Who would have ever thought we’d say 90˚ plus days are cooler? “Thank goodness it’s cooler today.” And we’ve had rain for several days. Not everyone, of course. Mom lives about three miles from me, and there are days when one gets stormy downpours and the other gets only a sprinkle. Must be on the edge of the cloud…
DS’s birthday is next week, so we’ll be celebrating this weekend. Those of you who have been around here for a while know that in our family, the birthday person gets to choose the meal they want. This will tell you something about my cooking skills… he wants Leek and Potato Soup with grilled cheese sandwiches. Guess he doesn’t care about the temperature!
And then the next week is Mom’s birthday! She hasn’t told us her meal selection yet, but I did get the Gnomes Row – that was originally intended for Mother’s Day - framed. The frame size isn't exactly perfect, but I do like that a bit of the onion-skin dyed linen shows more. It turned out okay, don't you think?
Next I stitched a couple of the Stitcher Sisters – a freebie from The Primitive Hare. She has some other beautiful designs, and a great piece in the JCS Halloween issue, Halloween Town! I did make a few changes, but isn’t the chart just a guide? They’re finished into little pin pillows, and my first strawberries (thanks for the encouragement, Carol)! They’re filled with emery to keep those needles smooth. These were sent to a couple of my South Carolina Sister Stitcher Pals - links are below the photo.
And finally, the long awaited (didn’t it seem like forever?) doctor’s appointments are over for now. He said there didn’t appear to be any significant blockages, but due to my risk factors we would try to prevent any more with exercise (guess stitching really isn’t J), diet, and medication. He recommended a Mediterranean diet and a wellness program offered by the YMCA. They request a prescription for this, so when that arrives I’ll go find out more about it. This is another sort of relief, as I’m sure you can imagine. I’ve learned that many of you have gone through some of the same issues.
To all of you who have been so encouraging during this process, a great big thank you. Your hugs and kind words in comments, positive thoughts and prayers mean the world to me. Without them I probably would have been more of a basket case.
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I'm grateful for neighbors with vine-ripened tomatoes!PeaceëLoveëJoy
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