Friday, 3 May 2013


A hairy caterpillar slowly crossed the path in front of them,
in search of something to eat.
'One day soon it will change into a butterfly' said Big Nutbrown Hare.
'With wings?'
'Oh, lovely wings' said Big Nutbrown Hare.

Happy May everyone ~ how quick has that arrived?

OK, so I have been keeping quiet about my continuing health problems but as my title to this post probably indicates I'm not stitching, well I am and I'll show you more in a minute but just to fill you in, in as fewer words as possible . . .

Not been too good for the last 6 months and have been sent to see yet another Specialist.
Felt I was being exceptionally brave when I went to see him on my own just before Easter, after all it was only for a consultation so it's okay DH I can cope, WRONG!  2 biopsies, a local anaesthetic and stitches ~ not quite what I had envisaged ~ needles & injections ~ no, no, no! 
Went back a week later to have stitches removed and get results ~ biopsies missing and no trace of them at the London hospital they were sent to!  Still missing 2 weeks later so last week had to have the biopsies repeated ~ more needles, more injections ~ even more no, no, no!
Told the Specialist if this was going to be a regular event I'd bring him a chart out of my Stash box and at least he could stitch a design with his crosses!  At least he changed the colour of the thread this time from black to blue!  Anyway stitches out tomorrow and awaiting results with much stress and quite scared ~ totally had enough of feeling rubbish and not knowing what is wrong with me ~ there! story told, not a very joyful one so let's move on . . .

My thanks again for all your supportive messages and advice on my HAED attempt ~ I have not given up on it completely but have followed your many suggestions of tucking it away and coming back to it later . . .

SO, what to stitch in the meantime?  I know, I'll start another HAED instead (I'm putting this insanity down to my present state of mind!) ~  


This is another original artwork by the wonderful Jane Wooster Scott, I love her designs and HAED have quite a few to choose from.  I've avoided anything with snow this time and opted for an Autumnal/Harvest feel and . . .

so far so good!

This design is a little smaller than my first choice ~ only a mere 134,00 stitches and 35 pages of confetti, actually the sky is a welcome break with more solid areas of stitching, but even so this still feels like it's going to be one very big Wedding!!!
I've stitched on it nearly every day in the past couple of weeks ~ I find it a great way to take my mind of other things and I'm so so enjoying it.

Gorgeous warm weather here in the South at long last and I have 2 very happy bunnies who can now discover what that lush green stuff is in the garden!

Thanks for stopping by


cucki said...

aww such sweet bunny story and picture..i love bunnies so much..
such a pretty head ..i love it so much..lovely colors..
sending you big hugs cucki x

Stress Less said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Medical tests are so very stressful. You are in my prayers. I love your new HAED! I've debated about this one myself. But I have two started and sometimes I think I will never finish those. I can't wait to see more of your stitching on it. It may cause me to break down and buy that one too!

Vickie said...

Dear Jane, I am praying for you.♥
The new HAED looks great already. What a sky!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Jane:
Praying that everything will come back with good and happy results. Your new project will be incredible!

Kaya Purdie said...

Saying a prayer for good results on your tests. Please keep us posted and know that you are being thought of.

Pam in IL said...

Love the HAED you're working on. I've not attempted one because of their size.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Barb said...

Hi Jane Good to see an update fingers and everything crossed for good outcome. Love that new design the colours are just so, well,Autumn.
You have done so much and in a short space of time too.You are inspiring me to pick mine up again.
Take care ,hugs for T & J , love the nutbrown hare .

Lesleyanne said...

Sorry to hear you are having a tough time healthwise, will keep my fingers crossed everything comes back okay. Great new start.

Sally said...

Oh Jane I hope you get to to the bottom of why you're feeling so rubbish soon. That is not good that they've lost things. Hugs x

Love your new HaED start. Beautiful rich colours.

Anne said...

Oh Jane, I truly hope you will be okay and that you won't have to go through more of those biopsies. I can't believe the hospital lost the tests in the first place.

Lovely new haed pattern you are now starting. The autumn colours are very soothing and it seems to be working for you now.


Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Sending prayers that your results are good, Jane. Wonderful, new start!

Annette said...

Dear Jane,
Hang in there!!
Thinking of you!!
You can do it..
So proud that you feel to stitch such a big piece!!
have fun with it!!
Hope all will be better for you

Cath said...

So sorry to hear of your problems. Yell if I can help with anything , or if you need to talk .
Love your new start.
Hope you feel better soon .XXX

Marlene Jones said...

Fingers crossed for you waiting for results is terrible. Stay brave and keep stitching xxx

Carol said...

Oh, Jane, you've been through so much with those repeated jabs and all those needles... I do hope your results come back quickly...will be sending all positive thoughts your way.

I love Jane Wooster Scott, too, and this design is a real beauty!

P.J. said...

Thinking of you Jane and sending you lots of bunny hugs and prayers. You are a tough woman, even in my right mind I could not take on such a detailed project. Your progress is looking great. Keep on stitching lady.

Catherine said...

Sending hugs and prayers your way!

Claire said...

Thinking of you.x

Maggee said...

I know exactly the stress you are going through. Had an Oncotype test done and sent out for a reading, and when I came back after FIVE long weeks, the doctor couldn't find where he had sent it--and he had NOT!! I fired him on the spot! I hope your results are positive and nothing serious! Enjoy stitching on the BAP--you are flying along! Hugs to Oscar and Tilly and YOU!