More Black Belt Stitching Wizard Stuff

Thursday, January 17, 2008

SBQ : January 16th

Q :What is your favorite past time while stitching? Do you just enjoy silence, listen to music/audio books or do you "watch" TV/movies? Do you have specific favorites you listen to/watch while stitching?

A : If I'm stitching during the morning/early afternoon on a weekday (rare I assure you!) I prefer to have the radio on, listening to my favourite rock station. In most cases I'm stitching in the evenings and weekends so I've got the TV on I'm either watching TV or movies. Week nights its usually to television because there are the shows I tend to follow. On the weekends its usually movies because there's either nothing on. Or I don't want to waste precious stitching time looking for something to watch. I have to say if I've got some serious stitching to get done I'll put on a movie I'm fairly familiar with such as Lord of The Rings, Star Trek/Star Wars, ect. Especially series because you can just work your way from start to finish you don't have to think about what to watch next!

Today I had my bone scan on my feet. I have to say for one test it certainly takes up a big chunk of your day! I had to take the day off from work because of it. I had to be there just before 11am to fill out paper work. It turned out I didn't have to fill out said paperwork because I had been there in the past year (its where I had my mammogram done in the spring). I was scheduled for 11:15AM for an injection, its a radioactive tracer that first goes into the blood then is absorbed into the bone. Then I had my first series of scans on my feet. These first scans are to check blood flow (the tracer is only in your blood at this point) then I was told to come back at 3PM. So I put myself and my stitching into my car and took advantage of Chrsitin's apartment for the afternoon. I didn't want to have to drive back to my home in the country only to turn around and drive back again. Christin lives in the city, so I used her couch, ott-lite and watched her movies (oh and ate some of her Cadbury Mini Eggs... they were right there, couldn't help myself!). I was able to get in a few hours on model #1! Then it was back for my last series of scans, these ones took much longer, almost an hour. My new Dr. (who I saw for the first time last week) should have the results in a week... now I'm waiting on an appointment for an MRI.

I have to say I was able to make great progress on model #1 today/tonight! The main subject is done and backstitched. I've got almost 1/4 of the border done. Expect a happy dance (which I won't be able to share probably until March/April) this weekend. Then I can get onto model #2.

Photo (SLR) : At dusk, the profile of one of the three churches in my village. This one in particular has be deconsecrated (if that's a real word?)and is now used as a home.


~Tammy said...

So glad to hear you've been able to get your scan done. Hopefully the results will reveal something that can get you healed and back to doing what you love.

Nice of you to be able to hang out at Christin's and have yourself a little treat of some chocolate! What I wouldn't give for some chocolate right now... have to go scour the house.

Being from around your area, that church looks semi-familiar. It's probably not, but just the same it is gorgeous. I really love the pictures you take and post. They make me want to be there, if that makes sense.

Happy stitches days to you!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

I hope they can finally figure out what is going on with your tootsie's so you can get back to the TKD soon.
Can't wait to see the models you are working on, can you at least let us know who the designer is? Curious minds want to know!

Katie said...

Wow, that's quite and extensive round of tests. I could barely wait for the sugar blood test to be over and that was only an hour. You have the patience of Job!

Sounds like the model is really coming along. Can't wait to see it in print!!

The Silver Thistle said...

Hope the results are good Dani and that they're quick in getting back to you.

Dawn said...

I love the picture of the church/home! You are such a great photographer:)

I hope you get your results back quickly and they are of good news.

Claire said...

Glad you got the tests done, and I hope the results come quickly.
BTW, deconsecrating is a word:)
Can't wait to see your model. I tried to find the mag for the last one, but couldn't find it down here:(

love ya

DaisyGirl said...

Hope good news comes back quickly for you! I normally stitch while John watches TV. That way, I can hear the movie more so than see it!

Mylene said...

Hello Dani, i hope it will not take so long before they release the results for you.
Can't wait to see your model.

Thanks so much for the offer with the threads. One friend from the U.S is helping me out and it's probably now on the way.

Jaimie said...

I hope everything is ok with you. I'm glad you were able to get some stitching done. Take care.

Beatrice said...

Here's hoping that the scan will tell you what the problem is with the foot. Boy you have had a time of it.
Nice you were able to stay at Christin's and eat some of her chocolate. And stitching and movies. Sounds like a not too bad of a day.
I look forward to seeing the model.
Take care!