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16 May 2012

Stitching update

Where did the time go? It seems to be flying out of my reach lately, and I haven't done anything special.  Can it stop for a few minutes so I can catch my breath? I really have not been stitching much.  I think the computer is the collaborate, as usual,lol. Here is a couple on my works in progress:

 This one is Halloween House and you can see I did a couple of pumpkins and little of the grass. Definitely will be working more on the grass and the boarder next time I stitched on this one.
This one is Born Shopper.  She is coming along and I do like the colors.  I want to get back to her soon. I will be doing the scarf next, where the red line is and hopefully some of the white next time.


I did a couple of Disney's ornaments for a RR.  I love the fabric because it sparkles.  The patterns were a little tough to read because the backstitching was very thick and there were a few quarter and three-fourths stitches right next to the lines.  They were quick to do and did both of them in one week.  The  characters are Lady from "Lady and the Tramp" and Ariel, from "The Little Mermaid".  Lady reminds me of Ryleigh, my friend's cocker spaniel.  Ryleigh and Ginger are now living in Florida, as my friend and her husband prepares the next step in their journey of living in Korea for the next two years.


The pictures above is part of a online class I am taking with one of my Yahoo's group.  I will be putting a stitched piece on a wooden box.  I stitched "Dream" by Joan Elliot on 32 count Rocky Mountain Purple lugana fabric.  I love her patterns.  Matter of fact, her pattern "Sleeping Beauty" will be in the next Cross Stitch Gold magazine. I will be buying it.  I stained the box a Mahogany Bay color.  I will be making a couple of these boxes in the near future for gifts. This one will be going to one of my sisters.



I am stitching a mail art envelope so I can not show that one yet.  I received mine from my partner, Shari. She did a great job and included some extras, needles and floss.  A girl can never have too much of floss and needles.  I covered the information for privacy.  My father brought in the mail and handed to me saying "That is so cool!". He liked it alot.  Thank you Shari!

I had went to a ortho doctor, because my right knee keeps dislocating.  Once it does, I can't walk with out pain until the next day.  The results is severe case of arthritis and my knee cap is off.  I do have it on my left knee, too, but not as bad.  I have two options, to get a artificial knee replacement or cortisone shots, but it will be in the future.  No doctor is not going want to put me under right now and with the weight, finding my joints will be hard for the needles.  It is one step at a time right now and maybe in a year, the knee replacement will be an option.  I am doing good on Weight Watchers. I lost a total of 11 pounds, including the first 7 pounds I gained in the first two weeks.  My leader thinks I am doing great, too.  The weather had been terrible last couple weeks but today it was finally cleared up.  I will be going back to my walking and so looking forward to it. 

Thank you for reading and leaving and comments you wish to leave behind.
Many hugs, Vicky

22 comments:

OctoberLace said...

Cute ornaments and such, Vicky! I really hope your doctors can find a way to get you some relief for your knees. I know several people, including my husband, brother-in-law, and one of my professors, who have had knee replacement surgery in the past year after suffering much pain. I'll keep you in my prayers. Theresa

mdgtjulie said...

Oh, Vicky, I'm so sorry to hear about your knee. That's awful, and I hope they can help you soon. Grats on the weight loss; that's awesome!! And all your stitching looks great. I love Dream, but haven't acquired that one yet. Your ornies look good too. Love the color of Ariel's hair. I do love me a redhead, lol. I like your Halloween House too. I have several of the SALers on my blog list, and seeing the different directions you all moved in is pretty cool. God bless!!

Meari said...

That is a cute mailart. I love doing those exchanges.

Nice stitching, even if you don't think it's a lot.

Your box project is coming along nicely.

Anonymous said...

Your stitching is so nice..I really like Halloween House and look forward to seeing your finish on this one. hugs..Linda J.

angel parker said...

Congrats on your weight loss! And the stitching is very beautiful!

Mary said...

Love all your stitching! That mail art is cute!

Mary said...

Love all your stitching! That mail art is cute!

Jennifer M. said...

Great progress on your projects. I'm collecting those Joan Elliot designs too. I think I only have Cinderella so far.

Jen

Nancy in IL said...

Vicky, I love, love, love Halloween House - what an awesome piece this is going to be! Actually, everything looks good, and I, too, love Joan Elliott designs and have one of her pretty ladies kitted and ready to stitch.

I'm on WW too, and it has been slow but steady, and it truly is a very healthy way to lose. Most doctors approve of it.

I had a series of cortisone shots in my left knee, but it was a temporary fix and eventually had a knee replacement - good decision, and I wish you well along your journey getting healthier before your surgery. I'm pulling for you, honey!

Cindy said...

Good job on the weight loss Vicky. Stick with it and you will be amazed at how fast it comes off.
The ornaments are really cute & I love the box.

Take care

Cindy in MA

Sarah said...

Lovely stitching and progress I can't wait to see the box xx

Denise SA said...

Beautiful stitching sorry about the knee.

Shari said...

everything looks great Vicky! Glad to see the mailart arrived in good condition!!!
My grandson is sitting on my lap as I type & he loves the 'fishys' on your blog!!!

Anonymous said...

Your WIP's are coming along great!!!! Love the box. Looking forward to seeing the finished project. Great mail art you received. Enjoy all that stash. Your Disney ornaments are cute. Thanks for sharing.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

SoCal Debbie said...

Halloween House looks great! I haven't stitched those pumpkins yet. I also have the Ariel ornament started but your fabric is much better! The mailart piece is very pretty! Thanks for the tip about Cross Stitch Gold magazine. I'm still trying to find where to buy it.

sandy98221 said...

Vicky I can't wait to see your box finished. It stained beautifully. Your stitching looks really great too! Congrats on the weight loss also. I'm doing the same thing here!

Sandy

Anonymous said...

Lovely stitching and your mail art is very pretty.

Marl

Linda said...

Love the ornaments Vicky. HH looks great. I will add it to the SAL page on my blog.

Linda

Katrien said...

cute ornaments.
Your box looks great

Niina said...

Me too love JE designs, her oriental ones are my favourites!

Kelly said...

Lovely stitching Vicky and congrats on your weight loss!

Elena said...

Beautiful stitching, Vicky. I love the mailart.

Happy stitching