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Friday, December 30, 2011

Things Could Be Better Than This

Well my body did hang in until just after Christmas and earlier this week I woke up with a sore throat, I've been sick ever since.  Today is day 4 of being sick!  Yesterday we did go out and have lunch with Christin and do a little post-Christmas shopping... if you ask me there weren't a lot of great deals out there.  I don't know if that's just a sign of the times or the fact that we didn't hit the stores until Thursday when Boxing Day sales started on Monday.  Going out yesterday just did me in!  Lunch and 4 shops later and I was exhausted!

Since I've kept a low profile while on my Christmas Break (yay sick!) I have been stitching away when I haven't been sleeping.  I did finally finish the over one back stitch on Enchantment of Winter and I've proceeded to the right hand side of the Egg.  Still lots to go!





I don't know why my pictures came out so blue, its not really *that* blue, the full picture is more of a true sense of the colours of this piece.


Before I've let myself pick up EOW I've been completing 10x10 on my BAP, The Accolade.  Right now the page I'm working on is mainly 3371, talk about exciting!  Actually after working on the golds in EOW there's something therapeutic about working with one colour and its only for a short while each day so its not really driving me that batty... yet.

I hope you stitchers out there are ready for the start of 2012!  I know there are ort jars to be emptied, SALs to start!  There are challenges out there like the Crazy Challenge (see previous post) or WIPocalypse 2012!  Hopefully its enough to keep everyone motivated, stitching and blogging the whole year through.

I was looking forward to starting Ink Circles Four Seasons Mandalas in person with Rebbecca at midnight on the 1st of January.  However, between this cold and the weather man calling for freezing rain, we've cancelled this year's road trip down to Kingston!  This is the first time in about 4 years we haven't gotten together on New Year's even to stitch the New Year in.  Of course I also don't want to get her or her little boys sick!

So the Treadmill Saga continues : the part needed to fix the broke foot wouldn't be in stock until January 31st 2012 so they have finally agreed to order us a brand spanking new treadmill.  That should be arriving sometime on/after January 4th, that will be a full month after we paid for the damned thing!  This one will be delivered (again) free of cost and they're taking the assembled one away.

On Christmas Eve we went out and bought a new washing machine, as I type the delivery guy is pulling into our driveway!  Yay!  We're actually going to be getting a brand new one off of the floor because the new one that would of come from the warehouse didn't arrive on time because they got snowed in earlier in the week and deliveries couldn't go out.  The price had also dropped on the washer on Boxing Day and was going to be in effect until the 27th.  Since we knew the store was closed on Monday Todd made the trip out on Tuesday to get our price adjustment... turns out they decided to be closed for an extra day!  What the heck!!!  So I called the national customer service center and a cheque is now in the mail to us, a savings of $169.00.  I feel like every major purchase we've made lately has gone sideways.  Hopefully this purchase won't give us any problems once its in and installed!

I'm going to leave you with some adorable pictures of Hunter, he was enjoying a lovely patch of sunshine yesterday!




26 comments:

Jackie said...

So sorry to hear that you've been sick and hope you are feeling well enough to enjoy the last few days away from work. You are getting a lot of stitching done though! :)

natalyK said...

I am also laid up with a horrible head cold. Yuck! I hope you will be on the mend soon! Love your pics of Hunter. I could use a patch of sunshine right about now.
Happy New Year!

Ivana said...

Beautiful embroidery and New Year I wish a lot of flavor to many other embroidery and beautiful embroideries.

Susan said...

Sorry to hear that you've been sick-not fun during the holidays. I love your Egg, it is stunning!

Ruth said...

Feel better soon, nothing worse than feeling yucky !.
Great stitching, I'm sorry you don't get to stitch in the new year with your friend but your right to stay put for now, you'll both probably enjoy it all the more when you do get together.

Bette said...

So sorry you've been sick, Dani. Let's hope the New Year gets only better for you, health & appliance wise.

valerie said...

Uh oh, I hope you feel better Dani! Lovely progress on your EoW and Accolade. At least you're getting a lot of stitching in. I can't believe this treadmill saga! I hope that and the washer end up giving you no problems once they are in place. Happy New Year!

jane said...

Hope you feel better soon Dani. Happy New Year!

Marcy said...

Your egg is gorgeous! Get better

Sylvia said...

Dani, I hope you feel better soon. It seems like when we relax the germs take hold. I love your stitching and you cats are beautiful. Have a wonderful new year. I hope to get up to Canada again to stitch with all of you.
Sylvia

Jeanne said...

There's some nasty bugs out there this year that's for sure. I had a bad case of bronchitis & sinus infection early in December. DH has been sick all this week and last night I started getting sick again - aarrghh! I went to Walgreens and the shelves of cold remedies are near bare. I hope you feel better soon!

Your progress on these projects is amazing, it would take me forever to do either of them. I'm excited about another year of stitching starting with lots of ambitious plans of course. I'm trying to get a lot of my kitted things going since so many have been sitting for years! Happy New Year Dani!

Lesleyanne said...

I hope you feel better soon Dani. Your EOW and Accolade both look stunning. Great pictures of Hunter. Happy New Year to you.

Dee said...

Hunter really knows how to enjoy a sunray! ;-)


What kind of washing machine did you buy? We bought Samsung front load machines last winter. They do a real good job, but are very, VERY noisy on the final spin. Sounds like jet engines gearing up when you sit in Steve's office.

Julie said...

EoW looks stunning. I'm sorry you've been sick Dani, I hope you are soon recovered. Happy New Year to you and Todd. Xx

Karen said...

The colors on this one are amazing! Hope you are feeling better....

happy stitching in the new year.

Anne said...

Such gorgeous WIP's!! I really love the Faberge egg! Glad to hear that you got the price adjustment!! Happy New Year to you and I hope you are feeling better!

Mouse said...

ohhh nooo not you sick as well... there seems to be alot of it around the blogging world atm .... wonderful progress on the enchantment of winter and fingers crossed that the new machines are fine ,.... hope you have a wonderful stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxx

♥ Nia said...

I hope you'll feel better soon sweetie!!!!

cucki said...

oh deary..i hope you feel better soon..
lovely stitching..
happy new year.
hugs xx

Chris said...

I hope you feel better soon Dani!

Carol said...

Feel better soon, Dani!! At least you've still been able to stitch on your masterpiece--it really is incredible.

Hugs to sweet Hunter :)

Beatrice said...

I hope you feel better soon.
Your stitching is stunning boy oh boy that is some piece!!!!!!
My Mom is sick too..she is on antibiotics and in bed with that cold..she is feeling a little better today...I haven't gone to see her because she doesn't want me to get it before I go on my trip.
Hugs and have a Happy New Year..sorry you can't go to Rebecca.

Michelle said...

Hope you feel better soon! Enchantment of Winter is looking absolutely gorgeous! Hunter is so adorable :)

Happy New Year!

Cathy said...

Happy New Year Dani! I hope you get to feeling better. I love your projects and look forward to watching your Crazy 15 January challenge.

Aussie Stitcher said...

I hope that you are feeling better soon Dani. Enchantment is looking great, I can see lots of progress in it. I love the last photo of Hunter, he is certainly enjoying the sun.

Suzanne said...

I hope that you are feeling much better now.