Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Long time, No see!


There is an old saying that bad luck runs in three's. We had our three (or maybe it was four) so I am going to be positive and say it's over for awhile! Our house was damaged by the storms but it could have been a lot worse like so many other people who lost everything so that's a plus in our favor. Second plus is that the roofers should start to work on our new roof within several weeks. DH has had some bad times with his health but I still have him around and am extremely grateful for that. Having to get him ready for the hospital during a power outage taught me to be better prepared. I now have a set of "hospital" clothes for each of us that I can easily grab without having to look through the entire closet. I also bought a more powerful flashlight so that I can do what is necessary without stumbling around should there be another outage when DH needs to go to the hospital. The one I used last time was no stronger than a night light. Ugh. The new one even has a strong strobe light setting in the event I have to jump around the yard to flag down the ambulance again. That will definitely get their attention! Next on our list is to buy a small generator that will be just powerful enough to run his breathing equipment in the event of another power outage. Live and learn!

With everything that has happened I lost my stitching mojo somewhere along the way. I was shocked when I realized it had been almost a month since I had given any attention to my projects! Actually, the shock was because it really seemed so much longer. But after getting my basket in order again, I began stitching again. Unfortunately, nothing is far enough long for any progress photos yet. You know what they say -- "it's like riding a bike".

After last post when I decided it was time to spoil myself a little, I went hunting for a pattern or two that would brighten my spirits. I found Ann How by The Scarlett Letter and was in love. I have mentioned before how I love samplers with alphabets and meaningful verses plus it would be my first SL pattern! Double cha-ching! I decided to just go with the one chart because I will probably need some fabrics on down the road. An early Mother's Day present will be a justifiable excuse to go ahead and get it!

I have made my list of pieces I would like to stitch up before the end of the year. I have a little over 6 months to accomplish this. Can I do it? I would love to and I probably can as long as I don't go changing my mind or falling into another slump. *fingers crossed*

Thanks so much for stopping by. Your visits and comments really brighten my days. Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart.

8 comments:

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

oh how life gets in the way of our stitching, but knowing that it will always be there waiting for us is comfort in it's own.
Be always in stitches.

Anna van Schurman said...

Sorry about the storms but glad you didn't have more damage. My dad's on a breathing machine too, and in NH anyway that gets your power turned back on faster--make sure the power company knows. (Though "faster" is relative.)

JOLENE said...

Live and learn, what an inspiration you are. How dreadful it must have been to experience such horrible storms and power outages. But, you weathered the storm and are stronger because of it. Good to hear your hubby is ok and your roof is being remedied. Ann How will be a great new project and along with it hopefully some relaxing moments with needle and thread. Take care.

Hazel said...

Oh dear. Sorry to hear your bad news but good that you are staying positive. I have also lost my stitching mojo a little as I have been busy crocheting. Need to find my mojo as I have many neglected projects. x

Margaret said...

I think it's hard to keep one's stitching mojo when there are so many things going on. Hopefully life will calm down for you now. Congrats on your first SL pattern! I looooove Scarlet Letter! Have way too many of her designs. lol!

Jeanne said...

I hope things are improving Shari and sorry you have had such a trial. It must've been quite stressful I'm sure. Isn't it amazing how quickly the time passes by - but our stitching is always waiting patiently for us to come back. :) Good for you treating yourself to some new patterns. I hope things quiet down around your house for both of you.

Siobhan said...

I'm sorry to hear about the storm damage. Enjoy your new SL pattern! Sometimes it helps to lose yourself in the rhythm of needle and thread when everything else seems to be out of your control.

Joy said...

Nothing like SL to soothe the soul. Sorry to hear of your troubles...life does get in the way. Hope all is better and you are stitching again.