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Tuesday, August 09, 2005


Yesterday, when I said that I wasn't going to stitch, I was wrong. I decided to start stitching my redwork piece. I am using Vicki Clayton's Turkey Red on 32ct Antique Ivory linen. I really like what I am stitching. I think I know what I am going to make, too. At least at this moment, as it changes as often as I change my socks!

Tomorrow, my Dad is going to have his gall bladder out. The one surgeon didn't think that it was necessary, but the primary care physician wants it taken care of now. They are doing it laproscopically. He will go to my brother's after it's over for a couple of weeks. I want to thank Becky and Karen for their kind thoughts and wishes for him (and me!). It's nice that they thought to comment about him.

Mike and I went shopping after work tonight for school clothes. I was looking forward to it all day, but unfortunately, Mike really had no interest in this excursion what so ever. I wanted to be able to spend some one-on-one time with him and take him to supper at Ruby Tuesdays. He, however, wanted to get what he wanted (and even then he was blase about it) and we ended up at Subway for supper. Blech. We were home within an hour and a half. Even David was suprised that we were home so soon.

I am going to post my Bent Creek piece this evening, I want to learn to upload pixs from my camera, so I am going to play a little and then see if I can work the camera. It's not really difficult, there's just a bunch of steps. So, stay tuned!

Here is the Bent Creek's Blackbird Sampler. I stitched it a couple of years ago.

And a picture of it in the stock frame that I painted. I still want to paint a couple of primitive wooden cutouts and glue them to the frame or paint a few autumn motifs on the frame as an embellishment:

This picture is of a sampler I completed in 1998.

It's called Be Ye Thankful and it came from Cross Stitch and Country Crafts magazine. It has some meaning for me since I was in the middle of stitching the sunflowers when my Mom died in 1996. I didn't pick the sampler up again until 1997-98 when I worked 2nd shift at IBM in Manufacturing. When I came home from work, I would watch Bill Mahr's Politically Incorrect and stitch on it. I finished it at the height of Monica Lewinsky and President Clinton's little scandal.


BeckySC said...

I will keep your dad and your family close in prayer. Please let us know how it goes.

I love your BC piece...I have that one, but haven't gotten to it yet...I did however stitch one of the samplers...the one with the cardinal :)

Your Sunflower piece is AWESOME! I have it as well...and have admired it for a long time-my best friend would love it :) :)

Hugs to you :)

Vero M said...

All my thoughts goint^g to your DadJoanie.

As for the red exchange, I chose the same red silk as you but my linen is Wichelt Sansdstone 32ct. Love it :-))
Vero in France

KarenV said...

Joanie, best wishes for your dad's operation. I hope all goes well - I will be thinking of you all.

I've finally chosen my redwork design after having some stash in the post today but I'm now umming and ahhing over the thread and fabric! I need a second opinion over 2 combinations, so I'll have to wait until DH gets home. I'm itching to start this piece LOL

conniepierce said...

As with beckysc, I too will keep your family in my prayers.

I saw your "Be Ye Thankful" piece. It is beautiful. I have been searching for the magazine. Can you tell me which issue you found it in.