moon, so it’s time for a TuSAL update.  Here it is… and can you tell that Halloween is passing and Christmas is coming?  If you’re interested in learning more about TuSAL (totally useless stitchalong), please visit Dragon My Needle. 
Well, honestly I’ve still been stitching on The Witch is In from the Fall Fling class.  I’m about ready to switch over to Christmas, though…and maybe not soon enough!  And here I sit, arguing with myself that I don’t need to start collecting the Blackbird Designs Anniversaries of the Heart series.  It is so beautiful, and they’re on special…  Nicole and Faye are real enablers, aren’t they?  
Take a look at my not-so-filled Autumn/Halloween tree.  It really does need a few more ornaments… should start sooner next year to have a few more finished.
I did finish the Blue Ribbon Designs, Blessed Beyond Measure Stitch Starter.  Due to excellent instructions, I’m very pleased with how it turned out.

On Thursday 10/28 I had an awful attack of pain under  rib cage/sternum at the top of stomach.  I’ve said, even though it has been a very long time, that pain was worse than labor!  When I got to point of driving, went to the doctor. He thought it was gall bladder, so I went for an ultrasound on Monday. Within the hour he called to say it was gall stones.  I’ll be going to the surgeon on Tuesday, 11/9 to find out if it can be laparoscopic and when.  I’m hoping it will be soon so there won’t be time for another attack!   
Thanks for stopping by today for a visit and I always love to read your Needler’s Points.  Have a great fall weekend, stay warm, and don’t forget to turn your clock back tonight. 
and Happy Stitching


  1. Best of luck with your surgery!! I had mine out when I was 6 weeks postpartum!! Fun! Stay away from greasy food, that will help keep an attack away!! Beautiful stitching!

  2. Finish looks great! Good luck with your surgery on Tues. My SIL had the same surgery and the results were great! Thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs.

  3. Now, I KNEW it was the new moon and still went and posted something else instead! Duh! I'll get to it soon.

    Oh no, sorry about your gallbladder! Mine went kaput when I was 21 but that was before they had the lapro! Will be thinking of you dear!

  4. Lovely new finish and all the ornaments display looks great!

    I hope all goes well with the surgery.

  5. Oh Charlene,
    I'm so sorry to hear about your pain and pending surgery. Praying for a speedy resolution and recovery for you. I didn't have stones but know how bad a non-functioning gall bladder was. I felt much better when it was all over. Karen is right....stay away from the greasy foods. :0)
    I love the pictures of your Halloween/Fall stitching display. Your tree is adorable and will soon be too full. Wherever did you find that adorable tree.
    Hugs & Fell Better,

  6. Hope you feel better soon and the surgery is quick :) lovely stitching as always :0 and I love the idea of an ornament tree ... my biscornu's and needle rolls are in a wire cake mouse xxxx

  7. Oh Charlene, I'm so sorry to hear about your surgery. I do hope it is soon. Your stitching is beautiful as always.

    Many hugs!!!!


  8. I know just the pain you're talking about! I had an "attack" while in Charleston. No, I didn't go to the doctor that time, but if it happens again I will definitely go! Please feel better!

  9. Sorry to hear that you're under the weather, Charlene! Hope you feel better really soon. I love your peacock stitchery! Have you seen the Sanborn website? Lots of nice links.

  10. I love your little Halloween tree. you will have it filled up in no time i'm sure. :) sorry to hear about your pain and pending surgery but hopefully this will take care of it. sending hugs and prayers your way from sunny AZ.

  11. I am so sorry that you have gall stones. I sure hope they can do them laproscopaly and quick!!
    Your Blue Ribbon design it darling. I will be thinking about you on Tuesday.

  12. Beautiful finish Charlene!! I'm so sorry about your gall bladder!! Hope you feel better soon!!

  13. Dearest Charlene!! So sorry you have had this attack to happen...but, heres to hoping the 9th will give you some relief before you have another gall stone.....Take care of yourself and I will be sending good thoughts your way!!! Faye

  14. Ouch and more ouch - you and DJ both! Praying for you tomorrow! Mrs WT - I love it!

  15. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about you having to have surgery! Take care! And your stitching is beautiful!!

  16. I just love your Blue Ribbon finish! I have this but haven't started it yet. Your is just perfect!
    I am sorry to hear about your gall bladder problems. I hope the appt with the syrgeon is successful and the lapro is the way to go. I know from my sisters that it is a fairly easy surgery. not like when I had mine done. And I have the six inch scar to prove it. :)

  17. I hope your surgery goes well and you feel better fast.


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