Tuesday, 10 April 2012

April WIPocalypse progress

The full moon has come and gone and I didn't have a spare minute to post this past weekend. We were a little run off our feet over the past week or so. I was surprised though when I took my progress pic of Feather Your Nest, to see that I had accomplished a lot more than I thought.

That hill is finally out of the way! I was getting a little bored stitching that colour but I persevered and at last it's finished. I'm going to take a little break from this one now and start something new.

Edited: Last night I put in the first stitches on Midsummer Night Designs Peace Inside.  I had very few of the required floss for this one so I've substituted with similar colours so I hope it all goes well. I might even be able to add a progress pic by the end of today.

I want to thank everyone for their recent well wishes and apologize for not stopping by the blogs lately. With all our holiday preps  I got myself run down somewhat. Following my virus I acquired a rash of some sort which spread rather quickly to various areas of my body. It was intensely itchy and I spent most of my nights pacing the floor  scratching. Originally the Dr. tried to tell me it was a winter dermatitis but after a couple of weeks I returned to his office and he was shocked when he saw how it had progressed. Since that time I've had a biopsy and a full blood workup. It's definitely an allergic reaction of some sort and there is the possibility that it's due to a gluten allergy. We'll know more when we receive the biopsy results and in the meantime I've been put on medication. Consequently I've been feeling rather rundown with what little sleep I've had. I haven't had the energy to do much of anything including stitching and blogging.I have been reading some of the blogs and commenting on occasion but I've fallen woefully behind and know that I won't catch up at this stage. So I'll clear the posts and start from scratch.

The one day that I did have some energy I decided to fix up the spring wreath for my front door. 

Many of the eggs in it have cracked so I pulled quite a few off and replaced them. You can see some of the cracked ones in these photos.

 I used a glue gun to attach the new eggs and while I was using it the outside casing of the gun cracked open, spilling the hot glue all over the pointer finger of my left hand. Fortunately I was standing very close to the sink so I immediately ran the finger under cold water but I still managed to sustain a third degree burn. That glue gets incredibly hot!!
That's when I decided that maybe I'd better leave well enough alone and just rest, lol! I still have a few eggs to replace but I think it looks  much better than when I started.

I hope you all enjoyed a very joyous Easter weekend. Since my sons were unable to join us this year, we invited several young people from our church whose families were all out of town so they were alone for the holiday. It was a lot of fun and I'd love to do it again.
This week I return to stitching and should have lots more to post next time. Have a great week!


  1. Oh Lynn, I am so sorry about your stupid rash and then the burn! How wonderful of you. What a fabulous idea to invite the young people over like that. :) Sending prayers for your recoveries.

  2. Wow, you have been busy and with a rash no less. I sure hope things are getting the attention required for that to settle down and go scratch someone else!
    Your stitching is coming along and I could feel your hand as you were remembering the glue burns, actually I think most of can relate to that at one point in time.
    Glad to see that you had the boys in and many from church to make this Easter a memorable time for all.
    Be always in stitches.

  3. So sorry about the rash! I am gluten intolerant and know what you are going through. : ( Hope you'll get it straightened out soon!

  4. Sorry to hear you have not been feeling well, hope you will be doing better soon! Your Feather Your Nest is coming out great, I love the colors in that one, especially the robin's egg blue!

  5. Lynn, I hope you feel better soon!

    That hill would be a monster to stitch!!!

  6. You are going to start from scratch on your reader? This is an allergy joke right? Making light of your dreadful situation? You poor thing! I have suffered that whole-body-scratch-yourself-bloody itch before. I hope it calms down and you can figure out what you are allergic to!

    And then you burn your finger! OMG Lynn! I hate getting burned more than anything so I really feel for you.

  7. Oh Lynn! So sorry to hear that you have had a rough run lately :( Gluten seems to be quite the culprit these days. I hope you get better soon! You burned your finger too!! OUCHIES!! I hate burns the most! Pretty wreath though!

    Get better real soon!!

    Titus sends a fluffy hug

  8. Gosh, I am so sorry for the rash. Hope they get control of it quickly. Your wip is coming along nicely.

  9. I hope they figure out your rash soon! I know how infuriating itching can be! And the burn from the glue ~ ouch! Hope it heals quickly for you!

  10. So sorry to hear you've not been feeling well. I hope the rash goes away soon. Ouchie on your finger burn. Please do take care. Your wreath is so pretty. You've certainly gotten a lot of stitches in on Feather Your Nest too.


  11. I hope you are feeling better Lynn :(
    That wreath is fabulous!!
    Great stitching progress.

  12. I hope your rash is better soon and that the dr. will figure out what's causing it. It must be very annoying! Can't wait to see a picture of your new start. That was so sweet of you to open your home for Easter. I'm sure they appreciated it.

  13. Boy, you have been through a lot and then to burn your finger. Ouch. Your wreath does look lovely and I love seeing your stitching.

  14. Wow, your stitchy project is LOVELY!

    Oh allergies...I'm SOOOO sorry. I feel for you. Hope you find comfort soon.

  15. You need to get a low temp glue gun - So sorry you were burned - Your wreath is beautiful despite the difficulty.

    Your stitching progress looks great - Can't wait to see more ;)

  16. I do hope you are feeling much better by now.
    Awesome progress and I loved stitching Peace Inside, I know you will enjoy it.
    The wreath is beautiful, maybe those cracked eggs were trying to hatch, lol
    Take care!!!

  17. I can well imagine you were happy to have that hill completed Lynn but it was worth all that stitching as it's a lovely WIP!

    Hope you get the biopsy results soon and they can work out what exactly is wrong. You have been having a time of it lately. Hope the finger feels better soon too!

  18. Beautiful progress Lynn.

    Love your wreath. It is so pretty.

    I hope you get your results soon and that you feel better soon.

  19. Gosh, Lynn--I'm so sorry to hear about your rash. They can be so frustrating to diagnose. I do hope it's not a gluten allergy, but if it is at least there are so many gluten-free food on the market these days.

    Your sampler is coming along nicely and I just love your wreath... Sorry the boys couldn't be home for Easter. We only had my middle son here, but my mom has been here for the week and I'm just loving her company :)

    Hope you feel better soon...