Saturday, April 19, 2008

Go Figure ;)

This morning we awoke to SNOW!

It's been interesting to say the least!
Isn't it almost May? It warmed up to 50 degrees from 34....& now it looks like it's snow again...
Ah well, what do I care? I've got a nice warm house & I've got lots to do! Keep good thoughts for the trees & plants...they were Not ready for this one.

I finished Michael's *Fuzzy Feet* socks...made from Pat Fly's wonderful bamboo sock yarn with mohair added into the foot, heels & toes. Well see if Mr. Sock DH can destroy these in short order time. He loves them so far and had worn them full time since we took this picture ;)

I decided to take the dye into my own hands and see what I could do. I had some wool roving that I bought at Black Sheep 2 years ago....and some dye I purchased a while back.
With help from Dear Lisa I mixed up the meager colors that I had & went for it. The roving was pretty uggley and I was ready to toss it....but Lisa said, spin it up anyway and see what comes of it (or something to that effect) I did...I was amazed that it turned out as well as it did.....And just to remember my first try at dyeing and spinning I made this sachet. It's filled with Home Grown Lavender and will live in my drawer to make it smell great.
See what can be accomplished with A Friend, some dye, Vicodin and Fortitude ;)
PS.....I am feeling a bit better & even have made a few buttons the last few days!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

This & That!

I just love it when I get to see how our wonderful customers use our buttons on their beautiful art work. Carolyn sent me these 2 pieces to show you. The first is a Bolero pattern by Candace Eisner Strick...isn't it just gorgeous ;)
The second is a button that Michael's on the White Lies Collette cardigan by Joan

Carolyn is an amazing knitter!! She can be found on Ravelry as carolynba....if you are on Ravelry check out her won't be sorry!
Thanks Carolyn for sending these on to me!

I am feeling a bit better....although if I don't take the meds, it's a different story. I thought that I would try not to take them last night...unfortunately I woke up at 3:30 this morning in I had to take more meds than if I had just done it in the first place. Live and learn!!

Here's a picture of our new *Scarf Needles*....thanks to a lovely lady who ordered them at Knitterly. They are light...about 7" long & work great for knitting a lace scarf. You won't find them on the website....YET!

I did go into Eugene yesterday....all by my teeth cleaned and my new crown put on & some running around collecting food, vitamins & the ever important cat food run!

I was whipped by the time that I got back home!
BUT....I did manage to get this lovely new Tea Rose for's Secretary week...Don't forget to get Your Secretary something nice....I Did ;)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Reflection is good for the Soul!

PAIN is an Awesome's like an earthquake that rattles me to my bones, makes me hit my knees & promise the powers that be that....if I can only get out of it I will be Good!
When it's gone it's like it never was there....I have been reflecting on pain these past all of it's power.
Also on good medicine....& how magical they are!
It's been an interesting journey so far.....& I want to Thank All of You who have sent me healing light! Pain has caused me to reflect on what a lucky person I am & how wonderful it is to have people who care about me! Your comments and caring have definitely helped me ;)

Saturday, April 05, 2008

SHINGLES....and not on the house ;(

I am SICK.....I have of the most painful things I've ever had!...and it goes on for at least 5 weeks.
I'm almost up to the beginning of week 3....
I was talking with a friend this last Monday. She made the mistake of asking how I I told her the symptoms of what I had. She asked if I had had chicken pox when I was a child....well, Yes...didn't everyone in my generation?
She said, "OH MY GOD have Shingles...Google it"....and sure enough she was right.
It feels like a combination of a really bad sun burn...poison oak
with the nerve endings jumping around, zapping me. It's VERY painful and makes it almost impossible to get a nights sleep.

It is a band around my right side from my spine to my breast bone and covers about 6".
It only happens in people who have had chicken pox. It waits in the nerve endings and when someone get to age. Is stressed and then happens around a child with chicken pox it remembers and gets those puppies into full gear!

I went to the Dr (an incredible woman in Drain).....she asked me why I was there and I hiked up my sweater and she said, "Oh, I see". I have a pretty bad case of it....Yeah!
She gave me meds....ahhhh.....3 is a nerve calming med (which for 5 days makes you act like you are drunk....after 20+ years of being sober that ought to be interesting)
one is an antiviral.....and then Vicodin for the pain.
I go to see her again in a week.
The meds are working already....the pain has lessened but I am a Zombie! DAMN!
I had to look up words like poison...and combination so I could write the blog. My brain is definitely on drugs!
I have been spinning...trying to learn how to do it right....getting help from my friend LisaSouza ! Thanks!
Today, not so much.............mostly I have been sleeping..........but I did do the dishes and threw in a load of wash....Hey that's progress for me!