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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Behaving Myself...Kind of....

Several people have told me to go into the surgery "well rested".  I am taking their advice...

Yesterday, I found this pattern on a Russian website.  It looks to be very old.  I couldn't find any information about it, but I am just going to assume.

We went to the pre op place for an EKG and blood test this morning.  When we got back, Walter went off to play golf and I printed a copy of this rug pattern...

I think that the best way to relax and get ready is to do something that I find most relaxing.

Since I don't need any more socks right now, that means some cross stitch is in order.

This is the first really Russian rug pattern that I have found that I like.  I need a rug for April's Russian cottage... So.... Here I go again.

That is, if I can get the pattern away from Tessie.  She seems to think that it would look good in the weaver's cottage.

Since I have three rugs in there already... She's NOT getting it!

I drew it out on #24 congress cloth... It will be somewhat smaller than the original pattern.

Actually, it will be just the right size to go on the main floor of the Russian cottage.  Maybe that means that April's cottage will be the next thing I finish.

I'm sure that she will be happy to hear that.

Anyway.  I am going to go back and sit next to Kota and relax until Tuesday morning... Just kidding.  I am sure that I will find things that need to be done before Tuesday. 

Thank you all for your kind comments and letters.  I am really amazed that there are so many people that are behind me on this. I will be better in no time.  That's why I am being lazy for the next few days. 

I wonder how fast I can do a 15,000 stitch rug?  Maybe with a bit of help from Kota I will have it done by Tuesday... If it's not finished by then... It's his fault.  He keeps wanting to be petted...

See you tomorrow.

10 comments:

Karin Corbin said...

Looks like a great project!

De said...

Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery after surgery. The rug is an interesting pattern - I can't wait to see the finished product.

Catherine said...

It is a beautiful pattern.
Wishing you all the best for your coming surgery and a Happy New Year.

Catherine XXX

azteclady said...

I will be sending you all the good thoughts and positive vibes possible!

Kitty And Kat Miniatures said...

What a beautiful rug! Great choice

Lucille said...

I hope all goes well for you, Casey! You are so often in my daily thoughts and always in my daily prayers. In the meantime, relaxing with your cross stitch is a great idea. A very calming past time!

miniaturista said...

Es muy bonita..va a quedar muy bien...pero si para el martes no puede ser da igual...no importa tardar. Solo hacerlo bien.
Feliz año nuevo.
Un abrazo
Maite

Karen Kneezle said...

That is a lovely pattern! Enjoy your stitching and rest, rest, rest.

Cara said...

We are all behind you 110%. I think you have more faithful fans than you realize. Great advice to rest. And cross stitching and kitty petting is one of the best way to do just that. Good luck to you, Casey!

Jean Tuthill said...

I am wishing you the best for your upcoming surgery and that you have a speedy recovery. Rest up and enjoy your stitching.