Stitches and More

Stitches and More
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands... Proverbs 31:13

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Overdue Update


Here is a snap of We Will Adore Him. The stitching is complete and has been for some time-I just need to get to The Silver Needle and buy the buttons and sew them on! It's been really hectic here recently.

Near the end of April, DH and I decided to cut down 2 huge trees in our front yard. The trees were just too big for our size yard and the grass had pretty much disappeared. We tried Fescue, but it just didn't do well. And one of the trees had damage from the ice storm in December last year. So the trees went. Then, we enlarged a flower bed with bricks. While working on the bricks, I jokingly said that since we were doing all that work, why not install a sprinkler system? DH said he had been thinking of doing just that! So, we rented a trencher, dug up the yard, and installed it. This took several weeks--working weekends and a few nights. The dirt was delivered and the yard smoothed out today and the sod will be put down on Friday. We have done all of the work except for the dirt and sod. What a job! But, it will be worth it.

My DD was staying with us for the month of May. She is a PA (Physician Assistant) student and she did her dermatology rotation here. It was good to have her around once again! She will be back in September for another specialty.

Last Wednesday night my Daddy passed away. I stayed with him at the hospital in Oklahoma City from Friday morning to Wed night. It's really tough for me because my Mama passed away only a year and a half ago. I managed to grab several projects to take with me, and got some stitching done.

Will be adding some pictures soon!

13 comments:

tintocktap said...

We will adore him looks lovely, even without the buttons! Sorry to hear about your father at least you know his is at rest now.

Itching To Stitch said...

Your stitching piece looks beautiful.

I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope you're doing okay ;)

Erica said...

I am so sorry to hear about your father!
I lost both of my parents not too long ago.
The ways that it affects you can be so unique and so unexpected.

It is amazing how stitching seems to help. I'm not sure why. Whenever I am under stress, I seem to stitch more.
Hope you will find peace.
Erica

Elisa said...

My condolences for the passing of your Dad, you have 2 special angels watching you now from heaven.
Sending you {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

Lelia said...

Oh, your HE turned out beautifully!!! I really need to get that out of my closet : )

Enjoy the day ...

Barbara said...

Oh, Mary. I am just so sorry that you've lost your dad.

Daffycat said...

I'm so happy you have finished We Will Adore Him...it looks fab! Congratulations.

I am so sorry to hear about your father. Sending you hugs.

Cyn said...

Hi Mary,

Please accept my sympathy on the passing of your father. I'm very glad that you were with him as I'm sure it brought him comfort and peace.

"We Will Adore Him" is just lovely and I'm looking forward to seeing it with the buttons.

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

We will adore Him came out great, congrats on the finish. This piece is a real favorite of mine. So sorry to hear about your Dad, hope you find some comfort in your stitching and your stitching friends.

Little Cat said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad Mary. (((((Big Hugs))))

Carla said...

wgSorry to here about your dad.

Stitchingranny said...

My thoughts are with you Mary at this very sad time in your life. I am sure you will find comfort from your friends and your stitching in time.

Your finished WSAH looks lovely.

Take care

stitcherw said...

We Will Adore Him looks great, I didn't realize it even needed buttons. Glad your DD's been able to visit, but so sorry to hear about your father. My condolences to you and your family.
Sue