Sunday, June 18, 2017

Needle in my eye

It has been ages since I have blogged, partly due to lack of stitching and partly due to non-stitching events.

First, a little stitching progress:

Bees Knees

And I started Island Geese by X's and Oh's.  It is almost at the half way point now.

And the non-stitching:

At the beginning of May I had an ergonomic assessment scheduled at work; part of this includes when your last eye exam was... and I realized that it had been more then two years and I should go and have them checked.  

Did the exam and ordered new glasses.   As part of the exam, what appeared to be scarring was observed on my right eye so I was referred to a retina specialist just to see what was going on.  I had an appointment for that at the end of May.  

As it happened, the retina in my right eye was starting to detach. In order to have it fixed I needed to have gas injected into the eye and a laser treatment.  I had the gas injected on the 7th and then had to spend two days on my left side to settle the resulting bubble in the correct spot. Then on the 12th I returned for the laser treatment.  I still have the bubble and restrictions on how I can sleep.  

As of right now, I have a black spot on the bottom of my eye that makes seeing challenging.  I can't really stitch for any length of time and I discovered the overhead lights at work are irritating.  The bubble is expected to remain for a few weeks and I have a follow-up appointment in a few weeks to make sure everything has healed well.

Needless to say the "eye drama" has had a negative impact on the amount of stitching and other things but it was caught early and before surgery was necessary.  I also now know what it is like to have a needle stuck in your eye (not pleasant).

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Four corners

I have managed to make some progress on Bees Knees (Ink Circles).  It has been ages since I posted a progress picture, this project tends to travel around in my work bag so I can word on it during my commute, lunch etc.

I have all the corners now, and have started working on page two of the middle. Its starting to look like I'm getting somewhere

Monday, April 03, 2017

April Goals

I failed at setting goals for February.  I don't remember why, but it didn't happen.

April Goals

Work on Bees knees
Work on Canada Sampler
Work on stash zone
Kit May 1 start
Stitch an ornament

I may need a longer month

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Journey's end

At long last a post!!

Also a finish

Yesterday I put the last stitches/beads on Fortunate traveller!  The last bit took much longer than I thought it would.

The Fortunate Traveler
TW Designworks
28 count cream lugana
DMC threads and Mill Hill beads

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Don't look outside

It is very white outside today.  

It started snowing this morning and expected to still be snowing tomorrow morning.  I am not looking forward to going to work.  

I realized that I didn't blog finishing stretch!  I finished him last weekend.

I have been working on the net on the main border; the top and right side are done.  

I have also managed to get two Red Threads by Rosewood Manor stitched.  I still have to assemble them together - I didn't like the way it was working this morning and took it apart.

Epiphany and Wild orchid

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

February Goals

January has flown by.... I don't know where it went but I currently didn't get as much done as I was hoping.

January Goals

Finish Fortunate traveller - I laugh... it was going so well... stretch still needs a head

Start Canada Sampler by Stitchrovia - barely; just enough to say I did
Start Cougar Kitten (Sue Coleman) by Stitching Studio - yes

Start Merry Ho Ho by Lizzie Kate - yes - this is going to take longer then I thought

Do an ornament - yes

February Goals

Work on Fortunate traveller

Work on Cougar kitten

Work on Merry Ho Ho

Stitch an ornament

Saturday, January 28, 2017

January TUSAL

TUSAL is back!

After not doing TUSAL last year, I decided that I would do it this year.  It was actually yesterday but I didn't get a chance to post last night after I got home.

Most of the orts came from FT

I am hoping to get Stretch done this weekend and do some work in the stash zone.  It is getting really close to being done, I have one more bookcase to straighten and some filing to do.