Wednesday, 9 January 2013

3 down, millions to go

Good morning ladies.  I had yesterday afternoon off work to go to the hospital to see a consultant neurologist.  I've been asking the doctor for a referal to the migraine clinic for years and finally got one.  Sort of.  This "doctor" has advised me to stop taking painkillers.  Now, I know that painkillers can cause headaches so try not to take them where I can.  That doesn't include migraines.  If you've ever had a migraine, I'm pretty sure your mouth will be hanging open in shock at this suggestion.  If you haven't, forget headaches, migraines are on a completely different spectrum.  Needless to say, I will not be taking his advise.  My actual response to this suggestion was "and have you ever had a migraine yourself"?  He had the decency to look sheepish.

Anyway, you're not here to hear about my broken head, you're hear to see if I've messed up any projects recently (hi Duff!), sorry to disappoint.  I have, however, made more progress on my Wipocalypse Challenge.

WIP #17 - I first posted about wiggly bags in August,  so this is a 5-month WIP.  Wiggly bags are for children in hospital to wear to put their Hickman line in.  I don't know much more than that, but they are needed and I was happy to oblige.


When I first started making these bags, I cut out a load of fabric and was determined to use it all.  This final 4 (above) will, hopefully, be suitable for boys.  I've now finished all the 6" squares I cut.


I made 18 wiggly bags in total, these were asked for back in July by Emily of Strawberry Patch.  She'll get a surprise when I get these posted!

WIP #16 - These napkins first made an appearance in October, so only 3 months for this one!


Having said that, they only needed re-hemming and it took me all of about 10 minutes!


When I made them originally, the first two had terrible corners, the second two had successful corners.  Thinking I'd learnt how to do them properly, I unsewed the first two and put them in a pile for months on end.  When I came back to it, I couldn't remember what I'd done to make the second set so nice, so these look pretty much how they did before I unsewed them!

But never mind, at least it's another WIP crossed off.  So, that's the bathroom curtain, the napkins and the wiggly bags.  I've also finished an embroidered piece which I'll show you at or after the weekend when I'll next see daylight, and I'm pretty close to finishing another project!  4 out of 64 in the first 7 days...

I do hope this momentum lasts.


11 comments:

Samantha said...

Blummin' Nora girl, you're on a roll!!

Kerryp77 said...

great finishes, well done.

Shirley said...

I'm sorry to hear you are suffering from migraines, keep pushing until they do something to help you.

As Samantha said you are on a roll, well done and I love the wiggy bags, what a lovely thing to make.

Lisa said...

Good luck with trying that no painkiller remedy. As someone with migraines, I had to quit taking my normal stuff when I was pregnant and it was NOT fun. I cannot imagine being able to take nothing. I know sometimes the painkillers can cause more pain, but argghhh, that's hard to take nothing at all!

Sandra :) said...

WOW you're on a rol ... oh Samantha beat me to the punch, lol! Keep it up - I still haven't even finished LISTING my collection of UFO's, although I did take 2 more pictures last night for the list, LOL!

Ask your doctor for a referral to another neurologist - even if it takes a while, at least you'll be in the queue! I don't have migraines but I've read/heard about how bad they are - it would be worth getting a second opinion to see if someone new can offer you any help!

JoJo said...

Sorry about the migraines! I've only had a couple in my lifetime and they were doozies. I feel for people who have them frequently.

Great job on the WIPs! At least yours only date back a few months, not years and years like mine!

Allie said...

Girl, you're on FIRE - great job! And that dr. needs HIS head examined.

Melody said...

Wonderful work.

Maria Dolores Lopez Godoy said...

You are a great artist, is very beautiful, congratulations. Kisses from Spain.

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CeLynn said...

You go girl! Progress is a very good thing indeed! I have a set of napkins that need re-heming,but since they are fall themed,so I am not worrying about them anytime soon :)

Joy McD said...

Well done with the finishes, great that you can make the wiggly bags for others.. I am sure they will be appreciated..
I get migraines too - what a strange doctor.. I would ignore him too! You take care xxx