Saturday, July 28, 2007

On the Road Again

Went to see the endocrinologist for the third day in a row! Days 2 and 3 have been for the iodine scan. Next week I go for the radiation treatment. According to my doctor, hyperthyroidism is much harder to control than hypothyroidism. So the point of this procedure will be to make me hypo thyroid then it can be controlled with medication that I will remain on for the rest of my life. I was also curious about the fact that I was gaining weight instead of losing which is a symptom of hyperthyroidism. It seems that it is not very common for this to happen but it DOES happen. Your appetite will increase thus the weight gain. This is what is going on with me right now. It feels like I just can't eat enough! I have gained but not too much and it should come off fairly easily after this is over but for now I sure am loving all the good food and the way everything just seems to taste so wonderful! Just glad to be on the road to feeling like my old self again!

I am anxious about our eye exams next month! New glasses! Hopefully I will be able to cross stitch on something other than 14 ct. aida and the help of my Mag Eyes magnifier! The thought of using 28 or 36 count linen is exciting! But I'm not going to push my luck! I would be happy just to be able stitch on 18 count aida again!
We recently bought a new sewing machine. Definitely different from any other one I have ever used so I need to find the time to play around with it and learn to use all the bells and whistles it came with! Then I can do some awesome pillows and finishes!

Stopped by the craft store on the way home and picked up lots more DMC thread that was on sale! Nothing like a good sale especially when you are building your stash back up! Our mail man brought me lots of new goodies this week! Enough new charts to keep me busy for a long time!


Joanie said...

So, Sherry...what DID the mailman bring? I see some patterns under your pile of DMC but can't make out the patterns....sob!!!

Enjoy your new stash!

Kathryn said...

Welcome back to the stitching world. I have recently returned myself and I do find it relaxing (not to mention getting around to all the stash I have accumulated).

You asked about Woodland Snowfall. It is a Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament from 2004.

I did make extensive changes to the design, both threads and fabric, but I, too, liked the way it turned out.

When you get a chance post some pictures of your recent stitching progress. Yes, we all show pictures of "blobs", but we have to start somewhere.