Thursday, January 13, 2011

Long time no post

It's been too long since I posted - one whole month!! I was caught up in the Christmas present making, but I was also caught up in a medical problem. I'll go back to right after Christmas when we got a wonderful snow storm ... this shot was right out the front door. It was coming down hard.

This shot was to the right of the one above.

I've finally (almost) finished the gifts that were promised. Thank goodness for friends who understand "not feeling good" and "I hurt"! I will shortly make my rounds to deliver the gifts. I had two more ornament covers to finish, and I love the way they came out.

I used silver and medium green beads on a silver ball, with green mottled glass beads at the bottom. I need to make all my future covers this length or LONGER. I just love when they hang way down ... sorry about the flash, but it was so dark in the room when I took the picture.

The red and gold seed beads stand out really well on this sort of pinkish/peach ball.

Last year I knit a cowl in Camo yarn for one of my best friends. This year the gentleman that received the hat last year is also getting a cowl, but in the same blue as his hat. I still need to line it, but that will be completed this weekend.
The pattern can be found on This Boy Knits and it's a fantastically easy pattern.

I'm near the end of another cowl for another friends birthday in February.  This one is in brown.

I really enjoy knitting these, but I might find another pattern to try, or make up my own and maybe sell them to the hunters in my area ... could be ...

The medical problem is a mass the size of a plumb, attached a little bit to the appendix. I see a surgeon on the 27th of Jan. and will find out when I go to have it removed. The only other thing that came up in all the tests I had was high LDL (bad) cholesterol level. At first I looked at all the food labels, but it only on occasion mentions cholesterol, and I'm thinking that means both good and bad. I've added a lot of fruit to my diet and we'll see when the blood test is redone in June. Aside from these two things, which can be fixed, I'm basically very, very healthy.

Hope you didn't get too bored with this huge post ... I will post more often, yeah, like I've promised that before!! I promise that I really, really will try to get on here more often.
Have a good day and a great weekend.


Mama Pea said...

So good to see a post from you again. Your beadwork is beautiful. I would never have the patience for such. I can hardly imagine just how the process goes!

Very sorry to hear about the health glitches. Do keep us all informed as to how you're feeling and what the doctors have to say. Keep your good attitude and I'm sure things will turn out fine. Hoping you've not been in too much discomfort.


Gail said...

Good to see you back in the saddle as they say. I love the bead work you do. Wish I knew how to knit as those cowls look cozy warm.

I too understand when one does'nt feel well, it is hard to get anything done. Hope you are feeling better and all works out for you. Take care.

Paula said...

Mostly I hope you can get that darn thing removed and start feeling better soon! I love all of your projects, especially the cowls. I have a sister in North Dakota that I think just may need something similar for next Christmas.
Happy Knitting, my friend. Hope you're all tucked in nice and warm.

Stacey's Treasures said...

I love your beaded ornament!!!!
Hope you are feeling better soon!

Jane said...

Glad your feeling better. The bead work is just beautiful! You are so talented,I could never do that,so pretty! I am following your blog, you are welcome to follow mine as well, Blessings jane

Nezzy said...

Good to hear from ya sweetie. I just adore your pretty little hats!

Know you will be on my heart on in my prayers for you quick and complete recovery.

God bless ya and have a beautiful day girl!!!

LeeAnn said...

Your beaded ornaments are GORGEOUS! I know they took some time.

Eating whole grains have been shown to lower your total cholesterol, so try that too! But if you have family history of bad cholesterol you may be out of luck and diet may not help. Blame it on genetics.

I hope the appt went well with the surgeon. Keep us updated!

Nezzy said...

' Just poppin' by to see how ya are doin'!

We are ice and snow packed down here on our Ponderosa just tryin' to dig our but we keep gettin' hit with one snowstorm after another and sub~zero weather. What's with that??? Heehehee!!!

God bless ya and have a warm fuzzy kinda day sweetie!!!

Christina J. said...

Your ornaments were beautiful!