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Midweek Snippets

I’ve mentioned that I’m taking an online art quilting class.  One of the class projects involves dying my own fabric with fabric paint.  I can now see why so many people do this.  It’s fun!  These four little pieces are all I have done, and they are for a still life assignment.  Mine will involve tomatoes and jalapenos, therefore, the red/orange/yellow/green scheme.  The one really wild one was just for fun and I threw in some of every color I had.

This next pic is just for fun, and for Gayle.  I found a neat moth on my patio wall. 

This pic gives an idea of it’s size.  Anyone know what kind it is? BTW, my fingernails aren’t “dirty”, that is fabric paint under them…I used gloves, but had taken them off, and forgot and handled my fabrics while they were still very wet.  That stuff is messy!

I did see my doctor on Monday, and he is putting me through a bunch of tests.  We have the first round of results and are waiting on some more to come back, a couple he is doing more followup on.  I had three vials of blood drawn Monday, and a series of xrays.  The bloodwork looks good so far, except my red blood count is actually elevated, and he is investigating that further, so another vial drawn yesterday.  He said he also ran test for B-12, hormone levels, and lupus, and those results aren’t back yet.  He said the xrays show that I have a rib on the upper right side that appears to have been cracked or broken at some time, and we are going to look further into that.  He has ordered a bone mass density, which I will have tomorrow morning.  Saturday morning, I am having an MRI of my head and, I believe, the upper back.  I raised my right shoulder up and down in his office, and it made lots of noise for him, and he could put his hand on my back and feel it “popping” also.  So I was very glad that I could actually “show” him what I was talking about. 

Did y’all hear a loud crash earlier this week…sometime Tuesday afternoon?  That would have been me falling off the “not buying fabric wagon”….LOL!  Y’all knew it was gonna happen, didn’t you?  There will be more about that in my Sunday report.  🙂  But, there will also be some stash usage to report…I have made some quilting progress this week, in spite of my pain. 

Hope your week is going great!

13 thoughts on “Midweek Snippets

  1. Hi Randi –

    I hope your doctor finds out soon more about your situation! Will be thinking about you.

    I love the effects of your hand-dyed fabrics! I can’t wait to see what you are going to do with them.


  2. I hope all your med tests come back totally boring and normal! Love the fabrics–I’m scared to give that a try for fear that I wlll get totally addicted to it and that’ll be another hobby to spend $$ on! Your project for your hand dyes sounds really neat–can’t wait to see it!


  3. Hope all the testing goes well Randi and that you get an answer and relief soon.

    I LOVE your fabrics!! They turned out great. Maybe I’ll get to mine soon.


  4. I’m so glad you are having all these tests done. It sounds like the doctor is taking you seriously.

    I was worried about that big thud…hope it didn’t hurt too much! LOL!


  5. Love the fabric Randi. I may just have to try my hand at this.

    I’ll say a prayer that your tests come out good and that a resolution to your issues can be found.

    Judy in MO


  6. Randi, I’m so glad that your doctor is trying to get to the bottom of your problems. I know you’ve been frustrated for quite some time. I hope for an answer and a good solution for you.


  7. Hi Randi,

    I just want to let you know that I did reply to your email last night (just in case my email to you is directed to the junk folder).

    Hope your day is going well for you!


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