Week-Ending Wrap Up, A Finish, March Goals

I have been on vacation for the past week and it's been good. The weather turned nice and the dear husband and I have been out working in the yard preparing it for the spring gardening season. Between his back problems and mine, we managed to put in a full day outside pretty much every other day. On the in between days, I piddled around the house and napped...frequently! LOL You can check out my gardening blog for more garden details and pics. It's raining today, so no working outside for me, but I've got seeds to start, so I'll probably be doing that.

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.

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.


Elaine said…
Great snowman finish and your saltbox is so pretty.

My Gran is 94 this year and she is in a nursing home, she has given up now as well, somedays she recognises us some she doesn't. It is so sad to come to this. Hugs to you and your Grandma.
Anonymous said…
Wow, Stef! You are off to a great beginning for March! Keep it up! Love your Jan. 1st finish! Terrific progress on your seasonal saltbox piece as well!

Congrats on becoming an aunt again! Praying for your Grandma!

Shari said…
both stitching pieces are beautiful! So different from each other, but both great pieces...
congrats on the new nephew.
will pray for your grandma...I sure miss mine...both have been gone many years.
Mylene said…
Have a heart is so cute and the saltbox is looking lovely.

Congrats on the new nephew.
Elena said…
Stephanie, my heart goes out to your grandma, mine is 94 and still going strong! Great finish