Can I hear on big WOOHOO!! I started stitching again, only for an hour or so at a time and it is great. My CTS is under control and so very happy. I'm only wearing the brace a few times a week at night. Wearing the brace and losing weight has really helped my wrist/hand. Hope it stays like this forever. As for weight lose I am down 17 pounds.
So what am I stitching? I am playng catchup still working on BRD "Stop and Smell the Flowers". I also plan to adapt a portion of this pattern into a biscornu for a challenge I am hosting on swap-bot. Check it out perhaps a few of you would like to join me.
I have some PIF's to finish up that will be going out in the next few weeks. Then I plan to host another one to support "Stand Up to Cancer". Still working on the details for this one. Speaking of cancer check out Nancy's blog. Nancy is collecting "Think Pink" items from her friends and followers to raffle off on her blog in the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness. What a great cause, please stop by and give her a shout out of encouragement.
Since I have been working full time for the past 7 weeks--3 more to go-- my card making/paper crafting has been put on the back burner so to speak. I have a few swaps coming, I will try to take a few pictures to share with you as I get the cards made. I am also considering hosting a card making party for OWH this summer. To support OWH from now on, each time I make a card for an exchagne I will make at least on extra for OWH. I think that sounds like a good plan.
I did make a new basket, actually two recently. One is an oval gift basket accented with black and red, the other is an Easter basket. I plan to make several more oval gift baskets for my kids teachers and one wine basket for a retiring teacher friend.
Currently I am reading a cozy murder mytery called Crewel World (Needlecraft Mysteries, Book 1) that I picked up from paperbackswap.com. I need to come up with a creative way to display what I have read, what I am reading and what I intend to read on thie blog. If you have any ideas please send them my way.
As for the family we are doing great. DH is down 28 pounds--you didn't think I would go on a diet by myself now. The kids are fine. One is in the Miracle League and two are playing soccer. My oldest DD will take some art lessons next month, turns out the kid loves to draw. We are also looking at summer camp activities. Can't believe we are only weeks away from summer break. Thank goodness my job will be finished in 3 weeks and I can get some things done around the house before the kids are here 24/7.
Oh well, time for coffee.
BTW - Meari, love your new car.