There Are Angels

There Are Angels
Colored Pencil Drawing

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Embroidery Times are . . .

Always longer than stated on the design (machine estimated) I found. If the design says it takes 20 minutes, add at least 20 to 30 more minutes for changing thread colors, re-threading the machine, running out of bobbin threads & changing bobbins, and assorted other interruptions. Last night I embroidered a design that said it took 21 minutes. Okay, fine, I'll have it done by the time supper comes out of the oven. WRONG. The whole thing took an hour, supper was late & over done too. I love doing machine embroidery, but I dislike the amount of time it actually takes to complete it. If I only had all day to sit in front of the machine . . . but I don't. Better planning for embroidery projects is a must from now on.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Finally, a Diagnosis

I've been battling a growth on the rim of my ear for a few months now. Wednesday I went to a dermatologist, had it removed & sent to pathology. Got the report this morning. My guess was right, its basal cell skin cancer, a non lethal form of skin cancer that results form too much sun in my teen years. This news is something I can handle pretty well. At least I know I won't die from it. I'm relieved to know what it actually is. Since I'm a Naturopathic doctor anyway, I'm opting to treat is naturally for the time being, then, if it doesn't respond to my treatment, I might have further surgery to remove it completely. We'll just see what happens. At least I know what it is & what to do about it.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

This is my kind of quilt.

Here is the type of quilt I like to do. The design is original, the size is 18 x 24 and there is decorative stitching on also. The other photos show some of the detail of this piece.

HAlloween in Nicholasville

Here's a look at the wall in my stair well, a la Martha Stewart wall clings. There's the witch on her broom , surrounded by bats,and . . .
mice scattering toward the hole from. . .
the high backed black cat at the top of the stairs (look between the rungs of the banister) chasing the mice down the stairs.

This whole scene is Martha Stewart wall clings & takes up the whole wall. We also have a witch (actually a dress form with a head, a mask, a witches hat and a black cape, some more bats, and a fake graveyard in the front yard. Photos of that later.