Saturday, September 20, 2008

Happy Saturday!

And its only one more week until Carrie and J-F's wedding! There are so many last minute things to do in the meantime, on top of work....its going to be crazy. Kelly arrived last Thursday and the two girls were already off bright and early this morning to get started on their day. Later we have to visit the resort where the wedding will take place and a quick visit to the nearby town for the liquor license. I can't wait for the big day to arrive!!

I also had my preop appointment this week in Toronto for my own big day. The Friday after the wedding is my surgery date, when I am finally going to get rid of these huge ovarian cysts that have been causing so many problems and a hysterectomy as well to get rid of the endometriosis. Its funny really to be so looking forwards to surgery but I can't wait to start feeling better.

I've been getting a little stitching done, not too much, but I got this sweet little design finished up: Its called Buttons & Pins by Blackbird Designs. I just need to find some wee buttons to sew along the open space of the border and finish in into a pin cushion. I used a Lakeside Linen piece of 40 ct something, it looks like a pale old yellow, not as yellowish as the scan came out, but a soft pretty colour.
Most people pile up books and reading to do for their convalescence, not me, I have stitching projects lined up! I may not have time to check in again before the wedding, so have a great week everyone!


Hazel said...

Have a lovely wedding and hope the op goes okay and you get lots of stitching done. Big hugs xx

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Wow you will be busy. A good friend of mine just went through a similar surgery last week after waiting all summer to fit it in her schedule, like you she was more than ready to be done with it. Your Blackbird design came out great, congrats on the finish. Hope all goes well in the next couple of weeks and thanks for your kind comments. CJ(ok;-)

Vonna said...

I wish nothing but many healthy happy years for Carrie and Jean Francois, how wonderful for them :)

And your WIP is gorgeous Wendy!

Good luck on your surgery and may the proud parents shine with sunshine the day of their daughters wedding!

Julianne said...


Wow, I can't believe how quickly the big day came around. I hope you all have a wonderful celebration.

Wishing you well with your surgery and recovery.

Many hugs.

Alberta said...

Wendy, you are such an much going on in your life but yet your optimism and joy come through with flying colours.

I wish you nothing but clear blue skies for the wedding. lots of tears of joy and memorable moments.

I'll keep you in my thoughts for your surgery, wishing you a speedy recovery and much health after wards!

Can't wait to see wedding photos and hear about your recovery progress!

Anna van Schurman said...

Best wishes for the wedding and a speedy recovery. (But not too speedy you don't get a good amount of stitching done!)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

What a pretty finish! I can't wait to see it as a pincushion. I hope your surgery goes really well and you will be fully recovered soon. Also I hope all the final wedding prep is smooth and fun!

Annemarie said...

Wow, the wedding is next week already? Well, I know how much you have all been looking forward to it, so I wish you lots and lots of fun on the big day.
I'm also really happy for you that you're going to have your surgery as well. Hope all goes well. I'll keep you in my thoughts!

karenv said...

Lovely Blackbird finish! :)

Good luck for the wedding and the surgery - I hope all goes well for both and best wishes to the happy couple :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy, Enjoy the wedding. I went through the same exact process 2 times for cysts and the third time I told them to take it all. All because of endometriosis. The surgical menopause is "interesting" so feel free to drop me an e-mail if you need some support. I didn't have any and it would have been nice.

Sherry said...

I had that surgery and it made my life so much different (and better) in the long run! You will be in my thoughts!

stitcherw said...

What a cute piece, it will be lovely all finished up. Good luck getting everything ready, sounds like you're going to be quite busy. Good luck too with the surgery. I had it a number of years ago and couldn't believe how much better I was afterwards.

Christine said...

Have a wonderful time at the wedding!! I also wanted to send good wishes for your surgery and thanks for reading my rarely updated blog!

Yuko said...

Ohhh Wendy, the big day is comming soon! You will be so busy!
I hope you all will have a wonderful day!!
I'm looking forward to hearing about Carrie's wedding, and would like to see your wedding sampler!

Sherry said...

what a sweet piece! Good luck with your surgery!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Dear Wendy, I wish you all the very best blessings for the wedding. Hope it's a memorable and beautiful day for everyone!!
I've had the same surgeries you speak of..all I can say is that I was never so happy in my life to have them done!! You will feel soooo much better, Wendy. It will be the best thing you've ever done for yourself!! Just take it easy and and stitch and read and relax and all will be well. Sending much love and hugs, your stitching friend, Deb

Glenna said...

Enjoy the wedding (please post pics!), and enjoy the post-op therapeutic stitching!

staci said...

Best Wishes for the wedding day and bridal couple!!!

Best of luck to you too. I hope your surgery goes smoothly and your recovery quickly!

Carol said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers - I am sure your surgery will go well! {{{HUGS}}}

Michele said...

Oh I love that design! Very pretty :)

Quite a busy time for you. I'm sure the wedding will be lovely! Can't wait to see pictures :)

Clare L said...

Hi Wendy,
I have been lurking on your blog for a while and thought this would be an appropriate time to come out of the shadows!
Wish you all the best for the wedding.
Good luck with the surgery - I had surgery for similar symptoms a few years ago and it was the best thing I ever did.
Clare in Schomberg, Ontario

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great finish Wendy! I hope your daughter has a great wedding day!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Wendy,

Lot's on your plate for the next
few weeks. Hope the wedding is
a huge success and the weather
co-operates. I'm looking forward
to seeing Love all framed up. And
perhaps a few piccies of the bride
and groom. May they have a long
and happy life together.

Your Prairie Schooler pile of
projects looks amazing, and are
quite inspiring. I find that it's
not the pictures of the finished
projects on the front of the
charts that gets me excited about
a stitching project. It's the
pictures that stitching bloggers
post of their own versions of
these designs that show them off
to their best advantage.

The three framed LHN projects
are spectacular, and will look
wonderful hung together on a
wall. How thrilling to see all
your hard work framed and ready
to display, and looking so

Good luck with the surgery. I
had the same done 8 years ago and
I don't miss the hassles, the
fatigue etc at all. You'll have
some great time guilt free to
stitch to your hearts content.

Take care.

Jeanne said...

Catching up my blog reading. Can't believe the wedding is here already. Hope it's a wonderful time for all and good luck on your surgery - I have had it more than once. Love your framing too Wendy! Will keep good thoughts for your speedy recovery. :)

Beatrice said...

Enjoy the wedding and I hope the weather is wonderful for the bride and groom/
I'll be thinking of you on the OP day and pray for all to go well.

Your WIP is beautiful!