Monday, November 2, 2009

I'm SO Spoiled

I've been having problems with my back again and spent most of the last week in bed. It was so bad last week that we had to skip the movie on "date night" and just went out for a light supper, coffee and some time playing the penny slots. To my amazement I even won for a change and Tracy won enough to pay for our evening out. Now on to be spoiled.....Tracy felt sorry for me and he came home with more snowmen for my collection. Aren't they the cutest things.
Soft and cuddly Snowman, Snowman Pail (will be great for holding chocolates), Frosty ornaments, 2 pairs of toe socks and PEZ dispenser with lots of Pez candies. Isn't he the sweetest DH in the world!
FINISH.....

"Gingerbread House" Wizzer Ornament by Janlynn
Stitched on Brown Perforated Plastic with DMC
This is another of the ornaments I stitched while the computer took it's vacation. It was really fun to stitch but had LOT of backstitching to it.
WIP's....

With my back hurting and having to spend so much time in bed I really haven't got much stitching done but as my back improves I'll make up for it.


Snowman Trio "Chilly"
Poor "Chilly" had a visit from the frogs. I had his scarf stitched then found that it was one thread off. I really thought about just leaving it but just couldn't do it so out came the "stitch picker" and I took out the offending stitches. It won't take long to restitch that area.



"Pansy Sampler" SAL
I finished Band 10 (the little purple flower buds) and have started on the Kloster Blocks. Something about the stitching white on white really go to my eyes so I had to put it away until I've had some good sleep and then I can finish the blocks and start the cutting and needle weaving. I'm going to finish it as a needleroll so will have to get ribbon and lining fabric to match the colors.
I thought the eyes could use a rest so out came the "Naughty" ornament. Since it's done on 14 count perforated paper and I enlarged the chart to "Granny" size it really doesn't put any strain on the eyes.
Well that's it for me.....hope you have a great week!
Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching

19 comments:

Vicki in CO said...

Sorry your back is bothering you. Mine hurts every day, ever since I fell down the stairs going on 2 years ago, so I can definitely relate. Your DH is definitely a keeper....seems to me, your anniversary is same day as ours, so it's coming up soon. Love the gingerbread house. That's really a cute one.

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Gabi said...

I hope your back will be better soon. Back pain can be a real annoyance.
Your husband is such a darling. Cute gifts.
Congrats on your cute little finish, and hopefully the frogs stay away now for poor little Chilly.
Pansy sampler looks great too.

Donna said...

Poor Rene! I am sorry your back feels so bad and hope you get to feeling better soon! Love all your stitching!

crossstitchbibs said...

Love your gingerbread house! Hope your back feels better soon - use some heat or ice on it whichever makes it feel better. I have a bad back so I know how you feel and its not fun!!

Sadie said...

I'm sorry that your back has been giving you trouble Rene, I hope that it eases up really quickly. Your DH is such a treasure, great gifts he got for you :-)
Lovely stitching, fingers crossed the frogs stay away!
get well soon x

Carol said...

Hope you feel better soon.
Lovely gifts from your DH. How sweet is he :)
The gingerbread house is adorable.

htimcj said...

I hope you are feeling better really soon. Bad backs are such a pain! I love the ornament and the snowman stitching and goodies! Pansy Sampler is coming along nicelt

Joy said...

I can definitely relate to the back pain issues, so I do hope you are feeling better real soon. I like your idea for Stitchy Kitty's snowmen! I can name them after my kids and they will have a future keepsake...Thanks! Tell the DH good deal on the snowman goodies!! I adore them also and saw quite a few I want as I was browsing the holiday things on Friday. Take Care!

Anne Sans Tete said...

love the gingerbread house- very cute!!

Carolyn NC said...

So sorry to hear about your back. Hope you're up and around soon. All of your stitching looks great, but I love the Gingerbread house!

Kelly said...

Your stitching is gorgeous and I love your snowmen things. You are really spoilt lol. I hope you back fully recovers as soon as possible!

Mel said...

awh... sorry to hear you are not feeling well. *hugs*
hope you're on the mend soon.

And those are some awesome snowmen gifts! :)

5 Foot Runt said...

OH I love your snowman pattern. Perfect pick of fabric. It makes everything pop. I didn't know that DMC made a plastic version of the paper. I will have to check that out. It looks wonderful along with your tokens of love from Tracey.

Anonymous said...

Hope your back feels better soon. Your DH sure spoils you and love what he got you. Your ornament is cute.

Marl

Nancy M said...

Even with time on your back you have plenty of progress to show!! Hope it gets better every day.

Shelley said...

I hope your back pains go away and quick. We can't have your needle sitting idle for too long...it'll get lonely. Tracy is an amazing DH to spoil you so. Your snowman goodies are so cute. The socks look nice and comfy. Gingerbread House is adorable. I hate backstitching on perforated paper. But it turned out fabulous. Between Kathy in So Cal and now you I am bound to end up buying Snowman Trio. They are just too adorable not to stitch. Pansy Sampler is coming along great. I have had to set mine aside to finish up some deadline pieces. But I hope to get it done before January, lol!

Kathy said...

Sorry to hear about your back. Gosh but back pain has to be the worse. :( I hope it is feeling better now.
Love the ornaments. Cute as can be. With all the ones you have finished this year you better be getting a giant tree to hang them on. :)

Meari said...

I hope your back is feeling better, Rene. Date night sounded wonderful. And what a sweet surprise from your DH.