Sunday, July 21, 2013

It is hard to stitch when...

you can't see. I have been struggling with an eye infection for over a month. My right eye has got a virus and the cornea was very slow healing. It is finally better and I have been able to work on the With Thy Needle and Thread Birds of a Feather piece some. I changed the linen to a 32CT Vintage smokey pearl. It really brightens up the piece a bit. I recall when the chart came out originally several people struggling with the chart. I am now aware that it because you simply can see the symbols. WHAT WAS SHE THINKING when she picked those dark colors on those symbols??? Okay I've said it and now I will move on. It is going to be a lovely piece now that I can see to work on it again.

I also began Dorthy Walpole in the middle of the eye infection. Progress is not so forth coming on the 35ct fabric. At lease she is started... all 20 stitches I have in her. Maybe I will trade out the BOF piece when I get the first chart finished on it and pick up Dorthy again.

This morning my son left for running camp in North Carolina with his team mates. Tomorrow he turns 17 and for some reason I cried all the way home. I have missed his last 3 birthday with school or church events. All good causes but somehow I feel robbed of his time. I am sure the next year will have many struggles as he is in the senior year and then come college.

We have enjoyed some wonderful times on the water this summer so far. Something about looking out one the lake that just relaxes and lifts your spirit. I'm not sure if you can see the skinny waterfall we went swimming under last weekend. It is a little cave section you can swim under and the views around you are amazing. The water was very cold as well where it was running into the lake.

This was a sunset off the dock a couple of weeks ago. It had been a rainy day and the sun came out at the end of the day and gave us an amazing sunset.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. So glad that your eyes are getting better. I can understand why you would feel sad missing your son's birthday but you know you let them spread their wings and then they come home to you.

  2. ooo no wonder you have been quiet .. hope it gets better real soon and I agree with Kaye too ..
    gorgeous sunset and would have loved to have gone for a swim in your lake ... love mouse xxxxx

  3. So sorry to read of your eye troubles....hope you are back to 100%! I just figured you were having a busy summer. Your lake pictures are so pretty and that waterfall sounds so refreshing!

  4. Hello Pam!!! ( waving at you) I was wondering what you have been up to. Hate it about the infected eye. I thought You may have been spending all your time at the lake house.. lol Glad you are able to see and stitching some. The pictures are really pretty.

  5. Oh, how hard that must have been on you, Pam--I do hope your eyes are back to normal very soon... I totally understand you feeling sad about not being with your son on his last few birthdays! I still feel that way and my "baby" is 25!!

  6. Pam ... I am way behind in reading blogs. I hope your eye infection is gone by now.

  7. Glad you are stitching again. We all need the relaxation it gives us.
    Don't remember the last birthday I had with Christopher, it really is hard and I understand.