Nov 8, 2012

Progress, purchase, and pears

Hello!  Just a quick post to show you a few things.  I never know how I will come down from a menopausal blitz.  Sometimes it's a calming warm fuzzy feeling, sometimes it's a silly laugh fest, sometimes a boo-hoo day of crying jags.  With the recent upsetting news, this time became an urge to shop.  So I've been ordering more online stitching items and charts, and found a few items at my one and only antique mall. 
Here's two that came home with me.  I also purchased a single drawer little table that I will show next time.   This bowl has a nice lip and the sugar bowl is pewter.

I received an email from Sara, you can visit her blog here, along with a photo of the three pear designs.  Thank you Sara!   The next one is ready and is all verse, but I think I should try a Christmas design, so we'll see what shows up on the 1st. 

She also has a sweet finish of The Little Stitcher's free chart which you can find here or visit The Little Stitcher's great blog here.
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And in case you are interested in studding a few pears, here's the 10 day progress.  You can see it's darkened and shrinking, and at this point still mushy.  It can be gently shaped at this point or even a few days later.

Now for my progress....

The angel's skirt is charted with a U symbol that I couldn't find anywhere.  It appears to be the same 355 that's in the flowers, but I used 3777 for a little more depth.  Real departure for me, but I enjoy these colors.  All in all, going pretty smoothly!  And I love it. 

I had the packing removed from the gum surgery, my ultrasound for the leg showed no clots and a successful surgery.  Now it's just 8 sessions of injections, two weeks apart, so I'm glad this is all behind me.  No change with my cousin, and thank you all for your concern.  She has been transferred to an excellent rehab facility in Roseville, CA, only ten minutes from her brother in Sacramento.
That wraps it up for me. Hope you all have an enjoyable weekend.
Thanks for visiting, stay safe!!
Happy stitching.


Glenna said...

Thanks to your last post I was gawking at Mary Beales blog and the Christmas trees you mentioned instead of working. As always, your blog post is a delight for the eye, and I'm glad to hear your gum and leg surgery were so successful. I'm also glad to hear your cousin is getting good care.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Oh, I have a weakness for wooden bowls and that sugar bowl is wonderful.
Glad your surgeries went well.
Hugs :)

quiltygirl1 said...

Lovely, just lovely. I think I need to do the same to recover. I love all you do! So glad you are n the mend...sounds painful though.

cucki said...

So glad you are feeling better..I love all about your post..
I love those pears so much..
Big hugs cucki xx

butterfly said...

Good to hear you are feeling a little better Marly,
The meno will soon be gone and you will feel wonderful believe me , so hang on in there.
Love to read your post great sewing and goodies, hugs.

busyhands said...

Oh, I have a weakness for antique shops too. Love the bowl and pewter sugar bowl you bought. Glad to hear you are feeling better and surgery went well

SARLILLA said...

Thank you so much for having quoted me in your post!
I'm waiting for the next pear sampler!
I follow you with pleasure!

CATHI said...

Oh, these three stitched pears together look so gorgeous! Influenced by your posts about studding pears, I myself did it with one pear (fortunately, I had enough cloves to do this - but they served only for one pear) only appr. 3 days ago... I hope the pear will shrink yet! ;o)


Chris said...

So glad to hear that you are recovering well. I love your recent finds and your stitching.
Have a snug weekend!

Shirlee said...

So glad the surgeries are over & all is well, but sad to hear your cousin is showing no improvement : ( I will continue to keep her in my prayers. What is that Joy to the World thingie there? You are really drawing me in with these pears : ) I love pears anyway & it looks like I'm going to be adding more to my life : )

Maggee said...

Hello there! I am trying to catch up on reading snowballs when you get off track! But wanted to say I am glad surgeries went well! Sorry to hear about your cousin--may there be a miracle granted soon! I guess retail therapy hits many of us...I also have a hankering! HUgs!

Siobhán said...

I'm so glad that you are on the mend now, Marly! Love the new finds--they are so pretty. I have such a weakness for wooden bowls, pottery, baskets, stitching, etc., etc.

Have a good weekend!

Solstitches said...

I'm so behind with blog reading that I don't know what surgery you had but I'm glad you are making a good recovery.
Lovely finds at the antique store.
Sara's pears are beautiful.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

So pleased that the surgery is successfully behind you and now you can look forward to better days.
I am gonna just cut to the pear...I just checked mine and it is not green & fuzzy. That's good but, it is not as pretty as yours so I will NOT sprinkle the pear with crushed clove and cinnamon next time and next time I will try a smaller pear. So there you have it, I guess I am not totally discouraged as I am wanting to stud another pear,

Carol said...

I really love your antique finds, Marly--where is there an antique mall nearby? My son and I really enjoyed visiting some in NC this summer and I'd love to start going to some in PA or OH.

Although I'm not a pear lover--the stitched version and clove-studded version look great! As does your newest WIP--glad to hear you're enjoying it.

So sorry to hear your cousin is showing no improvement. I hope the rehab facility can help...

Enjoy your weekend!

Vickie said...

Thank goodness your cousin will be so close to her brother.
Love your purchases.

Barb said...

Glad to hear you are doing well. Hopefully your cousin will improve in the rehab facility. I love your new treasurers. They are both my kind of things. Unfortunately, it is had to find those great antiques out here!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

I have just discovered your wonderful blog. Oh those pears! I can't wait to stitch them. Thank you very much for making them available to us.
I hope you are feeling better soon.

Peggy Lee said...

I now have a sudden urge to add a trip to the antique mall to my list of ... go to gym and get my haircut.
Oh you enabler you!!

Your stitching and pears are lovely, as usual.
So glad the surgeries are behind you and you are on your way to a full recovery!

Barbara said...

I love the goodies that you found, especially the pewter sugar bowl. Hope you and yours has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Anne said...

Those pears are fabulous all together! I love your clove pear too!!

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