Monday, November 16, 2009

What a long, long week. But it's over now, I hope. A full range of emotions. Now it's time to get on with life and just be grateful because it could have turned out a lot differently. I'm going to thank God for every day I have. Thanks to all of you who sent good words and lots of prayers. I'm not sure yet how the hernia will be treated. Probably not aggressively right now.

Well, on to other things! The Bowl of Balls is growing. Today is the deadline for this months Totally Useless SAL. I did ALOT of frogging this month. Ran into a brick wall with Houmas House. Will post photo as soon as everything is all straightened out.

Here's an OLD WIP. I started this project in 2006. I finished all the cushion covers except for four. And then got totally bored. I pulled them out a couple of weeks ago and put a wrap on it. They are by Pine Mountain, one cushion and twelve different covers. Boy, I hated that fabric! The instructions said not to use a hoop but I ended up using one anyway. Nasty fabric!!

This one was for fun. It's a biscornu made from a freebie from Stitcher's Village. I used fabby, thread and beads from my stash. It was a "quick fix" and I do love these little things.

Last, but certainly NOT least, the queen is in the building. Giselle is turning out to be the sweetest little cat. She's not nearly as skittish and has learned to let me know what she wants. She lets me do head and belly rubs now and is really reeling me in.

So....that's it for now. Looking forward to Thanksgiving and probably Houston. Haven't seen the grandkids since September and it's time. I can't believe my son has an almost-teenager.  Take care everyone and enjoy life. It's a great thing to have.


Alice said...

I am still smiling at your good news. That bowl of balls is really growing! It looks so pretty. Is that a Chinese bowl? I can just see a glimpse of it in the picture. I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving, and thanks for reminding me that there is so much to be thankful for.

Yoyo said...

Isn't it nice to be on such a high for such a great reason!

I think I made two of those darned cushion covers, and I hated the fabric enough not to ever try another. You are so right, nasty fabric! I'm sooooooo loving those Totally Useless Balls (LOL).(no pun intended, he he he he he he).

Marian said...

Nothing worse than useless balls!!!!!

Donna said...

I hated that fabric also!
Love all the stitching though and still so happy with your good news!

FancyHorse said...

Yes, enjoy life and be thankful! You will be especially thankful this year!

I can't believe you have an almost teenage grandchild, either! How did that happen?

CindyMae said...

Your balls are looking great! Your kitty looks so pretty! Thoughts and prayers still coming your way!!

Julie said...

Miss Kitty looks right at home. Loving your SAL balls each month.

Siobhan said...

Marian, I am so glad that your news is good news! Not that hernias are good but it's better than the alternative!

Your useless are balls are quite lovely. ;)

Your kitty is adorable!!

Carolyn NC said...

Nice finishes and love your kitty pic!