Saturday, January 9, 2010

Adam and Eve on the scene

Adam and Eve have finally made an appearance on Paradise Lost.

I am getting ready to move to another page and move the q-snaps which I find exciting. I usually like to stitch in hand, but I find that with the smaller count fabrics, my stitches are more even using q-snaps. The progress is slower though. (I just took a closer look at this picture and then my actual stitching and realized I didn't finish the 'n' on 'than'... I guess I know what I will be doing as soon as this is posted!).

What an end to a week...
We finally got snow (yeah!!). But it was not near what the meteorologists had predicted. We went from a prediction of 4+" to a mere 1". However, that 1" provided two snow days which I always enjoy. I don't like to have too many snow days because I still like for school to be out before the end of May, but it is fun to have a few.

I am really thankful for the snow days this past week though because Jake and I both were sick, so that meant that we did not have to miss school and work, but were still able to be home. I worked a half day Wednesday, feeling miserable, and then visited the acute care center. I was diagnosed with bronchitis, had chest x-rays to rule out pneumonia, and given a strong round of antibiotics. I feel better, but not great. On Thursday morning, Jake complained with his stomach hurting. By 10:30 a.m. it was clear that he had a virus. He was sick twice an hour all day long. I felt so sorry for him. It was exhausting for all of us. He is much better today, but still a little weak from it all. Until this morning, we had not been out of the house since Wednesday afternoon. Considering it is frigid cold and we were sick... not a bad thing.

I am at the end of a good book for all my reading friends. It is called "Speak Softly, She Can Hear" by Pam Lewis. I read it on a recommendation of one of my best friends. I have enjoyed it. I am anxious to see how it ends. It is a suspense/thriller set in the 70s, flashing back into the 60s. It involves friendships, relationships, secrets, and murder.

I am also listening to a book called "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins upon recommendation of Laura. Oh my.... I haven't made it far into the book yet, but I can see why people can't put this down. It is really good. I am looking forward to getting the second book in the series as soon as I finish this one. It is called "Catching Fire", I think.

Not much else going on in my little corner of the world right now.
Hope you are having a good weekend, where ever you may be. :)



  1. Your Paradise Lost looks great! I do hope that you are all feeling better!

  2. Adam and Eve are looking stylish! I love that sampler.

    I'm sorry to hear you were both sick--what a waste of a snow-day! Hope everyone at your house is soon feeling great.

  3. PL looks wonderful! Funny how we sometimes notice things in pictures that we don't see in real life.

    I hope you're both feeling better soon. It sounds like it has been a really rough week.

  4. Oh dear, I hope you and Jake feel better soon.

    A&E is looking great.

  5. PL is looking good. I think filling in that tree would have drove me ape! I think we got your snow.Would you like for me to scoop it up and mail it to you? LOL! I'm sorry you and your son have been sick. Hopefully you two will feel better soon.My husband has been sick off and on the better part of the winter. I feel for ya!

  6. Your Adam and Eve looks great. Hope you are all feeling better soon.

  7. Sorry you've all been sick, not fun. Hope you are feeling much better.

    Love your Paradise Lost, isn't it just so much fun to stitch?

  8. Sorry to hear you've been sick, Kellie--hopefully that is it for the year!

    Your Paradise Lost is coming along beautifully--can't wait to follow your progress :)

    Oh, and I'd be happy to send you some of our PA snow!!

  9. Love Paradise Lost!!!
    Hope you are both feeling all better now!

    Glad you are enjoying The Hunger Games.

    Wish we could get together and stitch today!!!

  10. Hi Kellie, I found your blog thanks to Melissa (Words & Blooms). Your PL is coming along wonderfully - I just love A&E pieces.

    I hope you and your son are both feeling better soon!

  11. Thanks for your kind words on my blog Kellie>>. I hope to make it a seasonal tree but not real sure what I will do after Valentines Day! You know I love your Paradise Lost!! I want to do that one day myself....keep up the great progress!! Faye

  12. You're making wonderful progress on PL! Isn't it funny how you step away from a piece or are already to move to another section and you see something that you didn't finish off. I've done that quite a bit. One piece I did, I didn't put the birds legs on it, took it to the framer, they didn't notice it either, and framed it. Well, it resided in my kitchen with legless birds!

    Sorry to hear that you've been sick and hopefully you'll feel a lot better soon.

  13. Kellie, you PL is coming along nicely. I hope you are feeling better and up and at it in no time. Take care my friend!!

  14. Your Paradise Lost is looking beautiful Kellie! I'm so sorry you were sick. We've all had colds since Christmas. I'm definitely ready for spring!

  15. Great stitching! Looking forward to more pictures. :)

    Stay well!

  16. I hope you & Jake are feeling better soon!

    Your PL looks great! It's always fun to add in the A&E... makes it worth all the time spent stitching leaves!

  17. This is looking just gorgeous, Kellie! great job!

  18. I so love the man boobs in this one! Ha!

  19. I've just ordered the Hunger Games after reading your comments about it. It sounds a good book. I'm just reading the last book in the Outlander series so this will be next
    your sampler is looking great too