Sunday, 3 June 2012

...picking up the threads....

It's been a while....

...but I've not been feeling exactly brilliant for the last few weeks.

All sorts of weird stuff going on with heartbeats/rate...

...a bit scary at times.

Saw the cardiologist last week, and he said it's not life-threatening...

...but it IS still very draining and uncomfortable....

...especially when it decides to do it for hours and hours at a time...

...and through most of the night, thus disturbing sleep! :-(

He's prescribed some beta-blockers, and I'm now waiting to have a 24 hour monitoring box so that he can see exactly what's going on in there.

Anyway....

...it has all contrived to slow me right down, and I haven't felt like hanging around on the computer much at all. I haven't even been to choir for the last 3 weeks!!!.....

...but I've been plodding on with a few things and am feeling a bit better this morning.....so here goes...

On top of getting my expo work done for August, I've also been working on another workshop project for Busy Bees (Feb 2013). The workshop programme deadline is fast approaching, so I've tried to crank up the speed a bit this week and get the background done for what will be called a "Magic Lantern".




I started with a "sandwich" of fabrics and cut through after stitching...

...I'll be upstairs with the threads and beads for the rest of today trying to get it completed....or almost.....

I've also done another "Mayan Glyph" piece.

This one's painted and ready for a bit more hand-stitching with some newly-dyed threads.


Talking of threads...

...the dye-pot and bags have been on the go quite a bit too....

...and there's a nice wee pile of new cottons ready to photograph and put in the shop later in the week....


I hope everyone has a good weekend....

...maybe I'll feel like a cuppa on Tuesday.....

8 comments:

Penny said...

Hope you feel better soon, you seem to have been still working and it all looks interesting.

ViDerTextil said...

ooohhh Chris, you have to do it a little quitly and slowly ! don't try to do hundred things while you have only time for fifty ... I know it's easyly said, but not as easily done for someone as energetic as you! Meanwhile you've been busy with some beautiful pieces!. take care.

Penny said...

Oh Chris -- I'm so sorry! I've missed you. In spite of it all you've managed to create some beautiful new things. I hope you'll pamper yourself a bit and take a lot of time for tea breaks.

deanna7trees said...

some pretty stitching here. take care of yourself and keep us posted.

Anne B said...

Crikey Chris! I wondered where you'd got to. Here's a novel idea - try doing what you're told and take things a bit easier! Stay well.

Erica said...

Chris, I am sorry to read of your health problems. Must be quite scary even though you know its not life threatening. Here's hoping the cardiologist can help you get it sorted out. Kia kaha.

Eva said...

Hi Chris, hope you will be better soon. What helps me a bit is breathing exercises, are you one of those busy bees who forget breathing while working? ... Get well soon!

stitchinglife said...

Hoping you're better very soon.