"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

One Flower Wednesday

DH and I marked our 9th anniversary today.  I can't really say that we celebrated, because he is in pain and miserable, and is only able to eat mush.  I feel so bad for him, but there's not much I can do to help.  I'm doing all the household chores and cooking, because he's still working and comes home totally exhausted.  He's now had 12 of 33 treatments, and the road is still long.  He did stop by buy me a rose on his way home from work though!

When I go to visit my patient on Sundays, I take hand work to fill the time.  this week I made a couple of flowers for my Aunt Sara inspired quilt, in addition to a few others that I made throughout the week.  Now that I have a lot of free time, and I know what I want to make, I'm anxious to get there! 

I also worked on a cross stitch project on Sunday.  When I got home I finished this.

I was then motivated to finish a couple of others that I had started.  I don't know if I've forgotten how to count, or if my eyes are that bad, but both of them had mistakes that needed to be ripped out.  So I ripped and stitched and ripped and stitched some more.  I'll have two more small projects to share soon.

There's also a small quilt in progress.  While I was looking for something online the other night, I saw a small spool quilt that I NEED for my sewing room!  As usually, I wasn't looking for another project - it just happened.

I've bought my fabric for the Stay at Home Robin, and I've picked my pattern.  It's not too late if you'd like to join us!  Click HERE for more information if you're interested.  Leave a comment and I'll get back to you.

So, what else is new?  I bought a couple of new cookbooks from the sale rack at Border's.  Oh my am I going to miss Border's.  Anyway, I've tried several new recipes and this was a beautiful success. 

Tomato, Caramelized Onion and Brie Galette
Next up is the "400 Soups" cookbook.  I knew I'd be needing it soon!

So that's my life!  I've been reading all your blogs, but haven't been in the commenting mood lately.  Sorry.  To borrow a page from Darlene's book - I need a hug if you have any to spare!



  1. Consider yourself hugged sweetie!

  2. My Friend,,,,,,A Big hug is on its way to you from Oz,,Take care and love to you both as you travel this road...Kate xxx

  3. Hi Sunny I need to get busy on my hexagons for my Aunt Sara. That rose is so beautiful that I can almost smell it. Lots of hugs coming your way to you and your hubby.

  4. Congratulations to you and hubby - he is in my prayers hon, it must be so hard to watch him go through this. What a lovely rose he brought you. I love your faith stitchery, and am sending you lots and lots of hugs!

  5. And another big squishy hug from the Land of Oz. Love your faith stitchery.

  6. {{hugs}} Hang in there Sunny. I love your stitching and your Galette looks delicious. Sending lots of T&P's for you and your DH.

  7. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! Life's challenges ----- huge sigh!!!

    Here's a big hug for you, my friend, and I'm here if you need to chat. :-)

  8. Happy Anniversary Sunny! Sending you love and big big hugs, hope hubby feels better soon. Linda xx

  9. ((hugs)) What a sweet husband you have-Happy Anniversary. Love the FAITH stitching as well, and the hexies. I will keep you and your husband in my prayers for sure.

    P.S. I really MISS our Borders.. it's been gone about a year. :( Your recipe that you tried looked gorgeous in the pic. I'll bet it was yummy!

  10. Happy Anniversary Sunny. I hope your Dh is feeling better by now. Lovely thought bringing a beautiful rose. I loved your flowers and your cross stitching is perfect.

  11. I Absolutely love the stitchery you completed -
    "FAITH" - It's just gorgeous !!!

  12. I'm sending you a great big hug! Can you feel my arms around you?
    Happy anniversary!
    The hexie flowers are beautiful and your stitchery is gorgeous!!

  13. Oh my friend I wish I could give you a REAL huge hug. Sorry to hear your DH is not well.He was still very sweet to bring you home a rose.

    Nice flowers and it is nice to sit and stitch. I also do a lot of unpicking.

  14. Happy Anniversary to you both! I just love your hexies and I'll have to check out the Aunt Sara inspired quilt. I need to get back at mine.

    I love your stitchery. So sweet.

    We all need hugs from time to time so I am sending one your way. I've been feeling that way myself lately :/

  15. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, and I wish you both the best for this journey you are on. Hugs are coming your way!

  16. Add another hug to your list and one for your DH too. Happy Anniversary to both of you.
    That galette looks so delicious...I can almost smell it.
    I will miss Borders so much. Many many hours spent just browsing through the books and magazines...sipping coffee....the perfect "date" with my DH.
    Take care

  17. *big hug* Happy Anniversary! What a fabulous husband to bring you a flower when you know he feels horrible. I am keeping his healing in my thoughts. Love the Faith cross stitch. the colors are gorgeous. I am going to miss Borders too. I loved that store! Lucky you on those cookbooks. 400 soups sounds awesome!

  18. What a sweet man. Congrats on your 9 years!

    & a BIG HUG for you.

  19. Happy Annivesary to you and your dear Hubby and I hope these challenges are soon over ,big hug coming your way from the east coast . Hugs Sheila

  20. You have been busy and I love what's cookin! Excellent progress on your Aunt Sara. Beautiful rose and lovely stitchery. Happy Anniversary too!

  21. Awe...A hug from me to you ,
    along with some prayers for you & your hubby!
    May the treatments be a sucess & may he feel beter soon.
    May it help know others care & are praying for you...both!
    Your swap partner...

  22. Happy Anniversary to you and sending you a great big hug from Arabia :)

  23. warm sunny hugs from Memphis TN!

  24. Oh that man is a real sweetheart, stopping to get that rose for you when it's so hard on him. Keeping you both in prayer. (((HUGS)))

  25. yummy that galette looks so good and Sunny i am sending lots of hugs and prayers your way.oxxoo


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