Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday 02-19 Update

I am not going to be at home tomorrow, so I thought I would give you my promised update today. I am really quite pleased with the progress I made this week on the Peaceable Kingdom. I probably doesn't show very well, but there is a lot of background stitched with a very pale blue floss using only one strand. At one time I had contemplated not bothering, but then , I decided that I really should do it. And I think I am glad for that decision. This weekend we are going to be visiting some friends, and I am going to take this with me because I can stitch on the background without having to do much in the way of concentrating.
I also started my Lizzie*Kate Boo Club pieces. I had to make a change, though, because of the color of the banding I am using. The chart calls for a combination of Mascara and Whitewash for the checkered border, but the whitewash was the exact color of the banding, and therefore got lost. So I switched it to a bright yellow DMC. Then, of course, I had to change the inner border which was supposed to be Ohio Lemon Pie, but it would not have contrasted with the checkered border enough. So, I am going to do the inner border in Carrot. I was also a little concerned that the chart was going to completely fill horizontally the banding, but I think I can still get a finishing fabric attached after I am done.
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Health wise, I am feeling pretty good. I still am having some pain in my back, but it is survivable. I am anxious to get to see the oncologist on Monday, and have a plan in place as to what my life is going to be like for the near future. I am ready to go back to work. Maybe not full time right away, but at least part time so that I don't get too far behind.
I want to thank you all for your comments, they do mean a lot to me. I hope you all have a great weekend, and get lots of stitching done!


Shelleen said...

can't wait to see more of your LK Boo flip its. The other project is really cute. You are on my mind alot.

Karen said...

Nice progress on Peacable Kingdom and love the Boo Flip-its. The color changes you made make look so bright so I think it will be great once finished. Glad you are feeling better and hope you have a great weekend with friends!

Happy stitching...

RuthB said...

Beth -- While Peaceable Kingdom is beautiful, I want you mostly to know I'm pulling for you at your doctor's appt. We'll kick this thing's butt, won't we? :)