May 19, 2014

The sun is shining

Greetings stitching pals!  Thank you all so much for your well wishes and prayers.  Chris is doing very well and has amazed the docs.  They never saw a case as bad and ketones as high with recovery as quick.  His condition is always a challenge because of a tendency to drop below 40 in a short period of time.  But he started close to 600 and they had him down to 150 within 36 hours, and the acids were leaving his system.  The faulty pump will be replaced and it was the cause.  This also showed us how things happen for a reason.  He was supposed to be on a three day golf weekend about two hours from here with my husband and 18 others, but a mixup changed that, much to his disappointment.  With the pump failing, it would have happened out there, a long way from a hospital and with doctors unfamiliar with his erratic tendencies.  
Worrying is almost as exhausting as exercise!  I've been really tired and didn't accomplish anything I had planned.  Usually when Mark is gone for a few days, I rip a wall done, remove carpeting, tear out shrubs, anything that would be frowned upon were he here.  Zippo.  But that's OK.  I worked on the sampler and came up with another error.  I'm nothing if not consistent.
See the gray wiggly beneath the floral vine? Because I added the missing stitch in the left side border, it was moved down and the start of the wiggly would have been touching it.  So I moved the gray band one stitch to the right yet it ended up in the correct spot instead of one over.  So where did I miss a stitch?  Smack dab perfect in the middle of the wiggly.  Will I remove the row?  Hell no.  Because it is direct center, I'm leaving it.  I changed the numbers to the purplish 3860 and did both crowns in the gold wool. 
 For this bottom area of over one, I charted "her sampler 1796" over two and it fits nicely.  An area this small I wouldn't mind doing over one, but with all the errors I've made, why take a chance?
And a note about comments.  You're right.  If you switch to Google+ your settings are changed and the only way to go back to allowing people to reply is here.  I also see that some comments are NOT being emailed to the blog owner.  Others are going into spam.  It seems they made changes for privacy without allowing you to choose your own level.   When I click on a Bloglovin or Google+ member, I can't get to their posts (if they have a blog), comment, or email.  I see nothing but a profile.  Frustrating.  I haven't upgraded to + and won't, don't have a phone that is smarter than I am, can't do Instagram because of that, and am amazed at the technology of today.  Too bad it comes with tracking every move your fingers make! 
I need to get my boots on and venture into the yard to fill feeders and offer another corn cob to my squirrely friends.  The rain has stopped until Tuesday so I may find another use for the wood.
 Enjoy your day!
 Thanks for visiting.



Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

love your sampler ~
hate Google +
'nuff said!

Penny said...

The sampler looks great, Marly.... would never know there were mistakes if you didn't mention them. And if you could see the wall of samplers I have stitched over the years, you would know that I don't fix all my mistakes either... They are originals, after all. :)

Mugwump Woolies said...

So happy to hear the good news! Your sampler is a beauty...I always leave my makes it mine!
I won't change to Google+ either...I don't trust anything with a + in the description!
Have a good week,

cucki said...

Love your sampler so much..
Hugs x

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

So glad to hear that Chris is doing well.
There is no way I would have frogged that squigly line, either. It looks just fine. In fact, I wouldn't have frogged it, no matter where it had been. The sampler looks great! I do frog sometimes but only if I absolutley have to!

Robin said...

Your sampler is looking wonderful, Marly. I wouldn't have frogged it out either. Glad your nephew is doing better!

Robin in Virginia

Barbaral said...

Your sampler is lovely:).
I hope your nephew is doing better very soon!

Krista said...

Awesome work on the sampler!!

gracie said...

I love the sampler...I guess I made a good decision not to go to Google +.

Erica said...

Love your sampler!

I am having the same problem, and I have not switched to +. I haven't done anything. I just keep getting emails that say my email can't be delivered.


Vickie said...

I am one of the unfortunates who leaves comments on blogs I always used to leave them on. Now some don't go through to their emails, so they never see my comments are there on their blogs. SO frustrating. I have given up. Cannot figure it out. I am just like you with the technology. Ready? I do NOT have a cell phone!gasp.

Maggee said...

Don't get me started about commenting and emails... Working on it... Your sampler is fine... Didn't they do these samplers as 'practice' pieces anyway?? Glad he is doing better. Still will pray. Hugs!

C. M. Designs said...

They always say "everything happens for a reason". It was so good that your nephew was close to home.. So glad he's recovering so quickly.
I'm like you, Marly. When the "cats away the mice get into stuff".. Have to do things when the time is right..
I bought the thumb/wrist supporter.. I hope it will do the trick. It feels good on. Thank you for the suggestion.
Will continue prayers for you and your family.

Margaret said...

Good news on your nephew. I'm so glad. Your sampler is gorgeous too. Weird stuff on Google+. I could swear I'm on it and didn't have anything happen. But who knows. I should report this to my Googler. :D

Barb said...

I'm glad things are going so well. The sampler looks great to me!

Mary said...

The sampler looks great Marly - I wouldn't change a thing on it. Love the color choices and the berry band!

donna said...

I'm so glad everyone is doing better I think your sampler is terrific, I'm not sure about this Google + thing, it is all over my head and I am missing something, I just know I can comment here now, but not sure if you can read? lol Have a terrific day!

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