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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

It's been awhile!

Hi there cloud friends!  I can't believe it's been almost a month since I posted.  We have been busy.  I blame it all on the PT I have to do each day.  I do exercises for about 30 minutes every day.  Every other day I add about 20 more minutes.  That plus walking on the tread mill or outside for 30 minutes a day.  Yes , it is all helping my back more slowly than I would like.  Considering what could have happened with this type of injury, I know that I am very lucky and try not to complain.  Well, on to more interesting things.
I am keeping up with the Santas. I even have March finished.  I decided that I want to have at least 5 little pillows for my bowl by summer so I have added that to the mix.  They will be patriotic/summer designs. I have started Plum Street's " A Ghoultide Welcome"  for my long term design. That is quite a project.  The house alone is 81 stitches across!  Finally, I have added some pretty flowers that are blooming right now. 

 This is Happy 4th by Threadwork Primitives.  I used linen and thread that I had in my stash. The reds were DMC 355 and 356. I'm not sure about the blue and brown. I put them back in the stash already.

 This is by Little House Needleworks, the Sampler Tree Ornament Series. This one is called 
"Deer Valley Inn."
 
 Here we have a Santa from Book #36.  I changed the color of his suit and put in  snowflakes instead of the date and an anchor.

 The garden is really looking like Spring.


I love this double Hellebore.
I hope you are all doing well and  thank you so much for joining me today!!

24 comments:

  1. It's good to read that you are healing and taking care during your rehab, Barb. You've certainly made good use of your time with stitching!
    The double hellebore is just beautiful.

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  2. Rehab and recovery from your injury is a long slow process - I am sure you are tired of it all, but goodness it was such a scary injury! Enjoyed seeing your spring photos and all your stitching. I like your blue Santa.

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  3. Nice to know that you are recovering and diligently doing all the exercises. Even after that you got lot of lovely stitching done:) Your flowers are very pretty!

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  4. Nice stitching and I really like the blue Santa. Good for you on your PT! Sounds like you are coming along nicely!

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  5. Good to hear that you are stepping up your PT and making progress.
    Beautiful stitching Barb,I love Santa's rosy cheeks.
    Your double Hellebore is spectacular.

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  6. I hope your back heals soon.
    Great stitching, and as always, your flowers are beautiful.
    Love the double Hellebore!
    Marilyn

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  7. Beautiful stitching and flowers!
    Take care

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  8. Lovely finishes, lovely flowers! Glad to hear your back is on the mend.

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  9. I hear ya. I have to do pt exercises daily for my neck and my SI joint(hip).
    Love that blue Santa with the ship.

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  10. Glad to hear your recovery is coming along. Beautiful spring blooms!

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  11. Slow but sure is the key! Healing and recovery takes a good amount of time and that's okay! As long as you come back every once and awhile to say hello and show us your beautiful stitchings! I LOVE the Santa!! His cheeks are adorable! :) And your flowers! We are slowly melting but no flowers yet, just a bit of grass!!! Keep those lovely photos coming!

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  12. Barb: Your Patriotic finish is my favorite, I love all your stitching, but anything Patriotic is beautiful.
    Love your flower pictures, I hope spring pops here in Minnesota early.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  13. All the Pt and the walking and the additional exercises just take up some time each day. But it's the most important thing to do for you to get completely healed. You are getting there!

    So nice to see your latest little finishes. They look wonderful. I particularly love the blue Santa with the ship and the snowflakes.

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  14. Glad you feeling a bit better, slow and sure is the best way, your stitching is lovely and you have beautiful flowers in your garden.

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  15. Sounds like you have a good exercise regime going on.
    The stitching is lovely and I adore the nautical Santa, such a nice and different design.

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  16. Your hard work will pay off in a stronger body, Barb--keep it up!! My husband just hurt his knee in a skiing accident yesterday so he is looking at (possibly) surgery and PT himself... Sigh... and just when we thought this was going to be a healthier year around here. I guess it's just part of getting old :(

    Love your little finishes and what a great idea to change Santa's jacket to the blue--I like it SO much better than the red.

    Enjoy your weekend and keep on walking :)

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  17. I'm glad to hear the PT is helping your back, Barb! I know from family members who have been through it that it can be a long and painful road. I love your little patriotic piece! And Santa's blue suit, too! Your flowers are just gorgeous!

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  18. Good to hear the PT is going well and helping. Your stitching is lovely, I really like the Santa. :) The Spring flowers are so cheery at this time of year.

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  19. Good to see you post again! I love the pictures and the stitching - as usual!! Ü

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  20. Such pretty finishes! Love that Santa! Glad you are doing well Barb!

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  21. Really nice finishes Barb! I love the Patriotic one by Nan! Slow but steady--you will be healed in no time at all! Spring is not quite here, but I have hope for it this week... Hugs!

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  22. Your Finishes are just beautiful...wow...

    Your Stitching is just beautiful....

    Happy Stitching

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  23. Barb, so sorry to hear that your exercises are taking away from your stitching time but hopefully they are doing you some good. Gorgeous finishes - I love Happy 4th, must look out for that one for stitching for my Americana SAL and Santa from #36 - I presume that is Prairie Schooler? Love him. Gorgeous flowers, of course - you live in such a beautiful part of the world.

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