Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Stressin' and Stitchin'

Life has thrown several curveballs my way as of late which have left me very stressed. My DH has come up with some health issues and has to have some tests done but we have to wait two more weeks before this will happen. Both of our cars have had some serious health issues too. We had been toying with the idea of getting me a new one and after jumping the dumb car twice on Monday, we drove it straight to the dealer and traded it in and put DH's car in for major repairs. Then there's the roof. We have needed a new one and then had some wind damage, but not enough for the insurance to pay for a whole new roof, so we got an estimate. Boy has the cost of a roof gone up since the last time we got one.

Normally, I don't stitch when I'm stressed, but instead dive into a book so I don't have to think. But this time I have been stitching and frogging because my concentration is so bad.

I did finish Primitive Needle's Simply Live. I love how it turned out with Jan's conversions.

I stitched my June ornie, a freebie by Sharon Crescent, and have made some progress on LHN's Yesteryear.

I've got several more WIP's that I've been working on a several new starts trying to get my attention.

Tomorrow I get to go play with my grandson Daniel because Beth's sitter cancelled on her. That should be a fun but tiring day.

Here's hoping that the 90 degree temps leave quickly.

Thanks for the wonderful comments and happy stitching!


Anonymous said...

Enjoy the time playing with your grandson! Sorry to hear that things are stressing you out! Will keep your DH in my prayers!

Your finishes look awesome and you are making terrific progress on Yesteryear!

Big hugs to you, my friend!

Dawn said...

Oh I'm sorry that you're going through rough patch. Mike & I are toying on thought to get new car for me to drive since his mom's car isn't safe to drive to my parents' house.

Your projects are beautiful. I love how they came out.


Stephanie said...

Sounds like a day with your grandson is exactly what you need to de-stress a bit! So sorry all that other stuff has been coming at you at the same time. Praying all goes well with the tests for your DH and that your stress level goes down.

Your finishes look great and I love the progress on Yesteryear!

Jan said...

OH dear Kath...so sorry you have been so stressed. Seems like things happen all at once, which does not help! Hope that the tests come back ok for Tom. Here is hoping that money tree starts producing in the backyard, so you can get that much needed roof. Don't we get to see a pic of the new wheels? LOL

Your stitching is looking so wonderful!! Now be gone froggie!!

Love you dear one!

Siobhan said...

(((((((Kathy))))))))) If it's not one thing, it's another, huh? :P I'm sorry to hear that so many things are causing you stress. I'm glad you're able to stitch at least... it always makes me a bit more calm to work out my feelings stitch by stitch. Hang in there, gf. Lovely WIPs and finishes!

Kathy said...

Soory to hear you've been ahving so many things happen at once. That always seem to be the way in my life. :(
On the plus side you stitching is fabulous! Love the finishes and your progress on Yesteryear is lovely.
Good luck with the new car and hope things improve for you both.

Mary Beth said...

Sending you {{{hugs}}}, Kathy! Wish I could hug away the stress! Things do seem to pile up sometimes, don't they. I will keep you in my prayers, knowing they will all work out. Praying also for your DH's tests to go smoothly and come back with the right results!

Simply Live is simply lovely! Jan's conversions are so pretty! Noel is just adorable. And Yesteryear is looking great! It looks like a fun stitch.


Maggie said...

I love your conversion for Simply Live, i just finished this one too but using recomended threads.
We have another project in common too..Yesteryear i have never seen anyone else stitching this, you have got much further along than me though!

Sorry you are going through a rough patch with health issues and cars, hoping all turns out well for you

Jeanne said...

Kathy, I hope things work themselves out for you soon. I'll be sending good thoughts your way. I truly understand that diving into reading thing. Enjoy the time with your grandchildren. They grow so quickly.