Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Friday, October 30, 2015

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Pattern Giveaway

Hi friends! My wrist pain is slightly less, so I have been stitching in small increments.Guess what?! I got a call yesterday from the neurologist's office. They had a cancellation and got me in. So that was moved up two weeks. I am glad it is over. Let me tell you, you don't want to have an EGM test. Yowza! Pain. I was handed a patient information sheet describing what would happen while I waited for the doctor to come in. "This test examines the electrical activity of muscles by the placement of small needle electrodes into various muscles." WHAT?!  o_0  NO ONE told me about needles!! "There is a modest amount of discomfort associated with the test." HA! Liar liar, pants on fire! Are you kidding me?! Modest! phhtt! I did not look during any of this. So he sticks you with a needle in various places. One of them was the base of your thumb. Then he kinda holds your thumb down and tells you to lift your thumb straight up towards the ceiling. Yeah, against the needle pressing in. WOO BABY! The other test he did, yes that's right he did another!!! This was called NCV. "This tests nerve function with electrical stimulation at various points in the arm. The test is performed by delivering an electrical shock to the nerves of interest."  WHAT?! This was not fun, but way better than the needle thing.

Our friend Maggee sent me pink fabrics and I sent her a wee thank you gift.
Our friend Nancy is such a HUGE blessing to the stitching community. I recently won her Favorite Things Giveaway. She sent me pink flosses. :) And she gave me a chart of my choice too! I also made her a wee thank you gift.
And here is the pattern I chose from Nancy. I stitched it up this week.
Isn't this adorable? I changed one color, the darkest brown, to a slightly lighter shade.
I chose to stitch this one over one on 26ct cream mystery linen using DMC.
Now that I have finished this gift pattern, I would like to send it on to another friend. I am so sorry friends, but at this time I must send this off to only American friends. It is the postage. puh! If you live in America, are a follower of mine, and would like to own this pattern, please leave a comment telling me so. I will announce the winner on Friday November 6th.

Here are the two, last pictures I took of my Autumn Adventure Mystery SAL progress. You can find the free SAL RIGHT HERE.
I have just a few gladiolas barely hanging on. The weather is so cool now. And rainy and dreary. :( Over half of them will never get the chance to bloom this year. Oh well. I will dig up the corms and save them for next year.
Thank you for stopping by today my friend. I am so glad you did!

Stitching and praying,
"I like Murphy's new bed very much, thank you!"


faith76 said...

Great stitching, such lovely patterns. Hope you recover quickly xxx Leah

Mii Stitch said...

Great stitching, your changes of colours are perfect!

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie. I equated the electrical tests with walking up to an electric fence and grabbing on for fun. LOL Not fun and it will catch your attention. The up-side, they will pinpoint the problem and hopefully make you better. Smile...

I am still guessing on your SAL. I think I need a vowel. Can I have an A?... LOL LOL

Have a great day!

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

You poor thing , because the doctor you have indeed been quite in the defect . But I am pleased to hear that your pain in general now are slightly better . Your latest embroidery is again very nice and I like that you have designed it a little lighter , so it does not work so hard . The small envelopes are so tiny and cute . I like them very much , a delightful idea . Wish you a nice weekend
Greetings Your Sandra

Von said...

Those tests sound horrendous, Vickie!! Sure hope you get good news from the results! At least you've been able to get in some stitching. Hang in there, my friend!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Well, I'm glad you got a cancellation but I'm sorry there was "modest discomfort"! Why do doctors play down the pain levels? I guess you'd never go if they told the truth!

Your thank you gifts are adorable as is the little bunny stitching.

Maggee said...

I hope that the specialist finds out what is causing the pain and has a cure to stop it! Congrats on winning the floss and pattern from Nancy! Yesterday it was 80 degrees, but today it is 62-ish! Gee whiz! Hugs!

Bea said...

So sorry the tests were painful, but hopefully you'll get some answers. Cute gifts and a great new finish.

moreofhim said...

So glad you got into the neurologist. I didn't want to tell you that they were going to do this test but knew they would. I have had it done on the nerves around my spine. You want to talk about painful!! I won't soon forget it! Still - it does help the doctor to know what to do and I hope you find out soon the results.

Glad you're getting to do some stitching! Yay! That's wonderful and an answer to prayer! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

God bless you - Julie

butterfly said...

Poor you hope you are ok after the test's.
Lovely stitching such a sweet stitch.

Brigitte said...

These tests they were doing on you don't sound like a lot of fun, no. But good for you if they help to find the right treatment for your wrist.
Great stitching projects. Love the little ABC chart, so funny. And that mystery piece still looks very mysterious, I think although I can already recognize some motives.

Christina said...

Oh I'm sorry your tests were so painful. I hope you will at least get some answers after all that. Very cute thank you gifts. Your finishes look great.

Carol said...

I can feel your pain with the needle thing, Vickie! I had four shots (two in each arm) in preparation for our upcoming trip on Wednesday and can barely lift my arms above my head! I hope you get some answers for the right way to treat your pain issues at least...

Such a cute finish and I nice thank you to Maggee. Hope your weekend is a relaxing one with as little pain as possible :)

gominam said...

Lovely stitching. Glad there was a cancellation, but needles! To think we handle needles all the time, it's different when they stick it to you, ouch. Hope you recover soon.

Sally said...

Those tests sound horrible Vickie! Hope you are well recovered from them.

What sweet gifts for Maggee and Nancy. Love your progress on your Autumn SAL and your cute finish.

I hear you on postage! It's the same over here.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh my goodness, I got light-headed just reading about those tests! I'm not good with needles at all. When do you get the results back?

Beautiful little gifts you've sent out! Lovely stitching too. Congrats on winning that chart from Nancy! I've got a lot on my plate right now, so I'm not going to participate, but good luck to everyone else! :D

C. Cross stitch Creations said...

Beautiful work!. I've been following your blog and love it. I would love a chance to be entered to win the pattern. Thank you so much for being generous. Happy Stitching!

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, those tests sound awful! So no results yet?? I hope you get good news and not bad from the doctor. Hooray for getting in earlier than expected. Lovely stitching. I'm glad you are able to do a bit at least.

Annette-California said...

Very scary testing you endured. Hope you hear good news back from the results. Lovely stitching! love Annette