Monday, April 30, 2012

Summer Days

This is my Summer Days Schnibble for the April parade.  The photo show my cats Buffy and Wolfie checking things out.  I clipped it to the back of a couple of lawn chairs to take the picture.  Go to Pink Pincushion blog to see a picture of the whole thing.  I changed the borders by narrowing the original border, and adding an outer border.  I think it just kind of finished it off.  The fabric is Recipe for Friendship by Mary Engelbreit.  It is nice, cheerful, and carefree, just like summer days should be.

Not so carefree around here today though.  Holstein (see previous post) has still been scratching at his ear.  Today the vet tells me that he has fleas.  UGH!  I have had fleas only once in almost 30 years of cat ownership.  Granted, I now have 2 indoor/outdoor cats, but they do not come into the house.  (I know, I know, I can transfer them inside myself, but still.)  The vet recommends washing all clothes, bedding, etc, plus spraying everything down.  I came home and treated everybody, and started the washer.

This is a real pain because yesterday was the first time I have done laundry in 3 weeks.  I got everything washed up before my surgery, but knew I wouldn't be able to do much of anything for a while after my foot surgery. I guess I will catch back up on laundry in the next couple of days.  Gives me something to look forward to.


Here I Am!

As you can see from this photo, I have been moving a little slow lately.  I had bunion and hammer toe surgery on April 9th, and this boot has been with me since then; three more weeks to go.  I can hobble around without it in the house, and it was my left foot, so I can sew. 

DH brought a table upstairs, so I don't have to go downstairs to sew, and I have a view out the front window.  Bonus!!                                                             

The pillow is sitting on a milk crate.  I thought I could prop my foot up there, but it didn't work the best.  Still I did make my April Schnibble. 

And, I did manage to get out for a day of Shop Hopping.  I need to post what I got.  Had a lot of fun, and spent the day with friends.  It was good to get out, since I've been cooped up at home pretty much since the surgery.

I'll post my Schnibble later.

Monday, April 16, 2012

May for Me BINGO!

This is the lovely BINGO card that I won from Mary at Needled Mom during the St Patrick's Day blog giveaways.  I have been remiss in blogging about my win, and I apologize to Mary.  The card is very neat, and she did a terrific job from the embroidered bingo at the top to the cute squares and border fabric.  Now is the time to register bingo cards and link up the blog post. 

First requirement is to post a photo (done), and list what each square contains.  Here is my list:

B  Cat, Fish, Stars, Kite, Daisies
I   Flip-Flops, Sun, Dog, Tools, Bee
N  Apple, Hearts, Free, M&M's, Cherry Pie
G  Ladybugs, Mushrooms, Frogs, Turtles, Autos
O  Jigsaw Puzzle, Butterflies, Jelly Beans, Easter Eggs, the letter "M" (for Mary who made my card, thanks again!!)

Now I just need to link-up, something I have not done before, and I will be ready!