Monday, March 31, 2008

It's Monday....

Oh, there were so many things to do today -- the most important was to stay home and stitch all day! It didn't happen!!

The phone rings at about 9:30ish. My Mom has a Dr. appointment at 10:30, and says she is feeling a little dizzy, and doesn't think she should drive, and would I please take her. Sure.... rush to get cleaned up and dressed and over there by 10 to leave for her appointment. Dang... it's raining! I hate driving in the rain. Mom's a chatterbox. Do you hear that beeping chime. ACK!!!! It's the 'Low Fuel' light thingee.... No way can I stop on the way there. I wonder how much gas is in the tank when that thing comes on? Get to the Dr.'s. She's there maybe 20 minutes!!! Okay, we head back home. It starts to pour. I don't just mean raining... I can't even see the lines on the road! And, I have to get gas! Pull into the first station -- $3.29 a gallon -- okay. I'll just put in $10.00 to get me home. It is thundering, and I see lightning... and here I am holding on to the metal gas pump! Done with that, back on the road, and finally back on the highway. The van is hydroplaning on the highway!!! I tell Mom I would rather drive in a blizzard than in rain, oh, and was there anywhere else she wanted to go while we were out? No, she just wanted to go home. Got her home, and then by the time I got home -- it wasn't raining!

It's not even noon yet -- maybe I can salvage the rest of the day!!! Then I remember I had told Chuck I would make spaghetti for dinner. Okay, I can get the sauce started later. :-)

I was able to sit and stitch for a couple hours!!! I finished a little project I was working on, and started another little bit to go with it! Tomorrow is going to be a 'finishing' day! Even if it's still raining, it won't matter! Son Rick went to Hobby Lobby for me, and got an Eyelet Kit, and a wooden box. Okay, I asked for a square box, and he got a rectangle one. I'll keep the one, because it is just cool, but, he said he would look for a square one, as I showed him what I wanted to put on it. It's pretty neat that I can send him for stuff like that. (His mother has trained him well!!)

I finished LHN Rose Sampler on Saturday, but, haven't pressed it yet, or thought of a way to 'finish' it. That is what I picked for the SAL on the LHN Yahoo group. I was thinking of a needleroll, but, I didn't give myself enough fabric on the ends, so maybe a flat fold. I have the Sunflower one I want to stitch up also. :-)

Amy has received her Seasonal Winter Exchange, so I can share pictures of that! I made a needleroll, and included some other items with the same snowflake design.

M Designs
Reindeer Needle Roll
28ct. Christmas Red Linen w/DMC fibers

She said she liked all the stuffs! This was a fun one to put together. I have one more Season to stitch for Amy. I'm thinking pink owls for Spring! LOL (Just kidding!) I have already started the Spring one.... I have really enjoyed this Seasonal Exchange.

And, I also sent out a few packages to some blogging/Internet/exchange friends. (I hope I can call them friends). They have been very understanding this past year of things I have been going through, and I just wanted to send a little 'thank you for being my friend' giftee. I stitched up a fob, and knitted dishcloths, and got the marking pins from my sister, Reee. (she makes them). They seem to have been well received. :-) Thank you, my friends...
(I had little notes to go with them, and after getting home from the post office, noticed them on the table... Please know they are sent with thoughts from my heart.)

For Becky:

For Vonna:
For Cathy B:
For Leila:
For Sharon:
For Carol S:
For Jenna:

I wanted to post pictures of my progress on a few things, but, the sun hasn't been shining. Maybe I will turn all the lights on in my craft room tomorrow and try to take pictures anyway. I don't mean to blow my own horn, but, did I tell you all I knitted a vest? Well, I did, and I finished it! I love it, and even my sister, Reee, the knitter extra-ordinary, was impressed! I promise to get pictures soon!

I think that's enough for now.... I'm going to make promise to myself to try to blog regular, and keep up on my blog reading! Oh, and keep track of my stitching better! LOL

Thanks for reading, and all your wonderful comments! I appreciate you all...


Ann Marie said...

Wow have you been busy posting!
Welcome back!
All of the stuff looks super great, but I didn't see a gift for me, lol.
LYB, Reee

BeckySC said...

I just love my gift :) You didn't need to send me anything though as I am so well aware of how life can change in a hurry :) BUT-I am honored and can't thank you enough :)
(((hugs my friend)))

Lennu said...

You have sent lovely gifts to your friends and the exchange is gorgeous!

Vonna said...

Glad you made it home safe! How scary to drive in rain like that...YIKES!
And each package Myrna is perfect for each one of got us down SPOT on!!!

quiltorstitch said...

Look at all of those cute goodies you made! I love them all :D

It's great you can send your son out to get things for you... I can't imagine sending my kids out, but I am sure that time will be here before i know it :)

I want to learn to make those potholders, my friend made me some several years ago and they are my favorite ones :D

Lelia said...

LOL ... I just read Ree's comment. You'll have to make her gifts, too : )

Your stitching is fantastic! Loads of projects -- you have accomplished a lot! Luv the picture of the tabletopper ... and you are making great progress on the Bianca scissor pocket.

I found a nice pair of pink-handle scissors for the delightful fob you made. I didn't try the marking pin, yet -- I've been stitching samples [in hand]. I have to find a place for it - don't want to lose it!

I won't use the dishcloth -- really, Myrna, it is too pretty to use. I put it under some hand made dolls on my desk. Two are make of clothespins & one is made from a wooden peg.

Sharon said...

Oh, that was a busy Monday. You are like me-I hate driving in the rain! Glad that you made it home safely!

Your winter exchange is so pretty. Great exchange!

I absolutely love my gifts and it's so me! Thanks you again my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Jenna said...

I can't wait to see your LHN Rose Sampler. If you didn't leave enough room for a needleroll, have you considered sewing some lace on both ends so that you can still finish it like you wanted?

Your gifts to everyone (myself included) are just so lovely. I can't imagine how long it took to knit all of those dishcloths! I hope you don't mind that I'll use mine as a hot pad? I don't have the heart to use it as a dishcloth. ;) I feel honored to have you call me friend!