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Monday, April 15, 2013

I Don't Know What the World Is Coming To...........

My heart is just saddened by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon.  Wow.  I just don't know what to say!  It just boggles my mind why anyone or any group would want to harm folks out to just have a nice time.  Innocents.  All of those victims and their families.  Just innnocent.  Senseless death and harm.  Certainly, the Devil is having a field day here in the good ol' USA.  I usually don't voice my conservative opinions here but I will say this as a Christian...we've turned our back on God here, in our schools, at our work and in our families and I guess I shouldn't be surprised at the state of our country and our world.

So, my heart and prayers are going out to those who were harmed or killed and to their families left to pick up the pieces.


Connie, you will be pleased to know that I am rockin' True Virtue.  I stitched the verse and I'm tickled pink at it. You are right, she is a piece that is just a joy to stitch and I don't know why I put her down.  Well I do know, JCS is not known for doing a terrific job of proofing their patterns and the color key had the wrong symbol and one color was left off the color key.  I stitched the entire top of rice stitch grapes using the wrong color.  And I have to frog them all out.  ALL. OF. THEM. I got discouraged so I banished it to the "Land of Misfit Projects".  And I did stitch an entire alphabet in the wrong color (my mistake this time and no, I'm not frogging it, it looks just fine).  I'm a little hung up on the 4 sided alphabet, I'm going to have to do some research on how to properly stitch the letters (if you've got tips and hints, please share!).  So I'm going to wait until most of the stitching is done and then stitch the satin stitch border, the algerian eye vowels and the 4-sided stitch alphabet.  And probably the queen stitch flowers too.  I want to put the sampler on a roller frame to do this band and the border so I can have even tension.
 I did have a visit with the frogs this weekend on True Virtue but not so bad that I couldn't take care of it.  Now, I had a major frog infestation with WTN&T's  April Word Play.  I am using a piece of linen that is made up of thick and very thin linen thread.  I accidently crossed stitched one of those threads together with the other two (Instead of going over 2 threads, I went over 3).  And I was 75% done with stitching it and I caught the error.  I actually pulled a "Marly" and burned it in my fireplace.  I couldn't face ripping out the bunny in the wagon and the center section of words plus the bee skep, at least 50% of the piece.  I was so mad and burning it was a fitting thing to do in my opinion.
Health-wise I am not much better, the pendulum has swung the other way.  The autonomous toxic nodule covered my entire left lobe of my thyroid, it measured 4'' by 3" inches by 1" covering most of it.  The radioactive iodine killed it and most of the lobe. And my right lobe hasn't woken up yet from being suppressed for so long.  I've gone from subclinical hyperthyroid to hypothyroid. And I'm tired all the time. So, the doctor has prescribed a dose of synthyroid that's going to take the edge off the hypothyroid symptoms but will still allow him to monitor my hormone levels to see if my right lobe has come around.

Well, don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin...and I hope that the weather gets better soon so I can take some pictures.... I know this gets boring but I did want to check in.

Take care kids,  thanks for coming by!


marly said...

Sorry to hear you aren't feeling better yet. Hopefully, that will change soon. Sounds like the frogs had taken over and the only solution was the flame!

Jeanne said...

I hope your health starts to go on the upswing soon Joanie - hang in there and I hope better times are ahead.

I have no idea what the world is coming to either...the news is so depressing I can hardly watch it anymore. :( Seems like the world we grew up in which seemed safe most of the time is going away.

Sorry you had to ditch your April Wordplay but getting rid of something like that can be sort of freeing I find. Maybe you'll stitch it again and next time no boo-boos!

Giovanna said...

Sorry about the stitching mishaps, and I hope you will be better soon. What happened in Boston is absolutely horrible.

Vickie said...

AMEN!!! You are so very, very correct. This country has turned it's back on God.

Wow! I have never set flame to something. I am more of the meltdown type of girl.

Take care. I am praying for you, your thyroid and your doctor. ;)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Sorry about your stitching disaster but sometimes you just gotta cut (or in your case, burn) a piece loose.
I hope you feel better soon. I had radioactive iodine treatment several years ago to destroy my thyroid. I'm on synthroid every day and so far so good. But right now, I'm exceptionally tired and taking long naps and gaining a few pounds so I think I must be a little hypo, too. Feel better soon!

Fay and Charlette said...

It's all as the Word has stated as a sign for the end of days. Do not fear, fellow Christian. The Lord is Lord of all and mighty indeed! There are millions of American Christians shoring up the Church, building the Church triumphant and millions more doing the Lord's work around the world. Spread the gospel, testify and be a fisher of men for the Lord, and you will have Peace for He did not give us a spirit of fear, but for Faith and His works! Love, Christina