Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Page Finish!!! (Also HAED Stashing & health stuff)

Well I have done it. I finished the most recent page I was working on on my Dragons piece.
I am pleased that I got it done as quickly as I did (even with my huge break because of hospital and surgery). I do want to keep trucking on this piece... so more updates for sure on it to come (I want to finish at least three more pages this year!)
Here is a pic of the page I finished:


and here is the whole piece to date (camera skewed it a bit again sorry, it is straight in real life I swear):


I have some exciting news... I won a Bingo on the HAED BB! So I got to pick on full pattern as my prize. I chose "Fly me to the Moon" from Josephine Wall. Here is a pic:

And then... they announced that they are having a one day only 30% off sale for St. Pattys. Soo... I used some more birthday money to take advantage of it and got two more patterns. (I know I'm supposed to stop stashing, but they were so cheap, and B/F decided that I should cause I've been feeling so crappy). So I got Linda Ravencrofts "Dark Queen" and Johnathan Earl Bowers "Invariance". (Love Johnathan's work and he's Canadian so love supporting him). Here's pics of them:
Dark Queen

Invariance
You can of course check out all their awesome patterns and items at (I couldn't get the photos to link up... damn new editor, it's frustrating to be a designer and not be able to make blogger know what I want sometimes)
www.heavenandearthdesigns.com


In other not so good news... I am having some issues. I have pretty bad acid reflux back again. I can taste the acid for the last few days in the back of my mouth. And the clinic where my specialist works out of has not gotten back to me about my appt that is supposed to happen at the end of the month. (they tried to tell me it would be in May, except my meds are going to run out at the end of March and I have the same problem still... so we probably need to up or change meds). this really frustrates me because my discharge from the hospital says they would call me last week to fix it all up and get appts, but when I called yesterday inquiring about it the girl seemed to know nothing about it. *sigh* I really hate the medical system sometimes. Here's hoping that gets worked out. EDIT: So the clinic got back to me just before I posted this... and have changed my meds slightly. It was a complete gong show to get this going and I am not very impresssed. But I guess it is better than nothing. So *fingers crossed*.

Sorry I can't share all good news... but hey, page finish and new stash. I can't complain too loudly I figure. ;)

Thanks to everyone for your comments on my latest posts. I really appreciate them. I am struggling with the new diet still (and still getting acid reflux and pain) so that is frustrating. But fingers crossed that we are gonna get somewhere, in a timely fashion I hope!

22 comments:

EvalinaMaria said...

Lovely stash (well... maybe the Dark Queen isn't so lovely... to many ravens and I do not like them at all). Josephine Wall is awesome artist and I absolutely love all her pieces, they are so dreamy. And I have a good news for you: you were just awarded with Beautiful Blogger Award. I hope you will accept it.
hugs

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

Very nice work! I hope you are feeling better soon. I've had that acid reflux thing before. I know it's not fun. Mostly while I'm sleeping and I feel like I'm choking! Good Luck!

Nancy M said...

Congrats on the page finish!!! I know how exciting each page finish is. Sorry to hear about the health problems still. My DH has bad acid reflux and still with meds throws up frequently at night. I hope they can figure it out and you feel better soon!! It certainly is frustrating and especially the non-cooperating medical offices too!

Carol said...

You certainly managed to pick out some complicated looking stitching projects :) Your current one looks like it's coming along nicely.
Hope things settle down with the diet and meds. Do you have to eat a lot of breads and cereals?

htimcj said...

Your Dragons looks great! I hope the new meds help soon.
Heidi-ILCS

Vicki in CO said...

Great stashing! I love Josephine Wall designs. I'm sorry to hear you are still having medical difficulties; how frustrating for you! Hope they get things figured out and you feel better real soon.

jennilynn said...

Mel, dragons is looking good. Congrats on the bingo win and new stash.

Jennifer
jennilynn1973@gmail.com

Rene la Frog said...

WOW Dragon looks awesome!!!

Hope you can get a handle on the meds and get feeling better real soon. Always makes you feel a little better to be able to shop for new stash.

Meari said...

Congrats on all the new stash -- you're so brave in doing the HAED's!

Dragons looks really good.

*fingers crossed* the docs will figure out something for you soon.

Emily said...

You are going to be one busy girl.

MaryT said...

You are very brave doing the HAED'S but they are really coming along.. Sorry you have not been well.

Deb said...

You definitely need to get together with my girlfriend Di (Why Sleep when you can stitch blog). She's into those HAED's like crazy and just ordered a new one with the Sale. I love the Josephine Wall piece. Di twisted my arm to order one a while ago but I still haven't started it. I'll look foward to your progress whenever your start it. And your Dragons piece is looking fantastic.

Shelley said...

I'm playing blog reading catch up...

Dragons is looking awesome. Congrats on another page complete!

I hope you can get this acid reflux under control. Sending you cyber hugs and healing thoughts.

Terri said...

Great stashing. And great Progress. Congrats on the bingo win I was so close lol :) I have the Invarience one. Hopefully next sale I'll be able to buy lol

Darkangel said...

wow I was looking threw your blog and love it, your stitched pictures are so wonderful and you did so many things, wish I would be so fast with my dragon *g*

Hugs Cornelia

Siobhan said...

Congrats onthe page finish! I hope the meds help and that you're feeling better soon.

Alberta said...

Mel, I am so overwhelmed at your progress on your latest HAED piece! Wow, I only dream of being able to do a very small one some time. Is there such a thing as a mini HAED? lol

Thanks for stopping by and all the best with your health issues! Take care

Darkangel said...

you asked about my dragon, its Dragons L'air by Tereena Clark, available here: http://www.patternsonline.com/Patterns/Pat.aspx?P=4790

Hugs have a nice day

Justflo said...

Some fantastic progress. I admire anyone that takes on the HAED. I don't think I'd have the patience.

Commiserate with the old acid. I suffer from it too. My first experience was at night and I thought I'd been nailed to the bed through my chest it was awful. I now just keep taking the tablets.

Wish you well.

Jo said...

Hope you start feeling better soon. Your HAED is coming along wonderfully.

dianemi said...

Mel, I'm dancing with you big time on your HAED page finish. Don't you just love when that mini-HD happens? :) I took advantage of their sale too and got Train of Dreams... love the colors in that one. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Brigitte said...

Great progress on your HAED. And some great new stash. It's so very consoling to have fun with some new stash when you are not feeling well. Hopefully the new medication will do the trick somewhat better. And that you will be feeling better soon.