Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Feeling "Normal" (???)

since my funny drugs are leaving my psyche (creeps me out thinking of it). Know what really, really creeps me out? But I LOL every time I see it, and I can't even find it on YouTube. It's the new H&R commercial with the one-eyed cyclops people talking normally, and the one guy pipes up, shaking his head, saying, "I can't believe my eye!" Gets me every time. One of 'em has a one-eyed pair of glasses on his nose. I mean this one gets me on the floor laughing!

I'm also feeling better knowing that I've made progress, albeit very slow, because of my eye(s). The two larger WIP's I've been working steadily on (LHN's "Home of a Needleworker" and CCN's "Gingerbread Cottage"), and I got a "finish high" from a small finish over the weekend for a QSW SAL, which was done with Stitching_Sisters. The Lizzie Kate's 2002 series are perfect for those weekend SAL's. Shelleen has us stitchin' up a storm with some unique ideas she has gleaned from other blogs. It's fun to go through stuff to see what will work for her different SAL's. The nice thing is that you don't have to start anything new, and I'm working on my UFO's. That means I have 6 more LK's in that series, and I have the cute little corkboard frame for them. February is hanging in mine now.

One thing I really wanted to point out to you is that I'm seriously thinking of using the finished "Home of A Needleworker" for a dish towel. I bet none of you have ever thought of something like that for a semi-large project, have ya now? Have you? Admit it..... never have; never would have. I zig-zagged the edges of that sucker before starting, and I've changed the year from 2006 to 2009. I've had it in a Q-Snap frame that didn't begin to fit one end; I've had it in hoops of several sizes; I've worked it "in hand;" and one thing I can guarantee is that fabric sizing is only a memory to this sagging, pathetic piece of limp dish towel. The zig-zagging on one side has taken on a piece of its own; great for hanging if I reinforce it on each end. Original shape and size is nowhere near what it was when I started. I just hope a good washing and pressing will bring some former life back into my dish towel.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

A Bit Discouraged...

by the way my eyes, as they're healing, are not working well together, not focusing, and I find myself sneaking DH's reading glasses for close-up stuff. Distance is much better than it was before... no complaints there, though my astigmatism is still there, which the eye doc told me in advance that he couldn't correct with the lenses he put in - in place of the cataracts. I find myself holding things out at arm's length to see. On top of that, I'm feeling not so well because I took it upon myself to dump a few pills I felt were unnecessary, and I'm feeling I'm going to dump the doc as well. Not my internist nor my rheumatologist for lupus/polymalgia rheumatica..... OK, it's a shrink I'm wantin' to dump, and I'm pretty much forced to see him for my anxiety/depression meds. I'm going to see if my internist will take over those meds. I'm so in hopes he will. He's so good, and I love him to pieces....definitely not a pill pusher like the shrink is, in my opinion. Anyway, I'm feeling pretty punk. I'm sure that in a few days, this feeling will be gone, and I'll be my usual wonderful self.... whatever, LOL!

Thought you might enjoy a few pix of the things I've bought from my LNS here in town. They've had two sales since after Christmas: the After Christmas Sale (no duh) and the Super Bowl Sunday Sale. I got more great Christmas bargains of which I don't have pix yet, but here a few pix to entertain. The completed and framed Waxing Moon piece was on their ridiculously cheap sale table, which I got for $10. Couldln't turn it down. The frame alone is worth that, and I loved it. It's beautifully done. Pictured with it are a few lone fibers I needed.

The UK magazine was bought when I was at Border's the day of my 2nd cataract removal, and the JCS was in my mailbox just the other day.

A Santa Claus I fell in love with, 3 Country Cottage charts I knocked off my wish list. Also threads I needed for the charts here, and fabric for two of the charts. I already had the fabric for the 3rd chart. My next post will show some things I've done lately, one in finished form, one not, and progress on my two current WIP's.