Monday, July 29, 2013

Candy Cane Cottage... Distractions.... Friendship Exchange

At last, Candy Cane Cottage.  This one seemed to take me forever, even though it is a small cottage.  I feel myself dragging a little bit with this project, and need to get myself back on track.  I know that the main factor really is that my medical condition that was discovered 2 years and 4 months ago at this point, just is not truly improving.  My doctor did make what he calls a "radical" treatment change last week, but in all honesty, I feel no radical change (although today is not so terribly bad)...  my 50th bday is in two days and I told him I just wanted to wake up on that day and not have to think or worry about how I feel or what I have to deal with.... he grimaced and offered no hope of that... so, onward and keeping positive thoughts for myself, working towards acceptance.
And here is a general idea of how Santa's Village is looking now....  8 down, 4 to go!  The next is on its way to me now, so maybe I will get a start on it during this week off that I have.
Other than dealing with my pain and medical issue, I have had another serious distraction... my Kindle Fire HD just calls out to me  I have some awesome reads loaded up and deciding between reading and stitching, or just focusing on self care and good sitting position (neither stitching nor reading afford me that) so that I feel better are real daily challenges for  me :-)
Oh, and I learned earlier this week that Linda O. has received the HoE Friendship Exchange I stitched for her...

A Friend Pinkeep
Prairie Schooler
32 ct Vintage Country Cream Belfast Linen, DMC Floss


Sally said...

So sorry to hear that you have no improvement. That is really not nice when you want answers and something to make things better for you.

Your Santa's Village is coming along so well. Love the exchange you stitched.

Anonymous said...

Very sorry to hear things aren't going well health-wise :(

As for the Kindle Fire calling, I'm like that right now, but with cross stitch. All I want to do IS stitch!

Beautiful finishes btw :)

Karoline said...

Sorry to hear things have stalled on the health front.
Santa's Village is looking gorgeous

Tatkis said...

Wonderful stitcheries!


Andrea said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday despite all the health issues. I hope it will all improve in time. Santas Village is looking lovely. This will be the next chart for me. Think I'm leaning towards getting it framed rather than a wall-hanging.A beautiful exchange too.

Marie said...

Oh no, I missed your birthday! Happy belated birthday my friend! Did you wake up pain free? Ugh, I know what you have been dealing with, that is tough.

Your little village is looking good.

I never find time for my Kindle...too much stitching happening in my little section of the world.

Have a great week.