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30 September 2011

January Owl and Redecorating

I finally started on the OakHaven Owl SAL.  Kelly from i-love-crossstitch blog and I started on Sunday. I just finished the owl today. I was hoping to finish it on Monday but my bedroom was being redecorated, thanks to my lovely aunts.  They did most of the work.  Monday was moving furniture from the walls and painting the walls.  Here a couple before pics  before the painting.



Tuesday was whenwe moved the furniture around and brought things back into the room.  I love it. Here is the results.



The wall is pink called  Fading Roses.  It took me a long time to decide what color and to find the comforter.  I still have a wall with no pictures on it.  I better get back  to stitching so I can fill up the wall. 

Arlette got her bookmark and needles from me.  The pattern came from Leisure Arts Bookmarks of the Seasons.  I used DMC 4215.  I love how the colors of the thread came out and so wintery looking too. 

Health note:   Sunday, Sept 18, I went the hospital for a pain on my right side with nauseous and a fever. I thought it was my gallstones acting up again.  They were but found out I had an urinary tract infection too. They admitted me in and I was there for three days.  The surgeon  decided it was best to have my gallbladder out but as an outpatient.  So I am seeing the surgeon on Oct 6 and the date for the surgery will be set than.  I am hoping it will be in November so I could go to Virginia for Halloween.  I know I will have appointments before the surgery but I could work around it.  I will know on the 6th whether I will be going or not.

Many hugs until next time,
Vicky

20 comments:

Jane said...

Oh that little owl is soooo cute and the fabric you've stitched on is lovely. Your stitched booknark is very pretty too.
Good job on the decorating and lovely to have others help out, I always hate the moving furniture part.
Sorry to hear you've been unwell and hope the forthcoming surgery goes well, at least it will be as an outpatient and you can work round it.
Take Care xxx

socialsue said...

Wow! That fabric that the owl is on is gorgeous. What kind of fabric is it? Your bedroom is lovely too. It sure makes a big difference when it is painted a different color than white. I hope your surgery goes well too!
Hugs!

Tama said...

Oh, that owl is adorable!!! PLEASE tell me there's a place to get the pattern?
I love your fabric choice, too! Such a perfect match.

Cindy Bishop said...

Very nice stitching Vicky

Berly said...

Vicky,

That owl is so cute! I can't wait to see the rest of the SAL. Your room looks lovely. Hope the surgery goes well, I'll be praying for you.

Gigi's Dolly World ! said...

great Job on owl and the room looks great ... Can't wait to see you again !

Claudette497 said...

The owl is adorable - I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for your surgery.

mdgtjulie said...

I love the owl, and I love the fabby you're using for them. It's gorgeous!! And I love the paint job you did on your room. That paint is so pretty and feminine. I really like the color you did your bookmark in too. It's lovely.

Sparkles 'n' Stitching said...

Your room looks great. Sorry to hear you've not been keeping too well. I had problems with my gal bladder while I was pregnant and had it removed when my youngest was less than a year old. That was fun trying to carry a baby around after surgery lol.

I love the january owl I can wait to see the others in the SAL

Lesleyanne said...

The owl is very cute. A Lovely bookmark. Your room looks great. Hope everything goes well on 6th October.

blueladie said...

Your room turned out beautifully. Love the bookmark. I'm sure you will have no problem filling that blank wall. You do beautiful stitching. :) Cathryn

Vickie said...

I love your new room color! I am sorry to hear that you have to have surgery! I hope all goes well.

Katrien said...

adorable owl

Milly~ said...

Your owl is very cute and your bedroom turned out great. Praying all goes well with your surgery. Take care hon.

Carissa said...

Vicky,

Your owl looks great and I love the fabric you're stitching it on. The paint looks good also, I have a very similar color on one wall in our living room.

I hope your appt with the surgeon went well and you are able to schedule the surgery in November to accommodate your plans.

Annie said...

The owl is a cutie and your room looks great. Hope you got good news about the surgery scheduling. Sorry you have to through it, but hopefully you'll feel much better after.

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Oh I love it - and I'm so jealous lol! I've just got the patterns too, to SAL with Kelly - and my fabric has STILL not arrived :( I hope to catch up with you too soon though :)

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Update to previous comment - I went on to the website that I used to order the fabric, and ..... duh .... I'd forgotten to complete checkout - no wonder fabric hadn't arrived!! Anyway, it's been dyed and is in the post to me now - might get it tomorrow :) :)

Rhonda Polk said...

LOVE your Bedroom....
just got my own place (again)- so am looking Jan-Feb.-and 1/2 of march done....some day----

Heather said...

I am soooo sorry!! I hope you are feeling better!! I LOVE your pink walls! Soooo beautiful! ;o)