Hi friends! I have been an admirer of Inga Palmgren's work for quite some time. Are you familiar with her work? I have desired for half a year an out-of-print book, Christmas Tapestry in Cross Stitch. This book was published in 2009. I have tried and tried and tried to locate this book. No luck whatsoever. Then, I found Christmas Calendar in Cross Stitch by Inga Palmgren and supervised by Yumanashi Hemsloid, also an out-of-print book.This book was published in 2012. I could not find this book anywhere either. This book is basically the first book republished with three additional charts added. And, oh yes, this book is in Japanese.
Well, when I want something. When I really, really want something, I DO NOT GIVE UP! LIKE, EVER!
I remember Priscilla and Chelsea asking on one Flosstube video what my unicorn chart was. Now I had never heard that phrase before. I knew I did not have a chart, but I knew I had THIS BOOK OF CHARTS!
So I put on my thinking cap and I privately emailed our friend yukamikamama and asked her if she could help me to locate this book since she lives in Japan. SUCCESS! She was able to find the book at a store in Tokyo and purchase it, have it mailed to her and then to me, since the store would not ship internationally to me directly.
Here it is!!
Thank you once again yukamikamama for your generous help! And the extra lovely, surprise gift that you gave me.
Which leads me to update you on the shoulder deal. I am still plodding along on the exercises. Ugh. I saw the neurosurgeon on Friday for a checkup after I had the EMG with the neurologist on Thursday. (That was painful!!!) The neurosurgeon thinks I should go ahead and get a manipulation. So we will see if the orthopedic doctor who would do it is in agreement with that when I see him at the end of this month. At this point, I myself want to have it done. I would be under sedation, and it will hurt A LOT, but it would only help to speed up my recovery.
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I will have a finish to share with you next time. These physical therapy exercises have taken up a whole new chunk of my time for over a month now. I do find time to stitch still though.
Have a super day my friends! Thank you for stopping by!
Stitching and praying,