Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Slowly but surely......

Stitch time at lunch again.

Almost getting there. But here's my progress.

I have so many to stitch so I'm really ready to finish this one up. My thoughts on what I'm going to do as far as finishing have yet to be decided but I want to do finish it probably as a small hanging vs. framing this one.

I've had questions on how I group or put my stitched pieces in our home. Mostly I group samplers by color; however, any Jane Austen samplers are grouping upstairs. I haven't really thought alot about it. Mainly when I start to stitch a piece I usually have an idea where it will fit in.
Sometimes I just like a piece in particular for sentimental reasons (mostly) and I just place them where my heart leads.

Last night late I decided to listen to Librovox audio books, free online site and we turned off the TV and listened to the first chapter and into the second of Mansfield Park. Then, this led to conversations about what other books "in the public domain" are free and I saw the 9/11 Commission Report which is 23 hours long.
We listened to the first section before going to bed and boy, is it intense. Factual and disturbing, but something I think every American should read (or hear) at some point in time. I didn't realize the entire report was online in Librovox. If you are interested, you can click right on the site in my side bar to the right and it's like going into an old library, literally. All Jane Austen novels are in there!

Today went by quite quickly and I'm oh, so tired as I went to Target after work and picked up the usual items and really was on a mission for some panels for the downstairs bedroom. We have odd sized windows and it has been such a hard time finding wooden shutters, even blinds that looked fitting for the style of the house.

Of course, Ren and Abbie got new treats which they both loved tonight when I brought them home. Now, she is a ball of energy-- wide-open energy-- when mine is dwindling now.

I think instead of ironing panels, I'm going to rest and catch up on the news and stitch instead.
My left hand is really hurting and I'm afraid the nerve in this arm is going to have to be reassessed by a doc.
I'm dreading this but at the same time, I can't lose function of my hand/arm. It's definitely the nerve in my hand which if touched lightly sends electric currents into my first finger and top of hand.
This time, I'm definitely looking for a hand specialist/surgeon, not a general orthopedic to deal with this. I have too much at stake to let it progress. If you live in or around the Atlanta area and know of a specialist for hand rehab or neurosurgeon that really stands out as excellent, I would love to know his/her name.

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments on the Mother's Day Giveaway!  And welcome to all new readers too. I love connecting with folks all over the world!
Till later,


  1. I agree with you on the intensity of the Report! I had to read bits of it for a Criminal Justice class at MSU a few years ago (I was taking the Homeland Security certification courses). It's very interesting. Someday, when I have the time, I plan to read the entire thing. I downloaded it and saved it to my files.

    Your WIP is outstanding!

  2. Your stitching looks great!

    Thanks for the link to Librovox, I'll have to check that out.

    I do hope you find someone to help with your hand.

  3. Hola Jennifer! Te está quedando muy hermoso.


  4. I am catching up, after my little absence, and you have been busy :) I got tired just reading, LOL. You and Abby look most beautiful! I'm sorry to hear that your hand is giving you trouble...sending hugs that you find someone to care for it...I have the world's most awesome foot surgeon, but I will keep my ears open for a hand guy :)
    Hugs, Peaches, and the next time I head south, it will be to the great state of GA!

  5. Hi. I don't know if this is the right "spot: but I'd love to be added to the drawing for the beautiful scissors. I just found your blog and signed up as a follower; hope u get a chance to check mine out and join.

    Best Wishes,


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