Sunday, February 15, 2009

Just Nan Progress Update....

Or shall I say FINISH! Wooohooo! It's done! YEAH!
I started it on Jan. 14th & if it hadn't been for the beads/charms, I would have been done yesterday, making it one full month. Now it's a month + 1 day, which isn't too bad I don't think! :-) I'm so thrilled to have it finished & now I have a list as long as your arm for what I want to stitch next! ;-)

The pic should be clickable to see a slightly larger image if you'd like!

I know lots of folks are stithcing a rotation and I've though about giving that a try, but not sure I can. I think I'll start 4-5 NEW pieces & just stitch on whatever calls my name that evening when I sit down to stitch! ;-) First though, I have two ornaments & an emery to stitch. I'm a tad behind on my commitment stitching, but I'll catch up real soon I hope!

This past week was crazy busy... remind me not to pick the week after Market to make so many appointments. First I spent Tuesday afternoon at the eye doctor. Seems I now have not one but THREE cataracts. It's a wonder I can see at all at this point. Two are on my left eye & one on my right. As of last May I only had one on my left. Seems surgery might be closer than we'd first planned. We'll see in a few months. He says he gives up on me... I'm one of the most difficult patients he has as every year it seems to be something different or worse. Ever read the eye chart & see two of each letter, one on top of the other? No, not normal? He didn't seem to think so either for some reason! lol Anyway, I always seem to get a horrible headache anytime my eyes are dilated, and I had it for well over 24 hours. Doesn't help when you need to work on the computer OR you want to stitch. A new prescription for glasses won't help my wonderful 20/40 vision (that's with bifocals) so I guess I'll have to hang in there. I did, however, find a really wonderful pair of frames that I really needed... so a new pair of glasses should be ready to be picked up this week one day. They're cool, and RED! :-) Go figure huh..... ME pick something red? ;-)

Yesterday Ray & I shared our 21st anniversary. So hard to believe we've been married for 21 years! How did we get to this age this quickly? We're we 18 & 21 just a few years ago? (our ages when we met!). Next up are our birthdays (both in March). Talk about time flying by..... and lots of gray hair to boot! lol

Hope you had a great Valentine's Day and have a wonderful week ahead. Happy stitching!

38 comments:

Nicole said...

Amy, it's beautiful! You stitched that so fast! Happy belated Anniversary! I hope you and Ray had a wonderful day!

P.S. I'm so sorry about your eyes. I hope you feel better soon!!

Erica said...

Beautiful finish! Just lovely!

Teejay said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, I'm jealous :)

Daffycat said...

Oh my, you stitched that so fast! It's really beautiful, Amy, well done!

Dianne said...

Absolutely beautiful finish! I love this sampler...and I"m sure that it will look stunning in your home.

Sharon said...

Wow! Looks amazing Amy! Congrats.

Theresa said...

Wonderful finish!!!!
I hear you on the eyes problems..... My doctor has gave up on me, too, and I'm only in my 30's..... I guess I better take better care of them or I'll be blind pretty soon..... ;-p

Happy anniversary~

~Judy~ said...

WOW! I can't believe how fast you stitched that up!!! Do you have a cook and a housekeeper so you can stitch all day??! HA!

Stitch Witch said...

Did a search for cross stitch and found your blog. Wow! You are a fast little stitcher. Absolutely beautiful and I am sure even more so in person.

Robin

Suzanne said...

Wow, this piece is beautiful and I am amazed at how quickly you have been able to stitch it up.

Karol said...

Your piece is beautiful! Congrats on the finish & Happy Anniversary.

Melissa said...

Your JN piece is beautiful. You did a great job on it. So fast too. I hope you and Ray had a Happy Anniversary. Here's to many more.

Chris said...

It's beautiful Amy. And you finished it so fast, great job.

Carolyn NC said...

Beautiful job, Amy!

Nic said...

Congratulations on your finish - it's beautiful!

cathymk said...

Congratulations Amy! Great finish!

Glenna said...

Wow, you blasted through in a MONTH? Two years for me, probably. And it's just gorgeous.

Brigitte said...

Wow, your needles still must be smoking from stitching up your Just Nan piece so quickly, lol. Congratulations on a great finish!

staci said...

Congrats Amy! It's Gorgeous and you stitched it so quickly!!!

Petra said...

It's stunning and while that may have taken you a month it would have taken me a year! Happy Anniversary!

Diane said...

Beautiful finish. Your needle must have been flying!

Terry said...

Absolutely gorgeous Amy, well done!

Cindy said...

Just beautiful! Congrats!

DaisyGirl said...

Happy Anniversary!
I can't believe how fast you stitched that Just Nan piece! WOW
You are a speedy stitcher.
I have to go to the eye doctor myself. Ugg! I had going! Hope your eyes get better!
Donna

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Polly said...

Great finish

Kathy said...

That JN piece is BEAUTIFUL. Absolutely gorgeous.
Happy Anniversay to you and Ray. May you both have many more years filled with love and laughter.
As for the cataracs, your stitching is so fabulous now can you imagine how much more you'll do once they are gone. :)

RuthB said...

21 years! Eee gads, how did that happen? :) Congrats!

And congrats on that lovely JN finish--so how did you manage to see to do that beautiful piece?! Poor dear, hope you get a vision miracle.

Yvonne..... said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish!!

Andrea said...

A beautiful finish Amy. Happy Anniversary to you and DH.

Mel said...

Hi Amy, congratulations on the finish - it's beautiful! I also wonder how the time flys by so fast! Happy Anniversary :)

Kristen said...

Congratualtions on a lovely finish. I especially love the hopping bunny!

Vonna said...

How very, very pretty Amy, I didn't know you had finished.
Gorgeous!!

Sherry said...

Just beautiful!

Bine said...

That is wonderful, Amy. I can't believe you stitched such a big sampler in just one month...
I started to stitch in rotation as well but I am not too happy with that. It doesn't fee like real big fun any more if one has to stitch this or that on a special day. But I will stick to it a little bit longer to see if I will get used to it.

Siobhan said...

Wow wow wow wow. That is gorgeous!!! Happy belated anniversary. Sorry about your eyes--take care of yourself!

Shelleen said...

congrats on finishing the sampler. It is beautiful.

Susan said...

You have done a fabulous job on this piece! It's absolutely gorgeous! BRAVO!!!