Archive for September, 2008

I’m a bad, bad blogger…

Go ahead smack my hand, I know. I have been a major slacker on the blogging front.

I would like to thank everyone for all of the well wishes! I got so many very sweet messages, thank you so much. I am feeling so much better after 3 weeks of medication. One more week to go! The pain is all gone and my energy levels are almost back to normal.

Between my being sick and our trying to move to Chicago, we really have been busy around here. We are starting to get a solid wall of boxes in the living room. Hopefully we will soon have a place to move them too. Yes, the apartment hunt is still on… We did delay it for a week or so when I first got ill , since we didn’t know for sure how soon I would be able to move. Now it is all back on, we just need an apartment and a move date. haha!

I added a new feltidermy to the shop this week that is a little bit different. It is a squirrel, but this one was made from recycled leather.

Leather Squirrel Feltidermy

My mom worked at a furniture store years ago and used to bring home the discarded upholstery samples. The leather for this squirrel came from one of those samples. I did it mostly to see if I could actually hand stitch through leather. It was not as easy as wool felt, but hand stitching did work.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Back in Action

I know it’s been a little over a week since my last post. I’ve been on the mend… Last Saturday after my last post here we went to visit some friends. While we were out to lunch with them I started to get a terrible headache that didn’t want to go away. By the time we returned home I noticed that a bite I had on my side had developed a bullseye mark around it. My husband said it was a sure sign of Lyme Disease. The joint pain and headache got worse and worse over the day on Sunday. By Monday morning I was at the doctor being diagnosed with Lyme disease and getting on antibiotics. I spent a lovely, not really, three days in bed…not able to do anything but sleep. After a week of treatment my pain is pretty much all gone and my energy is returning.

I’m so happy that we caught it in time so that I will have no long term damage and that my body is responding well to the antibiotics! I’m also so glad to be able to get back to my work. It was awful not even being able to sit up and stitch for those few days!

So I’m back in action stitching and getting projects finished again. I finished this little squirrel for a custom order yesterday.

Later today I should have a new squirrel feltidermy finished for the shop. Tomorrow I should have unicorn feltidermy ready too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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