Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Semi-Annual Posting

I've finished a few small pieces, and after wrestling with my sewing machine, finally finished one.


Love Blooms Primitive Valentine Pillow Tuck by Shelly Auen of Primitive Stitchin.

Maybe after visiting the sewing machine doctor, I can do some more finishing. It feels odd to kind of slip in here with this. I'm just never going to be a regular poster. :) Life has really been a roller coaster since shortly after Christmas. It seems like everything decided to happen at once. Both my mother and father have had some rough times with their health, my health has taken some scary turns, and Lola (the cat) has decided to jump on the bandwagon by becoming diabetic. Please watch your cat's weight, as that seems to be what triggered her to become diabetic. Trust me when I tell you it is no fun to give a cat insulin injections twice a day. :) With all of the stress, I don't seem to be able to focus on stitching anything too big ~ hopefully that will change soon. Although I haven't been commenting, I've been stopping by your blogs. They are a little bit of normality, and that is a very good thing. Since it may be awhile until another post, hope everyone enjoys their summer!

26 comments:

Heather said...

I am sorry that you are having health issues. :-) I hope you have a great summer. :-)

Vickie said...

Oh man! I am sorry for such poor health for you all. Prayers said for you all.♥

cucki said...

Lots of prayers for you my dear
Sweet finish
Big hugs x

Margaret said...

I'm so sorry life has been so stressful for you recently -- especially with health problems for so many in your family and yourself. :( I hope things take a turn for the better for everyone. I'm going to have to warm my sister -- one of her cats is getting quite fat. Love your finish. Lots of good thoughts and prayers for you.

Barb said...

Your little pillow is very cute! I sure hope things settle down for you soon.

P.J. said...

What a sweet finish! Keeping you, your parents and kitty in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you have a less stressful summer and get to relax. Take it easy... We'll be here when you get back. :)

Melissa said...

Penny, I'm sorry to hear life has been bumpy lately! Hang in there. I hope things improve soon.

I like your finished piece!

Take care!

Carol said...

I am so happy to see your post, Penny, but sad to read of everyone's health issues... I do hope things get better soon. It is so hard to deal with aging parents--especially when you're not feeling great yourself.

Glad to see you're still stitching--the little finish is darling...

Take care now and I hope you enjoy your summer.

Julie said...

A super finish.
It saddens me to read you and your family are having troubles, I hope they are soon resolved.

Karen said...

I love the little pillow and the doll, Penny. I hope better times are ahead for you and your family, including your kitty.

Karoline said...

{{{Hugs}}} I hope life calms down for you all

It's a very cute finish

Annie said...

So sorry to hear about all those health issues. But certainly glad to see such a charming finish. Sending good thoughts your way for a happy summer!

Solstitches said...

Oh Penny I'm so sorry to hear that you and your family are having so many health issues and even the cat too. I hope there will be better times on the way soon.
I know I am supposed to be here to see the stitching but I have to say I adore the blog header! Adorable baby lambs. I love them.
The pillow is a lovely finish and regular postings or not I will always enjoy visiting here.
Margaret

Christine said...

Lovely finish.
I hope the health issues are resolved quickly.

Angela P said...

A fantastic finish :) Sorry to hear life has been full of bumps. Have a great Summer :)

Chris said...

Hope all settles down for you soon and you're able to enjoy your stitching again
Chris x

Elisabetta said...

Great finishing! Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Brigitte said...

Your little finished pillow is so cute. At least you can do some stitching and finishing from time to time.
So sorry that you and your family had to go through health problems. I hope that everything has been sorted out and you are all back to some better health.

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish.

Sorry to hear things have been so crazy in the health department.

Sally said...

Lovely finish.

I hope you will all be feeling much better soon.

Annette-California said...

Hugs to you Penny! Stay strong and hope things will calm down for you.
Poor kitty. Your a very good mommy:)
Beautiful beautiful finish on your prim piece. Love the velvet looks so elegant. My sewing machine needs a tune up too! Oh well I keep sewing on it anyways.
love Annette

Ali said...

I hope you and your families health is soon back on the mend. I also hope the sewing machine is fixed soon too! Lovely finishes by the way!

diamondc said...

I too have bloggibg slumps, I feel so sorry that all this is happening to you and your family, I will pray for you all to recover and for you to get back to stitching and blogging.

Blessings
Catherine

Chris said...

Penny,
I hope that everything is well now. This getting older is no fun! I hope that your parents are better and not being stubborn.
I hope that you are taking care of yourself too!
Hugs!

Parsley said...

adoreable!!

Kaisievic said...

So sorry to hear that you and your family are having health problems. Just know that your blogging "family" are always just a few clicks away. Best wishes, my dear.