Friday, 20 November 2009

It's been so hot and humid here the past few days. Still no decent rain though, only a bit of thunder and lightning.

Thought I'd show a pic of some of the bags that were made on a special Q.C.W.A. craft day. One of our members, Sally was the tutor. They are made with a black mesh a little like flyscreening. It does come in several other colours, but black is the cheapest. Surprisingly, it's very easy to machine sew. Mine is the floral one on the far right.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

I'm finally back on track after a long break from blogging. I've been very busy at work and I've had a few health issues to resolve, one of them being sleep apnoea which leaves me so exhausted at the end of each working day. I did try a CPap machine, but even though I tried so hard to persevere with it, was very unsuccessful. My osteoarthritis is pretty bad at the moment as well, especially in my right shoulder. But I've just started some new medication which hopefully will relieve the pain and inflammation. Several weeks ago, I had ESWL which is Electric shock wave treatment on my kidney stones, which seems to have been quite successful as I no longer suffer any more pain in my side. Still have to visit the Renal Unit regularly though, as I'm also a non-insulin dependant diabetic and I've been told by a specialist that I'm on the verge of having diabetic kidney nephropathy. Not a very good outlook, so I'll have to be a very good girl as far as diet goes and I guess I really should try to lose some weight, but my main problem with that is not being able to walk a lot like I once used to. I've been seriously thinking of taking up water aerobics though as it's less stressful on joints.

I've tried to keep up with a few swaps. The apron below is the one I made for Kerry. The pink floral and white one, was made for me by Iris.

The pegbag below, I made for Cate, the cushion cover, I received from Margarita and the needlebook was made for me by Linda. I don't always get to take pics of the items I make as I'm often pushed to post them on time.

I'd eventually love to have time (More motivation really)to make enough items to sell online, as many others I know do very successfully. Anyway, I'd best get some more sleep now. The reason I'm up so late - or early (It's actually almost 4am here), is I arrived home from work at 6 pm and flaked on the bed until after 11 pm. Still don't really feel tired again yet, but best make the effort to get some more shuteye, as I have Weekend visitors arriving later this morning.
Bye for now and I'll try and post more often.