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Saturday, October 07, 2006


Hi again,

Thanks for all your nice messages from yesterday's post. When I am sick, I like to be coddled and sympathized in all my misery. You guys are amazing when it comes to making me feel better!

Patti, I didn't get my cold from you. My partner at work passed it on to me prior to CATS, I had a scratchy throat when I was with you so it was a matter of time before this blew up into a full head & chest cold. Tom was hacking up a lung at work and there were a number of others who I sit near that were snuffling and sneezing too. You were not contagious when I was with you cause your cold was in full bloom and you were well past the incubation period for me to pick it up from you.

My main source of frustration for the post was that I was looking for stuff and I couldn't find what I needed. I am also frustrated at the lack of construction on my house and with the holidays approaching, it's going to put a damper on the decorating. I usually go all out during the Fall and Winter months with all my decorations, this year I've only put things out on my console table in the new room. I am wondering where I am going to put my Christmas tree. Usually it goes up Thanksgiving weekend and it's set up in front of our big living room windows. This year, God willing, we will be in the throes of window installation, so I'm not sure where I am going to put it so that I don't impede the construction guys. My DH says that I should make the guys work around the decorations but I have ornaments on that tree that are antique and some that mean a lot to me and I don't want to run the risk of having them broken. I am very tired of my house being in such a state of dishevelment and disruption.

Ok, enough whining...onto the photos (blogger willing)

Light Your Way:

Welcome Spot:

I will take a better photo of Light Your Way, I want you to see the cool frame. It's really neat and I love it!

I also tried to post photos from CATS but I'll have to later. Blogger isn't letting me upload more than 2 images and I'll have to mess getting them into Picture Trail and uploading them from there.

I also started a Prairie Schooler design, Autumn Song. Patti, Cathy and I are going to do a SAL and I began it yesterday..OVER ONE. Oh, it's really teeny and I am happy with how it's working out. I am using my magnifier and it's on 28 count fabric so I am not burning my eyes out of my head trying to see where to place the stitches. Plus, I am taking my time and being really careful. I don't want to frog this at all!

Ok, I have to attack Mount Dirty Clothes and I have to vacuum cause we have enough dog hair blowing around to make a chihauhua...see you later!

Thanks for the comments, it's nice to hear from all of you!


Kiwi Jo said...

Hope you feel better soon Joanie. I LOVE Light Your Way and I just realised that I have the same initials as you so if you tire of it you know where to send it lol!

KarenV said...

Joanie, both pieces look gorgeous! I love the frame for Light Your Way particularly - it IS really cool! :)

Sorry you're still having remodelling woes :( I hope things get sorted out for you very soon {{hugs}}

Karoline said...

{{{{Joanie}}}} I hope you feel better soon. Your Light the way and Welcome Spot are lovely, congratulations

Chelle said...

Wow, both pieces look fantastic! Congrats on some great framing choices!

Von said...

Both Light Your Way and Welcome Spot look marvelous!!

I'm so sorry that you're in the middle of the remodeling blues. I think if it was me, this would be the year I'd forgo decorating and just make it simple and easy. Then go all out next year when it's all done - and it will be done! :D