Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Goodby May, I won't miss you

I am so happy May is finally over with all my illness. Between a week of getting sicker, another 5 days in the hospital and a week and a half at home getting stronger most of the month was wasted or I don't really remember it.

Wednesday was my follow up appointment with the doctor who was recommended by the hospital and I really do like him. He is patient and lisiened to all my problems not just the ones that put me in the hospital. He was very happy with my blood sugar, except for a couple of bumps in the road it has leveled off into the normal limits with the meds. Also he told me to NEVER take Ibuprofen, Aspirin or anything like that for pain. He did give me some low level pain killers and they are like a gift from the gods. Finally I have got up the last two mornings with no back pain and feeling really good for a change. I will be going for x-rays of my back to see if there is a problem other than just old age hehehe.

Stitching......

When I got home from the hospital I really wanted to get back into doing some stitching BUT my arms and hands were really, really sore from all the blood tests and the IV's which made it really difficult to hold my Q-Snaps and I was still having some vision problems from the diabetes. Soooo this is what I worked on for a couple of days between naps.

"Wild Thing - Frog" kit by Mill Hill
I thought working on the 14 count aida would be easier to see and since I'm doing it in hand easier to hold. I still don't like working on aida but since I love this frog and I didn't have a linen in a color that would work I'll bite the bullet and finish it on the aida.
As soon as I started feeling a little stronger and my vision cleared up I went back to my rotation and spent some time on.....

"Needle and Thread" by LHN
I was able to finish the wording and then the bed. It was then that I found I had miscounted on the moon so had to frog part of it. I really want this finished and will probably work on it tomorrow when we have our virtual stitch in on my ILCS group.


"AQC" - by ByGone Stitches
I'm finally getting close to a finish on this. Pages 1, 2, 4, & 5 are finished and parts of 3 & 6 are done too. I really wanted to have this finished by now but losing almost 3 weeks of stitching in May really put me behind. My new goal for a finish is the 4th of July.



"Summer" ornie from "Welcome All Seasons" by LK
Stitched on pale pink evenweave with DMC, Crescent Colours
Mill Hill Beads and buttons from Just Another Button Company
Back of ornament
We had a Summer ornament exchange in my ILCS group and this is the orni I stitched for Lyn. Since it arrived at it's new home I can share it with you. It was a really fun stitch and I just may have to do it again for myself.
Well that's enough rambling for now and I hope you weren't bored to tears.
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching and have a great weekend!

14 comments:

Debbie Jo said...

I hate you had such a rough May. I am glad you are feeling better and hope that you continue on the up side of this now. Have kept you in my thoughts and prayers. Glad you have been able to get back into stitching. Love the new projects, ACQ is coming along nicely and your summer ornie is very pretty. Take care! ((((((((((((((Rene)))))))))))))

too_busy_to_stitch said...

I hope June, July, etc are much better for you Rene. Lovely stitching, of course I love the Mill Hill frog especially :)

Sadie said...

I am so glad that you are feeling better rene. Your new doctor sounds like he is very good :-)
Beautiful stitching and here's hoping that the rest of the year is trouble free for you x x

Emily said...

So glad you are feeling better and hope you can stay that way. Really like that cute little frog piece you started, like the color fabric, it goes well with the colors in the frog.

Meari said...

I'm glad you're doing better, Rene. And that you're back to stitching your fabulous projects :)

Nancy M said...

Glad to have you post an entry and see that you are on the mend. You've already started back on some wonderful projects! This May wasn't much fun for me either.....

Katrien said...

I'm glad you're doing better.
Lovely stitching

Rae Ann said...

May wasn't good for me either, of course these days no month is that great. Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better and back to stitching. I'm going to have to ask to borrow "Needle and Thread" from you as well, I love this one too.

Cindy in MA said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better. I've missed your posts & your great stitching.

Donna said...

Glad you are feeling better. Please take care of yourself. Your stitching is just wonderful! Hugs, Rene, big TEXAS SIZE hugs!

Shelley said...

I am so relieved to hear that you are feeling better. Sounds like you have a great new dr.

All your WIPs look great. Keep up the positive attitude and, of course, keep on stitching :)

Shelley said...

I am so relieved to hear that you are feeling better. Sounds like you have a great new dr.

All your WIPs look great. Keep up the positive attitude and, of course, keep on stitching :)

Mel said...

Rene I am sooo glad to hear you are home and feeling better.
I do hope that it continues to improve for you.

You have so many great WIP on the go! Love them all. :)

Carolyn NC said...

I'm so glad to hear you're finally feeling better. Your stitching looks fantastic - they're all wonderful!