Sunday, December 5, 2010

Getting Back in the Groove

I have had kind of a hiatus from my usual stitching the last month or so. My good friend's mom became very sick and then passed away on Thanksgiving. I spent quite a bit of time with them. I grew up next door, so I have known them all of my life. Being out of work, I am glad I can be there for her during all of this.

Then, last Wednesday, I was opening a can of soup for lunch and got distracted. My finger got a little to close to the lid.


An afternoon in the ER and 5 stitches later. I have to wear this until next Saturday, which is when the stitches will come out.

I did manage to completed Block #11 of my CaHRH.




Now I only have 1 block left. I am very excited to get this complete.

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I had a private exchange with Kathy A. I received her package last week. Kathy sent me all kinds of wonderful goodies. I don't know specifics of the pieces she made as she forgot to include a note.





Lots of my favorite things...peacocks, pink things for my pink basket, needles, pretty thread and a few small bags. Kathy did a great job. I love it all. Thank you Kathy!

I am trying to get some Christmas gifts and a few birthday gifts done now. I won't be able to share these for awhile.
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Review of November's Goals
*1 Pink Stitch - DONE
*1 Red Stitch
- DONE
*Block #11 of CaHRH- DONE
*1 Christmas Ornament- DONE
*1 Christmas Gift- NOT DONE
*Start a new Stitch for Me- DONE


December Goals
*1 Pink Stitch
*1 Red Stitch
*Winter Exchange
*Block #12 CaHRH
*At least 1 ornament

Well, I think that's all I have for now. Thanks for visiting.

Happy Stitching :)

JillMN

11 comments:

Cole said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's mom.

Great progress on CaHRH ~ you're almost there!

Vicky said...

Sorry about your friends mum's passing and ouch on the finger!

Chris said...

Hi Jill,
I hope that your hand is better soon and you are back stitching 100%. Only 1 block left :)
The exchanges are beautiful.
I am sorry for your friends loss.
Have a good week.

Roberta said...

Jill, I am guessing you are right handed, since you are still stitching. Not fun cutting ones finger or hand - hoping for it to heal quickly.

Sorry to hear about your friend's Mom.

Congrats on only having one more block to go!!!!

Enjoy the season.

staci said...

OUCH!!! So sorry about your finger! And my condolences on your family friend.

One more square...awesome!

Deborah said...

Sorry about your finger. CaHRH is coming along beautifully! Great exchange.

Daffycat said...

Oh, Jill! Your poor hand! I hope it heals quickly. I'm sure that was a really painful cut!

Love the goodies from Kathy. You got totally "stashed" there!

Natasha said...

Very sorry to hear of your friends mom passing. Glad you there to be of comfort to her, I am sure she trully appreciated it ((HUGS))

Your finger, OUCH! I am amazed you were able to stitch with your finger all taped up like that, I guess where theres a will theres a way :)

Take care and happy stitching
Natasha

Blu said...

Ouch! That looks painful. Hope you're better soon.

Great stitching on CaHRH

Teena in Toronto said...

Ouch! I hope your finger is okay.

Happy blogoversary :)

dixiesamplardesigns said...

So sorry about your friend's mother passing...and your finger, now that had to hurt! Hope it heals 100%...

Lovely finishes and WIPs...

Happy Stitchin'
Terri