Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sale find and lily bed

Last Monday I went with DH to a doctor's appointment, and afterwards to Panera for lunch. That was nummy, which is no surprise. Since we had met at the doctor's office, we both had our cars so after lunch DH went back to work, and I thought I might check out the Hancock Fabric store in the same shopping center. I thought I could see big SALE signs, and, you know. Well, they were having a Christmas in June sale, and I could have gone really crazy, but I just bought a couple of quarter yards of some cute Christmas ornament backing fabric, and this:

I have been looking for one of these ornament trees for quite a while, and I got this one for 70% off!!! WHOOO HOOOO. I am really happy with it, but I sure am going to have to get on the ball to stitch up a lot more ornaments. DD and DGD stopped by this morning, and DD really liked it but DGD liked the little sad looking Christmas tree better. At three, she is a little too honest and told me I had too many empty spots on this one - LOL!

This last Thursday I had to make another trip to the OR. There was some significant scar tissue build up left from last year's mastectomies which had to be removed. It was really weird because the surgeon told my DH that I would be in a great deal of pain from this surgery, and that instead of sending me home like planned she was going to keep me overnight to do some pain management. Only thing was, I have had very little pain and some serious pain meds. So, I got to go home on Thursday, and I haven't had to take any pain meds since Saturday morning. Go Figure. I have to go into the surgeon's office on Tuesday to get the drainage tube removed, and I can't wait to talk to her about why there was so much discrepancy.

But, I am going to use the surgery as an excuse for not having any stitchy pix for you today. I am going to try really hard to finish Spring Basket tonight and then try and finish it and Bloom into pillows tomorrow. Wish me luck.

Since I don't have any stitchy pix, I thought I could brighten your day with pictures of my lily bed. It just started exploding with blooms this last week. In the fall I have to do some serious thinning of the bed. It is hard to believe that this bed started out with just one or two plants of the different colors! You can't really see in these pictures, but there are a ton of the yellow stellas in this bed, and I think we are just going to try and take most of them out this fall. That should give the others more space to bloom.

Well, I need to start stitching if I am going to finish Spring Basket tonight. Thank you so much for stopping and visiting my little blog. Your comments really mean a lot to me. I am always so impressed at having people from all over the world visiting me. How cool is that?? So, until next time, have a happy, healthy, stitchy time!


Karen said...

Love your little tree and what a great deal! I will have to make a trip to Hancock to check out there sale. Love your flowers too... happy stitching and here's hoping you have a finish soon.

Lesleyanne said...

Love your ornament tree. Look forward to seeing your stitching.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Your flower beds almost look like a stitched basket! My Spider Wort took off like that this year - almost taking over! I'm glad the pain management was not needed as much as they thought! Better this way than the other. I have an ornie tree like that from Hancock, but it's gold and holds fruit-type ornies! Take care of you!!

Mary said...

Congrats on your ornament tree! Sorry to hear about your trip to the OR but it's good you went!! Your flowers are really pretty!! Feel better!

SoCal Debbie said...

Great deal on the ornament tree! Now get it filled up so it won't look so sad!

Rhona said...

What a bargain you got with the ornament tree! And what a great excuse you have to have to fill it, it can't be sad looking!! lol
Glad you didn't need the pain meds for too long.

Carol said...

Oh, your little ornament tree is perfect, Beth--what fun you'll have decorating it for each holiday :)

Love your lilies, too--such gorgeous colors!

Sally said...

Glad your surgery went well and you didn't have very much pain.

Love your ornament tree! What a fantastic bargain:)

Your lilies look so pretty.

Lynn said...

Glad to hear your surgery went well and you didn't suffer too much pain. I have a friend who recently underwent reconstruction and removal of scar tissue following her mastectomy and has said that it was far more painful than the original surgery.

Your ornament tree is a super find!! I chuckled at your DGD comment.
Pretty lillies! Thanks for sharing them with us.