Saturday, May 06, 2006

Another book, more threads...



...some beads and one lone button... More bits and pieces I have 'hunted and collected'... I actually picked up a needle for the first time yesterday and while I only did a few french knots it was good to be 'just doing'... This, I thought felt like a step in the right stitching direction again...

I must admit I am starting to feel more like my old self again... I went to see the guy who did my nose yesterday and he was very pleased with what he saw... There is no guarantee that while the nasal polyps won't grow back- there is less likely they will get to the way they were as now I shall be more aware of what they feel like - if that makes any sense... It seems like I shall be on a steroid spray long term as a preventive measure which doesn't excite me however it shall be a small price to pay if it can keep the polyps at bay... He doesn't want to see me for 12 months which I took to be a good sign... Next thing to do is wean myself off the medication I have been on for over 12 months - my doc. said it would take up to three months to come completely off it... Once I have achieved that there will be no stopping me...

The book wasn't 'one of mine' - as in from the bookshop I work in - but rather, from ebay... The seller had sent it sea mail at the end of January and I had all but given it up for lost - but to both mine and her delight it turned up yesterday. It is a really nice cross stitch book with some different bits and pieces in it... So I am really pleased to add it to my collection...


The threads I bought last Friday and today along with the heart shaped button and the beads...

Tomorrow I shall organise my 'naked blocks' for the start of their world wide trip... This is going to be an interesting time with half dressed blocks turning up in my letter box every couple of weeks or so... I will have to have my needle constantly 'at the ready' to keep the whole process flowing... I am looking forward to seeing each and every one as it 'filters' through here bringing with it others work to study and gain inspiration from...

Ok I am off - my computer hours are measured now that I am working full time. I thought while the washing was on I would 'pull up a chair' and blog...

Spare a thought and prayer for those two Tasmania miners and little Sophie Delezio and her family... Words are just not adequate to express what they and their families have suffered over these last days and hours...

Take care and enjoy whatever you are doing in the world this weekend...

2 comments:

Dawn said...

So glad to read that things are looking up for you! Book and goodies look lovely! Your posting and pics brought a smile to my face when I needed it ..... thank you.

Barbara said...

Lovely little stash haul - that book looks like a gem.

Curious about your nasal surgery - I've had sinus problems for years now and tried lots of 'cures' including an operation. A dairy-free diet is about all I've found to keep it under control.

Thank you for your kind and supportive comment on my blog. Knowing that people care helps a lot.