“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so,I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.” John 14:1-4

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Halleluia

Hi friends! Let me share the ornament I have created for my mom this year with you. It is from this year's Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments Issue. This pattern is called Halleluia by Nikyscreations. I stitched it two over two on mystery 30 count sparkly fabric.
The fabric you see it lying on, is what I backed the ornament with. I found those BEAUTIFUL, PINK ribbons at Hobby Lobby. Just what I needed!

I have not shared the latest ordeal  that I have been going through. You may recall I have severe neck arthritis. I had a cortisone injection in my neck almost two years ago for the pain, which caused the daily migraines THAT HAVE NEVER GONE AWAY SINCE THEN AND NO DOCTOR HAS BEEN ABLE TO HELP ME GET RID OF THEM. Anyhow, about two months ago I opened the bedroom window and turned to walk away and it fell onto my left shoulder/upper arm. The window is the kind that stays connected at the bottom so you can clean the outside. Well the thing broke and fell on me! A HUGE, TALL window. It hurt. I had a minimal bruise. I did not think a lot about it. Weeks passed. My shoulder and arm started causing me bad pain. I mean BAD pain. I have clicking in my shoulder and I cannot raise my arm. Maybe my neck also is causing pain. I finally decided to see the doctor. I had x-rays. She wanted to make sure I did not have a  rotator cuff tear. There was not a tear. So she ordered physical therapy. Ha! Once again back to Leigh my old physical therapist.

Leigh did an evaluation of my shoulder and neck and said Yep! A lot of this pain is stemming from my neck actually. I told her I definitely FEEL this in my shoulder mainly. She said yes, but you would be surprised how much problems in the neck can cause problems in other areas. So we need to fix my neck and shoulder. I have exercises. She does deep massage.😧

All this reminds me of this:
Image result for cross stitch getting old ain't for sissies

Am I right?

More ornaments to share next time my friends. I want to thank you for your wonderful comments you have been leaving me. You make me feel happy with your kind words! Thanks.😘

Stitching and praying,
Vickie









30 comments:

meghan emily said...

Hello Vickie

I love the ornament you've stitched for your Mum and you're beautiful finishing off, those ribbons are lovely.
I'm so sorry to hear about your pain. Fingers crossed the exercises will help. Physio can be a wonderful help.
Have a good and hopefully not too painful week x

Maggie said...

Oh goodness, you were lucky that the window didn't cause a more severe injury!! I hope they manage to get the pain sorted, what a bummer.

I Love the little orni you made for your mum.

Hope you are feeling better soon. xx

butterfly said...

Oh Vickie poor you , and yes pain can come from a differnt place I was told this years ago.
Love your ornament for your mother it is beautiful.

Justine said...

I do hope you start to feel better soon Vickie, that could have been a lot more serious!

What a beautiful ornament for your Mum, I'm sure she will love it.

Инна said...

Vicki, the perfect gift for mom!
Take care of yourself and your health!

Mary said...

yVicki, Your stitch for your mother is beautiful, I just love how you finished it with the layered look. I truly hope the PT eases your pain. I understand how horrible it is as I had surgery on my neck and still have issues with herniation's they could not fix. I pray it works for you.

Manuela said...

I hope the physio can help you.
Wonderful ornament for your mother. The little angle is very cute.
Hugs, Manuela

Astrids dragon said...

What a beautiful finish for your Mom's angel, I'm sure she'll love it.
I'm so sorry to hear about your ordeal, but glad it wasn't a tear. I do pray the PT helps with your pain, it's not like you need anymore to deal with!
Sending hugs...

Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, what a beautiful ornament you stitched for your Mom. I am sorry you are dealing with neck and shoulder pain; I hope the PT helps as your body mends. Thinking of you!

Stasi said...

Vickie, the ornament for your Mom is so sweet...I'm sure she will love it! sn't HL a great source???
So sorry to hear about your neck/shoulder pain. I hope the PT works and that's the only treatment you'll need. Hang in there!!!

Barb said...

Cute ornament for your mom. And I agree getting old is not for sissy's.

Jenny said...

Oh Vickie.....
I am just so very sorry that you have yet more pain to deal with! Neck and shoulder pain is difficult and uncomfortable...I know I had major shoulder issues two years ago. I am praying that your exercise will help! Growing old....ah yes that stitch made me chuckle...so very true!

The ornament that you stitched for your mom is really lovely! I love the face on this little angel! It is just so sweet! I love angels and this one is just precious! I know your mom will love it!

I hope you have a good week filled with little pain and lots of joy!

Hugs my dear friend!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, this doesn't sound good. But I hope that physic can help to ease the pain.
So lovely what you stitched for your mother. And the finishing is so delicate, looks wonderful.

Penny said...

Oh no, that sounds painful! I'm so sorry that happened to you. I hope that between Leigh and you, your injury will heal quickly. And YES, getting old is not for sissies. : ) What a lovely ornament you've made for your mother! Your stitching and finishing are always perfect. Sending hugs ~ take care!

marly said...

Over two! You're back in my camp. Sorry about the window, glad it didn't hit your head. I hope your therapy gives relief.

MartinaM said...

Hi Vicky,
that's a sweet little ornament, and your finish looks great. I wish you for your neck and shoulders that it will get better soon. I know that too, when it hurts with every movement, a constant sharp sting. And from the neck goes out a lot. A lot of warmth always helps me a lot.
Love for you, Hugs, Martina

Lili said...

The ornament for your mother is very pretty!
I really hope that physical therapy can help you!

Andrea said...

A beautiful ornament.

I do hope you get your problems sorted, it has been going on for far too long.

Carol said...

Oh, dear, I'm so sorry to read about your new pains, Vickie--you have enough on your plate without this added misery! I hope the PT does some good and that your pain will diminish quickly.

On the bright side--your little angel is adorable! I know your mom will treasure it :)

RJ said...

Dear Vickie I was so sorry to hear about your recent accident with the window. I hate to hear that you are in so much pain. I must tell you what a wonderful person and friend you are to be concerned for others and so comforting when you have been dealing with this. You are very special. I'm praying that his time with Leigh will help greatly.

I love your angel you made for your Mom. It is so pretty and special just like you. RJ

Margaret said...

I love the ornament you made for your mother. It's so pretty and dainty! I'm so sorry to hear you've been suffering through more pain yet again. :( Yes, I agree -- I hate getting old. No fun at all. Prayers for you, my friend.

woolwoman said...

sorry to hear about the window falling down on you - egads - how horrible! do you believe in chiropractors? some people do and some don't - we do because we have seen the difference a good one can make in someone's life like my husband who has chronic back pain. Pretty ornament for your mom. take care of yourself - feel betters soon
mel

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Vickie. I hope the massages on helping.

Linda

Barb said...

You are absolutely correct!! I'm so glad you were not hurt more. Your mom will love that pretty ornament!!

Анна Гончарова said...

очень милые вышивки! Все очень понравилось!!!

Mii Stitch said...

This is a nice little make for your mum, I am sure she will treasure it.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Prayers sent your way for healing. Love the ornament. Blessings always sweet friend. ((hugs))

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

That is a gorgeous ornament but ouch for the latest pain! You really need a robot body to replace the one you have.
I do hope that the doctors find something to help you and soon.

Maggee said...

You stitched a pretty ornament for your mom, and I am sure she will love it! So sorry to hear about the window falling on you, and the subsequent pain it is causing you. Dang! Hope that the therapy helps reduce it... LOTS! Gee whiz! Hugs!

Beth said...

Chronic pain is the worst! I hope that PT makes a difference for you.