This is the question I asked myself this afternoon. No seriously, don't laugh. I had to go to the hospital for an EMG. The electric shocks are one thing but when the neurologist inserted what he called a very small needle into my muscle to test even deeper, I told him I did not think he was a very nice man. He laughed and said fortunately his reputation was not damaged when he started this work. It was nice that he had a sense of humor too. His idea of a small needle is not my idea of a small needle. I hand quilt with number 12 betweens (the name for tiny quilt needles) and I would not want to stick that into my hand or leg either. *grins*
The photo is a giant pincushion I made for a stitching blogging friend of mine this past summer.
So tonight a little cozy candlelight is in order once again. It is raining outside as I write this and the sound of that rain ticking gently on my windows evokes my sense of love of handcrafts. There is nothing like this kind of weather to make you want to take a needle to hand.
Since I had just finished a quilt which you can see on my other blog, I picked up another project I started before I got sick to work on it once again. I have a goal to finish it by the end of this year along with a couple of other projects. This is a tiny quilt created with little stitchery blocks of the story of Noah's Ark. You can see more of the blocks by clicking here. This is a fun technique and easy to work on while talking or watching television. Shown below is the ark which I hope to finish this evening. I have five more blocks to go and am starting to sew them together now as I finish a section.
Needle and thread are the only therapy I need. It helps distract me from the terrible itching I have from the Hashimoto's disease. Well, until I have to go to sleep. We are finding that I am scratching myself until I bleed at night. *sigh* I hope the doctors come up with something to relieve this soon but in the meantime, it is not an extra neurological problem. Thanks to all of you for your words of support, prayers and good thoughts. I so appreciate each and every one of you!