Friday, February 18, 2011

I'm a little quiet here

I did end up in emergency on Wednesday with a fever and a full chest. The doctor said it may be pneumonia or it may be the flu. They took a swab to test for H1N1 but since it takes two weeks, they're treating me for both. When this started, I followed the advise of the new endocrinologist and I only increased my cortisone by 1 1/2 times which turned out to be not nearly enough. The specialist at the hospital told me to take 2 to 3 times my normal dose until I'm better. I've doubled it but if I don't improve by tomorrow I may have to take more. Whatever it is, I'm very fatigued and lethargic.
I'm discovering all the daytime TV shows. This was my position for most of today.

I did manage to hand sew the binding on the small hanging, and I knit exactly 2 rounds on my socks. Whew, It tired me out! I do feel some satisfaction that I finished one little thing though. Here is a little more detail. I started with a gel print, then a hand made stamp (seahorse), some stamping with real pressed seaweed, some thread painting, free motion quilting, perle cotton embroidery, and ribbon embroidery. I love doing these.

I'm not sure if you can see the snow coming down outside the window in the following picture.Earlier this week we  got 25cm. We're getting it again today and tomorrow and supposedly another one coming on Tuesday. The snow blower can't blow it up over the banks they're getting so high. Gord was just on the roof last night clearing off the last dump.When I was skiing I prayed for this. It's all about the timing.

These little red polls are fast becoming one of my favorite little birds to watch. They do not flit around as much as the chickadees, so one is able to get more photos. I don't think they'll feed from the hands though. The males have a very pretty rosy chest.


Dolores said...

Great little wall hanging. I do hope you will be feeling better soon and that you have a good book to read.

imquilternity said...

Your little quilt is stunning! Wow, you are really talented and I hope you know that (and appreciate it). I hope you're feeling better.