Two black buttons.
Two black beads.
Three red beads.
Two gold charms. Heart charm says Merry Xmas.
Three gold snowflake buttons.
Eight small gold beads.
Thirty-five large gold beads.
Made a change. Chart said to use DMC #3371 for hanger for the charms. Stitched it. Didn't like it. Seemed too dark with the gold charms. Used gold metallic thread instead. Liked that instead of the darker colored thread.
Got the piece all finished and while viewing it kind of wished I had used blues instead of the suggested greens for the checkered area of the design. Think blue would have looked better. Green does work with the rest of the design, I like blue though.
It's done. I can take it off the Q-snap frame and file away the threads and leftover beads and buttons. I can move on to the next project. Not sure what that will be right now. Have four stitched finishes that need to be framed and one machine sewn project to finish.
28ct Ice Blue Jobelan, DMC and Specialty Threads with Embellishments
Stitched 2 over 2
Stitching Completed 12/12/17
Number of Days Spent Stitching on Design - 16
In other news...
Was to have traveled for a dental appointment (has been rescheduled to January) but the weather had the final say. Storm has moved in. High winds, snow and ice on it's way. It's winter time here. The older I get, I'm not so daring when it comes to driving long distances in bad weather. I have to travel 2-1/2 hours for my appointments and when my appointment is early in the morning, it makes for a very early get up and get ready time. Not a problem. Driving back home though can be very tiring especially if I've waited awhile before being called to be seen. I could ride the van but after experiencing what I did in the medical facility regarding me being a van rider the last time I rode it (nothing negative about the driver, the van or other passengers) I said enough, I'll drive myself the next time around. Up to this point I've been pretty positive regarding my experience with the VA. I no longer feel that way. I will say that I can understand a precious veteran arriving at the point of frustration with treatment and care received from providers and administrators within the VA Health Care System and feels that the only way to handle things is to take their own life. They voiced their concerns, tried to get help and no one helped them or if they were helped they were pacified (listened to but not heard) in an attempt to silence their voice or concerns. How insulting!!
Now folks, suicide is not an option in my life so don't go there with your thinking regarding me. God tells me in His Word that He orders my life. He knows the steps I take. He knows the end from the beginning and He, He alone, will determine when and how I will draw my last breath, not me. I have come to see (and experience first hand) that respect and dignity for the veteran and accountability for one's actions (how they treat the veteran or respond to the veteran) while employed within the VA Health Care System is not a given for all. Some are there just for the paycheck and folks, that comes across in their attitude and treatment of the veteran. They truly don't get it when it comes to the veteran and believe me folks, as a veteran we know it, we see it and we hear it. And folks, I'm not alone in this way of thinking - I've visited and have interacted with other veterans that feel the same way. Those that truly care about the veteran are far and few between and when I meet them, it's wonderful. Truly wonderful. Refreshing, actually. I could say more and truthfully would like to say so much more, but won't because some just don't or won't understand. Some don't care because it doesn't involve or impact them. Believe it or not, that's okay. I know what my reality is. I know what is truth and is true. I know what I'm dealing with and while it's just me, it's not just me. God knows. That's enough. God knows. Doesn't matter what someone else says, does or thinks. I know. God knows. I'm good.
Enough of that. I've said all I want to say regarding that subject matter. Will stay with my needle and thread work.
Will turn on the radio and listen to music, work on getting my threads filed back into their respective place, go through my kitted up projects to see what's next, pull out the pieces to be framed and start on one of those. Will be a low key type of day. It's nasty outside. Might make some beef stroganoff using a new to me recipe.
For a smile...
Leah being Leah. I am so enjoying this kitty. She's been with me now one year. Has adjusted to being here. Has her routines and does her own thing. She's a good kitty and a wonderful companion.
Do apologize for the quality of picture. Some days I can get a good one. Some days, not so good.