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Friday, January 29, 2010

Head on over

to Melissa's blog and have a look at her post My Home Town and watch the video. As she says it's pretty cool. If you've never seen her blog take the time to look at some of her stitching, it's beautiful.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pass or Fail

Well today was the day for my big test. Preparation for this started a week ago, stop eating nuts, seeds and multi grain breads and no aspirin. The nuts were really hard, but I managed. Yesterday was the hard prep, Pico-Salax at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm and 2 Dulcolax tablets at 8:00 pm. Only water, broth or apple juice to drink, no food. Have you figured out the name of this test, you've probably had one or know someone that has. That's right, it was a colonoscopy. Yesterday between running to the toilet, washing the floor, ending up doing laundry about 3 times and after getting up this morning cleaning the carpet...yuck yuck yuck is all I can say. Remember my saying the problem originally started late last summer, and by the time I got in to see the specialist mid November my problem had stopped. He suggested due to my age it wouldn't hurt any to have one done. Well, shortly into the New Year I started having incidents (as I call them) worse then last summer and almost every day. Tuesday I was to go for a follow up ultrasound (a different condition) and had to detour back home and re-schedule, my "incident" that morning being one of the worst. I told Dr. R. about this and he said he would do a biopsy of the entry tissue (???) I think that was what he said, for (???) once again I can't remember the word he used. For the procedure they knock you out, but I awoke just at the end and could see the screen and that little camera was still doing it's job and even though I am not in the medical field, it all looked pink and healthy to me. Dr. R. didn't see me afterwards and the nurses gave me instructions, first one is I could resume a normal diet as I did not have any polyps removed and I think she also mentioned no tumour. That to me is pretty obvious as I'm sure the Dr. would have talked to me about a tumor. Second one see Dr. R. in March.

Sounds like everything is okay, maybe something will show up in the biopsy. I know it is not cancer from what my own Dr. and Dr. R. have said plus I don't have any of the cancer symptoms. I know doctors can be wrong, but my feelings on this are pretty strong that it is not. Polyps don't seem to be the case, as there were none. Could be stress ? I lead a pretty slow and calm life, so I wouldn't think so.

Pass or fail and what is wrong, guess we'll find out in March.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Finshes

28ct white evenweave with DMC
I stitched this one last year and thought it was about time to finish it off. As I was sewing this it was a PITA, but I'm glad I stuck with it as I think it turned out pretty nice, if I may say so myself :) The same fabric is on the back.

It's a beautiful day here, sunny, dry and not too cold. I sat and looked at the mountains, it is such a nice view. I get lost in my own thoughts and daydream, till Tiger pulls on her leash and then it's back to reality :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

For Tiger and those who came before her.

Lizzie Kate

32ct. Light Mocha Belfast


He's Back

Every year, at this time, an eagle comes to Trout Lake and sits on the same branch in the same tree and drives the crows crazy.

Is that a Robin, sure looks like one, since our weather has not been too bad the last few days they must think it's springtime.

Tiger got tired of my taking pictures of the eagle and decided to wade through the puddle. She's going to need a bath after this :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Finish

Freebie from Primitive Bettys
16 ct. white adia with DMC 816

Thursday, January 14, 2010

3 Stitching Finishes

LHN January Ornament
30ct. WDW Cappuccino linen

LHN February Ornament
32ct. Vintage Light Examplar

Glory Bee
28 ct. unknown
DMC and Snow Buttons

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Friday Finishes

Okay, so I'm a day late :)

First up is my New Years Day start and finish, will probably do this as a pillow.

Lizzie Kate
28ct. Light Mocha
Merry Winter was started New Years Eve Day, but since most of it was stitched in 2010, I'm counting it for this year.

Homespun Elegance 28 ct. Light Mocha DMC CV 4210

This last one is from the Cross Stitch Pattern a Day Calendar. Actually started this one on my B'day, finishing it this year.

18 ct. light beige (?) DMC

I've been buying these calendars for the last 4 years and this is the first time I stitched anything from them. There are lots of great patterns in them, I just never get around to doing any. Hopefully this year I will.

So that's 1 fully done, 1 mostly done and 1 a little done this year.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Happy New Year !

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas and New Year's Eve. I did, till I went to my PC on the day after Christmas and found it wasn't working. My PC guy was in New York for the holidays, so I was without a PC for over a week. Talk about withdrawals. And to boot on one of those days we were also without TV, along with thousands of others in the area. Didn't bother me too much, but my 84 year old Mom depends on her TV. Well we both survived and I was able to take my PC in today and it was the power supply. I have so much to catch up on now, but am going to do it in spurts so I don't overload my brain and shut down :)