It's been an interested couple of months. In January, we lost our hot water heater (well, not exactly) and along with it we replaced our furnace with a new propane furnace. We heated our home with fuel oil and the price of oil was over $4.00 a gallon. Each fill up was just under a thousand dollars. It was getting pretty expensive to keep it up on one salary. To make a long story short, we called the hot water heater guy out who informed us that it wasn't the heater at all but we ran out of oil. He recommended that we replace the heater anyway because it was ancient and half filled with sediment. So we called out the furnace guy who gave us a pretty good deal on replacing both. Hot water rocks! And we should cut our heating costs a little bit because propane is 25% cheaper than fuel oil. We shall see.
I found out that I have a toxic nodule on my thyroid which besides sucking out all the iodine my body produces, it sucks the life out of me. So later this month, I will take a dose of radioactive iodine and hopefully (crossing my fingers) it will kill the toxic nodule and won't harm my thyroid. I just want to feel better. I have zero energy, am completely irritable and I find that I am just not myself because of it. Say a prayer that this works.
The boy child has deployed for 6 months and Jenna and little Alena are in Japan. It was very hard for him to leave them.
Alena is 3 months old already.
On the stitching front, I have been busy! I want to show you that I can finish things, so here's what I've done this last month.
I broke out the sewing machine and got my creative on! The pillow came out a little longer than I hoped (I am math challenged, so the David tells me) but it looks cute as a bolster on the bed. This is a With Thy Needle and Thread pattern,
And With Thy Needle and Thread's February Wordplay which doesn't Blogger doesn seem to want to right itself. Sorry.
I also finished December's Wordplay and started on April's version. I also worked on Baby It's Cold Outside but didn't take a snap because it's really wrinkly. And I stitched 2 LHN Christmas Ornaments, the Saltbox house and Snow Cold.
So that's what's going on in Joanie's World. I want to say hey to my new followers and a thank you to all of you who visit.
Stay tuned for a March giveaway...you know there's a pot of gold at the end of the stitchy rainbow...just sayin'.