Wednesday, December 31, 2014

year end update 2014

What a year I had. Survivor breast cancer with lumpectomy and particulate breast radiation and taking Tamoxifen to reduce it coming back don’t know if I like it or not thing it giving me brain fog. It is in the back of my mine mind, is the cancer completely gone. Started using a CPAP machine sleeping better more now with a new type of mask.

Started watching how I ate in April beginning weight 236 down to 200.

Finishes in 2014: two crochet kids hats, 2 little girl scarves, cabbage patch wig, small beaded snowman ornament, beaded candy cane, part 1 and 2 of shepherd’s fold, yellow needlepoint pillow, two bead-it-forward square, patriotic beaded square, nativity table topper, and a crochet prayer shawl did not get pictures of all the completed projects

What did I work on two Japanese Embroidery projects Flower Ball and Moon Princess. Two projects from EGA seminar. Wool Applique: one from CyberStitchers and another one did part of it but there are 12 parts to this one. Part three of shepherd’s fold. Some other starts more UFO’s.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Moon Princess 11/08/14

Lots done in 5 days.

Moon Princess

Started the Moon Princess on Nov. 4, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

EGA National Seminar


I made the newsletter. How did that happen. I am looking foreword to seeing everyone.

Have fun looking at my blog.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

what I been working on

Beading project finish.

Slowly getting more done. Will get more done it that the only thing I working on.

Pre-work for class.

Wool applique January block.

Part 3 of Shepard Bush.

Also crocheting a Cabbage Patch wig.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Shepherd's Fold - My Home

Scissor fob. Finish part II before part III is shipped . Still need to make into a fob also part one need to be assemble.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Full Heart

Finish the first part.

On to part two.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

8-2-14 projects

Worked on it some need to do more I just need to make time.

Started a new patriotic project when I got the beads had to stop the other because I did not have a complete pattern.

Almost done been working on this more that the others.

Need to assemble this project.

Needlepoint I making this a traveling project.

Friday, July 4, 2014

new beading project

Why I doing this who know? Was it bugging me I did not have a beading project that I wanted to work on. So in honor of 4th of July the project below came to mind.

It took awhile to find it and came across two other patterns to chose from Sand to say the one above will not be started at this time because I don't have the beads needed to do this. The square are just two inches.

This is another one I found it have everything to start it not the one I going to do.

I pick this one. I have everything together in one container. So I going to start it I don't get side track.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Current projects 7-3-14

Still need to finish arranging and attaching them to the fabric. 

Working on the cords but I not liking the angle. Going to start working smaller items.

Making good progress on the piece.

Not working on any beading project at this time not like I don't have anything like UFO'S.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Flower Balls 6-10-14

Made good progress after 5 days of classes. 

Bead it forward wildlife

Finish a square. Need to design another square.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Update on life 5-10-14

Lost 6.6 lb. I like the Trim Healthy Mama (THM) way of eating. 230 lb. now. It about how you eat: no large amount of fats and carbs in the same meal. I also cut wheat from my diet.

Off mine blood pressure medicine Dr. approved.

Is it because I getting a better night sleep (sleep apnea can raised blood pressure).

Drinking green tea with stevia both can lower blood pressure.

Eating healthier, more berries.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Wool Applique

This is what I want to start. I did a wool appliqué project several years ago as a seminar  class. I like the method.

Below is some patterns I bought soon after I took the class I just never got started.

As you see I like pattern with a months and seasons.

Current projects

Finally did some stitching been awhile since I felt like doing detail work.

I gave in a bought this project Shepard's Fold It have several small projects that goes alone with it all goes in this box It did not goes in mine stash it in an installment plan 5 more parts. Had not work on linen for a few years it was hard to get started.

Easy needlepoint project using silk and ivory done in basket weave. I work on this when I want something require little thinking.

Bead it forward project this is for breast cancer I am adapting a pattern bought from Thread a Bead. I doing it in peyote stitch. There is four more square to be stitch.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Update on life

Five months since I found out I had DCIS.

Still having some fatigue at times and little soreness.

Using a CPAP machine not to many problems.

Started taking Tamoxifen on April 22.

Weight 236.6 lb. going to try Trim Healthy Mama ways of eating.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

update on life

I decided to do the radiation treatment. I finished partial breast radiation treatment got to ring the bell.  Two treatments a day 6 hours apart for 5 days for a total of 10 treatments. This is how the treatments was delivered . The biggest problem I had was keeping my arm bent and held in place in one position toward the end of each treatment the arm became painful but I did all the treatments.

The only problem I have now is fatigue at times and skin is a little red. Also keeping up with different Dr. appointments over the next severals months.  One of them I will find out what medicine I might be taking reduce breast cancer coming back.

After a sleep study one night which led to a CPAP study I will be getting a CPAP machine some time soon. I will no longer need oxygen at night. I hope I will not have many problems getting use to CPAP machine the study help what type of mask that will work best.

Finish something

Saturday, February 15, 2014

update on life

Having surgery again on Feb 18, for mine DCIS to remove more tissues to widen the margin. Hopping that will means no radiation or hormone treatments. Even if they suggest radiation or hormone treatments their are to many side effects with both.

Also I been having problem staying asleep. Found out mine oxygen levels drops when I sleep. So I am on oxygen when I sleep it helping sometimes. Don’t know the reason yet for this problem hope to find out soon.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

current project 2/5/14

Two easy projects I am working on, also I should be working on Flower Balls but other things get in the way.

Flower Balls 1-25-14

Had not work on it past few days. I don't think so. Working on things require little thoughts.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Good, Bad and Ugly

Good they got all the cancer.
Bad did not get enough good tissue around the cancer, so re-excision surgery Feb. 18 to get more tissue.

Ugly not knowing what in the way of treatment.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Breast cancer

Had surgery. All cancer was removed. Hope nothing else need to be done find out on Jan 22.