Wednesday, October 29, 2008

HAED Themed SAL Oct.

I tried to post this yesterday but blogger was having a hissy fit. Here is Goblin Tree after the SAL last weekend. The theme was water but since it's so close they included Halloween, so I was happy to be able to stitch on GT and still participate in the SAL. I am almost finished with this page. When it's done I will be 50% complete with the entire project! Actually a bit more than 50% because the last 3 pages of the chart are only partial pages. I am going to continue with it till I do finish this page, so you will have to be bored with her at least one more time (in a post). Then I think I will switch over to Lil'Blue for a while. I was supposed to be finishing him as one of my goals for this year.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I thought this was interesting.....

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Conscientious, Fulfilled, and Spiritual

The Renaissance was a cultural movement that profoundly affected European intellectual life. Beginning in Italy, and spreading to the rest of Europe by the 16th century, its influence affected literature, philosopy, religion, art, politics, science, and all other aspects of intellectual enquiry. Renaissance artists looked at the human aspect of life in their art. They did not reject religion but tended to look at it in it's purest form to create visions they thought depicted the ideals of religion. Painters of this time had their own style and created works based on morality, religion, and human nature. Many of the paintings depicted what they believed to be the corrupt nature of man.

People that like Renaissance paintings like things that are more challenging. They tend to have a high emotional stability. They also tend to be more concientious then average. They have a basic understanding of human nature and therefore are not easily surprised by anything that people may do. They enjoy life and enjoy living. They are very aware of their own mortality but do not dwell on the end but what they are doing in the present. They enjoy learning, but may tend to be a bit more closed minded to new ideas as they feel that the viewpoint they have has been well researched and considered. These people are more old fashioned and not quite as progressive. They enjoy the finer things in life like comfort, a good meal, and homelife. They tend to be more spiritual or religious by nature. They are open to new aesthetic experiences.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Bouquet for Cheryl

A day late, but here it is.

Stats: Started Feb. 27, 2008 28 ct. Forget-Me-Not Blue Lugana Carrie's Creation hand-dyed floss in Lumiere de Cheryl 1 X 1 full cross

Monday, October 20, 2008

Oct. HAEDless Sampler SAL

Here's my work on Cirque des Cercles from the SAL this weekend. 4 pages complete, 2 to go! I'm still recovering, but I get a little better each day. I visit the doctor again this Wed. Hopefully she'll say I can drive again. I am getting a bit of cabin fever. I've stitched on CDC, 'A Bouquet for Cheryl', and Goblin Tree over the past week. I got a ton done on 'A Bouquet for Cheryl', but I don't have a pic yet. I can only stand fooling around with my scanner once a day, at best. Maybe tomorrow I can get a scan of it for you. I'm tired and bored with the samplers, so it's back to Goblin Tree this evening. You are probably sick of it by now. But I do love stitching it so much!

Thank you for your well wishes. I am trying to keep up with my blog reading, but I am terrible with commenting. I will get around to posting my favorite blog reads soon.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I'm home from the hospital, got home Thursday night. Everything went as planned. I get a little better each day. Thanks for your well wishes. I can't do anyting, no driving, lifting, cleaning, no nothing! My DH is coping wonderfully. He's been cooking and cleaning and taking great care of me. I am just sitting back and turnng into a potato!!! But that's the doctor's orders for the next 6 to 8 weeks. So all I can do is stitch! The Oct. HAED SAL Challenge was this weekend, so I stitched away (as long as I was awake). I got more trees filled in and some more of that fantastic wing. Is it just me, or are her wings just marvelous?! I am captivated by her wings. HAED charts are da bomb!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lack of Posts & an Update

It's been a while, I know. So much going on! I had a tooth extracted on Sept. 29th. It was the last tooth on the upper left side. It had been root canaled and capped years ago (I grind my teeth in my sleep and I broke it.) Well the cap came out with the post inside! Oh well, it was a gonner. So the dentist removed it that Fri. By Mon. night I was in tons of pain. I called Tues. morning only to find out that he was out on "doctor's holiday" (whatever that is) till Thurs. Lots of pain and a migraine that lasted 4 days! I had to see him Thurs., Fri., and Sat. mornings for him to pack medicine in there each day. It had dry socketed. I am still in some pain, but the Motrin is keeping it in check now. He said there is no infection or anything like that, but the gum tissue has to grow over the bone and until that happens I will have some pain. OUCHIE!

Sunday was my 12th wedding anniversary. Dear Hubby brought me a dozen red roses. We went into NY on Sat. to see a play on Brodway, Equus. WOW! It was HEAVY! I got to see Daniel Radcliffe in the buff. Not much opportunity for a woman my age to see a 20 something boy naked! LOL!!! But honestly, he was very good! Richard Griffiths played the doctor and he was awesome! I would go to see it again. Very dramatic, very heart wrenching! If you can get there, GET THERE! After the play we walked less than a half a block from Times Square and had a lovely Italian dinner. It was a great day and we had a wonderful time!

Okay, here's my update on Goblin Tree.

I'm almost 50% completed on page 8. I'm going in for surgery tomorrow, I'll be recuperating for 6 to 8 weeks, they tell me. I will be off work from tomorrow till Oct. 27th, as it stands right now. Since I work from home and sitting down, I'm thinking I can probably get back to it by then. So, I plan for A LOT of stitching time! We shall see how it goes. I would like to see a lot of progress on this. I might even have time to spend with Curley Tailed Rosey, and CDC! I'll have to see how I feel. Like everything, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Have lovely, exciting days, dear readers, till I see you again!