Monday, May 28, 2012

Recovering

Here is Never Let You Go all finished.

Never Let You Go by Heartstring Samplery
40ct WDW Straw
GAST and WDW called for

I did use the darker color over the lighter color for the grass fill in, thus having my two major grass colors be more similar in tone than if I'd used the lighter color that is under the rooster.


I also put the father type's and my initials and this year instead of what was on the chart.


I like how it came out.

I did pick up a WIP to work on as well, but no pictures of that yet.  Why?  Well, I have a good reason, I promise.

I had surgery on Thursday and am slowly recovering.  I will know the results for sure this week, but the doctor says everything looks good and that she thinks I'm all fixed up.  So yeah, I haven't been stitching much since my surgery.  I did manage to pick up needle and thread yesterday, but only stitched a bit.  Frustrating since I'm not good at being an invalid.  lol!  Hopefully my recovery will speed up -- I have a graduation to go to very soon!

The boy child had his school jazz ensemble's jazz fest the night before my surgery.  Here are a few pics.  


The man with the grey hair is the boy child's jazz director.  A great guy, and an alumnus of the boy child's college too!



It's been nice having a long Memorial Day weekend.  The boy child has been enjoying time with school and neighborhood friends.  The girl child is off to Virginia Beach with her friends for some beach time before graduation. 

And Mia has been enjoying the bag that was given to me to hold my clothing at the surgery center.  lol!


Just wanted to send you to Marly's blog for a wonderful post so that we remember what Memorial Day is all about.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  It's going to be a crazy time around here for the next few months.  Oh boy!  Have a wonderful week, everyone!

89 comments:

Stitchesbyme said...

beautiful finish love it.

hope you are feeling well soon

Bertie said...

Oh it's a beautiful sampler Margaret!! You win again!!
Wishing you a speedy recovery and hope you are not suffering to much, not being able to stitch either!!
Have a good Memorial Day:))

Giovanna said...

Yikes, I can't believe you allow Mia to SLEEP in a plastic bag??? Isn't that horribly dangerous (as well as unhygienic to say the least)? Sorry about the gut reaction, but that picture really scares me.

I hope you recover quickly from your surgery, and can soon stitch normally again. Congrats on finishing the sampler, it's gorgeous.

Jackie said...

I like that you personalized Never Let You Go. It's a beautiful sampler.

I hope you are following the doctors orders and getting the required rest. I know it's hard, but sometimes it's necessary. Sending you healing thoughts!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Absolument merveilleux ! Quelle magnifique broderie !!!!

Bisous de FRANCE

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Praying your recovery is swift, just don't push to hard like I did and wear yourself down. Oh that Mia! I think she is very comfy! Huggles.

Sweet Sue said...

Wishing you wellness and effortless recovery! Beautiful sampler finish, I do like your grass choice:)

P.J. said...

Speedy recovery! Love your finish on Never Let You Go, gorgeous!!! Wish I could hear your son play, I can imagine it is wonderful. Cats are curious critters, cute picture of sleeping Mia.

Erica said...

Just beautiful as always!

I hope you are feeling better after the surgery, and my deepest sympathy for you having to deal with the vagaries of the medical/insurance profession!

Carol said...

Oh, I'm so happy your surgery went well, Margaret--best wishes for a speedy recovery... I do love your latest sampler--that verse is just adorable.

Relax now and be extra good to yourself :)

Joanie said...

Lovely sampler! Hope you are feeling better soon.

I sense the bittersweetness in your post over the boy child, end of a chapter but a new one begins!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your finish. The sampler looks wonderful. I hope you're recovery is swift and the news is good from the doc.
Hopefully Mia is being extra loving and gentle with you during your recuperation.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Margaret, I hope you are recovering and being extra kind and gentle with yourself. Mia is such a girl, she is doing her part to help with the recovery--resting! Am not sure which is worse dealing with the insurance companies are trying to decode what the medical experts are saying!

Your sampler is beautiful--glad you incorporated your initials and father type.

Take care of yourself!!!!!

merumo said...

Hope you are feeling a lot better by now. And I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a good news on the test result. Never Let You Go is a beautiful sampler! I may want to add that one on my wish list ;) Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Solstitches said...

Your finished sampler is absolutely beautiful.
I hope you are doing well after your surgery.
Margaret

Laura said...

Oh my goodness! Your finish is gorgeous. Love that sampler.

I hope you are feeling better and better everyday!!!! I am sorry to hear that you had to have surgery.

I love Mia's picture in that bag!! So cute!

Nancy said...

Beautiful, beautiful finish!! Sorry you had to have surgery, hope you are back to normal very soon!

Mia is so silly, gotta love that cat!

Deborah said...

The sampler is beautiful. I hope that you are feeling better soon.

Gabi said...

Gosh this is SO beautiful. Must put this beauty on my to do list. As always your stitching is a great inspiration.
Hope you recover soon and all test results are fine.

Lene said...

Be well soon! Hard to be patient to let the body rest, but it is needed. Crossing fingers the tests turns out ok. I love the finish. You do amazing work, as always. I have never seen a cat sleep in, or even on, plastic... Mia sure is her own cat:)

milly said...

Hello

Your finish is beautiful!
Your kitty is very sweet.

Hope you feel better soon.

Karin said...

Beautiful finish!!!! Another in my stash waiting patiently in line:-) Love, love seeing all your beautiful finishes!! Take good care and hope you are feeling better soon!

Ellen said...

Here is to a very speedy recovery, Margaret!!

Congrats on your new finish, and on your soon-to-be hs graduate!

Cari said...

Oh Margaret, your sampler is lovely. You do such amazing work. I really, really, really like this one.

I sure hope you recover quickly and get back to stitching. WE all love your encouragement and enabling!!

I know you're very proud of your son. He is amazing just like his Mom. And Mia....what a nut!! Lover her to pieces.

Have a pleasant and peaceful week!! Hugs

robindefender said...

I love your finish! I've resisted this design so far, but yours looks so good I might have to get it for myself, lol!

I'm glad you made it through your surgery okay and hope you are back to 100% soon.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

It is beautiful! Wishing you a speedy recovery, and hoping that all is well.

mdgtjulie said...

I'm sorry to hear you're not recovering as fast as you'd like. (And I totally understand about not being a good invalid. I'm terrible at it too!) And grats on the finish. I can't imagine how long that must have taken you. It's huge!!! Can't wait to see pics of the new WIP!!

Myriam said...

SUPERB the sampler! Mia too cute again!!!!!!!!! The best for you...
Take care of yourself

Vickie said...

In my prayers, Margaret. :) Love the sampler.♥ Exciting times to be sure!

woolwoman said...

Gosh Margaret - I'm so sorry to hear you had to have surgery - AAACCKKK- that is horrible but I sure hope you will be doing better soon. your sampler finish is just awesome and look at that DS rocking away on that bass - I couldn't see the brand but it looks like a nice one. He is so talented to be able to switch from the symphony bass to the electric bass. Take care of yourself - Hugs Mel

barbara said...

Rapid recovery wishes!!

Love your sampler finish. :)

Take care! <3

Brigitte said...

Magnifique, tes doigts sont magiques..Bises made in France Brigitte

Lizzie said...

Hope it wasn't anything too serious and that you're back to your wonderful self very very soon, take care my friend..
Lizzie
xxx

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous sampler!

Glenna said...

Hope you recover rapidly! Isn't funny how fond cats are of plastic? Mine do the same thing--you'd think they'd be all sweaty!

BeckySC said...

What a gorgeous sampler, Margaret :) (((sending you healing hugs)))

samplerlover said...

Another beautiful sampler for your collection Margaret. I like that you add the initials. Makes it yours.
Hope that you are feeling a lot better and so glad that something seems to be fine. Take care - Sandra.

marly said...

I love it Margaret. Not too much over one and the design doesn't look confusing to old people! I may give this one a try and hope it looks as good as yours. I sure hope you news is good and you start feeling back to normal (or better) very soon. I can't believe Mia is in that plastic bag. Take it easy for a while and rest!

Elizabeth said...

Glad to hear that you're home recovering, but I understand your impatience! Your finish is great and I am amazed at how quickly you get things done! Hope you continue to feel better :)

Karen said...

What a beautiful finish. Hope you are feeling better soon....


happy stitching...

Vera said...

Hi Margaret, Best wishes for a speedy recovery and hoping all test results turn out fine. Mia is too funny! Love your sampler. I do need to get this one to stitch!! NIce pics of the boy child -- you must be so proud!! Vera

Mugwump Woolies said...

Gorgeous finish! Hope you are feeling better very soon.
Take good care,
Robyn

Anne said...

Oh wow Margaret!! The sampler is gorgeous! I really love that verse too! It's so sweet and I adore how you personalized it with you and your hubby's initials!! Makes my heart soar!! I hope you are okay now from surgery! I didn't know you were going in :( Rest up lots and let the others pamper you...even though I know that's hard to do. I'm not a very good invalid either. In fact my hubby gets mad at me for not resting!! Oh that Mia, getting herself up to all sorts of shenanigans! Funny how Titus is so scared of plastic bags!! Hugs!!

Melody said...

Margaret, sorry to hear you had to have surgery! Hope your recovery time goes quickly for you.

Take care,

Patty C. said...

Wishing you have a speedy recovery!
(Your sampler is beautiful - no surprise there! )

Miss Pants said...

Isn't the spotted dog cute! And the flying bird is hilarious to me..for some reason.

Hope your recovery is quick!

Teresa S. said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better and the surgery was a success.
The sampler turned out lovely. I think its the first finish of it I've seen.
Have a great June!

Stitch By Stitch said...

Margaret, please take care of yourself and may your recovery be quick! I'm glad to hear it went well. Congrats on the beautiful finish!

Veronica said...

Oooh... You finished it already! Congratulations! It's stunning.

Hope you'll be back to 100% soon after your surgery. Take good care!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Isadarena said...

Wow !! Margaret, I am always impressed by your fantastic Samplers: this one is just beautiful!!Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of your dear son and of course, your little Mia :-)
Have a lovely week,
Isa

Lois said...

Lovely finish! The grass has come up really well. Look after yourself, try and take things easy. I know, easier said than done. I say get some tennis watching in!

Chris said...

Hey Margaret!
I am glad to hear that you are recovering well. I hope that you are 100% again soon.
I love this finish. I really had resisted this sampler, but I may have to change that. It looks amazing.
Enjoy every moment of your son's transition to college. What an exciting time.

Annie said...

The Sampler is beyond beautiful! My favorite colors too.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. The worst part must be not getting your stitching fix!

Jeannine520 said...

Beautiful finish Margaret. I like the darker green, good choice. I'm sorry you had to have surgery and hope you are feeling back to normal as soon as possible. Best wishes for the best possible test results.

Cathy Lloyd said...

Love your newest finish..so sweet! Dearest Margaret, here's hoping for a speedy recovery and fabulous test results! Your love for the needle and thread will be back soon...until then...rest up! ♥

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on the finish! It looks great. Take care and be well. Hugs!

Ranae said...

What??!! Your already done??!!
You are one speedy stitcher
And here I thought I was making good progress on it, lol
It is beautiful!!!! I can't wait till I get down to the farm
Did you notice there are two chimneys in the model but not the pattern, lol I was really studing it before I started it, lol
It is my favorite of 2012 so far
I wish you a quick recovery,
Take care!!!!

Anonymous said...

It is a beautiful sampler!! I love it very much, and I see I am not that far yet.
How are you doing at the moment? Recovering from your surgery? I hope you get well in time for the graduation of your son, and that the news of the doctor is good!
Janneke, Holland.

Melissa said...

Congrats on your new finish, Margaret! I am tempted now to stitch that next!

I hope you are recovering nicely and that you can enjoy your DD's graduation this weekend. Take care!

Katrina said...

Glad you are recovering nicely!!!!! Gorgeous finish, huge congrats :-).

BrendaS said...

Lovely finish Margaret! I hope you are on the road to recovery and feel better soon:))

Have a great week

doris said...

Love the new finish! So pretty.

Feel better soon!

Loretta a/k/a Mrs. Pom said...

I hope you are okay, sweetie! Thinking of you!!

Deb said...

I hope that you're feeling better today Margaret. I'm sure that you should be almost 100% by the weekend. Just take it easy and let those men wait on you!

Love how Never Let You Go turned out. Another one I'm going to have to add to the list. Can't wait to see what WIP you're working on!!

And I don't know about you, but Month 2 of Phebe arrived today! UGH! I haven't even started Month 1!!

Melanie said...

I'm so sorry you've been feeling poorly lately. I hope you'll be right as rain now. Surgery is.........it just sucks so hard. :(

Very nice finish!!!!

Penny said...

Hope you recover quickly and that everything is okay! Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

Karen said...

Margaret, I'm glad your surgery went well and that all looks good. Get well soon so you can get back to stitching...and go to graduation!

Mindi said...

Shame on you Margaret! You need to take it easy and give your body a chance to heal, and not have any set-backs. I'm glad your doctor is giving you a good prognosis.

Your finish is absolutely stunning, as usual. You stitched that one very fast! I seem to remember it just coming out in the last few months.

Sylvia said...

I love how your sampler turned out, Margaret. Glad you are recovering from your surgery. I am sure you will be glad to get your results.

Mia is a crack-up as always. Thanks for the link to Marly's post - it was so touching.

Jenny said...

Oh, Mia always makes me laugh - she is just too cute!

I am glad to hear that your surgery seems to have gone well - I am keeping everything crossed that you'll feel better soon and that the outcome is perfect!

Love, love, love your newest sampler finish! She is a very talented designer - the couple is wonderful and that flower basket is fabulous! Love the rooster too and the different colored areas in the grass - just charming!

Good to hear that you had a great long holiday weekend. I am still feeling relaxed and happy from being off for a few days with no obligations! LOL

Sherry said...

What a beautiful finish! Hope you feel better soon.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wonderful finish, Margaret! I would also personalize this one and love how you did it.

I hope you are feeling better and heal quickly and can't wait to see what it is you're working on.

Take care!!

Sally said...

Stunning finish Margaret.

Hope you are well recovered soon. take it easy though.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

This sampler is on my list...actually it is ordered but not in yet ;)
I love, love, love yours! I hope your recovery is going well, I'll keep you in my prayers, Margaret.

Catherine said...

Wow, Margaret!! Your sampler looks wonderful ~ you sure got that stitched up in no time!! Makes me even more anxious to start mine. I hope you are all recovered from your surgery.
Love the pics of your son and as always, Mia is a ham!

Alma Allen said...

Hi Margaret,

Hope you are on the mend!!! Love your sampler, Never Let you Go. I have not seen it before. I will have to put it on my long "must do" list! It's funny how cats love plastic. Mine always wants to chew on it.

Get well quick!

Hugs to you dear friend.

Kerri said...

Just a quick wish for a very speedy recovery. I am sure you will be good as new and enjoying the summer in short order.

Beth Twist said...

Margaret... such nice work! Thanks for letting me know that you had finished it. Dye lots can be such a drag sometimes, can't they? The color variation in my grass greens are much more subtle... way to improvise!

And Ranae!!! I can't believe you are the first (including myself) to notice I left one of the chimneys out of the chart! I have corrected it now, so if anyone needs a pdf of the correction, just drop me a line.

Lisa V said...

Oh my, Never Let Me Go is stunning. As soon as this one was released I put it straight on my wishlist. Its gorgeous and I'm soo glad I have now seen it all stitched up and finished, it makes me want to own it quicker now.

Sherry :o) said...

NLMG is so beautiful ... and 'specially so in your pictures. Hope you are feeling better and back up to speed. It's not easy being less than 100%! Good luck with graduation - is your daughter returning home for the summer?

Kaisievic said...

Fantastic finish - this design is definitely going on my wish list! Glad to hear that the surgery went well.

RuthB said...

Heal quickly!!!! Mia is nuts --- doesn't she know about the Surgeon General's warnings about playing in plastic bags? lol

Love the stitching... but that's to be expected :) :) :)

Karoline said...

Congratulations on finishing Never Let Me Go, it's gorgeous

I hope you're making a speedy recovery.

valerie said...

Beautiful finish Margaret! I just love this sampler. I hope you have a speedy recovery from your surgery and can get back to your turbo needles. =)

Sharon said...

Your finish is glorious! Great sampler!

Jane in Wisconsin said...

Love your beautiful sampler........I pickedthis up last week but didn't let myself buy the supplies. I just have too many other projects to finish first.

Hope you are making a speedy recover from your surgery. It's wonderful that you have sweet Mia to make your recovery a bit easier.

Jean said...

Sorry I'm late on this, the sampler is lovely. I hope your recovering from your surgery, soon, sounds like it all will be well. Mia is too funny, Ours love plastic bags. We only had one incident, when ed got his head through the handle and it scared him so to have this thing like a cape on his back, it was funny.

Brigitte said...

A great finish. This sampler has already gone on my wish list the first time I saw it on a blog.

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Love Never Let You Go. Your blog is my bigest enable :)