Stitches and More

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

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Little Finish

The Santa Factory - January
Heartstrings
c.1997
1/13/2011 - 1/26/2011



My little Santa dude is finished! He was so much fun to stitch on this gorgeous 32 ct. French blue. I used the suggested DMC thread. Instead of stitching the light dots in the coat and hat, I used cream beads. The star on the hat tip is a Swarovski crystal.

Last Tuesday night DH and I were out doing a few errands and then stopped to get a bite to eat. We ended up sitting and talking for a long while and before we knew it, it was 9:30. We left to go home, and got on the highway (not an interstate, but a wide divided hwy with speed limit of 65). Had only gone about 1 mile and we noticed a car off the highway to the right that had overturned. It had just happened, as the dust was still visible in the headlights. Just at the second we saw the car, we ran over something in the highway. It was the light pole that the car had hit. It snapped off at the base and was across 2 of the 3 lanes. You would not believe what that jolt felt like! We immediately pulled over on the shoulder (as had other cars). Oil was pouring from the car. DH ran back to the wrecked car to be of assistance until the emergency vehicles got there. The girl was alive, but couldn't move, and they didn't try to move her. But, he said they would have if there was a fire. Ambulance and fire trucks arrived and took her to the hospital. DH came back to our car to look at it. It was dark but from what he could tell, the oil pan was ripped open or off. We ended up being towed home. There were several other cars that had run over the pole that were damaged and needed to be towed. The car was in the street in front of the house for several days. We ordered the parts and worked around sleet/snow and below freezing temps, but got the oil pan on and it's back in the garage. He'll be able to finish at his leisure, now. It could have been so much worse...the light pole could have fallen on a car and caused multiple injuries or worse.

We have been trying to get rid of a few pieces of furniture. We sold my piano and it was picked up yesterday morning. I spent the rest of the day re-arranging the living room. Needless to say, that was tiring! But,I still have a piano, as DH bought me one several months ago. It's an electronic, full size keyboard with organ and other multiple instruments. Also, I can use headphones when playing, so only I can hear. It's great! I really hadn't played much the past few years, but it's nice getting back into it. I'm pretty rusty, so the headphones are very nice right now!

That's about it for now. Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Vonna said...

I love the heart string santas and this one is GORGEOUS!

What a harrowing experience with the flipped car, injured driver and then your car...I hope everything works out ok!

Chris said...

Hi Mary,
That little guy is so sweet.
I am glad that you guys are ok. That must have been a really scary experience.

Carol said...

What a scary accident, Mary--I'm so glad you are okay...

I do love your finish--that Santa is such a handsome looking fellow and I love the fabric that you've used.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Thank The Good Lord you and your Husband are ok. I hope the lady got the help she needed and is on the mend, too. :)

I love your Santa. He is so cute. The beads are such a great idea!

Blessings always :)

Lynn said...

I'm glad to hear that you were okay. I only hope that the other woman was as well.

Your Santa finish is so sweet!

Heidi said...

Oh Mary, this Santa is stunning on the blue! And you finished it so fast. Congratulations.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi