Hi friends! I am stitching two last Christmas ornaments like mad. Orthodox Christmas is Sunday. I am 90% done with Brian's ornament, but I must get my friend Aliona's done first. Almost there! But that is only the stitching. Then I have to do the finishing on them! I will share pictures of these finishes next time.
I have a pattern to giveaway. Due to postage, this one will have to be for one of my followers in the United States. Please leave me a comment on this post if you would like this pattern. I will announce the winner on Friday, Januaray 12th.
Yesterday I had x-rays of my neck and then I saw the spine surgeon.😞 I have severe arthritis in my neck. I have a herniated disc. He wants to do disc replacement surgery at C6 (my neck). We would have to do an MRI first. If the arthritis is too bad, then he would have to do a spinal fusion. I told him I am not ready for spinal surgery. That is why I mentioned in my last post I was going to see this doctor, but not for surgery. I am the one who said not for surgery. I am waiting for insurance stuff to set up an appointment for an epidural shot. That is what I am willing to do for the pain for right now. I am also waiting on insurance referral stuff, then I am seeing another doctor that Brian researched and chose for a second opinion.
When Darcy runs off on another secret assignment, I am left to figure out how to travel to Italy sans maid and chaperone to help my dear friend Belinda, as she awaits the birth of her baby alone. An opportunity presents itself in a most unexpected way—my cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding.
What luck! A chance to see Belinda and please the queen as I seek her permission to relinquish my claim to the throne so I can marry Darcy. Only that’s as far as my good fortune takes me. I soon discover that Mummy is attending the villa party and she has her own secret task for me. Then, Darcy shows up and tells me that the fate of a world on the brink of war could very well depend on what I overhear at dinner! I shouldn’t be all that surprised when one of my fellow guests is murdered and my Italian holiday becomes a nightmare...
Well, back to stitching! I have to get these ornaments done! Eat. Sleep. Stitch.
Thanks for stopping by. Thank you for your sweet comments. I hope you have a great weekend!
Stitching and praying,