Sunday, July 1, 2012

It has been a long time....

It seems like it's been forever since I've updated this poor blog.  I've had lots going on in my life over the last few months.  I've had more hand issues than I can to admit.   I had carpel tunnel surgery on my wrist, such a sad little stump of an arm, eh? 

And since I couldn't stitch,  I needed "something" creative to do.   So I convinced hubby that we needed a bench for my front porch.   Found a great free plan online and went to the "man" store to get the supplies.  Isn't that a lovely pile of wood? 

And after a few hours this is what that wood turned into......I now have a nice little bench to sit on my front porch and enjoy.

And since I still didn't have use of my hand for stitching.  I did a little more vinyl things around the house.  This is directly above my living room window.....

And I made this sign for next to the front door.   Hubby says I should have just put the vinyl right on the door since the door is painted red.  Wish I would have thought of that first!
And here's a little sign for the living room.  Kind of the rules of our house....
And finally, after having my left hand mutilated from the surgery and on its way to healing...I ended up with an anglion cyst on my right hand.   Let me tell ya,  that is painful!  I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.  I pretty much lost use of my right hand for about a week and couldn't do ANYTHING.  No typing, no dishes, no stitching. Could barely take a shower by myself.

It kind of set me into depression mode and I've been having a heck of a time even wanting to stitch now that I can pick up a needle again.   But today I took the plunge and decided to do this little bitty SAL that is offered here:  (hope that's the right blog address)

This is my first "finish" in a very long time and I am doing a GIANT happy dance!   There is a total of 25 squares and one will be release each day for the next 25 days.   They are super small and don't take long at all to stitch up....and you can use whatever threads you have on hand.   I used WDW "Confetti" and for the border I used Valdani "black".    Have no clue what the fabric's a 28 count that I had in my stash.

Anyway, that's what's up with me.  Hope everyone is staying cool this summer!  
Happy Stitching! 


  1. Geez Mary now I looked at that SAL and I want to do it too!! NO NO NO I can't start anything else!!! See what you are doing to me!!!

  2. I've seen that one but doubt I'll do it ATM. Love your colors. Bench turned out nice. Wonder if my man would make me one....

  3. What a cute idea for a SAL. You picked great colors for your first tiny square. It's nice that you got so many crafts done around the house when you couldn't stitch.