Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Monday I called my Dr's office & got in to see him that afternoon, he used a wee tool that burnt a hole in my nail & let the nasty stuff escape ewwww & the Dr gave me a prescription for an antibiotic. Of course my thumb felt better right away and the infection appeared to be going away with in a day or so.
Today the Dr's office called to say that the results of the swab he took, have come back & that there were 2 bacteria under my nail!~!
So the Dr has called another prescription in for me - two antibiotics!!!
I spoke to the Pharmacist & he said that going by the two antibiotics I have to take, that I most likely have a Staph infection, now that is scary stuff!!
Here is hoping that this thing goes away fast, never to be heard of again!!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I urge you to take action yourself and spread the word!
Please write to your member of Congress today
Make Your Voice Heard!
Monday, August 10, 2009
UnitedHealthcare CEO Stephen Hemsley owns $744,232,068 in unexercised stock options. CIGNA’s Edward Hanway spends his holidays in a $13 million beach house in New Jersey. Meanwhile, regular Americans are routinely denied coverage for the care they need when they need it most.
Read more HERE & please share it with your friends & neighbours
STILL more to read here if you're interested..
Aunty Norah fell recently, not once but twice and has fractured her spine near the tailbone, which I imagine is awfully painful. She has always kept in touch via letters no matter how far from home I have roamed & so as I was writing to let her know that I am praying for a full & speedy recovery for her, I realized that I should make her a wee doll to cheer her up.
So here is Norah's healing doll she is just 5 " tall..My Girlfriend Frankie turned the big 40 on July 30th so to mark her middle age -snigger- I made the 'Lordy, Lordy Frankie's 40' doll..
I do believe this one is clickable so that you can see the details & yes she is on a lean LOL that is because when I hot glued her to the base I didn't hold her straight -oh well ;)
Looking down from above
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
A bracelet that I had finished somewhere back around Christmas time ~grin~
This was done in 2 drop peyote with a row of gorgeous purple swarovski sequins (?) stitched down the centre & fringing on the sides & either side of the crystals
Friday, July 24, 2009
It began life as a 2.5"x 2" rock which I beaded over using peyote stitch & then the fun began, making tiny sea anemones.. I added lots of embellishment using tiny shells, pearls, drop beads & lots of tiny fringe/stacks.
I have taken pohots from all angles so you can see all the fun details..
FROM THE RIGHT
Thursday, July 16, 2009
The premise of the challenge is simple: participants purchase a kit which contains a variety of beads. Each kit is identical. At least one of each bead type must be used in the finished project and the beader can only add one other type of bead to the project (but as many non-bead items as they wish). The completed works are as varied as the beaders who created them. from the website of Layne's Legacy
Although I frequent All About Beads, I did not know Layne but felt this was a cause worthy of my time.
My favorite methods of beading are bead embroidery & 3D sculptural bead weaving, so of course my piece combines the two..
Here is Dragonfly Dreaming:
The area inside the frame measures 5"x7" & the dragonfly is 5" long with a wing span of 5"
This is the kit that we all started with..
Small beginnings - I stitched a line of size 11 beads down over the lines of the branches
I covered the head area with black/purple 11s adding a mouth & the 2 large rose montees for his eyes, here you can still see the 8s in between the darker 11s
To get the right scale for the wings I printed out some dragonfly wings that I found online - I forget where ;)
The wings were made using goldfilled wire & I guess it is a version of square/brick stitch but as I made it up as I went, I am not really sure. When finished they were each about 2 1/2 " long and would not sit as I wished them too, they were too floppy & we all know dragonflys do not like floppy wings..
Close-up of the dragonfly, you can't see from this angle but to make his legs, I added black beads from the kit to where the wires from his wings came out on the other side of the body. The wires pierce the fabric and are secured on the back of the fabric.
Bird's eye view, allowing you to see the 3D effect of the dragonfly
I used a light tent in full sunshine to get my photos - if you photograph beaded stuff, one of these is a must - my Tide Pool at the top of my blog was also photographed in my light tent)
Thursday, May 7, 2009
One chicken thigh with steamed veges & some olives & no that is not butter it's Smart Balance margarine on my potato -I didn't eat white potatoes for the longest time but I'm enjoying a small serving of them again ;)One egg scrambled with stewed tomatoes, to which I have added chopped onion, garlic & fresh spinach, along with some olives for healthy fat
A freshly baked loaf of whole grain, Rye bread with sprouted Rye berries & flax meal added. Bread is a good thing if it's whole grain, which this sure is. We've had a change in our hours at work, so I now do 7 hr shifts & just 2 nights a week - Yay!
But the past 2 weeks saw me covering for other caregivers who had health issues & me with a small tear in my Achilles tendon - sheesh all the gals there are a lot younger than me, what's wrong with this picture?
I have no idea how I tore my Achilles tendon if indeed it is torn, I didn't have an MRI as my Dr said it was just a small tear & gave me a boot to wear that makes me kind of walk on the ball of my foot & decreases the strain on the tendon. I'm also on an anti-inflammatory med to help with the pain. Dr tells me that because I am older ~ahem~ my tendons & muscles will tear with little strain sometimes & it can be as simple as turning my foot in a mole hole in the garden - well that is a possibility as there are moles aplenty here ;( I need to get some decent work boots to wear when working in the garden.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
This is Julie Briggs, a dear friend of mine who passed away May last year after a sudden illness. She taught elementary school here on the peninsula for over 25 years & was instrumental in getting our Boys & Girls club stated.
She is greatly missed & I often find myself thinking of how Julie would have enjoyed this or that thing.
You might be gone Julie but you are not forgotten...
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I love how there are so many different styles & ways to use this piece which Scarlett named the Muse.
Nope I didn't win but I enjoyed the challenge all the same & congratulate the winners.
Here's my interpretation of the Muse & of course it's Bead Embroidered..
Well I said I was going to post daily pix, so here is one of Ms Phoebe's tent & all her toys..
Yep she has her own tent - mind you, she is not a spoilt cat at all, not one little bit LOL
She has a new mouse, it squeeks when touched & while it doesn't smell as good as the catnip mice it does seem to be the favorite for now. I read that Maine Coons remained kitten like & that seems to be so with this one, she loves to throw that mouse in the air & chase it across the room