Saturday, March 25, 2006

Cable box fixed! And H.D. pics

Well, happy Saturday! I am happy to report that my cable box is fixed! My husband said all he did was unplug it and plug it back in...boy do I feel dumb! Oh well. I still don't have a microwave! The guy came out to fix it, but instead my husband opted to just get a new one installed, we are waiting for it to arrive so we can call the guy back here to install it for us.

Well, I was just over at, I enjoy looking at all the prettys! Very inspiring, almost as much so as reading Blogs. And I was digging through my desk drawer, and found some pictures of some finishes that I did for my mom, who is the recipient of much of my work. So, here they are, I wanted to share them.

This is my very favorite! This is a kit that my mom got for me to do for her, and I don't know about you but I find it really hard to stitch things that other people have gotten for me to do. However, I plodded my way through it, and wa-la! I finished this in January of last year. It took me about 60 hours to complete.

And At the same time as she got me that one she also got me this kit as well, but it was stamped cross stitch, and so I just swapped out the fabric for a piece of my favorite 18 cnt aida. This took me 45 hours to do, and again, not my favorite to do, and I had to PLOD through this one also, but I knew she loved them, and it's funny, because she would always mention them in a teasing way, when I would talk about buying new stuff for stitching, saying "What do you need new stitching things for you still have those two projects I bought you two years ago, do you think they'll be done by the day before I pass on, so I can at least look at them for a day?" So! As soon as I finished college and had way too much time on my hands, out they came, and I made a devout PROMISE to have them done by her birthday for last year, and I did!

Ok, where is it?! I just downloaded it twice, and each time it acted like it brought the pic over, and it is not here! I hate it when blogger does this crap. I guess I will have to share them with you later! GRRRRRRR!!!!!! oh well, at least you got to see at least one of my finishes, and I proved that I can finish things. I still have some more pictures to share that my mom sent to me, of things I have done for her. And two baby things I did for my friend, Emily that I still have not gotten to her. But then again, I haven't heard from her for well, since August of last year a few weeks after her twins were born, so maybe I shouldn't send them to her. I am not sure how good a friends we really are now. Hmmm...? Well, I am going ot go watch some T.V. with my cable box that works, when you unplug it and plug it back in. I hope this isn't going to be an on going habit with this thing.


Von said...

As a mom of twins, I really must come to your friend's defense! Keeping up with one baby is often an overwhelming thing for many women, but managing two or more is overwhelming for just about every mother of multiples and especially so in the first two years. My advice is to go ahead and send her your gifts with a nice newsy note and an expression of support. I'm sure she'll appreciate your caring!
I really don't mean to lecture you, dear Lana. :) Just put yourself in her shoes. {{{{hug}}}}

AnneS said...

Your finished piccie is lovely - no wonder your Mum hounded you for it, it looks great :) Look forward to seeing the next one when blogger's playing nicely again :D

Heather said...

Your finish is lovely. Blogger was doing exactly the same thing to me last night too :(

I'd go ahead and give your friend the gifts, perhaps she is just feeling overwhelmed with the arrival of 2 babies. I know I only have the one and I get so far behind with correspondence, it's unbelievable.

Kim said...

Even if it wasn't your choice, you did fabulous job on it! It turned out great. :D

Blogger seems to have this problem in the evenings, not sure why. Hope you get it all worked out. :D

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

It's great that you're able to stitch for your mom. I did quite a few things for my mine when she was living, and she loved every one of them. I know what you mean when you say that it's hard to stitch something that someone else chose. I think that's a big part of the reason that so few people stitch for pay. ;)