Saturday, April 25, 2015

My Universe & Blood Clots

I forgot to get a pic of this piece when I finished. GVQC had a challenge called " My Piece of the Universe" 
So an aerial view of my property came to my mind..very literal. 
I've use my discharged, mono printed and rust dyed fabrics. 
Machine quilting. 
Hand stitching. 
Every step of this project was fun. 
"Pearl Street Road" will be at their quilt show,along with other universes, the first weekend in June at RIT in Rochester. 

My home away from home last Monday through Thursday was Millard Fillmore hospital. Pulmonary embolism. Multiple clots in each lung. 
Two weeks ago I flew to Portland OR for an IBEW utility conference. I noticed some swelling in leg/foot and what I thought was winded breathing upon arrival. I attributed the breathing to having put on weight. Apparently I formed a clot/clots on the flight. 
I worked all week noting I had been winded much of the time. So much so that I commented to coworkers about it. 
Finally I decided to ask my RN sister about my symptoms. 
Call dr now. 
I did. I went. Was sent directly to ER. 
No clots in legs verified 
But after scan of chest they discovered I had numerous small blood clots in each lung. 
Winded was actually shortness of breath. 
Now I know. 
Blood thinners and laying low for a bit. 

I have learned:

1. Add xeralta to my list of meds with allergic reaction. 
2.  Michael made Officer Candidate School. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mary Lee's Tiles

At my ArtCGirlz meeting tonight Mary Lee demoed a cool alcohol ink on tile technique. Very cool. It would need a special sealer but I can see how useful this could be. She made done switch light covers for her home using this idea. 
I am pondering what mixed media project I could use this in. 
You never know what little tidbit will make you think. Thanks ML!

I have learned:

1.  10 months to retirement-real-life-living!! If only someone would get prego so the count down would mean more!!

2.  I am buying an Avante quilting machine! Used. Know this woman has taken care of it and I'm so excited! Investment for my future. 

3.  My extra weight was felt walking around Portland OR last week. Give me strength to address it. 

4.  Clifford, the cat bastard, has been sneaky. He waits for the last screen door bobble to get out. Caught him. Alerts on!

5.  Think spring is actually here in western NY. 

6.  My son, Michael, was accepted into Officer Candidate School, Army. Georgia from June til September for him. Proud.