Monday, September 1, 2008

Here I am!

I was going good on my stitching until the bulb in my lamp conked out only leaving the lowest setting. So no more stitching for me until I get a new one Wednesday. Poor me! LOL!
Jack is doing some pillowcases. Love the purple flowers! He is still working on quilt squares as well.
Well we are not done with this room yet. Jack bought a couple new outlets for it and rocker style light switch. He ended up using one of the outlets in the kitchen and bought another to replace it. Well, he installed the one for the computer but seems the other outlet ran away from home. We have torn this place up trying to find it. So after Wednesday we will be able to finish up in here. I just wanted to give you a sneak peek. A messy computer desk.
Here is the south wall. Yep that is Jack and I in a picture taken in the late 1980's.
This is what a rocker style light switch looks like. Great for folks like me with nerve damage and weakness in the hands. They are so easy to turn on and off and don't hurt me to use like regular switches.

So that is what is going on with us. We are also anticipating a big cool down and much needed rain. In the last 2 weeks we have only gotten one day with rain and not very much then. Also please pray for my Uncle Pat's kids. Uncle Pat was my uncle by marriage and he passed away at the age of 86 yesterday. My cousin Dale is who I worry about. He is 6 months older than me and has had Muscular Dystrophy since we were in the 3rd grade. They thought he would not live into adulthood and he will be 50 in January. He and Uncle Pat were at the nursing home here together. When Uncle Pat became to frail to live at home and continue to care for Dale they both had to move. Thanks and god bless.


groovyoldlady said...

The room is looking lovely. I'm sure that missing outlet will show up soon!

I'm praying for Dale...

Terry said...

Sorry to hear about your Uncle. He's in a much better place now. Room is looking good and you'll feel great once it's completely done. Great work so far!

Kristin said...

It is so good to hear from you. {{{Hugs}}} to you and prayers for your cousin Dale.

Cordy Lain said...

Jack's purple flower is BEAUTIFUL! I love the pattern. I was wondering if he did the purple heart shaped part by hand or machine? I've never seen a satin stitch that looked so perfect. (At least it looks like a satin stitch in my cheap magnifying glasses. lol) I dread that stitch because mine never looks very good.

Nancie said...

Sorry to hear about your uncle. I am praying for Dale. Your room looks nice. Yours and Jacks handiwork are lovely as usual :) The purple flowers are very beautiful. Great work!

Sharon said...

Praying for Dale.

I find that the best light I see in for stitching is regular daylight, but I think I remember you saying something about bright sunlight hurting your eyes. One more day and you can get that new bulb and start stitching again. :)

Amydeanne said...

i'm sorry to hear about your uncle, I hope Dale will do okay!

I love your room. you know, it makes me think i need to put up our wedding picture.. somewhere... though honestly I debate it off and on b/c it's not really us anymore lol

DaisyGirl said...

Sorry to hear about your Uncle. Hope things work out for Dale. I know he will miss him.

Susie said...

Hi Michelle,
Your room is looking so nice. It's always such a big job to "redo"
I've said a prayer for your cousin Dale. I know that this must be a hard time for him.

PlainCatholic said...

Prayers for your cousin Dale, et al. The room is shaping up I see...good on you!

Sue Seibert said...

Love those rocker switches. Can't tell you how many times we've put something away and not been able find it for a year!

God bless your cousin and may your uncle's soul rest in peace.

Love you, girl!

~~Deby said...

I have a Ott-lite that I use behind my recliner to stitch with...I know it sure is hard to see when you don't have good lighting...sounds like you have been busy..sure enjoyed the pictures.

Susan said...

The room is looking lovely. Don't you hate it when something just disappears like that?!!! I lost the top to a bottle of new lime juice I just opened yesterday. Found it in the trash---I'd thrown it away with the inner seal. I'm still looking for 2 $25 gift certificates I bought and "hid" over 2 years ago!!!! Someday, someone will find them!!!! Hope they'll still be good when they do.
I'll add Dale to my prayers today.

Anonymous said...

Will definitely pray.

Your handiwork is so beautiful, as always...and your room is looking good!

Have a blessed day,
love, Tina :)

Sharon said...

Both of your projects look great! The room looks wonderful.

Tori Leslie said...

Very nice needle work!

Sorry to hear about your uncle.

Very nice looking room!