Friday, March 26, 2010

A Little Bit of Verse

Because of my need to be careful what I do and the need to do a lot of sitting I am flying through Grazing Sheep at the moment.

I am currently working on the verse and I still have 3 lines to go.

This is one of the most beautiful samplers that I have done. The colours in it just pop and it is the perfect piece of work for my current situation. The only problems I have at the moment is the lacy looking boarder around the verse. It is the corner bits that I am having trouble with. There is a separate chart for this boarder but I don't know if I am still slightly off with the pixies of if I am just plain thick but currently I haven't got it.

My plans are to do the boarder leaving out the corners and try figuring the out later. Hopefully the plan will all come together.

Thank you for all the well wishes for my recovery. It is going slowly. It isn't as painful as it was, although it does have it's moments. Instead of doing physio therapy, they decided that I would be better doing Hydrotherapy as I have 2 legs to worry about. One I have to bend and the other straighten. It is so much easier doing exercises in water and the strain and stresses on the legs isn't as noticeable as doing it out of the water.

I keep having problems though with one gentleman though when I am doing a certain exercise on my right leg, the one that I have to straighten. The exercise is that I have to stand with my back against the wall of the pool with a rubber ring around my ankle. This brings the leg up and supports it while I have it straight out in front of me. I have to stand there on one leg with a belt with all these lead weights in it and it is placed on my knee. I have to do this exercise for between one and two minutes. No twice this man has accidentally walked into my leg and he has nearly knocked me over. I know that he hasn't done it on purpose but he is so lucky that it is my right leg and not the left. If he had pushed the left leg the wrong way, I am sure that I would have seen stars and he would have had his lights lights punched out lol. Luckily he wasn't there last night. I had my eye out for him though.


Cari-in-VA said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!

I am so glad to hear that your therapy is going well. Definitely watch over for that man!

April Mechelle said...

Sampler is beautiful !!! Good to hear you are better, even if that man keeps bumping into you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandra,I watch out for your posts as usual and enjoy reading and seeing your process.I miss our chats and me seeing your work..I will keep admiring from here for the time being..I hope you are feeling stronger each day. Will catch up soon I hope..Take care Robyn

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh! You're so right -- this is the most beautiful sampler! Sigh. Is that verse over one? I hope you work out the border! I'll talk to you soon.

Margaret said...

Whoops! Forgot to say -- that man! Geez! Can't he see a leg sticking out? I can't believe he did it again!!!

Alice said...

Beautiful stitching! Lovely verse. I hope that man can manage to keep out of your way.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a gorgeous sampler! You are making splendid progress!

Glad they hydro therapy is going well - keep an eye out for that guy... give him a good shove if he does it again!

Deb said...

It is looking wonderful - absolutely beautiful!!! I don't know what else to say except that your work always amazes me!

And take advantage of your recuperation time! You'll have less complications later.

Glenna said...

Wow, Sandra. I got my sampler chart in the mail and I was going to wait to kit it up, but now I think I'll have to kit it up and start it soon. So beautiful. LOL at the thought of you punching out the guy's lights. Feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful sampler. What is the name and designer?
Good Luck with the therapy.

Joanie said...

Your sampler is gorgeous! I am thinking of you and I am wishing you a speedy recovery.

I think of you often with much affection....

Melissa said...

You sampler is beautiful, Sandra!

Hmmm, that man. If you see him coming your way again, I would call a warning! Make it funny but make him remember not to keep doing it! ouch.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Once again, a gorgeous sampler by Sandra!! I just love it, sweet friend. It's amazing how you have chosen and worked the most beautiful pieces.
As for that man (are you sure he's not flirting?), I would carry one of those foam noodles and smack him when he starts to come too close. "All's fair in love and war!!" :P

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Congratulations! I gave you an award on my blog, dear Sandra. Go see! :] Hugs

Karoline said...

Grazing sheep is looking gorgeous, great progress.

Glad to hear you are recovering well.

Raven/Missy said...

Your sampler is looking wonderful! You are doing a great job.

I am sorry to hear that someone is bumping into your legs while you are in therapy. Have you spoken to the therapist about keeping an eye on this guy so he can't do damage? I hope he stops bumping into you and your recovery continues to go well!

Siobhan said...

It is SO pretty! I hope you can figure out the border. Sometimes it helps to let it sit for a bit and then, I find with me, when I look at it with fresh eyes, I can 'see' it clearly.

Good luck with your therapy, and keep an eye out for that man!!

Suzanne said...

Your sampler is looking stunning and the verse is looking great.

Men, they are such clumsy people. I bet he was completely oblivious to what he had done.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Grazing Sheep is looking wonderful. I am glad that your recovery is going well. Watch out for that man, what a pest.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Sandra,

I am so glad to hear that you're
well on the road to recovery from
your surgeries. Do they usually
operate on both knees at once???
It would seem to make more sense
to do one at a time so you have a
"stable" leg to stand on. Then
again, at least this way it's all
done and over with. Well, except
for the

If that "Gentleman" bumps into
you again in the pool I think
that you have every right to
give him a boot up the backside
as a reminder to be more careful.

I am in awe of your Grazing Sheep
sampler!! Those baskets of fruit
look so 3 dimensional, even in a
photograph. The textures/weaving
of the baskets look very cool too.
Gorgeous colors!!

One question though...where are
the grazing sheep???

Good luck with the corners of this
sampler. I'm sure you'll figure
it out and stitch them up without
any problem.

Have you been reading during your
convalescence too?? When I had
surgery 10 years ago and had 3
months off of work to recover I
got a lot of reading done.

Take care now!!

Анна - Зонт said...

Wow! It is really beautiful!!! Good luck Sandra!

Анна - Зонт said...

Wow! It is really beautiful!!! Good luck Sandra!

Kay said...

Just found your blog - you do beautiful work! Love all the colors.

Brigitte said...

It's always great to see the progress on your sampler. So beuatiful.
It's such good news that you are better now and not so much in pain any longer.