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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Five Rounds with Mike Tyson!

Tyler's surgery went well. He was in surgery for about an hour and 15 minutes but was in recovery for almost two hours. Teenage boys just LOVE to sleep and put a little anesthesia into the mix and WheW - there's no waking them up! When Rob and I were finally able to go back and see him I about burst into tears - he truly looked like he had gone a couple of rounds with a heavy weight boxer. His left eye is black and blue and swollen shut and the right side of his face is also swollen and bruised. But, they fixed the eye - he has stitches in his nose where they took the graft to fix the orbital bone and stitches in his eye as well. He will heal and will be fine, although no gym or sports for 6 weeks. THAT will kill him. Thank you all so much for your notes and prayers; I appreciate them more than you know.

I have a lot I want to show you but first, drum roll, please. The winner of my follower/commenter giveaway is ANDREA! I have almost everything together Andrea, but it won't get mailed till this weekend. I hope you'll like everything!

Before I show you my Goodwill finds, I want to show you my Olympic Finish. I started it during the Olympics but didn't finish it till after. This is "Her Sampler" by CHS. I stitched it on 36 count Buttercream with DMC, one thread over two.

I also started working on BBD, Honeysuckle Manor. But... I don't like the colors of the flowers so I'm going to frog them and do them in more of a pink tone. This color just looks muddy to me and I don't care for it, at all. So, before I get much more done, I'll be doing the froggy rippit dance.

Now..... onto my finds. Nothing, except the dishes I'm going to show you cost more than $4 a piece. Are you ready for some heavy duty pictures? These are things I've found over the last few weeks. Remember, it's warming up and folks are doing their spring cleaning!

First up, this little Fitz and Floyd salt and pepper set. How cute are these guys? $4.

This little milk glass dish was $1.99 - I just need to find a flower frog to go in it.

How about this cute little pair of angels - they were $1.95 each:

I loved these pink Hall China bowls for $3 each - I just LOVE the color! And, how about the pretty serving bowl with the pink flowers on the outside- this was $4 ~ won't these be pretty on a table and really, cheaper than paper products:

Or how about this pretty, old, mixing bowl with the garland of Pink Roses on the inside? Summer, red skinned potato salad will be beautiful in this $2 beauty:

It was definitely my time for Pink! Look what else I found:

I can't remember exactly how much these were but they weren't more than $3 each.
And, if you haven't had enough yet, how about these cuties:

Can't you just picture all these pretties on a table with these dishes that I got for all of $18 ~ service for 8. Not a chip or crack in any of them:

Believe it or not, I've got a couple of more fun finds but they'll wait for another post. Have a great day everyone, thanks for the prayers for Tyler and all of us.


~Judy~ said...

So glad to hear that all went well with Tyler. Love all your new finds!

Andrea said...

OK, so how did I miss the post about your son's eye????? I scrolled down and read it and can't even believe it! I'm so sorry you all have been through all this, how traumatizing for everyone. Glad to know he'll be alright and I will be praying for his speedy recovery. (please forgive me for not seeing your other post, not sure what happened!)

Also, I can't believe I won something from you especially since I didn't even know there was a drawing or contest or anything, lol! Lucky me! Thank you!

I absolutely adore your CHS finish! That is one of my very favorite designs and has been in my stash for years, not sure why I haven't stitched it yet. Seeing your perfect finish is an inspiration to get busy on it. Of course, you'll have it framed in a week or so and really send me over the edge, you're good like that ;-)

Your Goodwill finds are super awesome! I especially love the F&F bunnies :-) I have a pair, they are F&F, a sugar bowl and creamer, they are really more winter in theme, but I keep them on the kitchen windowsill year round because they're adorable and make me smile while doing the dishes. My mother passed them on to me, she used to collect tons of F&F. They make the sweetest animals, don't you think?
Anyway, you're the Queen of great thrift finds, I'm so impressed.

Hugs to you and Tyler. I think you need a big honkin' margarita after all you've been through, lol!


Juels said...

Glad to hear your son is fine - and so are Mom and Dad!

Patricia Lessell said...

I am so glad to hear that all went good with Tyler.

Your finds are just amazing! And I love love love the CHS - that I will have to buy that's for sure. Now all I need is more hours in the day. I know I should spend far less time on this computer - that will do it.

Please accept the award I gave you and give us your 7 things we didn't know about you.

Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Catherine said...

Happy to hear that all went well with your son Tyler!

Those are soem awesome finds - whoo hoo!

Congrats to Andrea!

Melissa said...

Awww, I know you must've felt when you saw Tyler. I would so be the same way. Glad the operation went well and he'll be fine!

Now I see Mom took to some shopping for stress relief! What a lot of goodies you found. I especially love that service for 8, for $18! Phenomenal!

I also love Her Sampler too!

Congrats to Andrea for winning the goodies!

Unknown said...


Glad to hear Tyler's surgery went well this morning. Hope he has an easy and swift recovery.

Your Olympics finish is beautiful.

My favorite Goodwill spot was wiped out by Katrina (and so were all it's donors) so it has been slim pickin's -- congratulations on your finds.

JillMN said...

I love your Olympic finish! It is beautiful. Great finds at the thrift store. Hope your son gets better quick.

Angela said...

I'm so happy to hear you Son's surgery went well and I'm wishing him a speedy recovery. Love your Olympic finish and agree with you over the color of the BBD flowers, I think something pinker would stand out better. Congrats to the winner :)

Unknown said...

Terri, I am so happy to hear about that surgery went well for your son - what an ordeal. Praying that his recovery time will be quick - how frustrating to have all that youthful energy and not be able to do anything with it.

Wow, you have been a busy lady. It looks like stitching Elizabeth Savilles has you in a 'pink mood' - I love all your wonderful thrifty finds. Pink is one of my favorite colors.

Looking forward to seeing what you have going on with your needle and thread.

Have a good evening, Terri.

Annie said...

So good to hear the surgery went well. That must let you calm down a bit. Hope he continues to improve and recover quickly. (I missed the earlier post too.. didn't read past the contest stuff I guess... sorry ).

Your CHS piece is gorgeous. And I love all those cute thrift store fines. You really have a retro sensibility.

Deb said...

Glad to hear that Tyler is doing well after his surgery! I know that really not being active the next few weeks is just going to be the pits for him. But the stories he can tell with his black eye! But glad to hear that everything went well.

Love your finish Terri! That's a really great piece. And boo on the colors for Honeysuckle Manor - you'll have to let me know what you use for it because I have to agree that the colors do look muddy.

And great thrift shop finds. My grandmother has a milk glass bowl just like that. Too bad I didn't take it, but back when she passed away I didn't see the potential of making it into a scissor frog! Great purchases though. And congratulations to Andrea!

From the Attic said...

So glad things went well with the surgery and wishing a speedy recovery for your Tyler. Love your new finish and all the wonderful treasures you found.


Anna Zont said...

Very interesting design!

Kielrain said...

Glad to hear everything went well with the surgery.

Enjoy your new finds.

Kellie said...

Glad that Tyler's surgery went well and that everything will heal and be as it should be. I am sure that is a relief to all of you to have it almost behind you.
Your stash finds are amazing!!! I especially love the salt and pepper set. I need to start thrifting... I see so many cool "treasures" on several blogs. :)
I love Her Sampler. Very pretty!!
Looking forward to seeing your changes on Honeysuckle Manor.

Blu said...

Glad to hear that all's well with Tyler.
You've had a lovely haul with those treasures!

Siobhán said...

I'm so glad that the surgery went well. I hope Tyler heals quickly!

Love your sampler finish--it looks great on the Buttercream!

Karen said...

Love your finish...such a pretty design. What a haul your goodies!

corinna said...

sorry about your sons accident
glad all is on the mend...
lovely sampler
you dished up some good finds!

mainely stitching said...

Phew, so relieved to hear that Tyler's okay!!!

Your finish of Her Sampler is STUNNING.

Julie M said...

I'm so happy to hear Tyler's surgery went well. I'm sure he looked frightful after surgery but he's young and he'll heal quickly and it will all be a dim memory before you know it.

I love all your thrifty finds Terri! We should go thrifting together sometime.:)

Your CHS finish is beautiful!

Have a nice evening!

Cari said...

I am so very, very glad that's Tyler's surgery went well. It's just too scary when our children have to go 'under'. Youth is on his side and I'm sure he'll heal quickly.

Love your Goodwill finds. Way too much fun. And your 'Olympic' sampler. BEAUTIFUL. You have a great week.... Hugs

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Very good news that Tyler is on the mend. Congratulations to Andrea and to you for having such a nice giveaway and ONE AWESOME BLOG. And the finds in pink are pretty nice also.
Be always in stitches.
PS I see you did not find a pink sippy cup...

Margaret said...

I'm so glad Tyler is all through his surgery and healing. 6 weeks without gym -- poor kid. lol! Love your CHS finish! Gorgeous!!!!! The colors are wonderful! I see what you mean about the color in Honeysuckle Manor. I wonder why -- I wish dye lots were always consistent in color! Love all your thrift finds too! Those rabbits are adorable! Tell Tyler to hang in there!

Carol said...

Wonderful news about your son's surgery, Terri! I'm sure you're all very relieved that it is over and all went well.

Your new finish is so pretty--one of my favorite CHS designs. And what a great day you had at Goodwill :)

Anonymous said...

Very happy to hear that Tyler's surgery was successful! Praying for a complete recovery!

Wow, what beautiful finish! Love the design and the colors!

What neat thrifty finds, Terri! Good for you!


Linda said...

Hey Terrie
Can you hear me cheering for you guys. Really thrilled to hear all went well today. Our oldest DD had knee surgery in high school, so I know what it 's like to have them go under, wait, then see them again. We know they'll be OK, but the relief! Now, hope he doesn't drive you too crazy. When can he go back to school?
I love your flea market find, and btw, I have that very same milk bowl!!
Your handwork is beautiful. Too bad we live so far apart, we could stitch, and shop together. My DH and hit the thrift shops often.

Sherry :o) said...

I am so glad to hear the surgery is over and he's now on the road to recovery - I know the feeling of having your baby not quite well!

Love the olympic finish - bring it Sunday if you come so we can check it out at K.S. I hope to be there...busy week.

Well wishes to your son (and the rest of you)... Sherry H.

WoolenSails said...

Your cross stitch came out wonderfully. I cannot get a good shot of mine, maybe I need real sunlight, shade didn't work that great. I miss thrifting, but my husband has my car, till he fixes his.


Marjo said...

I love your Olympic stitching. I am glad your son is doing well. I can't wait to see what color you choose for the flowers.

Meadows08 said...

So glad to hear your son's surgery went well.

Pretty stiching and great finds!

Anonymous said...

I love your finish, and your finds. And, again, soooo glad Tyler's surgery went well.

Vinniey said...

Glad to hear Tyler's surgery went well. Wishing him a speedy recovery. Your finish of "Her Sampler" is beautiful! All your new finds are awesome! I especially love the pink pot, the set of dishes, the bunny salt and pepper set are so pretty and cute!

Bertie said...

Good to hear your Tyler is fine and wish him a speedy recovery.

Her sampler is fantastic and you did that so quickly, I managed to get the chart from KD Etsy shop.

All your finds are gorgeous, love the bunnies.

Marion said...

So glad that your son is doing well!! Been thinking about you and him!!
What great finds!! TS shopping has overtaken my regular shopping these past couple of years!
Also...great Olympic finish!!
Take care

Faye said...

Your "finds" are awesome but those stitches are absolutely beautiful~~~ I love your layout with the buttons....VERY nice! Faye

Giovanna said...

Very glad to read that your son is on the mend - you must have been frightfully worried. Congrats on finishing the sampler, it's really, really, really pretty!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Very relieved to hear that your son is fine and all that went well with the surgery. Hope he's feeling better and back to what he loves doing very soon.

Sherry said...

I am so glad to hear that all went well with Tyler! I will continue to keep him in my prayers for a speedy recovery!

Congratulations to Andrea! I just love your CHS sampler! All the buttons around it look great. Will you use them in finishing? I have done that with changing colors mid stream. Sometimes, I just can't work with a color if I don't like it.

Wow. You got some great finds! I love that larger bowl!

Nancy said...

So glad Tyler did well, and best wishes to him for a speedy recovery!

Isn't that a pretty sampler! How fun to have an Olympic project. I didn't even think that.

I love your Good Will finds! Isn't it fun to walk in and find such wonderful things? There is nothing like estate/garage sales and Good Will finds!

Michelle said...

So glad to hear the surgery went well. Somehow I had missed the post about his eye too! Praying for a quick recovery! Congrats to Andrea on winning, lucky girl, she is so deserving so I'm glad she won! And your Olympic finish is gorgeous - I don't think I've seen this one before. Congrats!

Maggie said...

I'm glad all went well with Tyler's op.

I love reading about your 'finds' and i'm always amazed at what you find! I swear that no one has clear out's like that here, either that or i am not looking in the right places!

Katrina said...

Glad your son's surgery went well, lots of good thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery.

Pretty finish, I don't think I've ever seen this chart before!

Loraine said...

So happy that Tyler is doing well. What a scary ordeal! His face will heal really soon, I'm sure.
I love your CHS finish! How fabulous to start and finish a project so quickly! This is one I've never seen. I love it!
Pretty start on your Honeysuckle manor. I like the muddy pink, but I can understand wanting something that stands out a little more.
Finally, on to your fabulous finds! I love all of the wonderful pottery. I especially love the pink dishes, and that wonderful set of tableware! How lucky!!!!
Take care good friend. Many hugs!

Susan said...

Glad Tyler survived surgery. I know he will make a speedy recovery. Sorry about the no sports! What a bummer! He'll just have to be satisfied with the March Madness coming up.

Love all of the finds - and a place setting for 8 for $18. - you stole those! Bargains galore!

Happy Stitching
From the sandlot!

Kathy said...

I am glad to hear that Tyler surgery is over and was a success. Now the fun begins. (evil LOL) Has he started complaining adn whining yet? :)

Love you Her sampler finish. And I totally agree with you about the flowers on Honeysuckle Manor. Glad I didn't start mine. I'll have to remember when I'm pulling floss.

What beautiful finds you got. I especially like the milk glass and the dish set. So pretty.

atravis said...

Your finds are great! You really deserved this with the frustration of last week. I know you would have rather not have the finds, but a healthy son. Stay in the pink!

Rachel S-H said...

I am glad your son is doing better. That sounds like it would hurt. LOVE LOVE LOVE those F&F bunnies!

Mylene said...

Terri, so glad to hear your son's surgery went well, well wishes for his speedy recovery.

Your olympic finish looks great and wow! Those are such wonderful finds!

Joanie said...

Glad that the surgery was a success for Tyler! Now I'll pray for a speedy recovery.

And I am green with envy over your GW finds. Our thrift stores are nothing but JUNK.

Love your CHS, it's too gorgeousfor words.

Myra said...

I am so glad to hear Tyler is doing well. I know it was a scary time for you. I love your finish, very pretty and I always enjoy looking at others thrift store treasures. :o)

Candi said...

Your finish is beautiful, I think I must have that pattern! Your start looks god, can't wait to see more.
Happy Wednesday!

Kathy A. said...

Oh I am glad to hear that you son's surgery went well and that he is recovering nicely.
Love all your goodies you find on your travels.

Lois said...

Glad to hear that Tyler is through the surgery and that everything went well. I'm sure he did look a sight when you saw him. I imagine that in a couple of weeks he'll be going a bit stir-crazy because he can't get back to his favourite things.

Love your CHS finish! Interested to hear your thoughts on the colours in Honeysuckle Manor. I'll keep that in mind.

What great finds at Goodwill!

Michelle said...


I am SO glad to hear Tyler's surgery went well. I hope his recovery is speedy and goes well.

Love your stitching finish ~ I must get that Honeysuckle Manor booklet!

You really scored some great loot at the Goodwill.. love your little angels especially! Rob and I got married on Valentine's Day and we have that exact pair of cherubs and used that as our cake topper.

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers..

MyLifesAStitch said...

Wishes and prayers that Ty's recovery will progress quickly.
:( Poor guy!!!

Wonderful Olympic finish, too!! Yay for you, Ms. Terri!

I don't even know what to say about all of your fabulous finds... except that I hope your bargain hunting prowess rubs off on me!!! :)

woolwoman said...

So relieved to hear Tylers surgery went well - so scary to do with the face and eyes. Love your new blog face too ! it's so beautiful with Elizabeth in the snow. Your new start is going to be pretty too - glad you decided to change colors before you had much more to pull out. You are the queen of perusing - great stuff! take care Mel

Anonymous said...


This is from your father. I was a little disappointed in your language in your latest blog. Even though you didn't like the colors in the piece you were working on you should have said frog it. LOL. Hugs to the Congressman...Tyler.

marylin & poussy said...

What a magnificent blog, a pure marvel!
It is a real pleasure to come to see you!
Best regards of France

Linda said...

Hey Terrie
how's it going? love the new blog look

Nicole said...

Glad to hear your son's surgery went well. I can only imagine how you must have felt seeing him lying there. I would have felt like crying too! Beautiful finish - I love that sampler. Great Thrift store finds - I love everything you got! Looking forward to seeing more of your sampler, hope you find the right color for those flowers! :)

Karoline said...

Glad to hear Tyler's surgery went well.

Her Sampler is gorgeous, congratulations

Solstitches said...

What lovely treasures you have found. Please can I go shopping with you?
I LOVE your Goode Huswife finish - just wonderful.
I hope your son is OK now. Wishing him a good recovery.


Pumpkin said...

Terri, I am SO happy to hear that they surgery went well :o) Being a teenage boy, he'll heal very quickly and be bouncing before you know it!

OMG! OMG! I-LOVE-THOSE-BUNNIES!!!! Total bunny freak here and you had to show those...AHHHHHH!

You hit the jackpot girl! You must have one good shop there :o)