Friday, April 22, 2011

We Made It ...

Back in March before I became so sick, hubby & I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. I was a child bride, barely 18, and had so many dreams and plans. Most of them worked out & the ones that didn't, don't matter anymore. My hubby was a seasoned adult at the ripe old age of 28. We had only known each other about 3 months when we became engaged & married 6 months later. Most people said that it wouldn't last as we were polar opposites. However, we proved them wrong. Both of us made a commitment to one another in front of God, family & friends. We took our vows seriously & worked out our issues together. We have had our ups & downs & life has been full of challenges, joys & sorrows. However, we made it & look forward to many more years together. So as the wedding season approaches, please remember why you have chosen to marry. My hubby paid me the greatest compliment not too long ago when he said that if he had to do it all over again, he wouldn't change a thing & marrying me was the best thing that he ever did in his life. I so agree with him.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Little More Embroidery

These were a set of bath towels that I received for Christmas from my younger sister. I used Sonia Showalter "Under the Sea" designs for my towels. I really like the way that they turned out.

A Little Bit of Embroidery

During March, I was teaching a beginner sewing class using Simplicity #2447 until I got sick and had to go into the hospital. I spent a week in ICU-Stepdown with congestive heart failure, extreme exhaustion & severe dehydration. I was discharged a little over a week ago and really missed my sewing machines so I have spent my time embroidering towels while I'm recuperating. After all, I cannot drive right now as my blood pressure is too low. Hopefully, I'll regain my strength soon. The towels were Christmas gifts that I wanted to embroider before using them so this was a perfect opportunity. Here are the photos of what I enjoyed doing. I do love my new Ellisimo.