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