Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Visiting my grandpuppies

I've been away from home and my blog over the weekend. We stayed with my son and fiance and then came home through Moncton yesterday where I had another doctor's appointment.

I'll tell you, I'm beginning to feel like a yoyo being bounced back and forth  between doctors. The last doctor, a neurologist, showed me some of my MRI pics and told me I had no pinched nerve.The surgeon yesterday showed me pics from the same MRI and said that yes there is a bulging disc at the L4L5 level and it was pinching a nerve.
This is crazy! Now he referred me to another surgeon for the back and who knows how long that will take.

At least I had a visit with my puppies (they're pretty big now) to cheer me up and make me laugh.

They get along so well together.

This morning, I was taking it easy having my tea when I spied the nuthatch at the suet. At one point he was hanging by one foot. I missed that shot.

I've been busy all day at odds and ends, doing wash, writing a few cards, and getting a parcel together to mail. This afternoon though, I did go into my sewing room to finish the stitching on the poinsettia petals. I used Sulky Hollowshimmer for the white highlights and a red metallic for some darker glitter. The Hollowshimmer works pretty well for me but the metallic always gives me trouble no matter what needle I try.

 I persevered and got about halfway when I got a major knot under the plate above the bobbin -- took me about 20 minutes to get it all picked out.

Now that I think about it, last time I used a bit of lubricant on the needle which seemed to help. 
Anyway, it's done now so I've chosen a blue batik for the narrow border and a green batik for the triangle setting corners.

I won't have time here in my sewing room until Thursday. I have a hair appointment tomorrow morning, a lunch date, I think, and then tutoring in the afternoon. I'm aiming to finish the two pillows and a runner for Christmas but may be a little optimistic bearing in mind my usual pace.! No stress.


Kate said...

Those are adorable puppies.
The poinsettia is coming nicely, though the thread snarl would be a bother.

MILLY said...

Your Christmas sewing looks lovely. I have been trying to get some sewing done but not as yet. Love the pear pincushions and now tempted to try one, yours are so nice.
You have such beautiful birds too visiting your garden, which also looks very festive with your decorations.
You are always busy, reminding me I have sock wool waiting for me to start knitting too! It is a good problem, being so inspired we want to do everything. So happy making and keep warm and well. Millyx

Mystic Quilter said...

So sorry to hear about your issues with differing opinions - not funny - hope you can get a definite answer quickly.
On your two day break how lovely to see the doggies in the snow - they're beauties!

Mereknits said...

I think different Doctor's see different things and they feel differently about disk issues. If the disk is bulging and not in alignment there is an issue, so hopefully you can see someone and get relief.
Love those puppies.

Jo Ferguson said...

Having been through my share of specialists, I understand how frustrating it can be. Hopefully you'll find some answers and relief soon. Love your grandpuppies.