sábado, 28 de junho de 2008

It´s really fun! =)

I saw this on Simone´s, and thought I should make one too =D
The Concept:
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd's mosaic maker.
The Questions:
1. What is your first name? Janaina.
2. What is your favorite food? Chinese food.
3. What high school did you go to? Colégio Pedro II
4. What is your favorite color? I love all colors...Mmmm... I will go with blue.
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Pierce Brosnan.
6. Favorite drink? Coconut water.
7. Dream vacation? Europe.
8. Favorite dessert? Fruits lolly.
9. What you want to be when you grow up? Pain free.
10. What do you love most in life? Husband and kids.
11. One word to describe you: Curious.
12. Your flickr name: Tuttifruttigirl.

And then you get this! Want to give it a try too?

1.Janaina,2.Chinesefood,3.Colégio Pedro II,4.Blue,5.Pierce Brosnan,6.Coconut water,7.Europe,8.Fruits lolly,9.Pain free,10.Husband and kids,11.Curious,12.Tuttifruttigirl

sexta-feira, 20 de junho de 2008

Long post... Get ready! =)

Dear friends...
It has been a long time since the last time I posted at here.
The past 4 weeks have been really annoying, to say the least.I just found out that I have the carpal tunnel syndrome. Eeeeeeek!
No, there´s no pain, thank God!I just have this numbness on 2 of my left hand fingers.
The doctor said its because I stitch and type too much, so the hand nerve is stressed and swollen.Going to make a test at Salvador, which is 3 hrs by car from here. There´s nowhere at this tiny city where I can have it . Thank God husband is able to come with me.
I am under medication but its not working, so the doctor said that patients who doesnt respond very good to the medications, sometimes must go for surgery. Its small but still... Larger or smaller its still a surgery, right? And I am scared.
I have an American friend who had it in both arms, up to her shoulders. She couldn´t even sleep. She said when she woke up from surgery, she was feeling no numbness at all! It was like magic.Doc said that test will precise in which point of the nerve the problem is and define the need of the surgery or not.Fingers crossed for the best result.Knowing me, you guys shall realized that I could not stay really 100% off my needles. It´s just too much cruelty! So here and there I managed to stitch a few “x´s” here and there, and after 4 whole weeks (can you believe that?! If my hand was ok, I would have stitched it in no more than ¼ of this time!) I finished this towelHere the back side, as Ruth said its worst when I don’t show it, because she keep imagining what kinda nasty extremely neat back I did this time. Hahahahahaha Cant stop laughing, sweetie! Sorry! =D

The fact that I am not allowed to xxx or type is just driving me crazy. So, after chatting to a few friends, I decided that I need a new addiction: I am going to buy a sewing machine!Yaaay!
When I got married, I did got one, but the darn little thing and I didn’t had a really good relationship... It was a hate and love case. She had a terrible temper, quite moody and never did what I gently asked her to do. After 6 months I gave up and sold her. I decided its time for me to start developing a better relationship with sewing machines.They still seem to hate me to the death, but I am willing to change it.=)
I don´t plan to sew anything complex, just play a bit here and there. Little pouches, tote bags, draw string bags... I think it’s a great way to enhance my xxx pieces, plus it’s a very useful finishing. Ironically, I shall not xxx too much after getting my baby at home.
I have part of the money saved and it seems I am going to get my machine soon. I could get in and pay small amounts of money monthly, but I do prefer to have all of it in my pocket 1st.Here you can see the one I am planning on to get. It´s one of the simpler models, and yet it offers 15 different stitches, overlock including! I doubt I can have use for such a variety of stitches, but...

If you are into the sewing machines world and have ANY tips, hints or so to tell me, plz, do it. Everything will be much appreciated.Do you have any friend with an interesting blog? Plz, leave a coment pointing me the direction! =)
In the meanwhile of stitching the tea towel, I received a few postcards from Postcrossing project.I collect postcard since I was a kid. It was kinda legacy my dad left me.Because of him, I started penpalling by 12.

From Bern/Switzerland.

From Zaragoza/Spain.

From Vancouver/Canada.

And yesterday, from Teuva/Finland! =)

Its such a great feeling to receive a postcard with just a few lines on it.I can never hold a smaile when I get one!
I also get a few other surprises from the mail guy.
Right after 2 days I had the diagnostic and was told to rest my hand the most I could, I got two surprises. They almost got me at the same day.I got this lovely RAK from Christine, from Indiana/USA.

And this other surprise from Xiuyi, from Singapore.

They both made my week! I was impressed with their perfect timing! I was so sad because of my forced time off from my needles, and they were so gentle to send me something to spend my time with. I now have (can you tell?!) lots of new projects on my “to do” list! =D
Thank you all, girls!
A couple days ago, I just got this also lovely surprise... A “get well” card from Christine. Isn´t she just sweet?

Christine always include some confettis to her cards and letters. The 1st time I got it , I wasnt as "smart" and my lap was all covered with them! This time, I was very careful and didnt drop a thingy! Then I showed it to husband and he wasnt knowing about them...You can imagine the mess! Hahahaha =D

One last thing... I want to publicly thank you, Olga, for being such a nice and gentle person. I have learnt so much from you, since the very 1st day I met you.Thank you for your friendship.You are a blessing!
Hugs to all!