Saturday, January 22, 2011

Getting back to stitching

After developing a pain in my shoulder that got, in early December, bad enough that it hurt to stitch, not to mention keeping me awake and so was too tired to stitch--and even to think, really, I am getting back to stitching. I also now know what a cortisone shot to the shoulder feels like (actually, not that bad, really, but apparently the orthopedist my husband and I go to puts an anaesthetic together with the cortisone.

Oh, the pain is caused by two things, first, I have a tear in the tendon in my shoulder (could have been a much worse problem, so I am pretty thankful there) and also a pinched nerve in my neck, which is causing way more problems. They took x-rays of my shoulder, and everything looked okay, so I got to get an MRI--weirdly, I tend to fall asleep in them, which considering it is like being inside a jet engine, noisewise, is contradictory to say the least.

Anyway, I am feeling a lot better, and am working on my projects again, or at least one, which was in a beading magazine a few months ago. It is a bracelet done with cubes and seed beads, you daisy chain seed beads around the cubes, and then between the daisies you do an x in a different color of seed beads. I am using cream cubes, green size 11 seed beads, yellow iris metallic size 11 seed beads, and rainbow bronze size 14 seed beads. The yellow iris and rainbow bronze are very similar in color, and the whole thing is a checkerboard of cream, green, and metallic bronze. I'll add a picture once I get one made.

I also have to get a picture of The Hat, framed. I got it back and it is perfect!

THE Magpie

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