Sunday, August 03, 2014

Way Overdue To Post...

I realize I have not posted to my blog in quite some time. I have been stitching, just not getting things photographed and put up here on my blog. I severely sprained my ankle on June 21 while at a marina in Portsmouth, NH. We were set to go boating to Boston with our friends/neighbors for my DH's birthday. Despite what turned out to be a serious injury, I proceeded forward, took the longish boat ride and we stayed at a super nice hotel right next to the marina. We went and had a fabulous dinner at a famous steak house next to the marina, and my neighbor bought us all a horse and carriage ride since I could barely walk... in the AM, we boated home and I got medical attention... the orthopedist says this will likely not be healed until well into September. The swelling has finally gone down for the most part, bringing the pain level higher (I would imagine the very torn ligaments are healing and I feel it more without the swelling around them??)... anyhow, doc says I am on track.
I did not receive an ornament in a recent HoE Christmas Ornament Exchange.  My partner apparently had a crisis in her family and dropped out of sight. Marie noticed this, and she angel stitched this super cute, super long and skinny santa for me...  I laughed for a good five minutes when I saw it.  I love it. Thank you so much Marie.  As always, you sure did not have to do that :-)
 
Marie also is a very good friend, and she sent me the pretty little box for my bureau for my birthday.  It is chock full of little stitching supplies like fabric, floss, beads and such.  I just don't have any idea how she gets all of this done!  Thank you so much Marie, what a treat.... someday you will remind when your birthday is....hint, hint

And, I recently heard that Kim received the biscornu thatI stitched for her for the HoE Biscornu Exchange...  I did not have the supplies called for by Victoria Sampler (who ever does??), so I changed the colors to reflect the season of spring, the time of Mardi Gras (and matching the theme of the  irises on the tuffet).
Jazz Tuffet Pincushion
Victoria Sampler
32 ct Antique Ivory Belfast Linen, Glissen Gloss Silk in Mardi Gras, RG Petite Treasure Braid, DMC Floss, Beads leftover from a JN sampler, and Swarovski Crystals from an HoE exchange

I have tons more to share... I am caught up on Once Upon A Time Sampler... errr, sort of.  The August part just came out and I need to start that.  I am also working away on A Year of Celebrations...  I hope to get pics up soon....

15 comments:

Elisabetta said...

I love your Santa is so cute! Beautiful finishing!

LaNelle said...

Continued swift healing ....oh, such beautiful stitches just love the Santa!

Barb said...

Nice pieces. The angel one is really cute.

Gillie said...

Ouch, Carol, can sympathise, I sprained mine last year and walked home.....a mile! Love the Santa, any idea of the designer?

Brigitte said...

The tall Santa that Marie stitched is so so sweet. I have never seen him before. Great birthday gift from Marie, too. And wow, such a lovely biscornu that you sent out in the exchange.

I hope your ankle is not causing you too much pain any longer.

Hazel said...

Beautiful gifts from Marie. The box is stunning. I love your biscornu too. I am having a bit of a giveaway Carol and would love you to enter. xx

Kay said...

All very pretty! Take care!

Cole said...

Lovely post Carol - Beautiful stitching both sent & received :)

I hope your ankle heals quickly and doesn't cause you too much grief much longer!

Andrea said...

Carol ... I do hope that ankle gets better soon.
Love the Santa ornament. Beautiful gift pieces from Marie.

Deb said...

What gorgeous pieces and funny little Santa from Marie. She's so caring! I don't know if you remember me, Carol. It's been a while since I was on the stitching scene. I've been writing a book review blog. But, now I'm back stitching...embarrassingly 5 yr. old WIPs!! I'll be stopping by again soon.

Deb/LavenRoseRamblings

stitcherw said...

What lovely projects all of them, and the tall skinny santa is adorable, I can well see why you'd laugh when you saw him, he does make you smile. Hope your ankle is healing up well.
Sue

Karoline said...

Gorgeous pieces from Marie and the biscornu is lovely.

Hope your ankle is better soon

Marie said...

I know the pain that you are in with that ankle, ugh! Hope that you recover fully by September.
It is always fun stitching for you!!! Glad that you liked what arrived in your mailbox, my dear friend. :-)

Love the biscornu that you stitched. If we lived a tad bit closer I would request a lesson from you. As you know I have never made one of these but hope to someday. Is there such thing as a Biscornu phobia?

Brenda A said...

I'm sorry you didn't get an ornament from your original exchange partner, but that Santa is awesome! I love him!

Marie said...

Very glad that you liked the ornament and box. :-)

Your biscornu is gorgeous...I need to learn to make those!