Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Needle book and Wedding

Hi all! 
Well I've gotten some more done on the wedding chart.

I have been trying to stay working on this for the most part so I set aside my DH's Ganesha. 

Memorial Day was spent in my Father's pool with my sister and several of her friends, my kids, my Grandmother and my step-mom.  We had a nice cookout and a big juicy watermelon. 

Today started out nice. I was working on getting all the stuff together for the last meeting of the Girl Scout troop for this year.  It's the Court of Awards ceremony this Thursday.  All the girls will get their last badges and my helpers etc. will get their thank you gifts. 

Of course Murphy's Law struck and in the process of cleaning out a box trying to locate some items needed I tripped over the step and twisted my ankle.   I had ice off and on my ankle for the rest of the day. My work has been put off to tomorrow. 

The hidden silver lining was that on Monday I got the remaining thread needed for the Needle Keep that I am making for an ILCS exchange, so I was able to get a lot done on that today while I was playing invalid.  I will have to post pics once my partner gets it in the mail.  Let me just say I am trying something new for it and I am thrilled with how it is turning out.  I think she'll love it. 

School ends next Friday and I really hope things settle down for a bit so I can breathe.

I keep repeating to myself something I heard my Grandmother say when she was alive.   She'd always say under her breath that she'd finally rest when she was dead.  It used to upset me to hear it but now I understand the meaning behind it.  It's a harsher way of saying live life to the fullest and pack every minute with wonderful things.  I find myself uttering this phrase and suddenly gaining the energy to continue on.  It is a crude mantra but it works.  She continues to surprise me, over 20 years since she has passed.  She was so full of life and I know without a doubt that she is sitting on Heaven's beach sipping wine and watching the waves roll in.


  1. Hello

    Your WIP is looking lovely!
    Sorry to hear that you've twisted your ankle, hope it starts to feel better soon.
    Lovely story about your Grandmother but she is definitely right!

  2. Hi, returning the following!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I agree with your Grandmother too, there's another saying "if you want something done, ask a busy person". Last year I totted up and found I had 6 voluntary jobs! Now I'm down to one paid and 3 voluntary. I just turned down the chance to be on the Preschool committee too.

  3. Nice progress on your stitching. Can't wait to see your progress on the needlebook.

    I love your grandmother story and agree (like everyone else) SO TRUE!!!!

    Happy Stitching

  4. How's your ankle feeling? Better by now, I hope.

    Stitching looks good. I'm looking forward to seeing your needlebook creation.

  5. Looking good!
    Sorry you hurt your ankle!