Last day of the month and the oldest UFO day! To tell you the truth I did not work on my UFO at all this month... Socialsue posted her update and put me in shame. Quickly I picked my Sailboats and Seagulls and work on it for a little this morning. Here is the progress:
I know it is not much, but the medium sail is outlined, the little seagull appeared on the sky and the big sail has more shadow areas defined. No matter what you think, in my opinion every stitch counts and I'm a tiny bit closer to the finish.
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While visiting Wanda I was working on Protective Care (PC) and the piece was so addictive that I could not put it down. I really wanted to get to the elephants so I stitched and stitched that boring background... Now it is done and ready for mama elephant. It doesn't look much but there are over 4,000 stitches (about 12% of the project). I started to stitch PC using q-snaps but because it is a large project I had a lot of fabric hanging over. I'd fold the excess fabric and secured it with cover but it wasn't the most comfortable way to stitch. I switched to scroll frame and I absolutely love it!
The MRI results came and finally I know what's wrong with my shoulder. I have tendinosis, bursitis and mild acromioclavicular joint degenerative change. Visit with my doc was very challenging. He practically read straight from the report and for more info he advised me to search internet. If I'm still in pain his advise was to go the pharmacist and ask for the most appropriate over counter medication. Can you believe it?!?!?! Why did I bother to see a doctor?!?! My vet is more compassionate about Topaz than my doc about me... Anyhow, after searching the net I think the best cure for me is to loose weight and get fit before things get worse and I'll be a good candidate for a shoulder replacement. I also decided to take glucosamine supplement. In many places on the net they said that it doesn't work, that it's just a placebo. I can't agree with that. Topaz's vet prescribed glucosamine to Topaz and it really works for her. Dogs do not know that it should so placebo effect does not apply to them. So, the bottom line - if glucosamine is good for my dog it will be also good for me!. And since I'm talking about my puppy, her cone is off and her ear is completely healed. Her doc is an amazing guy!
So long my friends,