Wednesday, 26 September 2012

A Little Progress

No more making up finished as yet but I have stitching and knitting.

A little progress was made on HAED Guardian. Not as much as I would have liked but I did finish my 8th page and gridded ready to start page 9. I do still have to fill in where I ripped out the metallic on the angel's wings yet but will do that a bi at a time. I have to say that my love of HAEDs has been renewed and at the moment I'm at my happiest with my stitching when I'm stitching on the two I have on the go. 

Monday was BBD SAL night with Barb and I had quite a good evening on this. I love how it's looking on the pink fabric.

Not much stitching was accomplished last night so not much progress on HAED QS Holly Fairy. I did finish the black along the top 20 rows of the first page. Yay I can move onto a different colour now:)

Sunday I picked up my ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL and did a little bit. I need to get this finished before Monday!

Knitting now. My knitting seems to call to me quite a lot lately so I'm making quite good progress on my Arsenic and Old Lace Afghan. I finished the first square which doesn't look that square and also managed to finish the second square at craft club yesterday. The first one is quite tight and the second one isn't so I shall have to be careful when I join the first row of squares to the second row. I'm really enjoying this though.

I have sorted through my chart stash and been quite brutal so have updated my for sale/ trade list which you can find in the tabs at the top of my blog. If you are interested in anything please email me ( email in my profile). Prices do not include postage.

Yesterday I had my second post surgery follow-up appointment for the gynae surgery I had back in May. Well what a carry on! When I went for my original appointment and my first follow-up I was seen very quickly. This time I was called almost an hour after my appointment should have been. We were so fed-up! My DH took me and Abi came with us as we were popping to see Jess ( she goes to the uni in the city where the hospital is) afterwards. It was only when I went and asked when I was going to be seen that a nurse wrote on the board that they were an hour behind. There was only one doctor there from my consultant's team. Not very good. Anyway I explained my concerns about not feeling any different and she said that if she examined me she'd only find what the last doctor had in that everything was healing nicely and looked as it should. I think she must have seen the look on my face as she did go on to say that she would examine me to put my mind at ease. She said that everything was fine and it's never going to feel the same as it did but now I really feel as though I've gone through surgery for nothing. I just may as well have not bothered. She also made me bleed which she did not tell me about but I saw the instruments in the disposal bag when she'd finished and walked away. I was so p****d that I didn't ask why. I am guessing that I won't be seen again. I just wanted to cry when we got back to the car. To top it off the short journey from the hospital to Jess' house took an hour because of road works ( yeah road works and rush hour) and by the time we'd got to her house, done a little shopping in Boots, grabbed a bite to eat and got home it was nearly 8 pm! We left home at 3 pm. Needless to say I couldn't wait to settle down with some stitching and watch Holby City! 

Do you remember several weeks ago I had my wisdom tooth out? Well my tongue still feels strange! Apparently it's normal providing it tingles. Lol! 

Well enough of my ramblings. I'd better get off here and do a little housework before I go my exercises.

Take care everyone.

With much love



butterfly said...

All your work, Stitching and knitting all look fab,
so glad you are enjoying your stitching again.

What a day you had at the dentist I have had many days like that in the past , makes you real mad best forget them Sally , I have to or my BP go's up to the sky, hugs.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Your stitching is turning coming along so nicely, Sally and the knitting is gorgeous. I can't wait to see how that turns out. I'm sorry you still aren't feeling "normal". Hugs!

cucki said...

Wow beautiful stitching and knitting..all so pretty..
Oh dear what a day you had at the dentist ..sending you big bugs xxx

Nicola said...

I am in awe of anyone who stitches a HAED.

I am so sorry about your treatment at the hospital.

Catherine said...

Love seeing all of your projects! So sorry to read of the dental issues. Hope you are feeling better and can put it all behind you.

Lesleyanne said...

I am so sorry to hear of the treatment you had at the hospital. Your stitching and knitting is all gorgeous.

Margaret said...

Nice stitchy progress, and the afghan is gorgeous! Hope the rows meet up ok. Sorry about your experience at the doctor's. It must be so frustrating to feel the surgery did nothing for you. And waiting at the doctor's -- well, that is too common for my tastes. I really hate waiting forever for a doctor!

Michelle said...

Sorry you had such a bad day with the dentist but I am so glad that you are enjoying your stitching again Sally - sending you many hugs xx

Vickie said...

Sally, I am sorry you had and are still having troubles with your body and the doctors!! Health troubles!! I know. Such a pain it all is, isn't it?!
You projects are so nice Sally. I am glad you are feeling "stitchy" again. =)

Christine said...

Lovely stitching and knitting Sally.
Sorry you had a bad experience at the hospital.
I know you are feeling that the procedure was a waste of time because you don't feel any better, but maybe without it you would have felt worse by now. Hugs

Shirlee said...

So glad you are feeling happy stitching & knitting again. They are very comforting, aren't they : ) I am sorry about your doctor appointment though. Will email you soon. {{{Hugs}}}

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally I'm sorry to hear your surgery has had such a negative impact on you and that you feel like it wasn't worth what you've gone through. I hope as time passes this will change. The body is a funny thing and sometimes it takes longer to get the results we hope for.

I am SO HAPPY to see you're working on that stunning HEAD again!

Mylene said...

So sorry to hear about your appointment at the hospital, do hope you feel better very soon.
Stitching and knitting updates are coming along beautifully!

Lois said...

As ever Sally I love seeing your WIP's. Sorry to hear that your appt. was so frustrating and you're not feeling that going through the surgery has helped in anyway.

Julie said...

The SB ornament is really pretty and the blanket squares are really pretty, thats going to be one cosy blanket.
There seems to be such a lot of roadworks around at the minute everywhere you go and there always seems to be something to stall plans, must be something inthe air or the stars!

Take care x

Scattered Threads said...

Oh my goodness Sally. It sounds you've been through the ringer.
I hope things get better for you.
You have nice progress on all your stitching and knitting.


Kathy Ellen said...

Your HAED piece is much detail. Love all of your great progress on all of your stitching, and the afghan squares look beautiful too.

Hope that you find some peace and contentment in your stitching and knitting to ease some of the disquieting experiences you have had post-operatively. Blessings, dear Sally.

Brigitte said...

I'm so sorry, Sally, that you had such a bad day and treatment at the hospital. Plus all the time you spent with waiting. So you must have been more thasn glad to arrive at home again and settle down with your stitching.
You show some great progress pictures of your projects.

Veronica said...

Beautiful stitching and knitting, Sally. Love the colour you're knitting the afghan with. It's just lovely. Sorry to hear that the appointment at the hospital did not go well. Take care!


Solstitches said...

I'm loving that afghan Sally.
I need to look up the pattern.
I find I'm into knitting in a big way now too although the stitching still calls me now and again :)