Saturday, November 24, 2007

Some finishes!

Sampler Gameboard from The Drawn Thread

Give Thanks from Shepherd's Bush
I hope all my American friends out there has had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and that it will continue to be so!
We had some friends over and my husband smoked a fresh turkey on the grill. It turned out really well and we are still munching on it. I didn't brave the crowds out shopping on Black Friday and to my disappointment I didn't find any good sales on any ONS either. Usually I splurge a bit but not this year.
The kids are getting bigger so they want very specific things and I don't buy as many toys anymore. American Girl and Nintendo is usually getting most of my business, and since I don't have to haul home as much I'm really liking it.
We did go out for dinner yesterday to our favorite french restaurant here in town. It was 18 years since our engagement this week so that was our excuse. Wonderful dinner and it was nice to get out.
My SIL is doing really well since her surgery and all the test results came back with great news. They don't have to do another surgery and she don't even have to do chemo since they got all of it out and it was a fast growing tumor but not very malignent. That was a huge relief!! She says that her skull feels a bit like a cracked egg but it's healing good. I don't know how long time it takes for bone to fuse together on an adult, for a child it's usually 6 weeks so I think she's hoping to start work again after Christmas.
I have gotten some stitching done lately, I have to take some more pictures and scan some progresses. My biggest accomplishment is finishing up The Sampler Gameboard from Drawn Thread and I also finished a small Thanksgiving piece from Shepherd's Bush, Give Thanks. I really need some more turkeys to have out after the Halloween decorations go down.
And I have also finished the first square on Villages of Hawk Run Hollow, I really need to scan that. When I started the second square I discovered that I was missing a thread so I have to get that one before I can pick it up again.
Thank you for all the nice comments on Eek and the well wishes for my SIL's surgery. It's just been very hard for me to find time to comment and post this fall. With my son starting middle school and getting him adjusted (he's doing great with straight A's now) it's been a struggle especially since my husband has been in both Japan and France this November and October. I fall so behind when he's gone since I have to keep up with everything.


Barbara said...

Too bad you missed the 25% off sale at One Star's Light (ONS) on Black Friday!

I'm glad your SIL is recuperating well!

Barb said...

Both your pieces turned out great. I love them. I have the Gameboard Sampler in my to do pile. Maybe sometime after the first of the year or in 2009. Sometime anyway. Great job on your pieces. Glad your SIL is recovering well.

Cindy said...

Great finishes :)

Ranae said...

Gameboard Sampler is so awesome, Congrats!
Love the turkey too.
Glad to hear the great news about your SIL.

Sally said...

Love both your finishes! Sampler Gameboard is a fantastic piece:)

So pleased to hear your SIL's surgery went well and she doesn't have to have further treatment.

tkdchick said...

Congrats on finishing the game baord that's a big project!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on these absolutely fabulous finishes! I love the Gameboard Sampler, it's on my wishlist. I am glad to hear that you SIL is doing well, you all must be very relieved.

dragonxser said...

beautiful finishes! Glad to hear that things are going better :)

Shari said...

Kajsa----they both look great!!!!!! I love the gameboard finish! I really need to get back to that one myself!!!! Great job!!

Kathy said...

Both of your pieces look great. I don't think I had ever seen the game board design before. It looks like a fun stitch.

Sorry to hear that you have to wait on a thread for your Village. I have Blocks 1 and 2 done now. Tonight I started block 3.

wanda said...

Great work on the gameboard looks super!!

Marie-P said...

What a great job on the Gameboard; it is beautiful!
Your Give Thanks is quite cute :)
Glad to hear that things went well for you SIL.

Jaimie said...

Great finishes! I really like that gameboard!