Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Ornaments

This is my second attempt at writing this blog post.  I almost had it written when Blogger decided to stop working, and then when I went back to edit it, I had two with the same title and inadvertently deleted both of them!  I started again, but the information I needed was downstairs and I didn't want to make the trip down to retrieve it, especially after I sprained my ankle!  That's my story, and I am sticking to it. 
My husband was released from the hospital on November 23 after a long 18-1/2 day stay.  Recovery from a stem cell transplant is very slow, and although Phil has regained a bit of strength (e.g., going up the stairs is now somewhat easier than the first time he did it after being released), he has a long way to go.  We have to go to the lab for blood tests twice a week, as well as going to see various doctors whenever they say.  We can also be called to the hospital at any time should Phil need fluids or blood products.  This week we have two doctors appointments on top of the visits to the lab, and the possibility of a transfusion of red blood cells is a real possibility.

I haven't had a lot of time, energy, or motivation to do much.  I did manage to stitch and finish the yearly ornaments for my children, as well as finishing a couple of other ornaments I stitched last year.

Grace and Anthony adopted a dog mid-summer, a cute Corgi named Amelie.  Naturally, I had to choose an ornament for them with a dog on it.  I did change the shape a bit as well as the coloring so it would look more like Ami.

A Dog's Christmas is by Elizabeth's Designs and I found it in the Just Cross Stitch 2007 Ornament issue.

In August, our daughter, Sarah, adopted Posie, a wild lively cat during our local Humane Society's free cat adoption event.

(I am sorry the picture is so washed out!)  I don't have the name of the design, but it is by Brittercup Designs, and is from the 2010 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Preview issue (July/August).

I hope to be back soon with even more pictures to share!

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