Thursday, November 18, 2010

A stroll through Central Park

I have plans to take a couple of these pictures and stitch up the Autumn in New York pattern by Primrose Needleworks, and place the pictures around the stitched piece. But it will have to sit on the back burner for a little while. Need to work on the politics/religion piece for my mom. Well off to get ready for my doctors appointment, and get fabric so I can start tonight. Happy stitching!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Restful day

Today I just plan on resting. I might start on a new cross stitch project. But anyways today i'll share with you some of the secret things I've been work on. First Happy Birthday to my mom today. (I gave her the presents on Sunday when we went to the airport.)

I saw on Angela's blog a way to finish a stitch into something called a stitcher's box. So I decided to make my mom one.

The inside...

I also stitched a biscornu, made her a scissor fob, and some handmade pins. The plate is done with some rub ons. The pattern on the top of the box is something I designed. I just looked at a quilt book my mom had lent me and designed some quilt squares.(**Edited to add the L in quilt** lol) And her favorite color is blue so I went with a blue theme with everything.

One of the other secret things I've been stitching was for Eleni to take with her to the hospital. So she could have it on her table and know that we are with her even though we couldn't stay longer.

This was my first Tatty Teddy... I love the patterns but I don't think i'm ever going to jump on another pattern unless it just absolutely screams 'stitch me'. They have the backstitching that I just can't stand! I ended up just kinda doing whatever felt good for the fur backstitching around him. I think he turned out alright though.

I also made her a beautiful necklace and she just absolutely loved it! And John picked out a pretty E necklace with matching earrings and a breast cancer key chain.

Alright i'm off to rest. I hate after I fly my ears continue to pop for a couple days and I feel all wonky. Like I have vertigo or something. So if this post seems scrambled and doesn't' flow well... I'm sorry. I'm off to curl up and watch some t.v. and start stitching a project for mom's co-worker. Tomorrow i'll share my NY pictures.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Back Home

Yay i'm home. Can't wait to crawl into my own bed. Hope to catch up on blogs tomorrow. Hope everyone is having a good week.

home soon!

Well we did walk to central park but we skipped the cross stitch shop. We wanted to make sure we made it back to the hospital in time. Which is a good thing we were only back about 15 mins and they told us she made it through the surgery just fine. We are heading to the hospital now to see her for a couple hours before we head back to the airport. I can't wait to get home and back to my routine. Need to catch up reading everyones blogs! Hope everyone is doing good.

Monday, November 15, 2010

New York

We arrived safe. They did have the new scanners at DTW but one line didn't have them and we ended up in that one line. Have to leave for the hospital soon. Please keep us in your prayers. Eleni is freaking out. While she is in surgery we plan on walking to Central Park and maybe to a cross stitch shop that I found online. We will have to see. Will have some pics when I get back home to share.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Wow how I hate getting no sleep when your already exhausted! The next couple days should be fun. Wish me a safe flight.