Friday, October 12, 2007


This needlepoint is the first one I ever did. I must have been around 10-12? I was at my grandmother's and my Aunt Jean was doing needlepoint. Of course I wanted to try it too, so she took me to town and bought this kit and taught me how to do it. I have had it all this time stuffed in the bottom of my sewing box. I pulled it out a couple of months ago and finished it into this little pillow/pincushion. My aunt is coming in today (she lives in Washington) for a visit so we will see if she remembers this little needlepoint or teaching me how to do it.

I've already made a cake and banana pudding to take for lunch. My mother's other two siblings will also be there today so it is kind of a mini family reunion.

Thanks for the good thoughts on the headache. It is a long story but I'll try to condense it as much as possible. I was diagnosed with migraines in Feb. 06 (in retrospect I had been having them for a long time, just didn't know that was what they were) Anyway - I had the worst one I had ever had, wouldn't go away so I finally went to the dr about it. After a trip in the 'tunnel of terror' (MRI to those people who aren't claustrophobic) and unsuccessful treatment by my regular dr (not his fault, just the way it is), he sent me to a neuro who I have been seeing ever since. I have had a headache since Feb. 6, 2006. Yes, you read that right 20 months. It varies in degree from barely there to 'if you won't take me out back and shoot me then I'm going to bed, don't talk to me'. Thankfully the 'please shoot me days' are not as frequent as they were in the beginning. Most days are somewhere in the middle and I just have to go on about my business - can't just sit in a chair and wait for it to go away.

Anyway - we are trying yet another daily med. I think this is the 4th different one. The 'normal' ones haven't worked so now we are into the 'I don't use this one very often' ones. The bad part about this one is that it takes several months to see results (that is if you get up to the right dose w/o side effects) So, enough about that. Trust me, that is a long story made short!
I can't take credit for the idea of putting the needle threader on the fob - I saw some made like that online somewhere and just made my own. (I love fob making!)

My aunt will be here (she is staying at my mother's - just across town) until Tuesday so I may or may not post again for a few days. My script should be ready at the pharmacy by now, so I'm going to load up my goodies and go visit! If I don't post again for a few days have a great weekend!


Linda said...

Have a wonderful weekend with your family. I hope your Aunt Jean remembers your first project that started your love affair with needle work.


Michelle said...

What a sweet "first needlework." I hope you have a great time with your family this weekend - what kind of cake did you make?? Inquiring minds want to know!

I hope your new medicine is the answer to your headaches..

Esther Sunday said...

Oh, my precious. I am sooo sorry about the headache. That's awful. I send you lots of love and hugs. I have back issues and chronic pain is so hard to deal with. Your first needle work project is wonderful - you are very talented in your hand work. With love, Esther

Margo said...

Tina, send me your email so we can chat. I'd love a chocolate meet up.

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