Monday, March 8, 2010

Bartering is Good!

What did you do while you watched The Oscars last night?
I stitched a couple of trees!
And I stitched a gumball machine..
but upon looking at it this morning,
it needs a couple more stitches before it's "blog worthy"!!!
I also finished a stitchery for my swap with Virginia.
I'm now three ahead!
One month from today I'm having foot surgery!
and he will also fix my bunion at the same time.
I will be so glad to have this done!
But I have so much to get finished before then!!!
A friend asked me to make one of those felt flower pins for her to give to someone.
So I dropped that off to her the other day.
I wouldn't let her pay me... I told her to bring me a flower cutting.
She's a Master Gardener and works at a local nursery.
Instead she gave me a begonia... first new flower of the season in my yard...
Bartering is good!

14 comments:

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Barter is fun ... a win win situation!
You are stitching up a storm!!!
you'll be able to do some handwork while you're recuperating too, won't you ... everyone will have to wait on you too!
oxo

Vickie said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear of your foot surgery, Linda Jo - but I know you'll be glad to have it over with. My mom had something like that several years ago. She had some little tumor-y things between the bones in her foot, and they did surgery to remove those. I bet it was the same thing. She did very well. Dad waited on her hand and foot. She got to where she'd hop around the house and crawl on all fours!

Cute stitching! Guess it's good you love that so much - you can get alot done while recuperating!

LittleRed said...

What a cute little tree:) Best wishes for a speedy recovery from surgery! And you are right....when you barter it feels more like a gift exchange doesn't it.

Lorrie said...

Your tree is so cute. You'll have to stock up on all sorts of stitching projects for your recuperation time.

stitch, stitch, stitch,

Lorrie

Jeanie said...

You're so good. I was a total slug -- just WATCHED the damn thing!

BUMMER about your foot. When your feet hurt, everything does. I have to look back and if you said when you were having this...

Anna said...

AWESOME tree.... how do you make it nest like? I am attempting 39 squares.... I'll post soon ... I want to try a nest kinda like your tree foliage what's the name of that stitch - or did you invent it? I stitched too, during the oscars :) I made those yummie french knot hearts..... XO!

Christine said...

Ouchy, Linda Jo. Nothing is worse than feet that hurt or a toothache. You asked what we did during the Oscars last night. I am the only person, I think, in America who did not watch the Oscars. I opted for Billy the Exterminator.

You will have plenty to keep you busy while you recuperate. You can stitch till your little heart is content!

Kerstin said...

Yes, I love bartering too. It's not only saving money, it's also great fun. I do it mainly online, at http://www.barterquest.com (a free cashless trading site),I like to barter there because you get to know a lot of people all over the world. They have special trading clubs, where everybody can join and chat about different trading experience. It is a lot of fun (and besides, keeping costs low) :)

bad penny said...

Barter is good & making a comeback - I'm batering with fresh eggs !

Crafty Gal Linda said...

I am loving your embroidery.

Nathalie Thompson said...

Great trade! Lovely tree! Will you have someone to help you around the house while your are recovering from your foot surgery?

my verification word, "mantide"- a gender specific ocean surge? heeheehee!

natalea said...

love the stitched tree! very cute!and agh- foot surgery! you'll get LOTS of stitching done then! good luck!
xo natalea

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Bartering is good! Such a sweet little tree! Hope your foot does well! blessings,Kathleen

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

So sorry to hear about your foot surgery. I have a knee surgery that I keep putting off and off and off....pushing my luck is more like it! Here's hoping you get all those "to-do's" done before your surgery!

That was very sweet how you showcased the adorable little dress your mother crocheted!