Saturday, January 11, 2014

Where did time go (Part II)...and...The Frogs Go Marching :(

18 years ago today, my DH and I loaded my suitcase into the car and we drove to the hospital. At 7am, the nurse injected the meds to start my labor. Throughout the day, my parents, sisters, friends all came to visit. In the afternoon, I was given some painkillers and then in the early evening I demanded the epidural.

16.5 hours later at 11:37pm, Robert made his appearance...all 9 pounds 2 oz. It was an incredible experience! One of the most remarkable experience I have ever had.
Robert was such a good baby. He basically slept through the night; although I did wake him ever so often to feed him.
 He was always so curious and observant...looking around, listening to endless Dr. Seuss books...
 He went every where with us...was a great traveller from an early age...and definitely a great snuggler.
 Full of life...always smiling!

Robert is growing up to be such a handsome man...busy with school, hockey, track...filling out all of those college applications as we prepare for the next chapter of his life


I am definitely a proud mom of this wonderful young man!
Happy 18th Birthday, Robert!

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Yesterday I spoke about my torah portion - finishing the first line and it not being centered correctly. Like I mentioned, I thought that I started the first line at the point it describes on the Torah Stitch by Stitch website. Well, I didn't quite count from the exact point I should have...so, yes, my portion isn't centered like it should. 

So last night I emailed the contact person and got a response back this morning with several different options. None of which mentioned ripping the whole thing up and starting over...Thank Goodness!!! One of the options I have is to continue stitching and when it comes to the border (stitching a border is completely optional and gives the stitcher a way to be creative, to make it unique, etc) I will have to make a narrow one...1-3 stitches wide versus a 5 stitch wide band. It will make more sense when I get that far.

In the meantime, since I emailed a photo to the contact so that they could take a look at what I was describing, the spotted an error. The last hebrew word I stitched wasn't in the correct place, so the frogs ( צפרדע) came to visit my house after all. 

You can still see the faint hebrew word that was frogged. I hope that when I restitch it, you won't be able to see where it once was.

Anyway, in order to get unstressed after dealing with my Torah portion, I took out Seven Pines by LHN and put in a few X's and a button...
I still have a few more X's to add around the pine trees...but another LHN project was calling my name. Out came Monthly Samplers-April by LHN (sorry about all the wrinkles)...


Now destressed, it is just about time to call it a night. Thank you all for visiting. Until next time, take care and remember...

Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often!
Lisa

4 comments:

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBERT! You are a handsome young man with a lot going for you! Congratulations!

And I'm sorry to read about your Torrah mishap.. :(

7 pines is gorgeous!

valerie said...

Happy Birthday to Robert! Sorry to hear that the frog came to visit but I think it's an interesting SAL. I hope that you are having fun with it. Your LHNs are looking great!

Cole said...

Happy Birthday to Robert! They grow up so fast, don't they?

I hope the frogs will stay far, far away from you now!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sorry to hear you had a case of the frogs.

Your LHNs are looking good.