Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thanks A Bunch!

WOW! I am truly touched with all the comments that were left on my last post :o) So much support and so many well wishes. Thank you! I am still sifting through comments and meeting new Stalkers so please bear with me. I'm almost caught up with my emails but my Blog reading is behind...again. I know, I know, what else is new?

Tomorrow DH and I are off to the IWK for another appointment. This one should just be routine. It's kind of wearing thin driving to Halifax every two weeks but at least I know I'm getting good care. I thank my doctor for that because I was a complete basket case when she first met me but she got me back on track.

Yes, I was just a 'tad' overwhelmed when we found out I was pregnant. I can't tell you how many times I looked at that pee stick, then back at the instructions. Looked at the pee stick again, then back at the instructions. Hoping somewhere along the line, I read the instructions wrong ;o) I even asked DH to double check that I was reading things right. Of course my family doctor's office must think I'm right out to lunch because I called them up first thing and wanted to know how accurate a pregnancy test was. Needless to say, there was just laughter on the other end of the phone.

I always knew there was a lot to being pregnant but it's definitely not the fairy tale that my mother and my friend K make it out to be! No one told me about the consistent peeing, being oh SO tired all the time, the pulling and stretching of your sides as things grow and best of all, the bowel distension and constipation! Oh what fun! LOL! In the end, at least I'm going to have someone to blame for the 2 am and 4 am wake up snack calls ;o)

In the past little while, I've been lucky enough to win a couple of giveaways :o) The first was one from Lizzie Kate! I won one of the lime green calculators but she also included a free chart in the package -


I thought that was so sweet. Thank you so much :o)

Not too long ago, I was a winner on Andie's Blog and this is what arrived last week -


I know! That red, sparkly fabric is just yummy but I'm having fun with it all ;o) Thank you Andie!

I still have some stitching to show you so stay tuned for more...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What Have We Got Ourselves Into????

I know that some of you were wondering what was happening at The Pumpkin Patch a few months ago when I seemed to have dropped off the face of the earth. Well, I'm ready to spill the beans and share a secret that I've been keeping since August 17 ;o)

DH and I have never lived our life in a 'normal' way. For some reason we tend to always do things differently and perhaps even backwards. Our philosophy is you might as well keep life exciting because you only live it once! I can't say that we always 'make' our life interesting, most of the time it just happens and we're just passengers on that rollercoaster. LOL!

This situation proved to be one of those 'times' ;o) Before I go any further, I think I had better warn you now that you should be sitting down and also remove any food or liquids from within reach because this is going to be a shocker...

In five months' time, DH and I are adding another member to our family :o) When I say member, I'm not talking about the critter kind. That's right...I'm pregnant! SURPRISE! How's that for shock value? LOL! I know it definitely shocked us! Not because we weren't trying but because didn't think we 'could' have children! After six years of being liberal, who would have thunk????

I blame DH because ever since the first of this year he's harped about doing something big for our 40th year. Well he got something big alright! LOL! We are very pleased though and are looking forward to our little Peanut :o) I just had my second ultrasound last Thursday and found out that I was farther ahead than they thought. So here is little Peanut at 13 weeks and 1 day -


The reason we've kept this secret for so long is because of my health. Because I'm 40 now, I'm considered high risk and they have me going to the IWK in Halifax about every second week. At first we were worried that I would miscarry but I'm almost done my First Trimester and things are great. I was seen by a Cardiologist at the QEII in Halifax and even with my heart condition, I was given the green light that I could carry the baby. And then finally, we wanted to wait for the results of the Down's Syndrome test and that just came back in favour :o)

It feels SO good to finally let this out because DH and I have known for so long. Both sets of parents and my Gram now know and are over the moon. We are still being cautious and will probably feel much better come December, knowing that we have more time behind us. I can't wait to find out the sex of the baby but ever since I found out that I was pregnant, I've thought it was a girl. I'm anxious to see if I'm right ;o)

So as you can see, this has kept me very busy and away from my stitching. I'm not physically sick but get nauseous after lunch. Thank goodness for Diclectin! One thing I am though is VERY tired. I can't seem to stay up past 9pm and find myself resting throughout the day. They say it's supposed to get better in the Second Trimester so we'll see. LOL!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Thirteenth Finish For 2011

As promised, I have some stitching to show you :o) The pattern had been in my stash for years (YEARS!) and I have no idea why I didn't complete it until now. This is called Autumn by San Man Originals -


And the best part? It's even finished finished!


It came with this adorable pillow tuck hanger and I love it :o) I stitched it on 32 count Antique White linen and changed all the DMC colors to better match up with the colors in the tuck fabric. I'm very happy with the results.

I'm in the fall stitchy mood :o) More to come...

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Drum Roll Please!

First of all, I want to thank everyone who commented on my posts. I truly enjoy reading your words and it made my day :o) Thanks to my Blogging, I've made some wonderful friends and I wouldn't trade that for anything! You guys are the BEST! I've learned a lot from you over the years and you've enabled me many times. LOL! But most of all, you've been a wonderful support system.

There were 35 people who qualified for the giveaway and thanks to, the winner is...



Congratulations Tina! Hopefully this will get your stitching mojo going again ;o) You'll be receiving an email shortly.

Again, thank you everyone. I hope you'll stick around because there will be some stitchy posts coming up soon :o)