Tuesday, December 1, 2009

dec 1 - already????

Like so many others, I am amazed that it is December already. And I sit here with nothing ready for Christmas and no ideas either! Well, maybe one or two ideas but that's it!

Hubby and I spent several hours in the emergency room last night. He was having trouble breathing and had a bit of pressure in his chest. Of course, he just wanted to take a nap! But they did lots of tests and blood work at the hospital and everything checked out fine. He's going to see his regular doctor today and taking a couple of days off. We both think this has plenty to do with stress...he's taking on some things at work that are very stressful and I think he just has to slow down some. He thinks going to the ER was a waste of time, but at our age you can't be too careful!

It looks like my older daughter and her husband are splitting up. They have a very complicated relationship...they are really very good friends, but he is a very unemotional person...never talks or opens up about important things...thinks everything is always "just fine"...and she is totally the opposite...very emotional and sensitive to things...she needs someone who can show their emotions. We'll see what happens...So much for me thinking this coming year was going to be a calm and peaceful one!

On the stitching front, some of my little packages are reaching their new homes.

This is an ornament I stitched for Ruth as part of an exchange on the Friendly Stitchers yahoo group. It is "Winter Greens" by Little House Needleworks, stitched over one on 25ct evenweave with different GAST, Crescent Colours and Carrie's Threads. It's hard to see the lighter green color in the picture but it does show up well in real life! There are a few gold beads on there as well.

This ornament was stitched for Julie for another exchange with our Stitching Buddies group. She loves samplers, so I chose this design by The Workbasket. I think it was from the 2001 or 2002 JCS Ornament issue. It has lots of little cranberry and gold beads as well.

Finally, this is the square I stitched for Milly in Round 16 of the Fair & Square exchange. She loves Little House designs and I was afraid that she might have already stitched this for herself, but she hadn't, so I lucked out! It is the little companion piece to one of the "Dear Diary" designs - Lucy Fairchild. There was also a name square sent, but I don't have a picture of that one!

Well, I'm off to buy some DVDs for the library. Thanks for visiting!


  1. Glad your hubby is OK...stress can do so much damage.
    Lovely stitching as always. Thank goodness for stitching! a great way to escape. Perhaps hubby should pick up a needle ((hugs))

  2. It amazes me how stress can affect us - hope DH is able to relax and all is well. Sorry to hear about your DD. It's hard on the families as well as the spouses. Take care.
    Love the stitching!

  3. Glad to hear your hubby checked out just fine, stress is something terrible

    ((HUGS)) to your daughter and her husband. and to you and your husnabnd.

  4. I am sorry to hear about your husband and your daughter. I will send some prayers your way in hopes that the holiday season can bring some r&r and less stress. Take care.
    Lisa in Cal

  5. Hope your husband is feeling better soon! The stitchery was just beautiful on the ornaments!

  6. I hope your husband is feeling better and that he remembers to take care of himself. It's hard to do when work gets so busy.

    I love your stitched ornaments! It has reminded me that I had wanted to make some for myself ... shall have to start tonight!


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