Wednesday, April 1, 2009

No April Fools Here

After a VERY bad night last night today turn into one of the best days of the year for me. A little after 9 last night I was trying to read email and look at Blogs and everything was just a little out of focus. Then I could make out half of the screen, then I knew what was coming. Yep a Migraine headache. I use to suffer with these all the time but since Menopause they have almost disappeared completely so of course I have no meds for them. The only cure I have now is to get into bed, turn on the fan (the sound sooths me for some reason) and try to sleep. Thankfully this worked and I didn't have to go to the ER for a shot of something. When I got up this morning there was still a little nagging pain but the vision had cleared up and it was nothing I couldn't deal with. Then cam the mail and talk about a cure. I received 3 packages...2 were orders that I had placed and the third was the best....



This is what I received from Kelly in our ILCS "Color the World" Exchange. Kelly knows me way to well and she sent me way too much but I LOVE it all. Her twins even helped her pick things for me. You really need to click on the picture to see a close up of everything. A few hi-lights are the Pen...it has a purple frog on it and it croaks and lights up (the twins picked that), a skein of the new DMC scented floss (can't wait to try that and see if it really does smell good), a great selection of Dragon Floss (if you have never used it you need to try it. It feels almost like silk). There is a story behind the Black Bag. Kelly and I were chatting and I told her I had seen a lady on the strip with a purse/bag that was a small backpack and I really wanted one for when Tracy and I go out but couldn't find one anywhere. She found one for me and put all the exchange goodies in it. Did I say I really love everything!!! Oh and I must not forget that Colin said she couldn't send me a package without a Frog, so Thank You too Colin.


A Finish and April Seasonal Shelf....

"April Stamp" by Lizzie Kate

Stitched on 28ct Lt Mocha Cashel

with WDW, GAST, and DMC














As you can see the shelf has a Easter theme and even a froggie got into the act by putting on bunny ears and carrying a carrot made of Jelly Beans.




New WIP's....







"Stitchers Roll" by Shepherds Bush

stitched on 32 count Linen

with DMC


I started this last night (before the headache hit) and then worked on it until the mail came this morning. I'm almost half done with it and will probably finish it this weekend. It will have lots of beads and a really cut scissor charm. I just love the Shepherds Bush kits, there is always a generous piece of fabric and DMC thread with Mill Hill beads. Makes it very easy to do the designs again as all the supplies are easy to get.


My next WIP is one I have been dying to start every since I got the chart on my trip to the LNS with Mary.






The fabric is 28 count Confederate Grey Cashel and the threads are silk. I didn't put the DMC Perle Cotton in the picture but will use a lot of it for the Hardanger part of the design.

After all that excitement Tracy thought I needed another shopping trip. He worked last night so after he got some sleep off we went to have a quick dinner out and then to Michael's. I won't bore you with the details of the b-day gift shopping for the exchange but I must say Tracy has missed his calling. That man would make a excellent "Personal Shopper". I'm to the point I just tell him what I want or need and believe me I can walk right by it and he will find it and more.

Enough Rambling for tonight....I'm sure I've probably put you to sleep so....

Until Next Time....Happy Stitching

13 comments:

ange said...

it's all wonderful & gorgeous! i know how terrible a migraine can be, but these ought to cheer you up (after the migraine meds)!

Him Indoors said...

Your very welcome, I was nice too that one I didn't put him through the hell I did the other one lol

Trecie said...

the seasional shelf is beautiful and what a wonderful exchange. You have really accomplished a lot on the monopoly. Sorry to hear about your migraine.

Kathy said...

Your shelf looks great. Oh, and so does the April LK. :)
Love, love, love that needle roll. I really have to try one of those.
I'm sorry to hear about your migraine. Since I get anywhere from 2 to 6 a month I know exactly what you were going through. You might want to get some Excedrin Migraine and keep it on hand. It is wonderful for the nagging "day after" and since you don't have meds it might even help if another strike.
Can't wait to see your progress on the VS piece.

Carolyn NC said...

Glad your migraine is gone! Your CTW exchange is fabulous! I love the Clean My Kitchen - too cute! Your shelf and finish look great and so do your new WIP's! PS - glad I'm not the only night owl around here! :)

Shannon said...

Awesome stitchig. Your shelf is beautiful. That package from Kelly is great...she knows you well.

Patricia said...

Everything is awesome WTG love your shelf.
HUGS
Patty

Gabi said...

Thank god you could prevent a longer migraine attack. Your seasonal shelf is very beautiful, your exchange lovely and the April stamp is cute. I really love your new wips, especially "Tea and Stitches"

Emily said...

Sorry to hear you had a migraine, they are very painful, but glad that you are feeling better. You got a very nice package from Kelly, Colin and the twins.

cricket said...

Rene La Frog that is a wonderful exchange!! I am glad the headache went away. Your stitching is so very beautiful!!! Hugs Nancy Cricket Tucket La Frog II

Katrien said...

your seasonal shelf looks fantastic. And congrats on the great exchange. Katrien (ILCS)

sales said...

What a great exchange from Kelly! The seasonal shelf looks great. I love the frog with the ears! You WIPS look great too!
Heidi-ILCS

Meari said...

What to comment on? LOL

Love the Tea and Stitches chart! Your CTW exchange is fab-u-lous. Kudos to Kelly. Congrats on your finish.

So are you telling me I need to wait for menopause before my darn migraines go away? LOL *sigh* Glad yours didn't last long.