Gentle Friends, usually one thinks of the Blarney Stone on St Patrick's day.... I had a run in with another stone, a kidney stone, on Monday. I actually felt it about two weeks ago , but having never had one before didn't know what it was and the pain went away so I didn't think about it again...... until this past weekend, Sunday morning to be precise. And I am nothing if not stubborn. So I hung onto a heating pad all morning and the pain went away again.... then it came back Sunday night, Rico kept insisting I go to the hospital, but I kept resisting. Then Monday morning after I got to work I was doubled over in pain and went back home to my heating pad and the fetal position in bed with the who hounds...... Rico left work and came home and unlike the "feral cat" I had become... hissing and fighting to not go to the Emergency Room, it hurt too bad and I gave in and went. After a few hours, a CT scan and some great drugs....... they sent me home with the knowledge that yes, I had a kidney stone, and some prescriptions for more drugs. So that's what I have been up to the past 4 days - just taking pills and trying to feel somewhat normal - and waiting for this stone to pass........
On the cross stitch front........I did finish up the band sampler last weekend......
A re-working of "Hibernation Day" by Heartstring Samplery -
With all the changes I call it "Winter Band Sampler"
36ct PTP "Truffle"
Here's my Floss conversion...
Mullberry - I went with - CC Apple Fritter
Shaker White - " " - CC Snowball
Mustard Seed I Kept
Old Hickory - " " - WDW Dirt Road
Piney Woods - " " - Victorian Motto Green A
Pecan Pie - " " - CC Hickory Sticks
Here are some close ups.....
I did start a new sampler.......
"Spanish Mystery Sampler" - Shakespeare's Peddler
40ct "Bisque" - my conversion of Belle Soie, and some colour changes
I am quite a bit further along than this snap shows, but you get the idea.
That's about it for today, thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!