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  1. Thanks Muriel! The leg wounds are much smaller now, but still aren't completely healed. Was playing around with colored pencils earlier, making an abstract drawing. Not quite ready to get back to stained glass yet, and my strength isn't quite up to long stints of needlework either, but I'm getting better all the time.
  2. Hello everyone! I'm back. Was a very trying two and a half months for me. July 4 had me sent to the hospital for respiratory event, my CO2 levels were sky high and I was put on a ventilator for 2 weeks. Luckily I don't remember a thing. I now have to use a CPAP at night though. After the hospital stay, I went to rehab for 3 weeks and I'm home now, using a walker and working back up to full strength so I can walk unaided in the future. I will still have to go to rehab closer to home, but will no longer be staying in a facility. Can't wait to get back to all my projects!
  3. Made another leap in healing on the leg. I basically just have one sore that is still healing, and I've healed the other two. Things have been a little tricky with our oven lately. We've been getting an error code off and on when it's on for a long time, like when cooking a roast. Will have to try to reach the repairman this week.
  4. Leg is healing well. Doctor tells me I'll be off the treatment machine soon. Been designing some jewelry lately. Thinking of opening an etsy shop to sell. I made some earrings for the nurses who have been taking care of me each week and they loved them. I took some dangling flowers, and threaded a crystal dangle through them that matched the color perfectly. Tonight we're having spinach lasagna.
  5. Well I trotted over to the hospital again on Saturday, this time not due to my leg, but bad stomach pains. They tell me, kidney stone! Argh. Luckily I was sent home with medication and the pain started letting up. It might be due to the diet I've been following for healing, more protein, more dairy, but they didn't know for sure. Oh did I tell you my good news? They weighed me at my last hospital stay and I found out I lost 40 lbs! I'm the skinniest I've been in a long while, but still have far to go.
  6. Was in the hospital again, but luckily only for a few days this time. They tell me the third wound I had has healed up, one down, two to go! Good to catch up with everyone. Tonight I'm helping my mom cook spinach lasagna for dinner.
  7. Sounds nice, Kathie! Haven't gotten back to the stitching, as I'm mostly in bed or moving around for PT. Dinner tonight is Italian sausage, mmm. Check in with you all in another few days.
  8. Good to see you again, Muriel! I've been out of commission in the hospital for some healing wounds that had started getting bad. I'm back home now, with help from my parents. Nice to read about minis again.
  9. Still working on the first rug. I'm about half done. All the rugs (except the bath mat which is pink) are in different shades of browns, cream, and tans, and on the smaller side. I'm currently doing the abstract circle rug from the miniature carpet book, the other two to follow are the gazelle rug from the 20th century embroidery book and an out of print Janet Granger design, which also has abstract circles on it. Had beef stew for dinner.
  10. So I finished the gray and cream rug, as well as two pillows for a mod loft kit I plan to make in the future. I just started on the first rug for it. Going smoothly! I posted new eye candy....
  11. From the album: Needlework

    Same book, darker shades from the wallpaper, red, fuchsia, chartreuse, charcoal, and turquoise.
  12. From the album: Needlework

    To use in a loft apartment kit. Tiny, working from the 20th century embroidery book. Colors to match some itsy bitsy wallpaper I'm using as artwork.
  13. From the album: Needlework

    Simply charcoal gray and cream, to go in a bathroom with matching toile wallpaper, and a marble patterned floor. About 2 x 3".
  14. Just posted the bath mat pic. I'm still working on the charcoal and cream rug I started, all I have left to do is the cream background.
  15. blueirishmoon

    Bath Mat

    From the album: Needlework

    This is a Janet Granger design, using three shades of pink, hers were more dusty corals, but I wanted a pop of pink for my mod loft project. I have two pink cushions to match for the bedroom, so since the two are on the same level, I thought I'd add pink to contrast the neutral colors I'm planning for the other rugs.
  16. Finished the bath mat. Just need to take a pic and upload. Next project will be another small rug, thinking I'll also use it in a bathroom.
  17. Thanks Susie! Using some of the leftover canvas from the recent rug to make a little pink bath mat.
  18. Thanks Holly! When I first saw that pattern in the book, I said to myself, I'll never make that, but it was just a matter of finding the right project inspiration to make me stitch it up.
  19. Hi Keifer! It's about 5 x 8 inches.
  20. I finished it! Just posted a picture of the finished rug in my needlework album. What to work on next? Hmmm. Have to think about that. Dinner last night was spaghetti with meat sauce that I made, dinner tonight was takeout Chinese orange chicken.
  21. From the album: Needlework

    This is a Janet Granger design I modified by changing from a square rug to a rectangle. I did this by doubling the center design and extending the side borders into longer lattice designs. I also chose different colors; I used three reddish browns, two which are closer in tone than the third, cream, and green. I plan to use this in a Regency parlor roombox.
  22. One color left in the borders. I should be finished soon!
  23. Mine was certainly merry! Made a lovely dinner of turkey with gravy, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, asparagus, and cranberry sauce. Also got some nice presents, including some great minis. Of particular interest was some lovely wallpaper in green and cream, with a classical design to go in my regency parlor I'm planning. I hope to finish the carpet for it in the coming week.
  24. Hello and welcome Stacey! I too am in the NC area, down in Statesville, about 40 minutes west of Winston-Salem. Maybe you'd like to meet in the future? I love Van Burens. One of my dreams is to find a kit and build it in the Tudor style.
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