Monday, September 26, 2011
Lots of stuff...long post...some good some not so good..
Well, I had a busy weekend doing alot of little projects, and it felt so good to check things off my list of things I wanted to get done.
Here is a little shrub that sadly, died this summer..It wasn't lack of water, but just the opposite, there was a lot of run off and our soil is like clay, so the roots sat in too much water. I pulled it and let it sit in the sun behind our little shed and voila ! It now has another purpose..God bless the little thang....lol
So hubby cut a little piece of wood for a base, I painted and sanded it. I did a little "pruning", probably could have done more...??I need to adjust the lights on it,I was in a hurry to get a pic....lol . I also made some blak and spicy wax pumpkin ornies. I bought a bag of these cute little ones on Etsy and then thought heck wonder if I could make my own ? I found a wilton silicone cupcake pan and bought some super cheap black votive candles. I sprayed the silicone pan with Pam spray sprinkled in some cinnamon. I melted the wax in an old tea kettle and only filled the spaces about 1/3 of the way. They popped right out, and I rolled them in cinnamon and cloves...I took a large needle and heated it up every time and made the holes for the wire, which I need to hunt down....lol..Can't remember where I put it I have so many little craft containers...geesh...
Then...I started a punch needle from my Freebie design...it feels good to do up some of my doodles...I don't do it alot, lack of patience...lol
And now...I don't do this as often as I should..I get so busy and caught up with other things, but i need to give these ladies credit and tell them how much I appreciate their talent, and words of encouragement about my designs.
This first punch needle is by Karen of "pinesandneedles" on Ebay
Secondly we have a punch needle piece by Rebecca "goodwool"
And lastly but certainly not least a punch needle by Doris "luv2punch"
If you likey then hurry and go bid on these beauties !
And now it brings me to the not so good news..I could use prayers...I went to day for a sonogram of my thyroid. I have had problems with hypo(low) thyroid and take medication. Past few months I have been feeling worse and worse..Too many symptoms to name. Now, remember I am a nurse, and so my distaste for doctors and hospitals and medicine, is boundless....lol..I would never have gone to my family doctor had it not been for the fact that the pain and fatigue and other symptoms are sometimes debilitating. During a routine physical exam, which included palpating my thyroid, it was noticably larger and hard on the left side. So the sonogram and bloodwork ( 4 vials full,,,,lol) were ordered. I'm praying it is just enlarged due to not working to capability and maybe I'll just need to up the dose of Synthroid...
So...There you have it...Probably the LONGEST post I've ever made....lol
Love to you all !!!