Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Can't Stop Believing

That's right, I am done!  It has been nearly 3 weeks of pain, pain meds making me loopy and tired, and lots of doctors saying they do not know what is going on.  But when I could I stitched and got the body of "Savannah Birth Sampler" done.  Now I am just waiting on a baby to finish the last bit.

This is my version - lots and lots of purple.
Savannah Birth Record
Progress 11/6/2013

And this is the original.

And a close up
Savannah Birth Record

So happy that I got it done before the birth of the baby.  I have to go find a mat and a frame. I actually feel a little bereft.  I have been so involved in getting this done.  It was all I could think about.  I put "Blackstone Fantasy Garden" back on the scroll rods but haven't done more than look at it. Need to get my mojo going again.  Maybe I can get it finished before we buy a house.

Blackstone Fantasy Garden

Towards that end...look what I found at Joann's on Saturday for really cheap.

Yup, the Ottlite I have been looking at for awhile now.  I just couldn't justify the price.  This is the model that usually sells for over $200.  They had it on sale for $99 and then I had a coupon for 25% off, including sale items.  Hubby said go for it, so I did.

Then I moved my stitching corner to the downstairs and made the kids clean up their toys.

New Ottlite in it's new home

New Stitching corner

Too bad I don't have a view anymore.  We think that this may help with our current living situation.  We can only hope. Now to get the mojo flowing so I can settle in and make the magic happen.

For hubby's birthday I bought the whole family ice side seats for our favorite college hockey team, the CC Tigers.  They were playing their big rivals DU.  We had pucks flying at us, big hits right in front of us, and a stupid ref who would always get in the way.  But seeing my family have so much fun was more a treat for me than even the game.

CC Tiger Hockey Game
Off to another doctor's appointment.  Hopefully this one will know what I have going on.

Healthy Stitching!


  1. Your birth sampler looks great! Personally - I love all the purple :)

    Good luck with the doctor's appointment. I know how frustrating pain can be.

  2. I love your version, great job on the color switches. I am usually a follow the color kinda gal so I would never have thought to switch them. It is so irritating when the doctors can't fix you. Hope you get it figured out soon and all your pain goes away.

  3. Congratulations on getting the birth sampler finished

  4. Thank you Faith. Not a big fan of the doctor anymore. Tara-this is the first time I have really messed with changing color and some design aspects. Baby's mom wanted to try and match the bedding. After going through so many sites to try and find something I knew I had to do it. I am so proud of myself that I tried. Denise thank you!

  5. Lena, the birth sampler looks wonderful! :) Wow, you got a deal on that Ott lite! My reason for not buying one is also the price. Sounds like your family had a good time at the hockey game. We also like going to them but didn't manage to make it to one last year. Hopefully this year. This is my first time visiting your blog. I hope its ok to add a link on my blog list so I remember to check it more often. If not, let me know and I will remove it. I really (really!) need to update mine! I think it was May last time. Yikes...

  6. Congrats on the finish! It's adorable :)

    - Lisa N.

  7. Thank you Elaine! I love my Ott and it is totally worth it if you can get a good deal. Keep those eyes open. No problem with linking us. I'll have to head over and look at yours.