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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Stitches South and an ATC Swap

I didn't go to Stitches because I am not well enough. I tried to go in to work today, but had to come back home. I am just feeling so bad. On a lighter note, I am doing an ATC swap with some of my blogging friends and I want to invite anyone who would like to join us to email me.

It will be tons of fun and you will get so many ATC's! Come on join us!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stitches South

Finally the time is here for Stitches South. I have been looking forward to it for quite some time now. It starts on Thursday, April 22 at Cobb Galleria, well actually the Waverly Hotel and goes through Sunday. Fortunately for me, my office is right down the street, so I am planning to go on Friday and Saturday after work. In addition, I am off on Thursday, so I am going early. This will be my first time to go, and I am so excited. I am hoping that some of my friends will be able to go with me.

I am off today and I am so glad. The shingles have literally kicked my butt to the moon and back. I don't recall ever having anything that was as painful as this. I had to work on Monday and Tuesday because there was no one to cover the office. Today I am planning to take it easy and nap all day.

I am also working on a plan for my studio/office. Right now it looks like a storage facility, but I have big plans for that room and I am excited! I might post the progress as I go along with pictures......

It seems that I can't finish a project before starting another one. Shame on me . But, I always finish them at some point. I am working on socks for Beany and Anna and I also have a cute hat that I want to make for Anna.

You gotta love this face:

Monday, April 19, 2010

Life is so strange

I have not had a great couple of weeks, and now I have shingles. At least I am 99% sure that I have the shingles. I am calling the doctor at 8 to see if I can get in to see him. The pain is the worst pain I have ever had I think. I can understand how people who have chronic pain feel I think. I couldn't take this day in and day out. Advil helps, but only for the short term.

On a happier note, I am working on several projects and I am trying to get things organized to make the project bags and a tote that a friend of mine designed. I have been working in my yard and in the gardens. My border is looking great! I love gardening, it is my favorite pastime and I just don't get to do it as much as I would like.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Early ERG Results

Kate received the test results from Dr. Lambert yesterday, and it is confirmed that Brian does have Retinitis Pigmentosa. Though it is not the diagnosis that we had hoped for, we are all trying to understand and be strong for him. Though I am totally devastated, I will work through it and fight for him to have a life that is as normal as possible.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bitty Bits and Pieces Giveaway

If you have not looked this blog bittybitsandpieces, you should go now and have a look at all the beautiful creations. They are also having a great giveaway right now so take a look!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The ERG and other stuff

Well, Brian had the ERG today and everything went smoothly. We will not get results until Monday. Brian came home with me from the hospital to spend the night and we are having fun. He was very groggy for a while, but seems to be back to his old self. We have been playing and watching all his favorite shows. Poppy is coming home and we are going to cook hamburgers on the grill. Brian and I are planning to go to the park tomorrow, and take a picnic. I am making very good progress on my scarf for the Crush the U 04. I have several projects waiting to be started once I get the UFO's completed, so I need to get with it. So much yarn, so little time.......Happy Spring Everyone!

Just Stuff

I finished the one scarf, and I am so glad. Still have another scarf, 2 pair of socks and a shawl to finish for the Crush the U 4. I have been extremely worried about the ERG that B is having tomorrow. I plan to be there as soon as they take him back to surgery. I believe with all my heart that God can heal him, and I am praying that he will.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


I am about to head to work. Church was great this morning! Would like to stay home and watch the final round of the Masters, but have to open the office. We had such a nice time last night at Butch and Marie's house. They had several of us over for dinner, and it was so wonderful. These are the kinds of things that life is all about. We have a very important appointment on Wednesday. Beany is having the ERG finally after several months of waiting. He will be at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite in midtown. I still believe in miracles and I still have faith that God can heal him if it is his will. If it is not, I believe that he will show us how to deal with it. I am praying and I have all my wonderful friends praying......

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I Miss Saturdays

I really miss Saturdays. I work every weekend now, and I just don't like it. I have tried to adjust, but I can't. I miss working in the gardens and shopping with Randy. I miss wearing my jammies until 10 or 11. I really miss being able to have Beany and Anna for the weekend as much as I used to. If I have them now, I have to leave and go to work. I miss Sundays too. Now I have to rush home from church and get ready to go to work. I miss watching sports and taking naps. I really want to retire, or just quit, whatever you want to call it, but that isn't possible for a while. I just wish I could get my weekends back.

Friday, April 9, 2010


I love this weather, but let me tell you, it does not love me. For the first time in my life, I have allergies and I am not sure why I developed them in my old age. I cough and sneeze and sputter all the time, and my head aches. Oh well, it is always something, isn't it?

I have been working on several projects and I am pleased with the progress that I am making. This is my own pattern for a scarf. Nothing fancy, but still my own.

This scarf is Carol Siegrist at the Yarn Garden's creation. It is so pretty and the design is spectacular. I am doing it with Zitron Life Style. It is heavenly to knit, so smooth and silky. She is so talented.

And finally, this is a blanket I made for my friend Marie's new Grandson, Baby Parker. He is due May 15 and his Mommy and Daddy are so cute, so I know he will be. This is the 8 Hour Baby Blanket Revisited and I did it with Plymouth Encore.

I am still doing socks and my second shawl, still an easy one. I am about to make project bags, I have this great pattern and I am going to make them from quilt fabric, which is 100% cotton so they will last for a long time and be easy to clean..........

Thursday, April 8, 2010

2010 Medal

2010 Medal, originally uploaded by GardenLynn.

This is the medal that I won for this year's Ravelympics. I completed LaLa's Simple Shawl and it turned out great! I am so proud that I completed an event this year!

Old Age and A New Beginning

Well, I have been away for while, and I think that I just did not have my priorities in the right place. I have been wasting entirely too much time on websites and activities that did not benefit me or enrich my creative side. Those days are over. I have much to catch up on and much to do to get back to where I want to be, but I am working diligently to get there.

I had all the tests that the doctor said I needed and I got a clean bill of health! Thank you my Lord! Because of this, I have decided to change my priorities and make a richer life for myself. I have already started doing some things and today I resume blogging and visiting my friends blogs. I have been very lax in my blogging for quite some time now, and I enjoy it so much. I have not participated in a swap for such a long time and I have not posted pictures of my latest creations, projects I am working on, and just the great things that are going on in my life and in my friend's lives. So today, I start fresh!