Country Cottage Needlework
2011 JCS Ornament Issue
Stitched over one on 32 count Lugana
Petite Christmas Angel SAL - Week 2
This is my Week 2 progress. I still have the beading and backstitching to do, but I'm liking the hand dyed threads I've picked. I am getting excited and anxious to get the backstitching done on the wings. Backstitching isn't my favorite parts of a project, but I think it will really define the wings. We move on to the skirt for Week 3.
Signs of Spring
The Resurrection Lilies are coming up! It seems early this year, but I guess that's because we've had such a mild winter.
Other signs of spring:
Bugs. We never actually got rid of the box elder bugs or the Asian beetles from the fall harvest. When we have sunny days, those bugs seem to multiply and we have them everywhere again.
The local ice cream shop opened last week, parking lots are being sectioned off for the lawn and garden supplies, lots more birds singing in the morning, it's daylight when I get up in the morning and it's daylight when we eat dinner.
My "Companion" Dog
I always say Dottie is my "companion" dog because she is always by my side. I can't even go to the bathroom without her pushing the door open and walking in!
But, today while I was working in my sewing/craft room, Dottie disappeared. Usually she is laying on the floor by my feet. So, I went looking for her...
...caught her in the act of relaxing on DD's bed! DD is away at college and Dottie must be missing her, but because Dottie sheds so much, DD usually doesn't let Dottie lay on her bed.
Mom Update: We saw the oncologist today. While there has been a slight improvement, the numbers are still too far from normal. The doctor wants to try another 4 weeks of the once a week treatments and run all the tests again. The doctor also informed us that mom's kidney function has decreased, but he isn't sure if it's due to the treatments or progression of her kidney disease.
The oncologist also ordered an MRI of the left ear, head and neck because there are some swollen and very painful lymph nodes on the left side. That's also the ear that has the most hearing loss. The doctor said he also wants to rule out tumors in that area.
Until next time...