Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What I've Been Up To

Hello everyone...hope your week so far has been good.  Mine has been so so.  I did finish a shawl that I had been crocheting....
I haven't blocked it yet so that's why it looks a little small.  Blocking can enlarge a shawl and make it twice it's original size.  This I highly recommend.  It's a pain to do but the end result is worth it.
I completed some project bags for Debbie at Needle Orts.  If you are interested in any, just call her and she will take care of you.  These are all padded with cotton batting and have zipper closures.  They are also fully lined.

I'm starting a new cross stitch project and it looks to be alot of fun.  It's called Acorn House and I'm stitching it on 29ct. Cream Glenshee linen with Belle Soie silks.  After I've stitched it, then I will age it with walnut crystals.
I have a round walnut frame that I've kept for years and I think this will look very nice in it.

Well hubby has been getting his pre-op work done.  Today he had a heart catherization (sp?) to make sure his veins and arteries around his heart are in good condition.  The doc said everything looks fine except of course the aorta.  That's the part of the surgery that has me really scared.  On the 2nd we go back to the cardiologist for one last check up and then the 9th he goes for his pre-op procedures....blood typing and such.  Then we have to be at the hospital on the 10th at 5am and his surgery will start at 7:30.  We don't have any family down here except Peyton and John (Jenn no longer associates with us) and I don't want Peyton sitting in the hospital waiting with me so I'm going to be by myself.  I've had friends offer to come sit with me but I don't think I want anyone there.  Does that make sense?   I've been by myself for all his surgeries except one and that was when I broke my right leg and couldn't drive.  I would much rather sit there knitting or crocheting and concentrating on him instead of making small talk.  That's just me.
I hope each and every one of you has a fantastic week with your loved ones and don't forget to tell them you love them each day.
Blessed Be, Barbara


Marilyn said...

The shawl turned out pretty, and the new project looks cute.
You and your husband are in my thoughts.
I hope everything goes well.
The baby is coming this weekend, right?

Barb said...

Hi there Barbara I am here again. Oh the shawl is so pretty, and you have been very industrious with your bags, I like the Merry Christmas one best I think.
I quite understand you wanting to be there alone, ok if it is close family that understand you , but friends I think I would feel like you. Lovely for them to offer though. You will have so many people thinking of you both on the 10th and maybe you will have John Elijah to occupy some of those thoughts . Love the new stitching and the colours.
It is a very wet English day here so I think some stitching may be in order. Take care of you and yours
Hugs to both,gentle healing ones.

Robin said...

Your shawl turned out lovely, Barbara. Very nice bags that you created as well! Looking forward to seeing your new stitch project come to life with your needle and thread. Where did you get your 29 count glenshee fabric?

You and your husband continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Robin in Virginia

Vickie said...

Oh Barb. I continue to pray for husband and you.
The shawl is lovely.
What a lot of bags you have made! Good for you. :)
What a neat pattern I had not seen before.

Mii Stitch said...

Fantastic job on all these finishes!
My favourites are all these little bags, they really look the part :)

marly said...

Totally understand your feelings. The surgery is long and seeing them after is very brief. For some, it's easier to wait while being occupied with a book or handwork instead of talking.

Justine said...

Those bags are gorgeous! Really lovely designs.
I will be praying for you and hubby x