Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday - 29 Jan 2014

It's Wednesday again and here's the weekly update on my Tudor Lady piece.=)  Many will have seen the intermediate post on the Grow Your Blog Party post (which is two posts down, for anyone here looking for it), and on the left is where I finished working yesterday.

As you can see, I've finished the yellow, cheese-shaped section and made a start on the blue outer skirt part.  I'm trying to smooth off all the edges, both edge of the stitched part and also where one element of the dress meets another, to try to get rid of that horrid pixellated look.  Cross stitch can be really prone to that sort of thing and I try to smooth it out wherever I can.

Thanks to all who sent well wishes for my mum.  I told her that she'd had lots of people she didn't know sending her 'get well soon's etc!!  I don't know if she quite understood me, as she was really 'spacey' at the time with a bad infection and low food intake, but she's on the mend now.

Basically, she had a fall in the middle of the third night back at home and broke her hip.  They then had to wait a couple of extra days before being able to operate as she got a chest infection and ended up in the High Dependency Unit (one step down from Intensive Care).  Anyway, they got that treated sufficiently for her to be able to have her operation to bolt the hip back together yesterday morning and she's now in considerably less discomfort and the staff in the Unit are pleased with her progress.  I'm back home now that the worst is over and hope to travel up to visit again at the weekend, by which time I expect she'll probably be back on a regular ward and grumbling about being stuck in the Infirmary again!!LOL=)

So, thanks again to all who took a kind interest - things are going well.=)

And I now have quite a pile of ironing to catch up on amongst other domestic thrills, so that'll keep me out of trouble for the next couple of days.  What's new in your world??  And how are your stitching projects coming along?  Why not leave a link below and share your work with us all?  I'll visit each one and leave you a comment - promise!=)

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014

10 comments:

Jules Woolford said...

I'm very glad to hear your mum's better. I enjoyed GYB - many thanks to you for spreading the word. It's certainly given my blog a boost, and I've made contact with some great new ones!

Queeniepatch said...

Your stitches are so tiny and neat. I take my hat off!
Glad to hear your mum is on the mend.
Have fun with the ironing!

Wendy said...

Oh no your poor mum. She's having a tough time of it . The tudor lady is looking good, more like blue cheese now!

zenuwpees said...

Belle avancement et contente que votre maman va mieux Marie-Claire

Elizabeth's quarters said...

Always lovely to meet another Elizabeth (rather than Liz, Lizzy, Betty etc). So pleased I've joined the WIP party, I'm discovering so many talented stitchers. The neatness and consistency of yours puts mine to shame.

Rachel said...

Good to hear your Mum is on the mend. As you say, once she starts grumbling you'll know she's getting better!

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

Tell your mom get well soon from the US! I'm glad she's on the mend. I'm just doing some patchwork, and need to post it soon, maybe today while plumbers are busy trying to fix a leak in the house.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Elizabeth
Thank you so much for coming over and entering my GYB Giveaway and for following too!
Good wishes and hugs for your mum, broken hips are so common now - my mum had one too. She is lucky to have a caring daughter - I'm sure it's all up hill from here.
One of my Mahjong friends is called Shane and I had a childhood friend with the same name too - both females!

Your Tudor piece is beautiful, I'm assuming that's a sleeve?!

Hugs
Shane

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

ello Elizabeth
Thank you so much for coming over and entering my GYB Giveaway and for following too!
Good wishes and hugs for your mum, broken hips are so common now - my mum had one too. She is lucky to have a caring daughter - I'm sure it's all up hill from here.
One of my Mahjong friends is called Shane and I had a childhood friend with the same name too - both females!

Your Tudor piece is beautiful, I'm assuming that's a sleeve?!

Hugs
Shane

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sharonb said...

Hi Elizabeth - hope things progress well with your Mum and there are no further problems. Great to see your stitching -
take care

 
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