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, April 8, 2016

Hands On Design

Hi friends! I wanted to share the Hands On Design May finish with you days ago, but the headaches have been extreme, and I found myself often unable to stitch. I have it done now though. Here it is.
This pattern is found in the May 2014 issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework.I stitched this one over one on 25ct New Khaki linen using DMC and VMSS.
Take a look HERE to see what the pattern is supposed to look like. Mine looks a lot different. Madeleine pointed out to me how nice the colored chart looks. And yes, in the colored, symboled chart, the colors are more pink. I don't know why, but they are, instead of the purplish colors of pictured finished piece. So I matched flosses to the colored chart. Never did that before. I changed every, single color except  420, the light color in the basket.  I also completed the basket handle. I could not leave it that way. I don't understand it that way!

I have been reading the first book in the series by Stephanie Barron, Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrove Manor. This book begins with a most interesting, true discovery. If you are a Jane Austen fan, I KNOW you will love this book and the series! I was searching for a way to explain this new information about Jane. The easiest and best way, is for you to read this short page HERE.
Then tell me, did you know this?! I surely did not. How fascinating!

I did go to the pain management doctor on Wednesday. She told me three times (because I asked three different times) that the facet injections in my neck did not cause the headaches.  She said since my headache location is across my entire forehead and both temples, this is not from the injections. She says the injections "may have" triggered the headache, but not caused them. WHAT?!?! I have temporal arteritis she believes. Again, WHAT?!?! This is an inflammation of the arteries in your temples. What next?! She put me on a medication for headaches(which will take a week to work) and advised me to make an appointment with my family doctor. I saw my family doctor yesterday. She ordered bloodwork to see if I have inflammation going on.I am awaiting those results.

I will have two more April finishes for the cubby shelf to share with you next time. Thank you for stopping in with me today. I appreciate your friendship. Have an excellent weekend my friends!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie



37 comments:

Carolien said...

Hi Vickie,

I'm so sorry to read that these headaches are still there. I pray the medication will help to endure this. Such bad luck.

Praying and wishing you well!!!
Have a good weekend, dear friend.

Hugs, Carolien

P.S. I would almost forget: lovely stitches!

Annie said...

Your ornament looks fab, and the colours are perfect together:))
I'm so sorry you still are in pain. It is very hard to live with constant pain so I hope you can get the right help soon.
Hugs!

KimM said...

Vickie, I'm so sorry to hear your headaches haven't been relieved. Maybe your family doctor can help you. Love your stitched piece - lovely, as always. Thinking if you...
Hugs

moreofhim said...

I'm with you regarding what the pain mgt. doctor said. Doesn't make sense at all! Praying the new meds will help with the headaches and also that you'll get some answers from the blood work. Love your stitched April. So pretty!

Blessings - Julie

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Oh Vickie because I had you but that your headaches are so desired vanished . I really hope it stops soon and all that you really feel again so utterly alive and well . Your May embroidery is again beautifully , by the colors it looks so feminine . I like that. As always with a hug and a good correctional prayer for you
Your Sandra

Stasi said...

Hope you can get your headaches under control.
I'll have to look into that book--sounds interesting!
May piece is adorable!

Mii Stitch said...

Another pretty (and pink!) finish for your month of May :)

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie. I cannot fathom why they cannot find you some relief. They are starting to annoy ME!! Hang in there, sweetie.

Your stitching is as beautiful as always. I hope that you have a good day.

Jacquie Morris said...

I adore your month of May stitching! I had a peek at the original one and ..... I like yours better! 😊
Oh no... I am sorry your headaches have not eased, but let's hope that your doctor (who I know is much better than mine!!) will help.
Sending a happy smile your way 😊xx

Cindy's Stitching said...

a pretty stitch hope you feel better.

Varla Lee said...

Lovely colors Vickie!! ^_^ ♥

Manuela said...

Hello Vickie,
I hope your are feeling better,soon.
Your May stitching is wonderful. I like it.
Have a nice weekend, Manuela

Carol said...

Oh, I'm so sorry the doctor wasn't more helpful, Vickie. Temporal arthritis??? I do hope this new medication helps out--how frustrated you must be with all the pain and never-ending doctor's appointments and medications...

Your little May piece is lovely in the colors you've chosen. I often change colors to more represent what is actually shown on the photo--after all that is why I purchased the chart in the first place, right?

Take care now...

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Vickie. Hope your headache goes away soon.

Linda

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

Another lovely finish. Your's looks more rustic than the photo, very pretty.

Honestly though, sometimes Doctors just make things up! My Mum had terrible trouble with her teeth but the doctor insisted it was her sinuses and had them flushed. When this didn't work Mum got the dentist to take out the offending teeth. The pain went away but the Doctor insisted it had been psychosomatic then!

Julie said...

Very pretty finish.
(Hugs) I hope the pain soon subsides

Justine said...

What a pretty finish - and you're ahead of the game! I really hope they can sort you out soon.

Von said...

Ugh, headaches again! Do you feel like you're getting the run around from the docs? I do hope and pray that you receive relief from pain soon. Hugs!

CalamityJr said...

Your May basket is lovely. I feel your frustration with the pain doctor; that title alone sounds like she should be able to help you with a diagnosis and proper treatment. I will certainly continue to pray for you.

Barb said...

I am so sorry to hear about the medical problems. I bet it gets very frustrating. The May finish is so pretty!

DebbieSFL said...

I have read all of the Jane Austen mystery series and really enjoy them. I have recently finished one of her latest which was centered around Christmas and I think may be one her best yet.

Jenny said...

Oh Vickie I am so sorry about those headaches....I too was asking WHAT? I really hope this medication will bring you some relief and that an answer can be found soon! Your stitching is just lovely and I love the color changes, I think they are just perfect for this design. I'm still praying for that miracle :) I hope you have a good weekend and I look forward to seeing your next finishes.

gominam said...

So sorry to hear your headaches are back, I hope this time the doctor will be able to cure it permanently. I love your May finish, neat:) Take care.

marly said...

Geez. When is that pain going to give you a break?

Beth said...

Oh Vickie - I do not know how you keep your spirits up when you continue to suffer from severe chronic pain. I hope that solution is found quickly.

Bea said...

Huh??? And just what is the difference between "causing" and "triggering"? I'm SO sorry Vickie, this has been such an extended, miserable time for you. I pray it will end soon.

Lovely little finish.

Lesley said...

Love your May stitching,Vickie.
Your headaches sound dreadful,I sincerely hope that one of the medical professionals will find a solution and answers to this pain you are in.

butterfly said...


Beautiful May stitching love the pink .

Sorry you are still having these pains it is not easy to live with pain every day ,hope they find more treatment soon , you are always in my prayers sweet friend.

Kiwi Gal said...

Beautiful stitching. I feel for you with your headaches. I had a run of them a while ago, and they were all across the forehead which was a first for me. They are no fun at all and I hope you stop getting them very soon. I sure hope mine don't come back! x

Sally said...

Oh Vicky I am so sorry to hear you're getting headaches. I hope they stop very soon. They are no fun.

Your finish is beautiful. Love the colours.

Clare - Aimetu said...

I love your May finish :)

Sorry to read your headaches are not going - have you considered or have you seen a chiropractor. I've been going for five years now and the treatment has helped keep my neck in alignment and therefore d=reduced my headaches ((hugs))

Kaisievic said...

Your May finish is so sweet but I have to ask, what is the difference between triggering the headaches and causing them? Splitting hairs, if you ask me. Look after yourself, my dear friend.

Brigitte said...

I have just read Kaye's comment and although English is not my mother language but I don't see a difference between to trigger and to cause either. But there is not always sense in what the doctors say. I just hope that your family doctor will find out more.

Sarah in Stitches said...

So sorry you're not feeling well! That's a lovely finish - bravo on following your instincts and changing the colors. I'm a big Jane Austen fan, so I might have to check out that series!

Christina said...

Nice job in your May piece.

Ellen said...

So sorry to hear that your terrible headaches are continuing. Hopefully they will be able to come up with a solution SOON!

Your May finish is so cute--guess you're already for May to come.

♥ Nia said...

Hope you'll be able to send those headaches far away!!! Soon!! =/
Lovely stitching piece :)
sweet hugs to you