In between naps this week, I managed to do a bit of stitching. I finished one exchange piece, decided on what I will be stitching for my partner in the Bent Creek exchange, and also finished my Jan 1st piece, Have a Heart.
Designer: Val's Stitchin' Stuff
Stitched on: 32 ct. Rainkissed linen from Silkweaver
Fibers Used: Crescent Colours and Weeks Dye Works
Also this week, my brother's girlfriend gave birth to a healthy little boy, Dusty Cash. There were some complications, but both the baby and the mom are now doing well and are at home. This makes son #3 for my brother and nephew #3 for me. Unfortunately, I don't have any pics yet, but as soon as I do, I'll share them!
My 97 year old grandmother was admitted to the hospital on Friday evening for a chronic problem that she has that causes her to start bleeding. Due to her age, neither the doctors nor my aunt (her primary caregiver) want to put her through the necessary tests to find out exactly the cause of the problem. She's received 2 blood transfusions and her numbers are now back to normal. They're keeping her in the hospital to make sure the bleeding has stopped and that her numbers stabilize before springing her to go home. In some ways, I feel sorry for my grandmother. She's been "ready to go" for so many years and her quality of life really is nil, eventho she goes to adult day care daily. She's just not happy and she's not as spry as she once was. As she says, "I can't see. I can't hear. And I don't remember things." LOL I love her dearly, though. Here she is a couple of Christmases ago with her 2 youngest (& only surviving) children, my aunt and uncle.
February has come and gone. March is here, which means new goals for the month. Here are my March goals:
1. Finish Colours exchange piece and mail on time.
2. Start BC exchange piece
3. Finish Jan 1st piece (Have a Heart by Val's)
4. Start & Finish ornie for March
5. Kit up incentive SAL projects and start on 3/28
6. Continue stitching on LHN Seasonal Saltbox piece
7. Continue to record stitching time
Numbers 1 & 3 are already completed, so I'm off to a good start!
Lastly, here's my progress on my LHN Seasonal Satlbox piece, Blessed are the Pure in Heart.