Friday, January 22, 2016

What I have been working on

Doing a couple of swaps in a yahoo group.  Here are the items.

2 ATC (artistic trading cards) for Valentine's day

A CQ Victorian Boot for a Christmas in July swap

This mess will look a lot better once I beat (tack in place) those pesky bullions into place.  They range up to 60 wraps.  Looks like I might need to redo that leaf.  The camera picked up some mistakes that I didn't notice.  Guess I should wear my glasses and use a magnifier.  Will post a picture once I get the flower petals in place.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Giveaway winners

Sent them emails just waiting for adresses of where to send the patterns.

Did draw 1 from the UK can't really afford the shipping out of the U.S. so will be sending her a bunch of vintage pdf patterns.

Did draw 2 names from the U.S. though

Hennies. Pennies


with Lesley from the UK.

Grats to the winner and Rusty got his cookie.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Health Update

Just got home from the oncologist.

NO CHEMO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NO RADIATION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just hormone therapy

Monday, December 7, 2015

Giveaway time

I am still waiting to hear about chemo.  Should find out this Friday.

As the title says it is giveaway time.  Rusty has been itching to pick names again.

Will draw 2 names for a variety of patterns each.  I believe they all came from shop hops and/or were given to me.

Comments - How about telling me a little bit of where you are.

Hoops to jump through - NONE except I must be able to contact you via email.  So if you are a no-reply blogger leave an email address in your comment.  syvisser@gmail(dot)com is a safe format which I have used several times with no problems.  If I cannot contact you I will have Rusty pick another name.

Names will be drawn on Saturday Dec 12 or Sunday Dec 13, 2015.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Dimensional Embroidery

These are some practice pieces I have been doing.  All but the upper left hand one were done before my surgery.  The upper left hand one was done today.  They were mainly done using varying number of strands of DMC a few used brazilian thread.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hurry up and wait again!

Still don't know about chemo etc.  Another test needs to be done on the tumor that was removed which will take 2 weeks.  With Thanksgiving next Thursday most businesses are also closed on Friday so my next appointment with my Oncologist is in 3 weeks to find out. 

 I will be doing hormone therapy but if needing chemo, the chemo gets done first.  They can't start it for another 3 to 4 weeks anyway as they want you completely healed up from surgery before starting.  So now Dec 11 is the day, appointment is in the morning.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

CQJP2015 October block finally finished.

Managed to sew on some buttons and beads which finished the block off.

Might start on Nov block tomorrow depending on how much discomfort this causes.