Thursday, June 4, 2015

Finding the Balance and a Finish

I'm still here, still dealing with daily pain. I'm learning to find the balance between what I want to do and what I'm able to do, and I'm getting to where I know what my limits are. I have another doctor's appointment in a couple weeks with another new doctor; it's been hard trying to find one who takes me seriously. It's frustrating, but I'm trying to have a positive outlook on it. This may never go away, but I'm alive, I have a wonderful family and lots of friends, and I do consider myself truly blessed.

I've had to back off from a lot of things. My level of pain varies from day to day so it's difficult to plan events. Most of my large projects don't get a lot of attention right now because it hurts too much to hold the fabric. I've been working on my little WIPs and have started a couple of new ones just because.

I did finally finish the blanket for my new nephew, Luke; he should be born any day now, so I need to get it in the mail ASAP to my sister-in-law in Florida.
I'm really happy with the border. I used this tutorial for adding a round of double stitches in Peacock. Then I did a round of half double stitches in Delft and a round of single stitches in Peacock. It measures about 33 inches square. 

Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)

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  1. congrats on finishing the great blanket! I'm sorry you're still having so much trouble managing your pain. I hope the new doctor is more helpful.

  2. Congrats on the great finish Kate. The blanket is so pretty and I love your border. I know that one of these days your going to wake up and the pain will be gone.


  3. Hi Kate, I love the pretty blanket you made. So sorry to hear that you are not feeling well and I hope you feel better!

  4. Congrats on the beautiful blue blanket finish. Love the colors you used. I hope you feel better soon. Hugs.

  5. Your blanket is very beautiful, Kate !!:)
    I hope you will be better soon.

  6. Congrats on the blanket finish!! It looks beautiful :)

  7. Sorry to hear that you are still in pain Kate, your blanket is beautiful, hope you are feeling better very soon. Have a great weekend. :) xxx

  8. Congrats on the finish. I hope you feel better soon, but I can honestly say that the right doctor (and the right meds) make all the difference! Good luck!

  9. What a beautiful blanket! Luke will be snuggled up warm and cozy, I'm sure his mother will love that blanket, too :-). Best wishes for a soon recovery, fingers crossed that the new doctor can help you!
    Greetings, Nata xxx

  10. This baby blanket is just gorgeous.
    I hope that the new doctor will be able to find out where the pain comes from.