Thursday, January 7, 2010

Goings On in My 'Little Corner'!

Once again it has been forever since I posted! I am late in wishing you all a Happy New Year, not to mention, I didn't get to post you a Merry Christmas for 2009! Regardless, I wished both for you all, albeit silently!

I have a couple of finishes that got framed a couple of days before Christmas and I am so pleased with how they turned out!

First of all is Hands To Work This Is The Day and here is a not so great picture of it hanging on my wall:



And one of a closeup of the frame:


I just love, love, love this frame!!!

And the other piece that visited the frame shop, Prairie Moon's Holiday Farm!

And a pretty good example of the frame, close-up:

I just know that both of these frame moldings will be chosen again for something else that I stitch!

Christmas....was an extra special happening here, I thoroughly enjoyed having my family all here to celebrate Christ's birth! The only downside was waking up at 4 in the morning on Christmas Day in lots of pain, couldn't lay down and go back to sleep, so I got up and sat in the living room. Wasn't long before daughter Ashley was up with the baby, and I asked her as nicely as I could, if she could handle by herself the meal I had planned to fix for everyone. She was gracious, and I knew very efficient to get the job done, but I really hated having to do that. To make a long story short, ( I thought I had broken a rib or something), I visited the doctor the next week, and found out I had pneumonia! I was really surprised, had no idea it was something like that, although number 2 son, Dusty, who is an RN had hinted at something like that. Anyway, that is what I have been doing ever since, trying to get back my health, slowly but surely getting there, but I do know I have to patient, because I am definitely no spring chicken and pneumonia takes a while to get over. So taking it slow and easy, even though I am behind on everything!

Stitching...Due to having to lay low and take it easy, I have been stitching, as long as I can stay awake that is! I am working on two projects, CHS's Matter's Choice and La-D-Da's Watchful Eye. Enjoying them both and hope to be able to share some pics soon of either progress or maybe even a finish!

I appreciate you stopping by, and I am thankful and blessed for your lovely comments! Enjoy your day and make some fun with your stitching!

Love, Jan

50 comments:

Shelleen said...

I hope that you feel better soon.

Andy said...

sorry you have been ill. Your stitcheries are beautiful! I love samplers,I used to cross stitch several years ago, I'd like to get back after it. You are very talented. Theres nothing like some samplers to make a house feel like a home!

Melissa said...

Hi Jan,

So sorry that you've been sick. As you've said the bright side is that you've had to take it easy...& stitch! Love both framed pieces. This reminds me I should get out my TITD and get it done this year!

Take care. Hope you feel better soon!

JOLENE said...

Hello Jan,

Sorry to hear about yuour illness, and hoping every day is a step closer to feeling your best. Your samplers are gorgeous and those frames are perfect. I love the one in "This Is The Day", it has that rustic homey look to it that I adore. Take care and feel better, promise?

Jackie said...

I hope you're feeling 100% soon. It sounds like you've been really ill. Take good care of yourself!

I love both projects and the frames you picked out are wonderful. I particularly like the 2nd one!

Cari said...

Oh Jan I hope you are getting stronger each and every day. You take care of yourself! Your stitching is beautiful and the frames----oh yes they are perfect!! Stay warm - Hugs

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Oh no, Jan! Pneumonia?! That's not good. I hope you're feeling much better by now. Your finishes are fantabulous. I believe I've used that first molding before and I just love it; they're both wonderful.

Deb said...

Oh Jan, I hope you're on the quick track to mending! Pneumonia at Christmas! Yikes. It couldn't come at a worse time, could it? (although no time is a good time.

I just love your finishes and the frames you chose to go with them. I'd love to know who those frames are by! Beautiful!

Keep resting and laying low and get better very soon!

Catherine said...

So sorry to hear that you were so sick over the holidays - I do hope that you are feeling better!

Your finishes are fabulous and I love, love, love the framing choices!

Keep on the mend!

Marjorie said...

Poor Jan, I hope you are feeling better! I at one point in my life had double pneumonia (still don't quite know how that happened) and ended up in the hospital for a week, so I know exactly how much fun it is. I love both of your framed pieces!

Bertie said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery Jan.

Your samplers are divine, and the frames fit beautifully.

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness! I hope you're getting better -- pneumonia is a terrible thing!

I just love your framed pieces! The frame for TiTD I think is the same one on my FAS sampler. And that other frame -- oh I love it!

Take it easy -- you need to get all your health back!

Andrea said...

Oh Jan, I'm so sorry you've been sick! Good thing you went to the dr. when you did, that can be so dangerous! Hope you're back to 100%soon!

Your framed pieces are just GORGEOUS! OMG! I especially love TiTD, the piece itself is stitched so perfectly and the moulding is absolutely perfect! It's very similar to one of my favorites too.
Congrats on both :-)

xoxo

Candace said...

Your stitching looks wonderful in those frames. Take care of yourself and get better soon. Hugs

Nancy said...

Happy New Year!

Your framed samplers are gorgeous, and your frame choices are really stunning!

Hope you feel good as new very soon!

lynda said...

Your stitching is beautiful and I love your frame choices! I hope you are starting to feel better. Be sure and take it easy....healing hugs being sent your way.

Anonymous said...

Both framed pieces are gorgeous! I really love the molding for This is the Day!

Glad you are feeling better! Remember to take it easy!

Looking foward to seeing progress pics of Matter's Choice soon!

Love ya, Robin

Ranae said...

Two fabulous pieces and the frames are gorgeous.
Hope you get feeling better real soon

Kellie said...

Hi Jan,
Sorry to hear that you have been sick. Hang in there. I absolutely love your two frames pieces. Both the stitching and the moulding is absolutely beautiful! I am going to have to check on that Prairie Moon design. It is really pretty!
Hoping you are well very soon!

staci said...

What a terrible way to wake up on Christmas! Hope that you are feeling better now.

Your framed finishes are stunning! The frames you picked are beautiful and perfectly suit each piece.

Maggee said...

I pray that you can get back to your good health very soon! Pneumonia is nothing to ignore...

P. S. love the music!!

Hugs,

Maggee

Michelle said...

Your framed pieces are gorgeous! I especially love This is the Day!! Happy new Year!

stitcheranon said...

I am so sorry you are ill. I am still struggling withlung problems caused by the piggy flu so I know exactly where you are coming from. Take it easy..this is a biggee whatever age you are and hopefully you will heal up nicely very soon.
Lovley finishes..wish I could get hold of frames like that, they are perfect!

Cath said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery . XXX

Brigitte said...

Oh my, pneumonia, that's not what you want to have, either on Christmas nor at all. I wish you a speedy recovery.
Your framed pieces are so beautiful.

Kat said...

Those finished are simply gorgeous! Congrats! Hope you are feeling better soon!

Cari said...

Oh Jan, I am so sorry you have been so sick but am glad that you are feeling better!

I just love, love the frame you chose for TITD - it is beautiful.

I look forward to seeing all the wonderful stitching and designing you have going on.

Enjoy your weekend.

Barb said...

I really love the frames! They add so much to the stitchery.

So sorry you have been ill. A co-worker of mine also had pneumonia recently and she works 2 jobs. Don't know how she manages.

Laura said...

Pneumonia is just awful. I had it about 10 years ago and I thought the same thing about maybe having a broken rib. Hope you feel much better soon and gets lots of stitching done while you recuperate.

Kathy said...

Happy New Year to you. And a healthy one I hope. i am so sorry to hear about your pneumonia. I do hope you are feeling better very soon.

I love the frames you used for the two pieces. They are just gorgeous.

Can't wait ot see you newest stitching.

Lois said...

Sorry to hear you've been so unwell Jan. Hope you are feeling stronger each day. What lovely framed pieces! This is the Day is just beautiful and having never noticed Prairie Moon's Holiday Farm before I think this is going to have to go on my wish list! Look after yourself.

Mylene said...

So sorry to hear you've been ill. Hope you feel better very soon.

Both pieces are beautiful and those frame looks great!

Susan said...

So sorry you've been ill. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Thanks for sharing your lovely finishes. I got two of your charts (New Mercies and Rare Treasures) as a Christmas gift from DH. Now I'm looking for a little down time to start them.

sea gull lights said...

Both of them look great!

Karoline said...

I hope you are feeling better Jan.

Your framed pieces look gorgeous, congratulations

Siobhan said...

Oh Jan, I'm sorry that you were so sick on Christmas! I hope you are feeling better soon, that the recovery is smooth. Big hugs.

Your framed pieces are FABULOUS! I have that first moulding on a few pieces and I love it. Beautiful stuff!

I can't wait to see your new WIPs. :)

Glenna said...

Oh, Jan, I'm so sorry you were sick--and at Christmas! Lucky you to have such a sweet daughter to help you.

I love your moldings--just perfect to enhance your lovely samplers! Hope you're feeling much better!

Kathy said...

I love the frames you chose for your pieces. They are beautiful.

Feel better soon and get plenty of rest.

Suzanne said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been too well. I hope you are feeling better now.

I love the frames you chose, they certainly enhance your beautiful stitching.

Carolyn NC said...

Sorry you've been sick - hope you're better soon. I love, love your frames and stitching - beautiful!

dixiesamplar said...

Jan, so sorry to hear that you are ill...hope your recovery is quick and complete!

Love the framed finishes...they are beautiful...as are Ashley and Alexandra!

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

Mary Beth said...

Sending you good thoughts for getting better soon. I know you hate to be sick and wish it would simply go away!

Love the moldings on both frames. They suit your wonderful pieces to a "t"!

Hugs,
QC

bahtroom lights said...

So cute!

Laural said...

I hope you are feeling better. The frames that you picked for your pieces are beautiful.

Sherry said...

I hope you feel better! Pneumonia is no fun. I had it last year for the third time. I got the pnuemonia shot this year. Rest, stitch, sleep and feel better soon!

MyLifesAStitch said...

LOVE both finishes and the frame for 'This is the Day' is simply stunning! Just gorgeous!

I hope you're feeling better!

Lynn said...

I was doing a search for This is the Day online which brought me to your wonderful blog. I love your finish of this piece,it's just beautiful. I visited your Tree of Life Samplings blog and tried to order a copy of New Mercies from the email you mentioned but it bounced back to me. I would really love to purchase this chart. Could you please contact me at the following email address regarding an order.

kearn@personainternet.com

AshleyBeth said...

Mom, I updated, now you need to as well! I like the picture change:)

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