Apr 15, 2013

What I would have burned

Greetings!!  It's 11 am and I ran home to take care of the brat cats while my sister is resting after the cath.  Guess what?  After several years of echocardiograms showing aortic valve deterioration, an abnormal and problematic stress test, a failed CT scan, and an MRI showing damage in another area, the catheterization shows............no blockages, and MINIMAL valve damage.  No surgery.  The doc said everything looks really good!  She can't believe it.  He will explain later why the echo results are deceiving and this will be interesting.  But we're thrilled.   Thank you all again for your kind words and concern.  It meant a lot to me.
I'm still tossing and destashing - came across these pieces that were destined for the burn.  They are an odd size and I couldn't come up with an idea for display.
 
One is my sampler bag freebie that I did on another size linen for my boxes, and the other was also a box tester.
 
 
 
 
After doing the first one, I decided to use the other also.  I stuffed these little rolls with crushed walnut shells and love the bean bag feel of them.  Great little rolls for pins and needles.
The sampler had enough linen to sew together - perfect amount for the roll.  The smaller one got my sampler print fabric that I was lucky to receive as a gift, and it fits perfectly.
 
The last project to be spared is this Christmas tree done over two on 18 count linen.  You can sew "ornaments" to it, and mom's was mini jingle bells, pink ribbons, and pink buttons.  This was framed on batting and I took it apart, removed the decorations, turned the top down for a rod, and fringed the edges.  I can use various buttons and rusty stars and bells for next year and hang it on an interior door. 
 
 
 
 
I have to go back to the hospital and pick her up - just got the call.  They are releasing her after only 3 hours instead of the 6 it used to be. I made stuffed cabbage yesterday so she can't wait for supper!
Thank you for visiting - have a wonderful day!
 

39 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I am happy to hear your good news and love your samplers.

Debbie

Rita said...

Sorry for the scare but so glad that the news is good.

Sweet Sue said...

Great news, so happy for you both. Sweet smalls you've got there. Enjoy that cabbage, sounds nummy ~ uhhh, surely an oversight but you didn't mention what time dinner was LOL

Robin said...

Love your pin pillow rolls especially the first one! What good news for your sister!

Robin in Virginia

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Such good news....that is wonderful. Happy day Marly :)
~Nan

Kate said...

WWonderful news! Enjoy the relief.

Karen said...

Marly what wonderful news! Prayers are so powerful.
There is ALWAYS something you can make with small pieces and these are just beautiful.
Karen

backporchcarver said...

Well,what great news that is. My husband had emergency surgery for a dissected aorta and I wouldn't wish that on anyone. So glad you decided to rescue those pieces they are so nice.

moosecraft said...

Wonderful news and stitches! :-)

Penny said...

I'm so happy to hear the great news regarding your sister!!! What a scare you all had.... I'm sure you are anxious to hear about why the echos indiciated something different.....
Love the little samplers, and the Christmas tree stitchery will be very cute with rusty decorations and buttons!
Mmmmmmm... stuffed cabbage... haven't had it in such a long time, and really love it. Enjoy!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Wonderful news about your sister!

MJ Hunt said...

WOW Marly that's just wonderful news!!!

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Lovely small stitching, but the best news is your sister's excellent test result. Hopefully you can both relax now and look forward to a stress-free future. Well deserved I would say. Irene xxx

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great news about your sis. Yeah!!!

Bertie said...

Great news Marly, she must have been so worried!
I love your ornaments, the house is wonderful!
Have a good week;))

Sandra said...

So happy for your sister and you. What a relief!
Sandra from Homespun Elegance

Vickie said...

Well, that is a relief for your sister.
I am so glad you did not toss or burn those pieces. They look great all finished up.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Good news for your sister.

Great saves-they all look like wonderful pieces to me

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Marly, what wonderful news about your sister! And thank goodness you didn't burn any of those beautiful pieces, they look perfect and love your idea for decorating your tree! Deb

Patty C. said...

So happy for you & your sister!!!
The pincushions are wonderful ;)

Anne said...

What great news about your sister Marly!! Love the little pin cushions stuffed with walnut shells and the re-imagining of that pine tree!!

Barb said...

Wonderful news about your sister!! Cute little pin cushions!

Ellen said...

Lovely pincushions! Great news for your sister!

Hugs,

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Looks like this has been a very special day for you ... Really Good news about your Sis and you saved those smaller samplers from a terrible fate.
Yum...you are making me hungry...mother always made the best stuffed cabbage and would always save some for me.

Have a great rest of the day with Peace, Barb

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Great news! Love your stitching!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love your needle rolls - I need to get some of that walnut stuff - I hear good things about it!!

Rose Victorien said...

ravissant
bonne journée
rose

Shirlee said...

Great news about your sister! Great needle rolls too : )

butterfly said...

Such good news for you and your sister.
Lovely pillow rolls. hugs.

Cathy B said...

Glad your sister is okay...very good news indeed!

Chris said...

fabulous news about your sister!! Yahoo!
These finishes look great, I am so glad that you didn't torch them.

kelley said...

Wonderful news for your sister!

the needlrools looks great...the little one with the alphabet is calling to me...what is it about letters that is so appealing...

C. M. Designs said...

I am so happy and relieved for your sister.. Prayers do work and I have been thinking about her and sending prayers for good news.
I hope she will be fine from now on.
She is so blessed to have a sister to have a delicious dinner waiting for her. Family means everything in a time like she's going through.
Blessings to both of you,
Charlotte in Va.

karen said...

Great news about your sister! Love your finishes.

karen said...

Great news about your sister! Love your finishes.

Margaret said...

I loooooove your finishes!!! Absolutely love! Glad your sister's news is good. That's great!

Pam in IL said...

Such great news! Your new smalls are lovely.

Carol said...

YAY! Such happy news about your sister--I'm sure you're both so thrilled, Marly! And I'm glad you saved and finished these--everything looks great and I love how you used the alphabet print on the back of the small pillow!

Maggee said...

Woo Hoo! Glad to read about your sister's test results!! SO Glad!! I really like the pin cushions you did not burn (boy, is that getting around or what??)--very nicely done. The fabric--well, yes, buying sight unseen is difficult. And with dye lots that change... it is all a crap shoot! Gonna email you a bit more on the subject... Hugs!

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