Thursday, November 01, 2007

Finish Forty-One

Another finish and the fifty project goal is in sight :o) This is Winter Love by Sam Sarah Designs -

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This cute ornament is in this year's JCS Ornament Issue. As I did with Winter Joy, I went with the suggested fabric but stitched the whole thing in DMC.

I gave it a thought and I think I have the perfect way to finish these matching ornaments :o) Instead of another tree ornament, I want to combine them together, one over top of the other, and make a bell pull! I've taken a picture of both Winter Love and Winter Joy along with the fabric that I would like to use -

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Unfortunately I'm out of that particular fabric but as long as I find something similar in the dark cranberry, I'll be happy :o) I even have a wire snowman hanger to hang it from!

Things are still up in the air here and DH is still not working yet :o( The payment schedule is back on for November so this will definitely test whether we can do it or not. As much as I hate to admit it, my fall stitching retreat will be a no-go for this year :o( I'm really going to miss going but that expense cannot be justified right now.

The medical insurance fiasco continues but we 'think' we have things in order again. On Friday, DH and I just about fainted when we opened a letter from the Blue Cross notifying us that a payment of over one thousand dollars was going to be taken out of our banking account! We arranged to have it stopped so hopefully that happened. We have now signed up with a program by Manulife (rotten, stinking buggers) but it seems to be the best one so far.

This policy is designed for people who loose their medical insurance through an employer. It will cover pre-existing health conditions and dental! And it's much cheaper! The down side, they only cover up to $1200 a year for prescriptions but DH and I are hoping we'll have new insurance by then. Unfortunately we didn't get things in on time so we have no coverage for the month of November and we also have to wait to see if we are accepted by the company. Sigh.

So, keep your fingers and toes crossed. Something good has got to come our way ;o)


WendyCarole said...

OooooH I love those snowmen and hope to stitch them one day.

Sorry to hear about all your medical insurance issues I hpe you geyt them sorted

Faith Ann said...

Love is gorgeous... they'll look fantastic as a bell-pull.

Good luck with the continuing health insurance saga. What a nightmare. I hope it's all cleared up soon.

Laural said...

Great finish! They will look nice as a bell pull too!

Sorry about the health insurance issues you guys have to deal with. Wishing you a very healthy month!

Karen said...

keeping everything crossed for you , I love your snowmen they will make a super bellpull

Carolyn said...

I love your inspired me to go purchase the preview issue just for the snowman ornament..they are so cute:)

I hope this medical insurance stuff gets settled really you have one less thing to worry about...

I have all my fingers and toes crossed for you and your hubby.Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

Choko said...

Hi Cathey,
Wow!!I thought this design to want to do a stitch. And I have this magazine. I love very pretty design.


Sharon said...

I hope everything works out with your insurance. ((((Cathey))))

You have done so much beautiful stitching this year. These snowmen are gorgeous. I have them on my want to do list. Can't wait to see them finished as a bellpull!

~Tammy said...

Your last two finishes are adorable.

Sorry to hear about all your insurance coverage issues. Here's to hoping things turn around for you soon.

Shannon L. said...

Fabulous finishes :) I love your idea of a bellpull too !

Keeping all available body parts crossed for you and DH. Something good will happen soon.

Rachel S said...

That finish looks gorgeous!

Keeping my fingers crossed for you and DH.

Lori-Ann said...

Those snowpeople are on my list as well. I guess that shopping blunder that my DH made with the magazine was a happy mistake, cause I have all of them too!
Do you think there will be a Peace, and Faith duo in next year's magazines? :)

You and me, me and you,
we got a few problems,
but we'll pull through ;)

Christine said...

Great finish! I'm thinking of stitching this design as an "Our First Christmas" ornament for DH and I. Can you tell me where you found the buttons? Did you order them online or do you have a local retailer? Thanks!

Rachael said...

Those snowmen are so cute!
I do hope things improve for you,and you get your Insurance sorted,{{Cyber hugs}}

Irene said...

Adorable finishes, can't wait to see them as a bell pull.

Jenn said...

What a cute finish Cathey!
I'm sorry to hear about your insurance problems.

Anonymous said...

A bell pull will be a great way to finish those, Cathey! Can't wait to see it all finished.
Your insurance issues stink, big time! I hope it all gets worked out soon & your DH finds a job. I don't want to think how panicked I'd be if I were in your position ... single mom-hood doesn't leave much room for error. *lol*

Jocelyn said...

I think you've had enough of the dark clouds--time for some silver linings! I hope all goes well for you with your insurance issues and things only get better from here!

Lili said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you while you stitch... You were right: our blogs should just make one: I have the same snowmen designs as wips. Lol!

stitcherw said...

I love your grandmother's poem, and the not quiting is so true. Sometimes it is so hard to hang on, but when things finally turn around it is so worth it. Hopefully your insurance troubles and things will work out soon, things like that are so stressful.

Your snowmen turned out so cute, putting them together to create a bellpull sounds like a wonderful idea. I'll enjoy seeing a picture of it when you get it done.