So, about the sorta sabbatical, when I was back home, I would participate on the three design teams I'm on. (And I thank you all again for refusing to let me quit the teams and just take some time off instead. You are all the best! Muah!) Now here's the part where I explain my blog title. Even though I wasn't making cards, I did make a cross stitch project, which I took with me to work on, the last time I flew to Illinois. I started it before I left for Illinois and finished it the night before I flew back to Maryland. My Dad has a couple dozen dvd's, Clint Eastwood, Steven Segal, John Wayne, Keven Costner. His favorite by far is Dances With Wolves, and I'm not exaggerating when I say I've seen that movie at least 12 times within a week's time. So while I sat with him to watch it,(over and over and over again) I worked on my cross stitch project:
Here's the back story: When my Mom was still in the hospital, the doctor made mention that she was doing much better and that in no time, would be able to leave the hospital. Now at the time, we didn't know if that meant she could go home or to a rehab center. It didn't matter to my Mom. All she was focused on was that she could leave. And would talk of nothing else. Now, my Mom was still bed ridden, and on some major pain killers at this time. At one point, my sister Laura, in frustration, texted Sandy and I, "All she's focused on is getting out of the hospital. Ain't nobody got time for that shit!" Welllllll, with our sarcastic sense of humor, (yep that's right, we all have that!) we took that and rolled with it! LOL! Now, I know that may not sound so nice, but if you've ever had to care for someone that's in constant pain - can't lay down, can't sit up, can't stand up - because of the shooting pain and complains about it all the time, sometimes we caregivers need to let off some steam and get it off our chest. So every time we could use that phrase privately, we did, regardless of the reason we used it. So, when I got back home the second time, I started making that catch phrase into a cross stitch project... and gave it to my sister Laura as part of her birthday present! She. Loves. It!!! LOL!
I think she's going to hang it up at work in her cubicle! LOL! (Sorry for the crappy pictures. I took them with my cell phone. Didn't have my camera with me.)
So that's my update. Sorry it's long winded, and I appreciate you reading until the end. I hope to get going on making more cards, not just for my design teams, but also to play along in other challenges. I miss that!
Thanks for visiting and I hope that you have a great day!