Tuesday, April 30, 2019

April 2019 - Page 2 finished.. almost there....

Hi everyone,
It's time to share what I've been up to this month.

Not much on this stitching front this month - just worked on this lovely a bit more. Page 2 is done and only a few more stitches to put in on page 4 before this will be complete!

2013BB SAL QS Mystic Garden (It is a cropped version of Peacock Garden.)
Design by Michele Sayetta Artwork by Ciro Marchetti
28ct Picture this Plus Valor
DMC & Kreinik#4
Stitch Count: 139 x 138, 1 over 1 full cross
April 1, 2019: 17260 stitches completed, now at 18760 stitches completed


I took advantage of the HAED Sale, and ordered a few new charts.
Mini Dragon Kin (Anne Stokes)
Mini Wolf Moon (Jasmine Beckett-Griffith)
Mini Raven Kin (Selina Fenech)

I also received my Silver Needle Circle of Friends kit - this time from Little House Needleworks.

The first of the robins showed up on the 5th  - just before we had another 2" of snowfall.

Then mid month when we had a short warm stretch, we started to hear the peepers... It was so nice to hear the frogs loudly chirping away all day and eve. Definitely a sign that spring is finally here. We did not see our pair of ducks this year.. maybe because the thaw was gradual and they had a better water source available.

Temperatures have been cool. We had snow flurries over the weekend and are expecting another frost night tonight. Spring is trying to arrive with some of the trees beginning to show signs of  budding.

My dear great uncle passed away early in the month - he had been plagued with medical issues for the past several years.

DH has cataract eye surgery end of this week and again in two weeks.

We're getting ready to open the swimming pool at the end of this week. Last year we opened it and then had snow the next few days. 

Mom has a basal cell carcinoma above her right eye. We see the plastic surgeon tomorrow to set up her surgery and follow up care schedule.

Dad has seen a few of his doctors. He is stable but is in stage 3 of kidney failure. Also his leg edema has not improved- so they are trying a pump to remove the buildup of fluid.  Also waiting for a new type of glucose monitor for him.

I wanted to take part in Maynia next month, but lots of travel with associated medical appointments for family will prevent me from stitching a lot. So we'll see what May has to offer as I get home late most evenings. I did read a blog from a fellow stitcher who suggested a type of Maynia in August ..so maybe that will work out.

I'm off to get the hummy feeders ready as we should be seeing them anytime between the 3rd and the 9th of next month.

Until next time,
Have a wonderful day!
Lisa M.