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Monday, March 26, 2012

I HAVE been stitching, Really!

Hi Ho!
How are we all doing?
Unfortunately I have begun to get arthritis in my fingers.  A few months back it was my right index finger.  It stayed swollen, stiff and painful for a week.  Now it is my left index finger.  I pray it goes back to normal in a few days time.  It has been bad for half a week now. It sure slows down any stitching progress.  Gardening is painful also.

Speaking of which, this is the small garden on the side of the garage.  I got it cleaned up.  As you can see, the grass needs mowing.  Not my department!  My husband and 2 teenage boys take care of the lawn.  The peonies and irises and columbine are coming in nicely.  That is foxglove under the chairs and table.  I planted a few purple pansies. :)

spring time in the garden :)
 Do you see the tea cup and saucer I mounted on a copper pipe?  I made this years ago.  Many little birds come each year for a nice drink. :)

Mr. and Mrs. Duck by Madeleine

This sweet little photo of the duck couple was taken by Miss Madeleine on her exploring adventure this weekend.  We have a park with a pond behind our home.  We also have a river a few blocks away.  She took this photo on the river's edge. I thought it was cute how they aligned themselves.

I have been stitching, but do not have pictures to share right now.  Just did finishing  on one project yesterday.  Began a new small last night.  Hard working on black 28ct at night!

Stitching and praying,


Shirlee said...

Your small garden looks great & I love the photo of the ducks : ) I'm so sorry you are having to deal with arthritis : (

Meari said...

I've been doing a little gardening myself. I've been wanting to make one of those teacup bird feeders for a while... never enough time, it seems. *sigh* Hope your fingers feel better soon.

butterfly said...

Hi Vickie, Sorry you are having pain in your hands I also get it most years about now , it's not to bad yet , but when I do get it I take a few hay fever tablets and it works some how..
Your garden looks lovely and so do those cute ducks.

Carol said...

Oh, Vickie, arthritis and stitching are not good companions... I do hope you get some relief soon.

Love your little garden--I'm so worried about our flowers with the coming frost tonight... Beautiful duck couple, too--I just love mallards.