Archive | January 2013

Long time, no blog

Hi everyone and welcome 2013.  Again it’s been ages since I’ve blogged – just haven’t had the energy or the motivation to share much recently.

A visit to a new rheumatologist has ended up (after countless blood tests and x-rays) in a new drug regimen – Methotrexate – which is a scary development for me, but so far not too many side effects (as long as you don’t mind the wind LOL), though no benefits yet either.  I’ve been taking it for 3 weeks now, and from what I’ve read on the internet it usually takes between 6 weeks and 6 months to feel any relief from the pain, which is something to look forward to.  In the meantime, I’ve had to lower my dose of anti-inflammatory and withdraw from the tramadol I was taking, so if anything I feel worse than I did before.

On the good side, my parents are due to come for a 3 week visit in a couple of weeks and I am sooooo looking forward to seeing them.  I miss them so much and it seems ages since our summer in England.  They are, of course, bringing much needed chocolate and baked bean supplies with them 🙂

Anyway, enough of the moaning, that’s not what you came here for.  On to the stitching 🙂

I finished Cirque des Triangles finally, terrible photo I know, but WHEN I finally get DH to get frames made up for the 3 projects I still have waiting, I will post something better.  For those interested, the pattern is by Ink Circles, it was stitched on 32 count Lichfield Fabric linen in Dove Grey with Carrie’s Creation’s threads in Deep Purple (love this colour)



and a close up which might show the beautiful colour better




Since I finished that, I started working on my son’s prayer rug (after being nagged LOL) and have been making quite good progress on that – this photo was taken a while ago and I have since completed across the top and almost level with this on the other side.




DH has been redecorating our living room and I have the perfect project up next to go in there – but must finish this first.

Anyway, hope everyone is doing well and I will really try to do better with the updates this year.

This entry was posted on 12 January 2013. 3 Comments