Sunday, June 20, 2010

Finished Sweet Land 1831, a Patriotic Pocket

Just finished this design by The Sampler Girl

Sweet Land 1831, a Patriotic Pocket

I used a different fabric that I already had in my stash and also stitched the word Freedom in red instead of the word Sweet.

32 ct cream linen

DMC and CC colors in Wavy Navy and Deep Blue Sea

I sewed two of the fabric pieces together and put an old dark red button on it because I had exactly the amount of material I needed leftover from another project I did last year. I couldn't believe I made the cuts work!

The backing.

The sleeping Abbie.

Who is now looking at my finished pocket while I take pictures......LOL

We have had a very hard night and day with Ren. Looks as if his one day at home doing much better was not so last night and today. He is not eating or drinking well. Doc call in the morning.
He did eat some chicken in the can with juice but today he flat refuses to drink water.
Anyway........don't want to get side tracked.....just a brief update.
He sleeps alot and unfortunately I think he has given up. We are just making him comfortable as we can.
I may just bring him home a junior cheeseburger from Wendy's tomorrow night.
He deserves one at this point.
Abbie has become very attentive to him and if he moves around, she goes to check on him and turns her head back and forth....she knows he is sick. Animals are so smart.
In all my life, and I've always had a dog as long as I can remember bringing them home as a little girl as strays......I'm amazed at their unconditional love, their uniqueness, personalities, and intuition.

Body guard is sick today with stomach troubles as well as myself. I woke at 5am with a burning stomach like I had swallowed fire. I hope ulcers are not back....but I think I have reasons for them to be.
BG is having some tests this week at the hospital so please keep him in your prayers. He is having unexplainable lower stomach pain that they thought was resolved with hernia surgery......then diagnosed as a kidney stone....nope.....then diagnosed as diverticulits 2 weeks after 2 weeks of antibiotics he suddenly got sick with alot of pain tonight.
When it rains, it pours.
Our vacation for a trip to Chicago to visit his mother, brother and sister-in-law are now postponed until we get alot of this lightning damage, car damage from hail, doggie issues, and health issues settled, if that's possible. I was so looking forward to that trip the week of the 4th. :(

Well, till later....have a great night's rest.


  1. Love your stitched piece. Also, I'll say a prayer for Ren tonight before I go to bed. These little furballs are our children. When they hurt, we hurt. I'll be thinking of you.

  2. Love your finish, it looks so cute! Also keeping all of you in my prayers.

  3. Sending good thoughts to all of you, lots and lots of them...

  4. The stitchy piece is really cute. I must make myself stitch more!

    Poor Ren. Praying.

    Poor BG and You...praying.

    Yes, when it rains it pours. I think you need some sunny days!

  5. Love your new piece! Abbie is a sweetie for looking after Ren!

    Hugs, thoughts and prayers to you all!!

  6. Love your new finish.

    Hope everyone is feeling better. Sounds like Abbie is taking after her Mom.

  7. Sweet finish ~ looks wonderful. Praying for poor Ren.

  8. Sending hugs and warm thoughts, thanks for the update :) You are all in my prayers.

    Ma TK

  9. Very cute finish. I love the way you finished and the fabric is perfect!

  10. Sweet Land is wonderful, Jennifer. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Take Care ... Sandy in MT


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