Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday Meanderings...

Time has certainly gotten away from me, can't believe last week zoomed and this weekend did as well! Had an enjoyable time though, went to my daughter's for dinner. She tried Lasagna for the first time and got rave reviews! Who would have thunk that this girl could cook, and enjoy it too???? Will wonders ever cease??? My contribution was homemade cherry and blackberry pies. You would think that Christmas had happened, that bunch should loves my pies!! Makes it worth the extra efforts!! Got home early evening, and DS came over to help me move my heavy desk, puter and files to the new office. It feels really weird to be visiting with you all, in a new room! Don't worry, as soon as I get it looking decent, I will share some pics! Lots to do this week, so it might be awhile!

I started a new project yesterday, yeah right, like I needed another project, to join the mountain of others I have...but what the heck! It is Sarah Salter by Sheepish Designs. Of course, I had to play with the colors and change them. I found the prettiest cut of 36 ct R&R Liberty Gathering Grey in my stash, and thought it would be great for this project, particularing because I did change the palette, somewhat! Pictured below is my meager beginning with the silks that I chose, Belle Soies...needless to say, with the lateness of the hour, I didn't accomplish much, but a start is a start, right? I plan on this being my Sunday project!!




Also an update of my This Is The Day! Haven't had much time with it, but every little stitch counts, especially when I am working on that fill! GRIEF


These actually show more the color of linen!

On another note, my pregnant daughter, Ashley has been ill. More then likely she has another dreadful kidney stone. Two years ago, she had one lodged in her kidney, and it took two surgeries to get it removed. But because she is in her 6th month of pregnancy, they can't do anything. Would appreciate your prayers and good thoughts, that she able to pass it on her own and soon!

Thanks for visiting and for all of your lovely commments, I look so forward to them and they are very much appreciated!

Have a wonderful and beautiful SPRING week in your area!

25 comments:

Patti said...

Jan, I love what you are stitching and I love those Belle Soie silks too - they are so yummy. I do wish your daughter better and hope the stones pass on their own. Love Patti xxx

Vonna said...

I think I'm in love with Sarah Salter...oh no...
And your This Is the Day...Jan I must say it is stunningly gorgeous.
I will be praying for your daughter. God Bless her...that's all she needs at six months pregnant is a kidney stone, I've never had one myself, but my husband has and I know how he suffered with it. Thinking good thoughts.

KarenV said...

This is the Day is looking fabulous! I really love your colour changes, they work so well.

I hope your daughter is feeling better soon, being pregnant with kidney stones sounds like a complete nightmare.

BeckySC said...

Oh, I am praying for Ashley. Bless her heart. Try not to worry to much mom/grandma :)

Your progress on This is The Day looks gorgeous and I love your new start :)

Have a lovely week my friend :)
((hugs))

Deb said...

My prayers are with your daughter. I'm sure she's in some pain and can only hope that it isn't too bad. I love your progress on This is the Day and love the fabric and the fibers of your new project!

doris said...

So sorry about Ashley. Hope she feels better soon.

This Is the Day ... I really wanna stitch that one. Wish there was a way to start and finish everything I wanna stitch as quickly as I want.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Jan, sending prayers for Ashley! I am so sorry she is suffering right now.

Great start on Sarah - I love that sampler; don't think I have it in my stash though - maybe I should go check..... Also, LOVE your This is the Day! Truly, the colors are fabulous and you're so making me want to stitch this, I absolutely love your color conversions - it's going on my must stitch pile!

Have a great week!

Melissa said...

Jan, I am so glad I found your version of This is the Day so I could see what an alternate palette would do. Yours is looking gorgeous! the palette for Sarah looks bright and lively too.

I hope your daughter feel better soon! Prayers are en route!

Tanya said...

What a coincidence, I am starting Sarah Salter too! You have picked some scrumptious colors.

I hope Ashley gets to feeling better,sending prayers her way.

Margaret said...

Poor Ashley! I'll definitely be sending good vibes her way -- I hope she's feeling better soon! I love your This is the Day! And your new start too -- can't wait to see how your conversion looks! Looking forward to seeing your new space too. :D

Kathy said...

Prayers being said for Ashley.
Your This Is the Day is lovely. Looking forward to seeing more of your new start.

Shelleen said...

great new start and a progress. Hope your daughter feels better soon.

Nicole said...

Ohh, I'm going to love watching your progress on Sarah Salter, especially with your conversion using Belle Soie. Your progress on This is the Day is really pretty! Thank you again for providing the conversion. I'm enjoying it so much! :)

Carolyn NC said...

PBS for your DD. So sorry to hear about the kidney stones. Hope they resolve themselves soon! Love your stitching - it's beautiful.

Mary Beth said...

Keeping Ashley in my prayers. I hope she passes the ks soon.

You sure have been busy on This is the day! It's looking awesome! And congrats on your new start. The fabric is perfect for you color pallet!

The Scarlett House said...

Oh my...I may have to do this one after seeing yours. I have this thing for red houses, and sheep, and trees. I'm hooked. Beautiful job.
Sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope each minute gets a little better for her.

Garden Girl said...

Hi Jan! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day and leaving such a nice comment. It's nice to discover you, and your beautiful stitching, as well!
And I love the Ellen Birdsye in your banner.:~)

Siobhan said...

Lots of prayers being said for Ashley, Jan. I hope the stone clears w/o a lot of problems.

Love the Sarah Salter start! And your This Is The Day looks fabulous. The fill in takes forever but it is oh, so worth it! :)

Lizzy said...

I'm keeping Ashley and you in my prayers, dear Jan... I know how worried you all are and I'm hoping she passes the stone quickly and without too much pain!

You know how much I LOVE "This is the Day" and I'm so looking foward to starting it this week! Yours is GORGEOUS, Hun and I can't wait to see the thread conversions IRL, so I can make up my mind! lol

Sarah Salter is going to be gorgeous... and I LOVE the Belle Soie Silks... I saw a picture of Sarah on someone's blog yesterday... Gosh, but I can't remember who's blog it was! No, it wasn't yours... lol Anyway, you know I immediately added it to my *no end in sight Wish List*... :)

I so enjoyed our *visit* yesterday and can't wait for my lovelies to arrive... I'm itching to start them both right away... ;) You know I mentioned I'm trying another rotation plan {keeping fingers crossed}... but will most likely become firmly attached to one of my *new starts* and my poor rotation attempts will fall by the wayside yet again! Oh, well... it's all about the journey... ;)

Blessings, hugs and love in stitches, dear Jan!

Loraine said...

Beautiful sampler! Love the colors.
I'll keep your daughter in my thoughts and prayers.

Joanie said...

OUCH! I had kidney stones at the same time in my pregnancy. Tell your daughter to drink gallons of water.
Love your changes to Sarah Salter!

Michelle said...

My prayers go out to your daughter. Both of your pieces are beautiful! I love how This is the Day is looking.

woolwoman said...

Poor DD - I'll send up some prayers for her speedy passing of that nasty old stone.

Your TitD is just beautiful Jan - I love your conversion - We are going to have to talk before I start mine - I won't do 40ct but will switch to 36ct - I love the design but your color palette would do better in my house. Love keeping up with your blog and thanks for visiting with me! All you girls are great inspiration with your lovely photos and frequent updates. hugs mel

Tammy said...

Your Day is so gorgeous. Boy, I had a kidney stone one time and was hospitalised for a whole week! It was bad enough not being pregnant, so I have so much sympathy for your poor daughter! I hope she gets better soon.

ivoryspring said...

What a lovely sampler in progress!