Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Awwww . . . you guys . . .

Thank you so much for all the kind comments both here and on Facebook. I am feeling much better about the whole Diabetes thing now. Hopefully I'll keep a steady head after my appointment in September. :)

Tomorrow I will find out exactly what is causing my extreme leg pain. (Am I falling apart or what?!?) The doctor believes it is a herniated disc which is quite scary. I had an MRI last night (also kind of scary unless you like feeling like you're in a coffin) and will see the doctor in the morning and know for sure.

While it has been difficult for me to concentrate on much of anything I did manage this super simple scarf:

It is much cuter in person and will look nice with my off white winter coat. It only took a few hours to whip up as I used size 35 knitting needles.

I lucked into this stash of giant knitting needles at the last Treasure Sale.

What a score as each pair was only 25 cents! If you are a knitter you know what a bargain that is. I also stocked up on vintage sheet music, playing cards and score pads. After I return from vacation at the end of the month I'll have a big shop update with all new paper packs just in time to hunker down and enjoy the cooler months when there tends to be more time for crafting.

SWAPPERS - has everyone heard from their partners for the pink and aqau swap? If you signed up for the swap and received a confirmation email from me but have not yet heard from your partner please let me know!

I hope to be back sooner rather than later. Thanks for hanging in there with me!


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tough Breaks & a Swap Update

Hello all . . . first a quick swap update:

I am waiting for one interested party to respond with an email address so we have an even number of swappers. If I do not hear from here in the next two days I will be looking for an additional swapper to even out our ranks. If you are interested, please let me know! Because this is taking longer than I expected I'll also push back our send out date by a week.

And now the tough break:

I was recently diagnosed with diabetes. I know millions of people live with it every day but I am freaking out. I won't see an endocrinologist until September (thank you, over populated NYC) and am trying to follow the GI diet in the mean time. I'm also crossing my fingers that the nerve pain I'm having in my leg is not related. I should know more about that tomorrow.

Sorry to be such a downer but I wanted you to know I am still here plugging along and at least I know why I've been so exhausted lately and have been losing so much weight. (not too much complaining there, ahem.)

And just so we have some photos, here are some shots of the lovely picnic set up by my dear friend Nina, my Mother and myself over the weekend:

We had a wonderful time eating, chatting and swimming. It was so nice to enjoy the warm summer days with friends I hadn't seen in awhile.

I'll be back soon with the swap update and to share some finds from the latest Treasure Sale!


Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Swap Update

Hello all! Just a reminder to sign up for the I Heart Pink & Aqua swap by Friday!! I will actually not be back online until Monday so I suppose you really have until Sunday to sign up. We have a good turn out with some crazy creative ladies.

See you soon!



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