Sunday, July 20, 2008

Photo Binge!

Well, since I found out about my upcoming operation a couple of weeks ago I've been allover the place. I am getting more nervous by the day and veer from being terrified I won't wake up afterwards to being awake all through the op and not being able to let the doctors know lol. DH has been great and answered millions of my medical questions (he's a charge nurse in operating theatres doing joint replacements) but he's getting a bit sick of me having constant hissy fits and bursting into tears now so I think we'll all be glad when it's over.
Anyway, the upshot of this has been I've really struggled to concentrate on anything for long, including my stitching and it's lead to 2 new starts as well lol. As much as I love my new starts though even these haven't been able to hold my attention so I'm just hoping that after the op things will return to normal and I'll be able to enjoy my recuperation time with loads of stitching.
So without further ado here are my update pics. First is my HAED Cabin In the Woods which now has a chimney and start of the cabin roof!
Next up is my first new start, the Papillon mystery How Does Your Garden Grow. I've loved this design since the first part was released and finally gave in and made a start a couple of weeks ago. I am using DMC Variations for the flowers and basic dmc for the greens. This caused lots of naughty words when I was working on it though I'm afraid as I had a visit from the frog three times!!! At one point I was ready for throwing it in the bin, but I persevered and hopefully the worst is over. I sent the frog packing and don't want him back!
And my most recent start is a new HAED QS, Hannah Disney's Alisha. I know I already have three HAED's on the go, but I really love stitching on them even though they are very slow growing, the detail just amazes me and I've been wanting to start one in my fav colours for ages, so this had to be it. So far I've stitched approx 1000 stitches and I love it. The colours are gorgeous to work with and her pouty little mouth makes me smile.
And my last pics are of my Quaker round robin that was returned home to me completed recently! I have still to find a way to fit all of our initials on one of the pages if it's possible and then make it up into the book, but I'm hoping I might be able to do that after the op.

This will probably be my last post before the operation on Friday and not sure when I'll be back online after that. I should only be in hospital overnight but depending on how I feel and doctors/DH's orders it maybe a few days before I'm up and about and surfing/stitching again. Thanks to those who offered advice and kind words after my last post, I appreciate them.


Itching To Stitch said...

3 HAED's????? Oh my!! I love HAED and have only attempted one, which I haven't touched in almost a year ;)

Sally said...

Love your new starts Lisa. You've got loads done on both of them. You make me want to start the PC piece but I have enough on the go for now! Cabin is coming along really well.

Will be thinking of you on Friday. I know it's not easy but try not to worry too much. It'll all be over before you know it and you'll be home and feeling so much better. {{{{hugs}}}}

Karan said...

Oh wow, gorgeous WIP's - a real feast for the eyes. :0)
I enjoyed watching all the Quaker RR's come together - looking forward to seeing yours finished.
Sounds like you're in the same state I was in back in the early 90's when I had to have my tonsils out. Sending lots of (((((hugs))))) & positive thoughts your way. Try & just think about all the stitching you'll get done while recuperating. :0)

~Kim~ said...

Thanks for the comment, its great to see someone else stitching the same design! Look forward to seeing yours grow! Thanks for stopping by my blog!


tkdchick said...

Your WIP's are fantastic! Try not to freak over your upcoming surgery! I'm sure everything will go smoothly!

Stitchingranny said...

I had to stay in overnight because I had an adverse effect to the anistheatic but it is amazing how quickly you recover from this op. I can honestly say I felt the benefits from day one and had not realised how ill I have felt before it. These are symptoms that creep us slowely over years and your body learns to cope with them but you do not know you need an op till your body cannot cope anymore. For me its been like a new lease of life - I feel 10 years younger and I am wide awake and alert which i most definitely was not before the op.

It took about a month before I was able to drive again but I know many who are driving within 2 weeks. I hope all goes well for you and you feel like new again Lisa.