Thursday, August 09, 2007


That about sums up my visit with the radiologist last week. My knee got blown up like a balloon (I swear by the time it was done my knee was 3 times the size it was....), then I got to perform contortions worthy of any acrobat in order to get 360 degree films of my knee.

The good news - the radiologist couldn't see an obvious tear in my cartilege. The bad news - the radiologist couldn't see an obvious tear in my cartilege. The long and short of it is that we still don't know why my knee is causing me so much pain. I have to admit to feeling a little better now, but am still finding it difficult to sleep and if I stand for too long it hurts. We went for a relatively long drive over the weekend (a good 2 hours anyway) and I found that by the half way point I was just about ready to reach out and strangle DH as I was sure he was finding every single bump and pot hole in the road just so I could whimper in pain. More ice.

Now I wait until I can get an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon - likely won't happen until September now at the earliest. Wonder what tortures he has in store for me. *sigh*

I've been stitching on my model whilst sitting with my ice bag on my knee. It's coming along well and I'm really hoping I'll finish it early in September - maybe even by the end of August if I get more fibres from the designer. This piece eats perle cotton for breakfast! :-)

I did also pick up a piece I started for myself back in May for a little while as I've hardly worked on it at all. It's a large piece and I don't want to get too lost in it as the model work comes first. Here's the progress to date:

Any idea what the grey blob is? No? Okay, I'll give in. It's the beginnings of L&L's Nantucket Rose. I've literally had the linen for this piece for years and finally decided I needed to stitch it. But as I said, it's not getting much needle time as the model is my top priority.

The other big event in our family has been this:

DS#1 celebrated his 11th birthday over the weekend. It's amazing to think that he's 11 already. Time flies when you're having fun!

We're off camping on Saturday for a bit, then off to the cottage for a bit longer so I may not be around much until the end of August!


tkdchick 12:00 AM  

Happy birthday to your DS!

Model stitching can be quite time consuming and you don't get to play with your own projects as much!

stitcherw 7:05 PM  

Your LL piece looks like it would be quite tricky to stitch with the colors being so close to the linen. I wasn't familiar with what it looks like, so I looked it up. It will be beautiful when done.

Happy Birthday to your son, and have fun on your holiday. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Meari 2:52 PM  

Happy Belated Bday to your DS! Sorry to hear they couldn't find what is causing your pain. :( Take it easy...

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