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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cold weather...........

I finished this embroidery yesterday.  It says 67 minutes on the screen of the machine.  That means 67 stitching minutes; then there are all of the thread changing minutes.  I would say over an hour and a half to stitch it.
We had snow flurries yesterday morning and it was only in the 20's all day.  I had to take Dad for a blood test.  He couldn't imagine it was going to be cold enough to wear a winter coat.  He found out in a hurry because it was windy too.  It was one of his good days.  He has had several bad ones in the last few weeks and that is why I have been worn out. 

I also got borders cut and sewn on some QOV quilts yesterday.  I hope I can get one quilted today.

28 comments:

Jody said...

that's really really cute! It makes me think of holiday gifts! So sorry that things have been strenuous with your dad. Hang in there, Wanda! You are surrounded by well wishers

Jackie said...

The embroidery is just adorable!! Long time to stitch it out, but worth it! So glad that your Dad had a good day yesterday. We all need those!

Linda said...

I love the embroidery against that background, I'm a big Rudolph fan anyway. I'm glad your dad had a good day, and I hope things get better still.

Congratulations on getting the borders done on your QOV quilts, you've probably lost count of the many you've made, plus pillow cases.

hetty said...

Oh, I love that present-laden reindeer! So cute! You certainly have a lot of patience. With your stitching and with your Dad. Take care.

Linda said...

Wanda, I meant to tell you I like your new font, it looks like a celebration of exuberance!

karenfae said...

Hope your dad enjoyed his time out even if it was to get blood work. Sometimes just time out in the car seems to help someone who is housebound. The embroidery is cute, I had several years back thought of getting a machine to do the embroidery but then decided I really didn't have enough interest in it to pay the cost of the machine.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

patty a. said...

Cute reindeer!

dianen said...

It was terribly cold and windy yesterday. I had gone to the cemetery to put wreaths on the graves and nearly froze. (I had to use a mallet and spike to make holes for the stands to go into the ground.)

I'm glad your dad had a good day. Those are always such a relief. Just remember to take extra good care of YOURSELF! Caretaking wears you out totally - physically & mentally. If you can find the time, do something extra special just for yourself. I'm thinking of you and your dad, too.

Joan said...

You are a wonderful daughter!! I think your embroidered block is georgeous - I am sure the time it took you was well worth it :) It loiok it to me.

Ruffus said...

That is SO cute!! Love it. Would love to know what design it is.

Marie said...

I usually add 1/2 again to the time of my machine embroidery to cover thread changes. This is a great pattern and so holiday-ish.
Glad your day is having a good day.

Hugs - Marie

Anonymous said...

I thought I was seeing things when I saw the new font! I am glad someone else noticed it, too. I don't know where you get your energy, must be all those Dr. Peppers. Those embroidery blocks make a great quilt .

Louise

Vicki W said...

It was worth it, it's so cute!

Needled Mom said...

So cute, Wanda. Next you will need one of those fancy twelve thread machines so you don't have to change threads at all.

I can imagine how tired you must be. It is physical as well as emotional exhaustion when it comes to parents.

Judy said...

What a cute design!!

Your Dad is a lucky guy to have you there caring for him.

Anonymous said...

Your sweet deer is worth an hour and a half... he turned out perfect.

Thinking of you and your days with your Dad.

J~MT

Char said...

Love the new font, and the Reindeer is adorable.

Pat said...

Worth every little stitchin' minute! That embroidery just makes me grin.

imquilternity said...

Oh man, is he cute!! Well worth the time it took to stitch it!! I love it.

Pat said...

Love it! Great color choices! I, too, would love to know where to get the embroidery design, I have a daughter who collects reindeer!

Muddling Through said...

That is one CUTE embroidery!

GerryART said...

Here in mid-MO yesterday, a winter coat was in order. With the wind chill it was definitely WINTER WEATHER.
Today is in the 50s.
Holiday Hugs,
Gerry

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Amazing what machines can do...with a bit of help. Looks very cute.

Hope you Dad stays well through the holidays.

Amy said...

The embroidery piece is cute. Sorry your Dad is having such a hard time.

Gari said...

Love your reindeer. When I do machine embroidery I look at the time and then double it. It may be faster than hand embroidery but it is not way fast, is it?

Purple Pam said...

Love your reindeer!

Claudia said...

What kind of a machine do you have ....that is so cute !!

kasthurirajam said...

very very beautiful