Saturday, January 8, 2011

Crazy Eight!

Hello, it's me again...getting tired of me yet? LOL

Here it is the 8th day and YES!!! We are more than halfway there! I'm glad because I'm driving myself mad thinking about changing my list, then not being able to find patterns, and needing more supplies and finding more Stitch-a-longs on the internet. Someone save me from myself before I go totally insane (Yes, I'm not there yet! Or maybe that's the first sign of insanity...that I can't admit I'm there already?)

Anyway, it has been a crazy day! I spent the morning trying to read e-mails, then trying to find patterns, until I finally settled down and started to stitch. I didn't get very far when I was interrupted by meals, and spending time with my guys while they were home, and then going to church. I have to admit it's darned cold out there today and I've been busily trying to keep myself warm since I got home (it's not easy with a bald head! LOL) Hopefully tomorrow will be a more productive day!

So...here is my very slow and painful start on "Snowflake Serenade" from Country Cottage Needleworks. It was stitched on Lambswool (as the pattern suggested) but I think I'm having the same troubles as Mouse, who can't see the white color against the background fabric. The picture truly doesn't show it very well, but I'm bound and determined to MAKE IT WORK!! I've been stitching on 32 ct over one. I know, I should have my head examined! But since it is such a high count, and over one, I REALLY hate the thought of frogging...so onward and upwards.


And here is what it's supposed to look like. I don't know folks...guess we'll have to wait and see.

I just wanted to make a quick note here, I had a really good day!! Food is finally tasting like food again so it's a joy to eat!! It doesn't feel like I'm wading through wet cement anymore, my muscles don't tire after 5 steps, and I can make it from the basement to the third floor without resting at each landing!! I know this may not sound like much to many of you, but believe me it's liberating for me! And I also noticed tonight that I can hear noises I haven't heard in a long time. I had a little hearing loss during the chemo and I was afraid it was gone for good. You don't know how good you have it until you start to lose it!! I still have a little trouble with clumsiness in my fingers, I'm not sure if it's swelling (which presented itself during the final two chemo sessions in my hands and feet) or numbness or maybe the combination of the two. My fingers just aren't as nimble as they used to be, but hopefully with time that will come back too! When I realized all this today it made me really happy, I can't describe it in words. There is light at the end of the tunnel!!

So, I'm off to dreamland, hopefully a good night's sleep and tomorrow, I'm going to pick a project and get started, none of this folderal that I put up with today! We are on the downward slope now my friends! *Hugs*

6 comments:

Tricia said...

32 count over one? You are my hero. :-) It was so good to read your good report about starting to feel better after chemo. That's wonderful!! Keep stitching!

Gillie said...

So, SO glad to hear that report, kiddo! Still haven't posted any pictures but maybe today, lol!

Sari said...

It looks really nice!

And This Little Pig said...

DJ, will never get sick of you, I love Snowflake Serenade, but my dance card is full... Oh I think I might just send you a gift certificate to have your head read, 32 count over one! Great stitching. As for everything else, time will heal all.
LiBBiE in Oz, who is also off to bed

Mouse said...

ooo DJ yep it looks like my problem too :( although re took picture in day light it does look a bit better I think ..lol will bob it up later and see what you think :) ... as for going mad ..lol that makes two of us heheheh shove over we're sharing the same window seat at the retirement home hahahahah love mouse xxxxx

Edy said...

How wonderful that you are regaining your strength...here's wishing you are on the road to "YOU". I know how wonderful it feels to be your old self again.