Mar 1, 2015

What I'm working on

Sitting here waiting for her new room, scarfing down Dove at 35 cents a piece, thankful that these glass walls are unbreakable.  A tablet hurled from this height could hurt someone.

I have been anxious to start using linen in dark rich shades, grabbed a piece of mustard brown that I dyed a while back, added some bright colors to it for a change.  I followed the same method of stitching (which I call the side-and-climb) for the bird, filling the entire area with left/right rows for the first half and then up/down rows for the second half.  Before, my rows were noticeably tight and direction was obvious because of it. This method will make my blocks of stitching uniform, neat, and even, and a house design look much better.

Thank you once again for your thoughtfulness.  Even though 
I am here alone, you've made me feel surrounded by friends.  I can't answer comments from this tablet, not sure why they won't show in my email so I could.  But thank you thank you.  It means more than you know.


Rugs and Pugs said...

So happy your sister is improving. She is lucky to have you :)
You are doing better blogging from a tablet than I can do. I just am challenged.
More of that white crap here in northern Ohio. Glad you are inside.
Hugs :)

Simple Pleasure said...

I am so happy to hear that Carole is improving. Nice stitching. It is snowing in NY...expecting 6 inches by morning...I love the white stuff but am still looking forward to spring in 19 days!!!
Busy Hands...Happy Heart

Glenna said...

Thinking of you and how lucky your sister is to have you hovering like a chocolate-fueled angel. I have to note that--not being much on chocolate--I had a brief moment of wondering where you could get Dove soap for 35 cents and why you'd eat it. I know--wash my mouth out (with Dove). Odd lack of night and day in the hospital, isn't it?

Vickie said...

Maybe the expensiveness of the Dove presently will help you break the habit?
So glad she is moving to a room to share with you. Still praying.♥

C. M. Designs said...

Thinking about you and watching the weather reports. I see that Cleveland is getting it's share of, as you call it, "crap".
Enjoy the Dove, you deserve it..
I hope by the time you read this, Carole will be in her new room and you can be there with her.
Enjoy your stitching. I'm glad you have something to occupy the time.
I also hope that Carole's health will continue to improve and the surgery was just what she needed.
I am right there with you in spirit.. You're not alone.
Hugs, Charlotte in Va.

celkalee said...

The waiting is so difficult. Wait for the doctor, wait for the room change, wait for meal times, wait for lab work....wait, wait, wait! You appear to e spending your time very wisely. Best to your Sister and to You! How are the kitties holding up?

Barb said...

Our thoughts and prayers are definitely with you and your sister.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm not sure there is a more alone feeling than the one you get in a hospital where you are surround by strangers....caring strangers, but still strangers. For several years I was a volunteer chaplain at a local hospital. I went once a week and visited everyone on a list they gave me. I'm not sure how they made up the list - perhaps they were the same denomination as me plus some who didn't list a denomination. Didn't matter because when someone is sick all that goes by the wayside. I'm betting that there will be no denominations in Heaven. :) I love my IPad but there is no way I want to be without my laptop for an extended period. IPads leave a lot to be desired - okay from some things but not all. Your stitching is beautiful. Since I'm only recently back to cross stitching I'm not sure I follow what you're saying about left to right and up/down but maybe I do...I'm doing some experimenting to see what works best for me and I find your directional differences to be an inspiration for that. blessings, marlene

Justine said...

Lovely stitching Marly. Thinking of you and your sister. I've never had Dove but that sounds cheap compared to chocolate in the UK.

Justine said...

Lovely stitching Marly. Thinking of you and your sister. I've never had Dove but that sounds cheap compared to chocolate in the UK.

jan said...

I'm glad you feel surrounded by friends from your blog. I know well the scared and alone feeling when staying with a loved one in the hospital, but being there for them when they feel even more alone and being their advocate is invaluable to you both. ...jan

diamondc said...

I have had that lonely feeling myself when my two brothers were in the hospital.
I am so glad your sister is getting out of ICU.
Love your colors on this stitching project.


Sharon Cuppetelli said...

Hi there... I'm only to happy to help in anyway I can, I worked @ the clinic some 25yrs.. Sooooo I know how it can be, being so far from home, Yes, pls don't toss your'd set off such panic, Homeland security would abduct you :/)))
All the best to you, & prayers for Carols recovery.. Again here's my email
Blessings ps the stitching looks good is it a pattern your creating as you go..

Margaret said...

Hope things are going well, and that Carol is settled in her new room and you are settled somewhere too. Love your stitching -- beautiful! Sorry about the tablet. I so know what you're talking about. I hate doing blogs from my tablet. Never even tried to post my blog from it for fear of what it would be like.

Theresa said...

Prayers are with you.

backporchcarver said...

Thinking of you Marly and Your sister and hoping everything is nothing bu Positive from now on! Like your stitching.

Ele said...

Hope your sister is settled in her new room by now.
Sending you both big hugs

cucki said...

My prayers are with you all xx

Carol said...

I'm so relieved to read that Carole is doing better, Marly! How great that you can stay in the same room with her, too--I've never heard anything but praise about the Cleveland Clinic... You're lucky to live so close.

Glad your stitching is helping you pass these long days of waiting and helping your stress level (well, with just a bit of help from Dove!).

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