Friday, 13 June 2014

June WIPocalypse.....Short, but Sweet

As many of you know, there hasn't been much attention paid to my stitching over the past month until just recently. May was a busy month what with birthday celebrations and Mother's Day followed by an appointment with my surgeon for a total hip replacement.
I'm happy to report that all went well and I am well into the recovery phase now. I am slowly progressing from walker to cane, the staples are out and physio should begin next week. Now that I'm feeling much better and off my pain meds stitching therapy can begin in earnest!

Since I returned home I've worked on two designs, a WIP and a new start. First up, the WIP, Primitive Betty's Live, Laugh, Love.
This one should be completed by the end of the weekend or early next week although I'm not quite up to any happy dancing yet!



As you can see, I'm left with just the border to complete on this one. I've enjoyed this immensely and I'm starting to hunt for a new start to replace it.

Second up is a quick stitch freebie from Notforgotten Farm called June.



I love the flowers in this one. They remind me of sweet little faces. Only the basket/planter remains to be stitched. Until I'm able to use my sewing machine once more most of my finishing will have to wait until a later date.

I do have a project I'm stitching for a friend which I should get started on soon. It's Carriage House Samplings Pumpkin Farm. I think I have it pretty well kitted up so it should be on the agenda very soon. Besides that, I have no immediate plans and enjoy the time sifting through my stash for that one project which calls to me.

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer (even though it's not officially here!) and I look forward to seeing what stitches are occupying those lazy days!

23 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Glad to hear that you are recovering well from your operation. Make sure you keep up your stitching therapy!

The sampler is lovely,the sentiment is perfect too, we will all happy dance on your behalf, maybe you could manage a little Hand Jive along with us?

Vickie said...

Lovely! That sampler caught my attention.
I am so very glad your hip is progressing well. You are in my prayers.♥

KimM said...

What a beautiful sampler! I have yet to stitch a large one…..but I have a few in my stash. So glad you are feeling better. Take care -
hugs
xxx

Dirty Martini Queen said...

So glad to hear you are on the road to recovery and you'll be ready to happy dance soon.
I love the sampler and I think I need to check to see if it's in my stash. There's nothing better than sorting thru stash on a rainy day or late in the evening when trying to get to sleep because that guarantees good dreams of wonderful stitching projects.
Donna

llknbillburg said...

Your stitching is beautiful, as always and I am so glad to hear your recovery is going well! Enjoy your stitching therapy!! Laura

Angela P said...

Glad to hear you are well on your way to recovery! Lovely stitching :)

Bianca said...

Great progress on your WIPs. I also love the flowers on Notforgotten Farm :)

diamondc said...

So happy you are recovering well,
Lovely stitching, on your wips.

Blessings

Catherine

Berit said...

So glad your surgery and recovery are wonderful! I've been thinking of you. These wips look beautiful!

Tatkis said...

So glad you are feeling better!
Lovely processes!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Melissa said...

Lynn, I'm so glad you are recuperating well from your sugery! And now you are back to stitching your wonderful things!

Julie said...

Wonderful news you are well on the mend and recovering well.

Enjoy the additional stitching time whilst you rest and recouperate, your projects look wonderful.

Von said...

Lynn, I haven't had any lazy days in summer for many years, lol! But when we get an extreme heat wave, I am forced back indoors and I usually pick up my needle again. It's nice to have friends who stitch and blog so I get my stitching in vicariously!
:D

Brigitte said...

Oh Lynn, this is wonderful news. So glad to read that everything went well and that you are recovering well from your hip surgery. You must be so happy that everything is over and that the healing process has started.

It's wonderful that you have so much stitching time now. Your WIP by Primitive Betty's is progressing really fast and I can already see the happy dance. Maybe a little happy dancing around with your cane? Lol, no, just kidding around. I think your doctor wouldn't appreciate it too much, lol.

Andrea said...

Good to hear that you are making a steady recovery. I don't suppose anything can be rushed in these situations.

Two lovely WIPS. I love the colours of the Primitive Betty one and the flowers in the second look so summery.

Sharon said...

Beautiful sampler finish! Best wishes on continued good healing!

Giovanna said...

Glad to read that all went well. Your stitching is lovely. Enjoy the extra stitching time while recovering :-)

Penny said...

Glad everything went well with your surgery, Lynn! Lovely stitching ~ I've always wanted to stitch the Primitive Betty's piece. :)

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Marcy said...

Your sampler is so pretty. Glad you're recovery from the surgery so well.

Judy S. said...

So glad that surgery is behind you and you're on the mend, Lynn! Love your WIPs, too. I need to follow your example and dig out some of mine!

Bekca said...

That's great news Lynn, stitching therapy is the best therapy :) You've made lovely progress on all of your projects.
Best wishes.

SoCal Debbie said...

Your June flowers look so cute! I'm looking forward to seeing more progress or even a finish by next month!

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