Thank you Sara Murphy for doing this. I am moved to tears.
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Dad goes in for more spinal fusion surgery at 11 today. He is nervous. They told him the extremes of what they may have to go through in the surgery which would include redoing the whole thing. This upset him. Between sleep deprivation from extreme restless leg syndrome, he has not had a good night sleep in many months. He is very depressed. He also has an abdominal aortic anyerysm that will need treatment at some point but for now they are just "watching it". I facetime'd with him this morning so I could see him before he went in. He doesnt want me to come down till he is out of the hospital.
Any good thoughts and prayers would be appreciated.
..but the blackwork bug has bit me again. I love doing blackwork. LOVE IT! Not that I do a persona that is tudor or elizabethan or spanish in anyway shape or form but man I love that form of embroidery. I have it in my head to make a coif for my student as a gift since she is going to get given an award soon and she has a tudor persona. I voiced my desire to my guy and he immediately said "Nope, you're not allowed,". WHY?! "Because you are setting an unrealistic deadline to have it done by x date and it will kill you to get it done and I think you need to make things for yourself or me and the boys instead of everyone else."
I grumbled and showed my unhappy face. He wouldnt budge. What I hate to admit is he is right. Then I thought I would do it for her birthday but its a month after XX event and that doesnt really give me enough time. Before I had this conversation with him I started doing research into a different style than the original that I made ten years ago. I had these two sites on just quick searches:
I do need to do a set of cuffs for a friend that asked me sometime ago. cuffs are fast and easy and I can make quick work of them and get them back to her. Maybe that will satisfy the blackwork bug rising in me.
I have an A&S list of things I want to do for myself and my family. Perhaps listing it here will help me stay on track:
-Embroidery my black apron dress with some seam stitching
-Fix the new burgandy viking undergown and embroider that with runes and beasties
-Make my boys some garb. Currently, they only have about two tunics each and they are summer weight
-Finish embroidering the green tunic I made for Ryan. Also make another set of winagas for him.
-Embroider the apprentege belt that I put together for myself to go with the viking
-Make a couple more viking outfits for myself
-Embroider the red flannel tunic I made for Ryan
-Add some embroidery to his blue/plaid flannel tunic as well
-Make a few more embroidered book covers
Projects I have for others to do is:
-Blackwork cuffs/collar for one friend
-Commissioned laurel vigil book for a friend being elevated this winter
-finish trim on a friends tunic
I believe that is it. Much much smaller than it use to be.