I am overwhelmed by the kind thoughts and prayers expressed by all of you! I can't begin to thank you properly. It has indeed been a very difficult week and now begins the healing. My heart goes out to Jean's husband, who attended church services on the very night of his wife's funeral. They were married eighteen years.
Our church is very small. There were a total of nine ladies who made enough food for over 100 people. God surely does provide! We even had a little bit left over to send to the kids at the local church camp.
Took the camera and a couple apples with me on my morning walk earlier this week. The miniature horses are getting to know me well enough to come to the fence for a treat. They like their apples cut in to smaller pieces than the bigger boys!
As I rounded the corner this handsome boy was calling out to me....."Hey, a fella could starve to death over here, hurry up, would ya?"
I got several kisses for the treats!!
My guide now follows me all the way home...where he thoroughly enjoyed treeing the neighbors' stray cat they've been feeding.
Here's the back view to show you the fabric I chose for the backing......
Roamed around the house tonight and snapped a couple pics of things I've stitched. Waaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy back when I first picked up needle and thread...........
I bought this kit with the sampler stamped on it in blue. I stitched it up and gave it to my grandmother because she absolutely gushed over it and thought (well she convinced 20-some year old me, anyway) it was the best sampler she'd ever laid eyes on! She stitched "Peggy Lee" on it for me, framed it and proudly displayed it on her living room wall until she could no longer live independently and went in to a nursing home. Her home was sold but before the auction sold everything that was near and dear to perfect strangers....I grabbed this sampler and now it hangs on my wall here in Kentucky. Every time I walk past it I am reminded all over again of how proud she was of me.
Here is a design by La-D-Da called "Love Is Perfect". I stitched it up just a few months before Masterchief and I were married in 2005.
Lastly is this lacey looking lovely by Sheepish Designs called "Circle of Angles". I finished this one eight years ago. I really don't care for my choice of frame but I think it was the only square one I had on hand at the time. I might stitch this one up again in another color. I really like it.
That's it for the stitchy pics. Hope you enjoyed seeing a few from years ago.
I had an appointment yesterday for an echo cardiogram. I was astounded at the technology they have now! She explained everything we were seeing on the screen to me......
"Now this is a 3-D image of your heart....different colors show the direction of blood flow....now I'll spin this image of your heart around so we can see it at any angle.....and here are nine slices of your heart so we can see every detail!" Can you imagine?!? She showed me exactly where the "hole" is or whatever is wrong in there. She called it a "drop out". Well anyway....it will probably just mean more tests in the future. I wish Masterchief wasn't going away to work. He will leave very early tomorrow morning and I won't see him again until September. I'll miss him SO MUCH!!!!
Thank you all again for so many sweet words of sympathy and support. You are all so very kind!!