Sunday, April 26, 2015

How quickly things can change.........

How quickly things can change...........busy one minute and in an instant an injury can change everything. I hurt my knee several weeks ago.....I mean I REALLY hurt my knee. I couldn't even bend my knee to get into the car to go to the emergency room. So.......I have done nothing else but take care of this knee. I have had injuries before and lots of physical therapy. I am working with it daily and can now bend it half way and I am pleased with the results. Yes I will still see a doctor as this knee has been giving me grief for a while. I guess I don't want to hear the words "knee replacement" just yet.

I have not done anything work related for weeks. But my son is working on new frames for my motto samplers.  We have been making frames for almost 10 years now and I wanted to add this one with fretwork along the sides.

I really like how they have turned out and I am sure he will do well with them.

Have I been up to anything else?'s amazing that you can't think of much to do when you are in a lot of pain. And it makes you stop and think about what is really important to you in life. My family. Plain and simple. I plan on spending less time on work and a lot more time with my family when I am up and around again.

Thank you for checking in on me with the inactivity on the blog......the regulars knew there was something wrong but I promise to be up and around again real soon and have some new things to post. I dropped the new variegated floss and linen when I hurt my knee but I will get back to it soon.

I hope you are enjoying spring.....stitching projects.....and most of all, time with your families.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

                                          Happy Easter!
I hope all of you have a wonderful day and hopefully surrounded by your loved ones. We have my son and his boys with us and each holiday we spend together is special. Lots of quality time together which is the most important part. While the boys are not little anymore.....they still helped color the eggs yesterday and it was a lot of fun. My son was the one who said he was not too old (43) to color eggs! We had a great day and these guys are truly the joy in my life.

Now lets get to the give-away! This one took some time sorting out all the names but here we go!

If you are in doubt about a name, please check the original post. I can only go by the name given on the post for the entries.
The winners will need to send me an email ( with your name, your blogger name so I can check you off the list, and your address.

The winner of the Spring/Easter Trims Bag of goodies is: Janet
The winners of 10 skeins of the 1795 Floss are: Kd Brown and kathie448.
The winners of the 10 skeins of the new variegated floss colors are: denise,  Jacquie Morris and Pattie Davidson. This floss will be available in my ebay store later this week.
The fabric winners (your choice of 32ct linen or aida, tell me which you prefer and I will send a nice color) are Joy and Helen in MI.
 And I thought it would be nice to send everyone else who entered (you MUST check the original post to see if your name was there) a surprise Spring Flowers chart in pdf form. Now......I am taking today off to be with my family. I will start sending out the gifts and charts tomorrow. This will take several days just to send a couple hundred pdf charts. I do ask that you do not share your chart with friends or post it anywhere on the internet. A lot of people have put my free charts on Pinterest and I ask that you do not share these charts. This is a gift from me to you.

Congratulations to all the winners! I truly love to share with you.
Have a very Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Thank you for your get well wishes

I wanted to simply do a post to thank each and every one of you that sent your get well wishes with your comments to enter the Easter give-away. I sent an email reply to each of you that are not blogger do not reply. I am a private person and like to send emails with personal comments.

I appreciate all of my faithful followers. Be sure to check back for the results of the Easter give-away that will be announced tomorrow. I hope you are all having a nice holiday weekend!