Thursday, August 25, 2016

Oh my What a Summer and my ISHW update

Greetings to all my Faithful Followers: First of all thank-you to all who have emailed me to ask how things are going, a special shout-out to Conny at and Joyce  over at  thank-you for emailing  about how things are going with Michael and I, wow it has been a very busy summer.
First Michael had triple bypass and what a road it has been, he was doing well and ended up with an infection in one of the incisions on his leg, they do not cut the whole leg to get a vein anymore they do three small incisions which is good, the infection was due to his rejection of the sutures inside the leg, he is allergic to the threads they used, so of course the strongest antibiotic was prescribed, he is off the med for the infection but still having reactions to the antibiotic, which is subsiding.

(I do have a stitching post today)

He is driving now and enjoying it more then I expected, he was able to go get an oil change and tire rotation today all by himself, yahoo some time for me alone, please do not get me wrong I do love my Husband but I need some me time, I am selfish.
I was at the Minnesota Needlework Guild week long Retreat from the 8th of August to the 14th I was just not relaxed worrying about Michael, things did go well for him, but not me, I had the best table mates who kept me happy with talk and smiles.
In July when Michael was in the hospital Mom's basement flooded, and she ended up having a leaking roof, so a new roof and new carpeting, sadly the insurance did not pay for the roof so Michael being the most generous Man I know paid for the roof, I love him so much.

So on to stitching, I have been busy doing my Scattered Seed Sampler pillow, I am so happy to have a needle and fabric in my hands, I will finish it this evening.
This is what I stitched on my ISHW week-end moderated by Joyce over at

I also have been making more pin pendants, one of the new ones is a Halloween one and another is a bronze color for fall, the bronze one will be a pendant to hang by a velvet ribbon.
They really are much prettier then the photo shows.

I did pick up some new stash, I wanted to do a table cover for fall for our kitchen table, so I picked a leaf pattern, I will not put the leaves on black but a different color background not so dark.

I also bought a cat wool  pattern I love me some kitty stuff.
I have the fabrics to do this little cutie, he is so cute.

I hope you all are having great weather and enjoying the summer or winter wherever you live.
Thank-you for being a follower.




gracie said...

Glad Michael is doing well now. I love those pins...beautiful!

Bea said...

You have been busy! I'm glad your husband is doing well and can be active on his own - will be good for both of you. Your stitching is coming along well and the pins are lovely.

Vickie said...

So glad Michael is doing well. I am sorry your mother's house had such trouble. What a cute kitty project!

marly said...

So glad to hear that the worst is over and he is doing well! I'll bet it felt good to him to drive by himself and get out a bit. Wonderful!

Heritage Hall said...

All relieved to hear of Michael's progress...sorry about your Mom's dilemma, but
impressed by your Michael's love and generosity.. Glad you were able to catch some
me time doing what you love. I have your little "forgive us our trespasses" picture
copy in my reminded me of childhood and I smile everytime I open it.
Pace day at a time...

Von said...

Glad Michael is doing well and Im so impressed with his generosity to your mother! You got yourself a good one there. :)

Hopblogger said...

Hello Catherine,
So glad to hear that everything major turned out well. Minor things can set us back, but Michael has bounced back nicely! He is such a good man! Glad that you have him by your side.
Your retreat sounded awesome! Lovely stitches.
I cannot wait to see your projects finished!

Preeti said...

Nice to know that your husband is feeling well. You made a good progress on stitching. Your pendants are beautiful:) lovely stash!!

KimM said...

Oh, Catherine! Happy Dance Michael is doing so well! Your projects all look very enticing,,,,the black cat made me smile. And those pendants are stunning! I had to enlarge my screen so I could get a close up view. They look so intricate.... Beautiful.
Hugs, my friend.

Carol said...

I'm so happy to hear that Michael is doing well again, Catherine. That must have been very scary when he developed that infection. So good to hear that you had a bit of time to yourself finally--we all need that :)

Lovely projects and pendants--I hope the rest of the summer is relaxing for you and your family!

Rita said...

I am so glad your husband is getting better.
What a beautiful start!

Kimmie said...

Those fabrics are wonderful!!! Wow!!

Sorry about your roof trouble....glad you got it squared away. What a bummer.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Glad to hear that your husband is on the mend. The Tailor's Roll packet is quite correct - stitching does mend the soul!
Love the pendants you made, they are so beautiful.

Lynn said...

Good news that your husband is getting better, it must have been such a worry.

The pendants are so lovely!

Frances said...

So glad that your husband is improving and feeling better!
You have been quite busy with all your lovely things!
It's such a headache to deal with house problems--basement and roof!
Sometimes you just sit back and say "what next?"
But it seems like you're getting everything handled and back to normal!!