Thursday, February 22, 2007

Guild present

It is my needlework guild's 10th anniversary this month. Although I missed the actual party date, due to the nasty cold a couple weeks ago, look at the cool gift baggie of goodies I got ~ some John James needles, GAST thread, beads, charms, a small piece of evenweave, and best of all ~ a gorgeous pair of scissors!

Last night we started hemstitching for a needlebook. And I have to say most of us were definitely 'all thumbs'. Trying to turn 1/4" hem twice seemed almost impossible. I didn't get too much accomplished before I packed up to come home. But I am determined with this little project, I am not going to set it aside and then forget entirely what I'm supposed to do with it. I love the look of hemstitching and I want to get this one finished!

And speaking of procrastinating, I started to make a list of all the things I need to set up appointments for ~ doctor, dentist, optometrist, naturopath, massage therapist...... and it almost seems overwhelming. And then I really needed to give myself a good shake. With our extended health care plan, all these things are covered! I don't need to pay a single dime for any of these visits for any of us. So what on earth am I complaining about? So I'm determined this morning to start making those calls and start getting these things arranged, even one a week, its certainly doable. Funny, I have to pay the hairdresser and yet I don't avoid those appointments? So look out Nick, I'm going to keep you and I busy for a while. Hubby can take care of his own appointments since he usually cancels anything I arrange for him. Harumph!

10 comments:

Isabelle said...

Lovely gifts from your guild! :)
I must plead guilty about medical appointments too. I am terrible at that. This comes from a deep-seated dread from when I was insomniac and the doctors used to laugh it off, or scold me for not sleeping. Still! It's bad. Maybe reading about your resolution will help me do the same! :)

Carol said...

Wow, that is a fantastic gift from the Guild!!

Pam said...

What great gifts! I so want to teach myself how to do hemstitching. Any tips you can pass along would be great. I am the same way about appointments, it's like pulling teeth, LOL. I don't know why but I always put it off longer than I should. Good luck getting all them set up.

Vonna said...

What a nice bunch of gifts from your guild!
I hate making Dr's appointments...gives me chills thinking about it!
LOL!

Deanne J said...

What a great gift

Mary Ann said...

Oh, such wonderful gifts from your guild!

Nancy in IL said...

Great gifts, Wendy, and what a pleasure it is to visit your fresh, new blog! You've done some lovely work since I got back into blogging. It's nice to be hearing from old friends again!

Sue said...

What lovely gifts from your guild.

Von said...

I, too, have put off making needed dental and medical appts. But with Kyle's broken arm, we've paid this year's family deductible, so should get some things done this year. It's been so long now, I gotta find new doctors, so more decisions that have to be made, thus the procrastination! :D

Lelia said...

Congrats to you & your guild for their 10th Anniversary. Sorry about your nasty cold!