Sunday, February 28, 2016

Recap of January & February!

Hello sweet friends! It's been too long since I've been able to post. Lots of catching up with you.
The last few months have been a blessing & horrific. I'm just going to dive right in with my news.

Back in January I had seen on Gay Ann Roger's website that she offered Ladies of Downton geometric motif charts. After hemming and hawing I finally went ahead and ordered them. Yep all 3 of the ladies. They are sooo gorgeous. Well I had made a card and sent it Gay Ann thanking her for her beautiful designs. To make a long story short - Gay Ann asked me to design cards for each lady with photos of her motifs. What an honor for me! I did make them!

In the mist of making the cards our son Nicholas, one afternoon, started choking and was throwing up every 3 mins. He was able to breath and talk but kept telling me he felt something was stuck in his throat. He was having lunch at the time right before he started getting ill. Took him to ER arrived before 6:00pm and at 8:00pm the ER doctor said he was calling in the specialist and her team. At 10:00pm they operated on him.
Nicholas had a piece of meat stuck in his esophagus. The doctor thinks that Nick ate something (the day before) that his esophagus constricted close. Okay got my son all well. Kept making cards at home in between (kept me calm).
Week following we had a scare with my husband. My DH had a regular checkup and blood work. Got the call back saying he needed more tests. They thought he could have cancer. Took him to the hospital for a procedure. 2 days later we got the call - He's all clear. OH thank the Lord!!!!

Then follow up appt for our son. He needed more tests and had a procedure done too. So far all tests have come back clear. We don't know why he had the reaction that he did. Still in the works.

SO I am not sure when I have gotten all the stitching done that I did. I had my projects in totes that came with me to all appts and ER too!!! Stitching has been my saving grace.
Having shared with you I am so sorry to be so behind on commenting and visiting everyone's blogs.
Please forgive me.  OH before I forget Gay Ann Roger HERE has her sale going on right now. She has extended the Ladies of Downton charts till March 6th. Then is retiring them as the series will end on that night here in USA.

Sojourner by Theresa Barid of Hearts Ease Exampler Workes
40ct Expresso linen by R & R Reproductions
All silk threads.

Had this photo that I had taken but lost track of the date - sigh....

"The Shores of Hawk Run Hollow" by Carriage House Samplings
36ct Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens, All NPI silk threads
Block 1 complete

HRH Shore's -  Block 2 complete

 A Gift by Nicola Parkman of Hands
Freebie HERE
The linen was a gift from Becky on Instagram who hand-dyed this herself!

 Finished as a zipper pouch.

I sure have missed getting to visit with you! Hope you get to stitch while watching the Oscars! I enjoy live from the red carpet seeing all the gowns and jewels!
With my love and appreciation - Annette

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