Wednesday, April 30, 2008

What a week!

Dear Stitching Friends it has been quite a week! Last Friday I took Oldest for xrays on her ankle, on the previous Sunday she took a pitch in the ankle while at bat (fast pitch softball.) After a week of hopping along and no improvement we were worried that she had a fracture or a chipped bone, but everything was fine and she is much improved :)

Sunday Youngest wiped out while riding his scooter. He has a scab on his cheekbone right by his eye and a one above his eye. Scrapes up both arms, legs, and knees and a bruise on the back of his hand. He's gonna look fabulous in his b-day pics tomorrow :)

Then later Sunday afternoon, hubby wiped out on Middle's ripstick. A trip to the ER and he broke his collarbone in 3 places. A visit to the orthopedist yesterday and he'll be in a sling with his left arm completely immobilized for 6 weeks. There's a 10% chance that it won't heal and he'll need surgery because of it being 3 breaks, so we're praying that it heals :) I swear there's a 17yr old trapped inside his 44yr old body, but I guess boys will be boys :)

So on to some quick stitchy news. Both Kathy and Lisa have received their gifts that I stitched for them for my month anniversary so I can now show them...

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Kathy's left; Robin on an Egg freebie by Bent Creek

Lisa's right; Mausimom freebies

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And Daniela let me know that she received her Fair and Square round 6. It's the spring design from Brightneedle's Season Petites. This is the first time that I stitched a design that was the perfect size, it was a nice change!

I'm glad that everyone likes everything :) I must admit I worry that the recipients won't like what I've made or that my stitching/finishing isn't up to par, or that the items won't make it there, etc. A born worrier I guess :)

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments on my F&S finishes! I've been smiling all week (except for when I'm stressing over all the weekend warriors I live with, LOL!) Thank you so much for visiting, now I'm off to bake giant M&M cookies (that's what Youngest wants to take to school for his b-day treat!) Have a great day folks!!!

33 comments:

Sandra Ree said...

Bless your heart Staci! The whole family cracked up. lol I know it's not funny...yet you still managed to do wonderful work. :)

Sandra Ree said...

I hope everyone starts to heal soon! Take care of yourself. :)

Melissa said...

WOW! What a crazy week. I also hope that everyone heals quickly! What beautiful finishes you've had. I've sure everyone was thrilled with them all.

Kim B said...

Oh no! I hope your hubby heals without too much trouble!

Your stitching is perfect as always, btw!

Big Sis :) said...

Hey little Sis...
What a weekend, glad everyone is doing better :) Guess we'll see everyone's boo boo's at peewee's B-day! Love and Hugs to them all :)

Page looks wonderful as always!
Love the birdies :)

Sally said...

You most certainly have had a week of it Staci. I hope everyone heals well.

Lovely finishes as always.

Susimac said...

Gosh what a week your family is having - now don't you go breaking anything.
BTW I just love your floss fobs here they are sooo cute.

Jill said...

Staci, I love the squares you did for Daniela. You were very clever incorporating your name around the umbrella. Great job!

mercy said...

Yikes! I hope everyone heals especially your DH! I love the finishes and I think I *must* stitch that BN for myself :-)

Michele said...

oh my! what a week you had! I hope every heals up soon!

I just love the birds .. very cute finishes :)

xstitch.nl said...

You have a WILD and wonderful family, Staci...LOL Wishing them all a speedy recovery!
Your floss ring tags a fabulous and I just love the Brightneedle square!!!

CraftyT said...

Well with your busy weekend you still manage to stitch up some beautiful gifts.

I dont think boys EVER grow up LOL
Natasha

Carol R said...

Speedy recovery to all the injured members of your family!

Your floss ring tags are wonderful - I must look out for an eyelet kit. Those birdies are so cute.

I am sure Daniela loved your squares - such pretty spring colours. And no need to worry your stitching and finishing look perfect to me. Now can I have a giant M&M cookie please?? LOL

Wendy said...

I love your thread-holder gifts! You stitched front and back - how terrific. Sounds like you have had an accident-filled week. I hope the third one was the end of it for you! You definitely need to get some stitching time in to unwind a little.

Kathy said...

Boys will be boys no matter the age. Good luck with the healing process.

I love my floss tag. Now need to figure out which project deserves to have the floss tag with it. However, I am going to have to be careful that my stitching friends don't swipe it from me. Thinking of using the floss tag idea for our next sleepover in the fall.

Found the colored rings at Wal-mart. Love them too. I think I will save some for goodie bags for the stitcher's sleepover.

Hang in there and try to keep the boys all in one piece.

Sharon said...

Good grief! Your family has had a week! I do hope your dh collar bone wll heal without surgery! Your floss tags are adorable! Love the squares too. Lovely work!

Anonymous said...

Staci
We are lucky I guess that we really can't get hurt stitching (unless we get poked with a pin or needle). Hope you stay healthy too and keep up the beautiful work. I have been looking everywhere for the colored rings...I got some plain silver ones at Staples but they are stiff and don't open much....I know you said Office Depot but none in our area. Maybe someone will see this and offer to send me some??? pj

Lillie said...

What a week to go through! I wish everyone a speedy recoery.

Beautiful thread holders and a pretty square.

Anna van Schurman said...

Someone who spent more time in ER than I did this week! Hope everyone turns out healthy. Love that little blue bird.

Katrina said...

Everything is so pretty! Love the Brightneedle pieces.

Kathy A. said...

Your thread rings are just so beautiful. You have done a great job. I love your Fair Squares especially the name square with the little umbrella. Nice work

Annie said...

Your work is so pretty.. no need to fear that anyone will not be pleased and proud to receive one of your little finishes!

And it's amazing you can find the time with all those family crises swirling around you.

Vonna said...

Your floss tags are super as always Staci ;)
And I must say...I believe we lead parrallel lives, however my DH did not injure himself yet...we've had our fair share of injuries of late at this house too! TAKE CARE :)

Carol said...

Adorable tags!!

Angela said...

Staci, I think all of your finishes look extremely well done and I especially love the floss ring tags! Hope all your family is feeling better soon :O)

Twana said...

An injured husband. You poor thing!

Yasmin said...

Hi Staci, this thread holders are gorgeous too. How did you made the hole to put the ring in? I would like try make one too.

Brenda said...

Your stitching looks very nice. The recipients are very lucky to get such well done pieces from you.

NIKY said...

All lovely works,congratulations.

Lelia said...

Wonderful stitching! Luv your tags : ) Sorry to read about all the injuries - sometimes it is just like that in the family. Everything in "threes"

Melissa33 said...

Wow, when it rains it pours doesn't it! How is everyone feeling?

Your stitching is beautiful!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your stitching looks wonderful as usual. I hope everyone heals well. Take care !

Yuko said...

Your Brightneedle square is sooooooo lovely!
The colour looks very Springlike, and very beautiful!
I love it! :D