Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Feeling pleased with myself

Good feeling when stitching is moving right along. This morning I put the last beads on The Doll....now to find fabric for the back and then sew it up. I am pleased with it. I have just 3 or 4 more squares to hand embroider for the quilt then the assembly will begin. My Thistle tatting is almost there. Sounds like a lot of almost does it not? I am finding it a slow go due to my right hand feeling tight and a little swollen between the index and middle fingers. I keep saying that it is the fabric cutting at Jo Ann's, but I think I should have it checked out. Not only because it is sore, but it is slowing my stitching! Yesterday Mr H and went to surgeon #2 and things are still in limbo. Three doctors and all say something a little different. Next week back to the pain specialist to hear what he thinks. Do not misunderstand, it is not that we want surgery, we want the pain to go away. Chronic pain is very difficult to live with, not only for the person with it, but for those who care for that person. Mr H never, never complains. Thank you for the kind words on All Is Well..... it has a calming effect on me to see/read it every time I see it. Did I tell you I joined a Round Robin? Well, a first one for me. So, yet another new thing.... will I ever learn! It sounds simple enough but we all know that simple may not be the fact. I did find a design and have the threads but alas, not the correct fabric.  Gee, that means a trip to buy some....
Mr H planted  2 vines on an arbor...
It is called  Snail Vine...what cute blooms it has and of course my favorite color, lavender. They seem to be growing very quickly and although not in full vine bloom, the flowers that appear are delicate and very pretty. Of course Mr H is pleased with his choice to grow on the frame work.  Hopefully once the heat of the Arizona summers does not cause it problems.
I guess I should make another cup of coffee and have a breakfast. There is the stitching to do.... I did not do a laundry..... today is Wednesday so it means I must water my 10 African violet plants.... the desk top needs organizing.... think I will start with the coffee. Glad you stopped by... welcome to a few new friends and as always I hope you all have a wonderful day my friends.
Keep smiling — it makes people wonder what you’ve been up to. ~Author Unknown

5 comments:

Vickie said...

Yes Gracie, you should have your hand checked out. sigh. Yes, chronic pain is a bummer. We have had rain for half a week and my pain is up again. I have lived with daily pain for 10 years now. I hope Dennis finds something that works. I have resorted to meds.

Bev said...

you have been busy doing lots of stitchy things x

cucki said...

Wow busy bee..
Hugs x

Mouse said...

uh huh get that hand checked out . sounds like you have been real busy with all your crafting :)
I know all about Chronic Pain ... stitching is my therapy :)
good luck with the new plants :) love mouse xxxxx

Julie said...

We know about chronic pain in this house...my hubby suffers too, I hope Mr H can get some help.
Yes, you must get your hand looked at, especially as its impeding your crafting time.