Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Goose Egg, January Goals, WIPs and A Finish

Corys teacher called me yesterday from school to tell me Cory bumped his head and he had the biggest bump she had ever seen. She said he was fine, no crying and was playing good so it was my call to pick him up. I was thinking she was over reacting and it was just a small lump. She took this picture on her phone after it happened at 11:45. Have you ever seen such a thing in your life?!?! I felt like such a bad mom for not getting him sooner. I did take him into the doctor but by then the swelling had gone down some but was over his eyelid. I'm still like WOW.... Cory says he was running and didn't see the monkey bars. Think I should get his eyes checked again? LOL

This is what it looked like last night around 9. Today its pretty much gone. The only sign it was there is a scrape and some bruising.

I was inspired by my friend Mary to make January goals so here they are....

-2 Ornaments (finished one and one to go)
-Finish 2010 OakHaven SAL
-5 blocks Grande Marquoir
-Finish A Time for Christmas Cookies
-San-Man Sal (starts on the 15th and will work on Saturdays)
-5 sections of Northern Nights
-1 1/2 pages of Halloween House

Here's where I'm at on them. All of the pictures are WIP that I started before 2011 except the Northern Nights and the Finished Reindeer Ornament.

This is Northern Nights. I'm going with black aida :) I just love black.

Grande Marquoir. I think I am using 28 ct but I'm doing it over 1. Way too much for a girl with bad eyes....
Gingerbread Smile

And lastly is this one Christmas Cookies. It was a freebie on San-Mans board.

This is going to be a fun month and if I get everything done like I want I'll have at least 3 finishes, two of which will be ornaments and I'd like to make A Time for Christmas Cookies into a cube. I'll be working on Gingerbread Smile some but it isn't one of my goals for this month. It's something small I take with me when I'm running errands so there isn't a lot to carry around.


  1. Wow what a big egg... thankfully it's almost gone now.
    Great challenge for January, good luck with it!!
    Beautifull WIP"s

  2. WOW what a goose egg on Cory. Glad it went down last night. Good luck with your January challenge. Your WIP are great

  3. Poor little guy, glad the swelling went down so fast. Beautiful stitching so far, good luck with your goals for January

  4. That is one mighty fine lump!!! Love the reindeer ornament and love forward to seeing your progress

  5. ...darn enter key!! I meant to say, look foward to seeing your progress on your WIPs and good luck for January!

  6. WOW That is a big lump!

    As for running and not seeing the monkey bars that he was heading for.... I have seen many of these accidents... in fact one year I was working at an elementary school and one of the boys was doing just that.... running and all of a sudden BAM! He ran into a ramada (covered patio) and he had a huge lump that continued to grow. They just do not pay attention the where they are going only to what they are running from. LOL

  7. OMG that is some bump! I like the second pic better it doesn't look so bad! I LOVE your stitchy pieces. I'll be here cheering you on! I'm doing the SanMan SAL too!!! :D Cathryn

  8. oh my! What a bump, poor little guy!
    Your stitching is great. You have done a lot in a few days. Good luck on your goals

  9. OOOh owie! As long as he's not still dizzy. And you are so organized! Gets me thinking I should be also! LOL