Saturday Night




Here is a picture of the staples in my head that were removed yesterday. My eyes were more swollen this morning so I’ve used an ice pack today several times. My eyes are not “even” in swelling but I imagine that will change.
This is what I’m working on tonight while watching the Olympics and college basketball. It’s from the magazine “Quilty” and we will have a kit available when I finish. I’m liking it more than I thought I would!
And this sad plant! I think I’ve had it for over 20 years and I’ve killed it with too much water. Overwatering is the most common death when growing succulents and even with experience, I killed it. I am so sad about it!
Rick is returning to work tomorrow – I can’t believe 2-1/2 weeks is over! Now I have to deal with the barn chores and the snow removal again. The next few days are going to be brutally cold here in North Iowa with wind chills about 35 below.
More time to sew, right?

10 thoughts on “Saturday Night

  1. Rhoda Ebersole

    It could be the extreme cold thru your window asuch as the watering. Let the plant warm up and dry out thoroughly is my best advice
    Rhoda E

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      I will try all of this plant advice – thanks! I can’t give up this easy. Maybe sitting on the warm floor would be helpful.

  2. nan Conway

    don’t give up on your plant. dry it out. ignore it. Then give it new appropriate soil and you may be surprised. I have been more than once.

  3. Linda Hanley

    I’m not an expert – I’ve lost my share of plants, but I agree with all of the above advice…..

  4. LMK

    just what i was going to say about your plant, good luck with it. glad your stitches are out, i asked my eye dr. about the eye brow and eye lid lift, guess some people don’t want to have the eye brow part done but it might help more than just the eye lid, huh???? i have a cataract that has to come out, will do it march 6th, be glad to be able to see better again… yes, sounds like a couple more below normal temp. days then warmer days, hope the real cold days are gone and don’t come back. keep warm!!!!

  5. Scarlett

    Thank you so much for sharing your “lifting” procedures. Yes, I am glad to learn more about it. I’m at that age where my eyelids are drooping. Is it common procedure to do both the eyelid and eyebrows(is it called eyebrow lift?) at the same time?

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      I was told that if I chose NOT to have the brow lift, it would only be a matter of time until gravity once again produced droopy lids. It may still happen but will take much longer. So as long as I was going to be recuperating, I decided to do both lids and brow. I chose NOT to have the area under my eyes worked on at the same time which would have been strictly for cosmetic reasons. My face is still quite swollen and my eyes very itchy and I’m not supposed to rub them!
      Good luck – I’m sure my vision will improve!

  6. Cindy

    I would separate the plants and put them in a larger pot, I did not think it looked totally beyond redemption, it just needs to be put into larger pot, or separate them into pots to accomodate the group or a group of them. They might rebound from being over watered…be sure to repot into something that has drainage so you can pour off the overwatering.

  7. Jackie

    One more suggestion….put on a small stack of newspapers to draw moisture out of the pot.
    You are looking better all the time. At least you can sew.
    Take care and keep warm.

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