May 14, 2009
May 4, 2009
February 24, 2009
Lately it seems that my body is betraying me - I have no control over it's crazy decline. So, one of the few things I feel I have control over is my hair. Thus black and pink hair. Any yes, it does make me feel better. I wish that the photo showed the pink better - but believe me, it's bright pink highlights. :)
January 21, 2009
December 2, 2008
What an amazing trip! Italy, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia... WOW!!
October 24, 2008
I really haven't forgotten this blog... or maybe I have!
The plans are set for my big Europe adventure! It still seems unreal that I will be going at all!
We will be traveling in Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia, with Italy being home base. I've learned a smidgen of Italian - hopefully enough to make due if I get lost (gasp!) or need help. :)
I will, of course, be bringing knitting with me. My goal is to fill a suitcase full of yarns and fibery goodness to return with! If the exchange rates continue to improve, I may be able to!
So, until I return - enjoy the beauty of fall!
July 25, 2008
April 25, 2008
April 13, 2008
April 11, 2008
April 7, 2008
April 3, 2008
I'm here. And apparently you are as well. I'm not sure why. I've been very bad (baaa'd) when it comes to updating this. I've been obsessed with spinning. and knitting. I have no exciting news. Nothing. But I'll post a bunch of photos just to reward you for coming!
First on the bobbin is some bamboo that I'm spinning. The next two handspuns are merino/silk blends. Ahhhh..... fiberholicism is grand.
This felted bag was a lot of fun. I used some really crappy yarn I had found at a thrift store, and it felted up beautifully!!
The next little pouch is knit from alpaca.
Socks.... my passion.
Alpaca lace scarf. Angora blend hat and scarf.
Bamboo!! Lovely stuff!
February 7, 2008
I have been so touched and amazed at the kindness of total strangers. These are many of the cards that I have received these past couple of weeks - many from stampers/crafters that I've never met! Each one that I receive creates a bright spot in my day. Many thanks to Char and her online stamping group for many of these. Also, thanks to Rita for her envolvement as well.
I'm feeling better each day. The road back has been a bit bumpier than I had imagined, but I am slowly eating again!! Tiny bits and "chewing it to death" as my Dr. told me.
Thanks again to everyone who has sent get well wishes, the phone calls, visits, etc. I feel so lucky and blessed.
January 31, 2008
I had what may have been the scarriest day of my life yesterday. In a nutshell my surgeons had me go to the ER thinking that I had a bloodclot in my lung. Long story short, it all ended up ok. I still have the shoulder/chest pain - but I'm ALIVE!!! and no bloodclot! They're discussing my case today and are supposed to get back to me with a pain med that will help.
It's a beautiful day.
January 29, 2008
Two weeks. I've made it two weeks without eating! Whewwww.... One more to go and then I see the surgeon. Hopefully then he will clear me for.... Pureed and soft foods!! Whooopeeee!!!!
January 21, 2008
First day that I've felt good enough to have a computer in bed with me (COMPUTER.. not commuter!!) :)
Finally feeling like somewhat of a person today. At noon today it had been a whole week since I've eaten. Whew... and it feels like it.Surgery went well. I'm pretty much pain free now, just sore - kicked in the ribs sort of sore.Amazing that there is a plethora of sweet drinkables, but finding it hard to find savories. Must be "pourable" with nothing "chunky" at all. I seem to be able to take in about 1/2 cup of anything at a time, then have to wait an hour or two before more.
Oh, nausea was a big worry for me before going in, and I am happy to say that it all stayed under control. I had a nausea patch that I put on the night before surgery, and the nausea meds post surgery work immediately - so only a few times were needed - but with no real "oh my goodness I'm going to puke" episodes. whew.
On one of my narcotic-induced days, I managed to knit up a fingerless glove... then lost all ability to knit for a couple of days... Off of all meds now and feeling like taking up the needles again. Thank you to everyone that has sent me cards!!! Even cards from people I don't even know!!! (thanks Char for your sneaky ways...) And beautiful flowers surrounding me. Ahh...Well, that just pooped me out.Signing off.....
January 13, 2008
January 11, 2008
Well, not yet, but will be soon. Tuesday. Quite literally, in knots.
1/12/08 Ooooh, here's an update!! It's getting longer!! 19 inches long!!! Starting on the foot now... my goal is to finish this sucker today and start the other one before bedtime. Bouncing between sheer terror and calm confidence.....
December 28, 2007
Christmas was quiet this year. I had no desire to do any of my usual baking and candy making - but hunkered down and knitted to keep my mind as peaceful as I could. I made the family and my parents socks which they all opened christmas eve. It was a fun moment.
I've also had the huge honor to design the covers of the new Angel Company "Inspiration book & Catalog". I also did several of the pages inside. It was a great way to get through the medical hiccups that I've had this fall. Creativity calms the mind... So, here are the covers:
December 7, 2007
OK, Just a quick update (excuse) for not keeping the blog updated!
Medical nonsense. Yep, the last couple of months it's all been about medical nonsense.
I've been having such fun medical procedures that I haven't had the energy to log on here and post. Excuses, excuses, right?
In a nutshell... I will be having surgery to repair my stomach and esophagus in a few weeks (waiting for the biopsies for those was excruciating - just found out yesterday that they were fine - no cancer there). WHEW!
Meanwhile I had my first mammogram, got a call back to have another and an ultrasound as well. 2 strange lymphs inside my left breast. The radiologist told me that I shouldn't worry about it, and that I was too young (35) etc. etc. etc. HA!!! I wanted to scream! Well, thank goodness my regular doctor felt as strongly as I about it. So I had an MRI 2 days ago. And what do you know, the found something even worse in the same breast!!! I will be seeing a surgeon for it soon, and will have it removed. We're hoping that if it is cancer, then we've caught it in time. With a Sister, Mother, Aunt that have had breast cancer, I wasn't about to let this slide.
So, is that enough of an excuse for neglecting the blog?? :)
Have a fabulous holiday season!!!!!
October 15, 2007
Good grief! It's been forever since I've posted. Life has been crazy busy!