Oh wait... that's rain, rain, go away. Yep, the pain in my neck is still there. At least I'm able sleep on my back and right side with "minor" discomfort. Minor is relative, isn't it? Let me just say, I haven't had a good night's sleep in weeks. The pain not only travels down the outside of my upper right arm, it now sometimes skips the upper arm and goes to the inside of the right forearm into my thumb. My thumb is partially numb now. I'm sure I have a pinched nerve somewhere! I started massage therapy last week so I'm hoping it will help.
Despite still recovering from the neck/shoulder/arm pain, I had a mini finish last week. I finished Part 1 of Fleurs et Papillons:
Since I finished Fleurs, I switched to Sampler aux Bouquets. I am not liking the fact that when I frog the reds, the fibers are staying in the fabric.
I have tried the Boo Boo Stick, a toothbrush, a piece of tape... to no avail. Anyone know how to get these out? I can see it in every place I frogged. (FYI... these are DMC threads on 32ct Zweigert evenweave)
Other than that, I'm liking the design. Here's what it looks like so far:
My not-so-local LNS is going out of business. Since I had a gift certificate from the store, I went stashing! LOL
She says she likes needlepoint better because she only has to do he half of an X, lol. Here she is diligently working on it:
VOLUNTARY RECALLJust a shoutout to anyone who uses Excedrin, Bufferin, Gas-X, and NoDoz. There's a recall on these products. I use Excedrin Migraine and I was taken by surprise that I didn't know about this until Tobie (a fellow stitcher) emailed me about my recent pains. I have since mailed my product in to the company for a refund. To learn more about it, go HERE and HERE.
If you didn't know, the artistic gene runs in my family! My 14yr old niece was one of 71 "Young Artists" from all the area schools whose artwork is being featured at an art museum until the end of May. Artists are in grades Kindergarten to 8th Grade.
Here are some other student pieces worthy of mention:
Created by a Kindergartener!
6th Grade Artwork
Those are actual crayons at the top!