Monday, May 28, 2007

Z is for Zinnias

I finished up my Hello Neighbour RR piece, I really didn't add too much more, so I didn't re-scan it. Its all ready to be mailed out to Carissa. And I also finished up my Garden themed exchange for the SBEBB which is ready to be mailed out too!

So for my weekend stitching, I started on my very last Prairie Schooler block, Z is for Zinnias:

This is on 28 ct evenweaver, I think its a 28 ct Ivory Lugana, I really needed something nice and easy on the eyes after working last week on the 40 ct linen.

I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself since Friday. I had blood work taken last week and then went in for my physical on Friday morning and it turns out my blood sugars are in the diabetic range. The doctor says this probably explains why I've been having so many funny troubles with my eyes recently. I ended up stitching my RR with my glasses off most of the time! So more blood work is in store - a 2 hour glucose tolerance test anyways. Meanwhile I'm trying to stick to hubby's diet - he is also a diabetic but with amazing willpower - and hopefully these blood sugars will come down enough that I won't need medications.

We are having weekly home assessments with Toronto Children's Aid for our fostering program. Two more interviews are scheduled for this week. How do you spell stressful? I will be so glad when its over! But things are looking good for us.


Annemarie said...

Stressful indeed, Wendy! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that a diet will help you! Good luck with the interviews!

You LAST PS letter. That's a laugh. I'm still working on my second. Since 2004. You're doing well!

karenv said...

Sorry to hear you've not been feeling too well Wendy {{{hugs}}} I hope dietary changes will do the trick.

Good luck with the interviews this week!

AnnMcD said...

Way to go with the PS alphabet Wendy!
Lousy news about the borderline diabetes. I had blood work done last week myself...and a bone density scan...getting old really sucks sometimes!
I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for the CAS interviews but I know all will go well...they just have to look at your children to see that you guys are excellent parents

Isabelle said...

Ack! I do hope a changed diet will help you feel better without medication, Wendy. (((hugs)))

Zinnias looks lovely.

Barbara said...

Oh boy, diabetes scares in addition to everything else?! Good grief!

Your zinnia is gorgeous! :D Good luck with everything that's coming up this week. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Hi Wendy, I hope the diet helps, too. So sorry to hear that you are under stress right now with the home visits and your health. Stitching is great for relaxation, though, eh? Z for Zinnias looks so cute!

Carol said...

You've been busy this weekend - cannot wait to get your RR!!! Your zinnias are so sweet!

Margaret said...

Thanks for your birtday wishes Wendy.
Will send many good thoughts your way as you go through this stressful time with your dietary changes and the home visits. Once you know Kristy has her new home with you perhaps your blood sugar will go down too.
"Zinnias" is so pretty.

stitcherw said...

The Zinnia's are lovely.

I hope the change in diet works for you, so much better than medication. However, the stress from the home assessments may be affecting you too. I hope it goes well and that things settle down soon.

Glenna said...

I love the zinnia! Best of luck on the blood sugars. Yikes--seems so many people have that now! Do you have Diabetic Life or Diabetes Today or whatever that supermarket magazine is with the yummy looking food on the cover at your store? Great recipes!

Kathy said...

Hope things work out okay for you Wendy. My doctor has this dreaded line "for a woman of your age" I just want to smack her when she says that. don't you just love it!

Lili said...

That diabetis is a pain in the ***. Lovely job with the Z. And crossing fingers for the assessments.
Take care, Wendy!

Michele said...

(((((((wendy))))))) sorry to hear about your sugars .. I've been diabetic for 5 years .. DH was just diagnosed last month with it .. he has family history so I wasn't surprised at all .. I don't have any wish was a surprise to me! hope the diet helps! it's sure not fun, as you well know with DH's experiences. hang in there!

Hope the home visits go well! and love the Zinnas :)

Michelle said...

Love the zinnias. Good luck with your tests. Hopefully the change in eating habits will help tremendously!

Mary Ann said...

I LOVE the zinnia!

And, I hope you are feeling better soon--health and stress wise. (HUGS)

Barb said...

The Zinnias look nice. I hope you get to feeling better.

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Wendy, take care of yourself. Hopefully you won't need meds.

Hope the interview process goes smoothly!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for your help with the LNS in Hamilton, i found it on Monday :)

tkdchick said...

Wendy your stitching is lovely as usual.

I'm sorry to hear you're going through some health issues. It can be very frustrating all the waiting and pushing for results.

Lelia said...

Happy Anniversary! 27 years is wonderful : ) Sorry to hear about your bloodwork & the challenges that may be in order for you. Take good care of yourself.

Love all your pictures - esp the Blackbird & Prairie schooler alpha series. Aren't they great? I only have the E for Embroidery & never got around to working on it.

There is nothing like launching into a new project to get those lazy needles moving !! LOL.

Enjoy the day