Saturday, October 27, 2012

I just ordered the fabric and floss for a SAL I'm joining that starts December 1.  I haven't joined a SAL for years so I'm excited to be getting in on the beginning of this one.

Lately I haven't been stitching at all due to health problems.  It's so hard for me to be unproductive because of my health.  I guess it's just part of life as I get older.  I'm starting to have those medical problems that have plagued my family in the past.  I have high blood pressure, I'm bipolar (and have been treated for it since my late 20's), and now I'm having thyroid and cholesterol problems.  And all of this comes from my family history.  The cholesterol thing completely surprised me.  I don't eat fried foods often, I rarely eat fast food, I don't eat a lot of red meat.....It's very frustrating, but this is the hand I've been dealt and I have to learn how to live with it.  Lately I've been so fatigued over the last month that I've not been able to do any stitching or crocheting.  I barely have the energy to walk from one room to another.  I often stop a chore to sit down because I'm panting so hard and my legs feel as if they are going to give out.  I just started the thyroid medication and I was also put on iron because I was found to be anemic, and after about a week and a half I'm starting to feel better.  Today I was able to finish 4 loads of laundry and empty and load the dishwasher.  Last week I would not have been able to do any of this.  So I'm hopefully on the mend....but I'm taking 8 medications a day now and it really irks me!

Enough about that.....I'm hoping to be caught up on my chores enough to get some stitching done tomorrow on my Spring Floral Cross.  I also ordered the materials to make my 2 year old niece her Halloween costume. It's a tutu dress in fall colors.  Her mom is going to dress her up like a scarecrow.  Hope the stuff gets here soon.  I'll post some pics when I have some progress!!


  1. Hi Tracy. I just read you are joining Simone's SAL. I have also signed up for this. I will be stitching on 48ct Gander linen dyed with walnut ink and using Needlepoint Inc silk thread 505 (a dark red) stitching 1 over 2 threads. I can't wait to start!

    Love the Halloween costumer you made for your niece.

    Get well soon

  2. The most important thing is that you are feeling better. Work with your doctor/dietician to see what you can do to decrease your meds in the future. I love MBT designs!! Whatever you choose, will be perfect!