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12 April 2012

Checking in . . . is this week over yet?

I know I haven't been around lately. It's been a blah-y week. Healthwise, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes on Monday. I have to set up a meeting with the diabetes educator for next week, and am not looking forward to that. I do know that I have to deal with this, but it's still difficult for me to wrap my head around having to be so closely monitored, when I was a person who hadn't had a sick day in 7 years, didn't go to the doctor unless I absolutely had to, and fought taking medication. I'm trying to silence the eternal 5 year old who is throwing a temper tantrum in my head, yelling, "But I don't want to . . . ", because it's for the best, but it doesn't make it easier.

I finally found a color combination for the rabbits that I like. Aqua blue letters, white rabbits on a heathered brown fabric. It's very fresh and crisp-looking. It was not my idea, someone suggested the aqua and blue on a chocolatey fabric, but I don't have that color in a size for this project, and so I used what I had. It's a piece of MCG Textiles linen. I know . . . as a good cross stitcher, I should shy away from that fabric, but I had it, and I like it. I like the weight of it, it's quite sturdy and is refreshing to work with after that darn Wichelt linen that I used for HoA. I haven't made a lot of progress with it, but I like it.

Since my startitis has held off for 3 months, I also pulled another kitted-up chart out of storage, just so it will be there, in case I want to start it. Mosey N Me Veggies--I am jonesing for some rabbits, I guess. It's a band sampler of sorts, and I've had the chart since I saw the model in Stitching Pretty, a shop that was in Laurel, MD, and has now closed--the owner still designs under "Stitching Pretty Presents," but it was better when she had the shop. It looks like a fun chart to work on, and I have most of the supplies. I just ordered the beads and #12 Perle cottons it calls for, so it will be waiting for me. I think I need a reward for having 17 finishes so far in this year, not that my UFO box is getting lighter. Oh, well . . .

So that is all for now. I'm going to try to post some pictures of things I've done, but I have been working late this week to make up for the time at the doctors' and so, am pretty tired when I finally get home.

6 comments:

Nancy said...

Sorry about the gestational diabetes, know it's hard to go from healthy to having to deal with restraints and doctors and such...sometimes we just have to do what we have to do. Hang in there, it will all be worth it!

Melanie said...

I ended up with preeclampsia during my pregnancy, which meant a bunch of testing, prodding and poking as well, so I feel your pain! Hope all goes well. :)

Annie said...

I feel that same frustration with having to see doctors so often after so many years of not needing them. Different situation, but same problem of learning how to be a grown up!

stitcheranon said...

Not pleasant but manageable..and it will pass. I love tuqouise and aquas..it sounds lovely xx

stitcheranon said...

Not pleasant but manageable..and it will pass. I love tuqouise and aquas..it sounds lovely xx

Stitchinowl said...

Sorry to hear about your gestational diabetes diagnosis. Try to keep your chin up.
Enjoy stitching the rabbit sampler. Your color combination and fabric choice sounds great!
Carolyn

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls