Saturday, April 19, 2008

Exchange update

I can now share what I stitched for the Here's to Ewe exchange on the SBEBB as its now arrived with Carol.

A lamb's egg

Its A Lamb's egg by Shepherd's bush stitched on 40ct linen finished into a little ornament/fob. I must confess that I now quite like stitching on 40ct. I don't think I want to stitch a big project on it but I love stitching small things on it and smaller versions of things I've already stitched are really interesting to me.

The rest of this week has been a little trying for me. Sadly the back problem that I first experienced last year has flared up again and last weekend at work, I was really struggling. I've been to see my GP this week with some new symptoms - altered sensation and tingling in my left leg plus an increase in pain. The visit has resulted in some x rays being taken, me being signed off work for 2 weeks and some strong painkillers being prescribed. I've also been advised that I should change jobs in the long term, which is something I've been looking into anyway. The strong painkillers have codeine in them which have been helping me to sleep in comfort for the first time in a while but have the side effect of making me sleepy for a long time - around 12 hours at a time. So unusually for this night owl, I've been asleep before 1am the past couple of nights. Hopefully things will settle down more quickly this time as I don't think I could take another 3 months on sick leave as I went a bit loopy the last time.

9 comments:

Daffycat said...

What a sweet little fob! The colors are so pretty and delicate~great job, you! I hope your back pain situation improves. ***hugs***

Scully said...

It's lovely Paula. I also really like the second pair of Cranford mittens, they look lovley!
I hope your back feels better soon.
take care

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

What a pretty exchange piece! I really like the way you finished it. Sorry to hear about your back problems. Hope you get it straightened out soon. Back pain is the pits!

ollie1976 said...

What a sweet fob. Hope you feel better soon.
-Jen

indystitch said...

What a beautiful ornament/fob. I just love the colors and your finishing is perfect1

karenv said...

I was admiring your exchange on Carol's blog, it's really pretty :)

Hope you're feeling better soon...

Sonda in OR said...

That sure is a lovely fob! Hope your back pain resolves soon!

Mary said...

Lovely fob! I do hope your back pain eases up soon!

MysteryKnitter said...

I am sad for you. I hope the pain will go away fast.