It has been so long since I last posted (almost a month) that I hardly know where to start!
Right after my last post, I got sick. I went to the clinic one day because I was having difficulty breathing, was having terrible coughing episodes, etc and I was diagnosed with bronchitis. Two inhalers, two anitbiotics and three weeks later I finally recovered. That was a hard sickness on me – I couldn’t even drive because I was worried about what would happen if I had a coughing spell while driving (they were pretty bad). I did not feel like stitching much and of course, my whole Body For Life program was nixed because I could not exert myself.
But, here we are almost a month later and I am fine. I plan to start BFL all over again starting on Monday. I made good progress in the 10 days I was on it, so I don’t doubt I’ll be able to get back on the wagon.
Stitching wise, I do have a couple of updates:
- I worked on my chinese 100 Fu Characters some and did several more of the characters. This one stitches fairly easily – I just ran out of 973 so I put it back down.
- World Peace Angel – it had been awhile since I stitched on her and my round of stitching this time was all PB02 Rainbow Treasure thread. This design uses a lot of metallic and it’s so pretty!
- I bought SEVERAL new magazines and have my eye on three designs I plan to kit. I will of course post when I get those started
- And, I have not done any work on the magazine database. But, I am sure I will in time
I also got back into my family genealogy while I was recovering from the bronchitis. I had been wanting to put the information I have all online for awhile now, but did not find software that I thought was good enough. Well, I finally found an excellent software program that uses PHP and MySQL. It is amazing! So, I finally created my family site. It is at http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/family. Now that it is online, I have been able to share it with family and they have been SO helpful in helping me add/correct information and the database has doubled in size! I am very excited. And, I have been able to find new ancestors as I rejoined Ancestry.com and have been thoroughly searching the census records.
Before last week, the furthest back I could go with my ancestors was great-great-great grandmother on my father’s side – she was born around 1860. I have now found an ancestor that was born around 1812. I am definitely in slave times now and this will make my research much more difficult — but I also know it will make it much more rewarding when I do find out new information. This is my relationship chart to my ancestor the most generations back (though, not the earliest born ancestor)
So, we will see what this weekend brings. I do plan to start a new project (like I need another one) and continue my genealogical quest. Wish me luck!