Friday, July 16, 2010

Great News!

I feel like I have been able to stitch quite a bit on 'The Lord's Prayer' the pattern that I started a day or two after I got out of the hospital. I have been out of the hospital two weeks, yesterday. I was released July 1. So this is basically two weeks worth of work. This is page 1. There is a total of four pages in this pattern. All four corners will have a blue border on them. I haven't scanned a picture of the completed project the book gives yet, but I do plan on it. Page 2 will probably be the quickest stitch. Pages 1, 3, and 4, besides having the verse and the corner border, have at least a part of His hands, as if He were praying. Page 2 just has the verse and the corner border. The stitches above the top line of writing in this picture is part of the tips of His hands. The part of the prayer stitched so far, but not completed with back stitch, of course, is 'Thy kingdo (and part of the "m")", "Thy will be do (and part of the "n")", "as it is in h" (of course will be 'heaven'), "Give us this day o (and part of the 'u' of "our", and then the bottom line stitched so far says "and forgive us". Does that description help you see it? Or is it just more confusing? Well at least I am trying to explain.

I went to the doctor earlier this week and was completely cleared to do anything I feel I can do. That made me so happy! The next day I went to the YMCA and swam nine laps, which is equal to 1/4 of a mile. Before this whole thing with my knee, when I wasn't working out on a machine called an 'elliptical' (I think thats it's name anyway) I was swimming as much as 27 laps which equals 3/4 of a mile. The YMCA's pool is Olympic size. Remember, a lap is up and back. Anyway, my swimming ended up taking a back seat to this elliptical machine because the work out on it totaled 35 minutes, including the five minute cool down. I am a slow swimmer, so to do the 27 laps takes me probably two hours. In the 35 minutes on the elliptical, I can go 2.33 miles. The elliptical works my legs and hips mainly, which is where most of my weight is. Swimming of course works everything. She and I discussed that she wants me to consider my weight what the YMCA scale says because she knows that the scale in the office weighs heavy. We also discussed the BMI chart and where I am on it. She said that according to that chart, if I lose 25 more pounds, I will no longer be considered "obese". If I lose 30 pounds more than that, I will no longer be considered overwight. So that means when I lose another 55 pound, I am not overweight any more! :-)

Yesterday the tire blew out on the back left of the car. We were worried about it. The lady who runs the stables told us of this place outside of town. We got the tire, mounting and balancing for $10. Great deal.

Well got to get going and get Rachel her supper. She has a game tonight.

Happy stitching!


  1. Stitching looks great.

    Congrats on getting an all clear from the dr.

    That is horrible about the car but awesome deal on the tire.

    Have a great day.

  2. Glad you were cleared for physical activity again - awesome news. Nice progress on your stitching!

  3. beautyfull

  4. Nice stitching and really great news from your dr

  5. Beautiful stitching, great news from the doctor

  6. Your stitching is lovely and I am so glad that you had good news from your DR.

  7. Just checking in with a very special lady to see how you are doing.
    Please let me know…. You have been on my mind for the past week and a half.
    Been so busy and just when I sit down to email you…. I lose my thoughts as to what I was going to do. (DUMB FIBRO FOG)