Sunday, October 07, 2007

Been Really Busy Lately




I've had a lot of fun and spent a lot of time going through my fall ornaments, weeding out, throwing out, figuring out where I'm going to put them this year (sometimes I forget year to year), and doing some much-needed cleaning along the way. Since I've developed some scary health conditions, DH has told me to try to get my former cleaning girl back for just a couple days a month. Surprisingly, she called me and said she would work me in but that there would be times when she would have to change days of the week. Fine with me. I had her when I was working all the time, but when I had to quit work because of my health, I felt I couldn't justify paying her any longer. I also couldn't clean very well. My 81-year-old mom was willing to help, but my pride just wouldn't allow that, so Sheila coming back was a Godsend, and she was happy to come back with me. She's a very special girl, bless her heart. They don't come any better!


I have new stash and WIPs of which to get pix, but I've been slowed down quite a bit after surgery and a damaging fall. Oh, I have managed to get a fun little finish that goes with an older partner to it. I'll show my older finished Bent Creek "Dance of the Bumblebee" along with my latest finish of his partner, Bent Creek's "Jig of the Ladybug." They're so cute! They're actually on the same fabric---just different times and different scanners.













8 comments :

Sally said...

Very cute finishes Nancy:)

Susieq said...

That's so cute. I really like Bent Creek patterns. Glad to see you posting finishes.

Dawn said...

Oooh! The are all adorable:)

AnneS said...

What a caring and clever DH you have there! I'm so glad you're getting a part-time cleaner back in again to take some of that stress off your shoulders :) Great to see your latest finish :D Look after yourself, gorgeous gal! :D

Carto said...

Hey Nancy

'Dance of the BumbleBee' is fab isn't it? My lovely blogging friend Ann (Cat & Turtle) stitched it for me and put it on a lovely stand as a present to cheer me up when I was going through my separation last year. It's on my bedside table - whenever I look at it, it brings a smile to my face! I do so hope that you're feeling better, you're such a trouper! xxxx

Von said...

It's good to hear that you're getting some help with your housecleaning, Nancy! We hired a cleaning company for a few months after the birth of our twins. It was so nice to know that the bathrooms were being properly cleaned. Little boys aren't always known for their good aim, lol!

Take care of yourself!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Both look really cute, well done.

Dianne said...

Nice to see a post from you Coz. Can you send your cleaning gal over here too? Glad you are getting help, it must ease your mind a lot.
Cute bug a boos!