Saturday, July 7, 2012

Independence Days

Hey, Friends!

Since I was scheduled off work for a few days, I drove down to go out for a movie and to dinner with DS.  I’ve seen several antique malls around his area, so I visited two.  One was quite expensive with no better quality items.  The other was reasonable.  We saw Prometheus:  “A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe.”  Then we had some tasty sushi - yum!
On the fourth, we had our old standby “Pot” (Frogmore Stew or Low-Country Boil minus chicken or sausages) cooked outside at Mom’s, but eaten inside!  If I had to rank, this was the best ever!  It was just a small group of six family members, but we really enjoyed the meal.
I went for my nuclear stress test on Monday.  They warned me, but boy is that a lot of hurry up and wait.  They put in some dye, then wait…drink water “quickly” and wait some more.  Lie on the table for the scanner for a while and wait some more.  Now it’s time for the treadmill and more dye injected.  It has been
A WHILE since I’ve done much exercise at all, but this was fierce.  The doctor had given them a specific heart rate he wanted to achieve.  It started out ok clicking right along… then I felt a little short of breath… then it was hard… then the attendant said, we’d better let her stop, she’s getting blue around the mouth!  WHAT?  Wait a while longer...more scanning... They did let me leave after almost four hours, so at least they didn’t think it was too bad, but I go back Tuesday for the doctor’s diagnosis. 

I’ve stitched up a couple of Sister Stitcher from The Primitive Hare.  They’re quick and easy stitches now for the finishing!  I had hoped to get them done this week, but we’ll see if that happens.  I also finished Plum Street Sampler’s Give.  I love how it turned out.  Oh, have you seen that darling Halloweenies?  They’re holding it and the JCS Halloween issue for me at my LNS.  Think I’ll pop over there to pick them up in a few.
I’m really sorry for all the folks who have been without power during this awfully hot weather.  It seems to be coming back to some areas, slowly. 

Thanks for stopping by today!
I'm grateful for power and a/c.
and Happy Stitching


  1. Very nice stitching. Give is fantastic! :)

  2. Lovely finishes, well done! I like your variations on Sister Stitcher.

  3. I hope all of your tests come out okay! Looks like you have gotten a lot of stitching done too. I just picked up Give and seeing yours make me want to start it now! Can't wait to see how you finish the others too.

    happy stitching....and stay cool!

    p.s. you will have to come back and visit one weekend so we can go play!

  4. Love the Sister Stitches, and can't wait to see how you finish them. Your Give is gorgeous! Will you frame it? Hope you are staying cool! Hugs!

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  6. Your 'Give' is so pretty, Charlene! And I adore the two sister stitchers, so sweet! Stay cool and I do hope the report from the doctor is better than expected!

  7. Gosh, that stress test sounds awful!! And stressful. lol! Glad it's over with. Hope the doctor says good things about the results. Love your stitching! The Sister pieces are wonderful, as is Give. I do love the Halloweenies pattern -- so cute! I love dachshunds too!

  8. I agree with Margaret ~ that test sounds yucky!! Hope all news is good.
    Love your stitches!

  9. Charlene, Please keep us posted on the report from your doctor. Take it easy. I say just sit and stitch!! lol Sounds good to me. Love all the finished stitching!

  10. Great stitching, Charlene. Please keep us informed. I have had several of those tests over the years, and they are tiresome. Hope they find no problems.

  11. Charlene, I hope that you get good results from the doctor! The test sounded awful. Your stitching is wonderful, though--I love that PSS piece!

  12. Ugh--that stress test sounds horrid, Charlene! I've never had to deal with one (yet, anyway!!), but I sure hope your results are good.

    Your sisters piece is adorable as is "Give." Hopefully you'll find lots of stitching time this week to help deal with any stress in your life (like waiting and waiting for test results!!)... Enjoy your Sunday :)

  13. Oh beautiful stitching, but I love the small dog ....
    bisous de FRANCE

  14. Lovely finishes! We saw Prometheus too - in 3D, my first recent 3D movie experience. I thought it was okay but no where near as good as Alien. Stay cool and stitch bunches!

  15. I hope that everything goes well at the Dr.s tomorrow! Lovely stitching. It sounds like you have been having some fun too :)

  16. Hey darling. I've just read your post with concern. I am not intune with what is going on, but I hope everything will pan out okay with your result.
    Take care and hope to check back on your next post.
    Take care and hugs.

  17. Thinking of you and hoping all is OK! Love the stitched piece with the red-wing blackbirds! Hugs.

  18. Three lovely finishes. A friend stitched Sister Stitcher for me and I love it.
    Your Plum Street Samplers Give is beautiful.


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