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!

19 comentários:

Olenka's Stitches disse...

Hi Janaina,
well, I am still blushing...
You know, you are like a sun ray in our lives and without the sun all days look gloomy. So....
GET WELL SOON !!! We need you!
With love and hugs

Janaina disse...

Yaaaay!I made you blush! I made you blush!=P

Maureen disse...

Hi - new to your blog - cute little finish (with it's freakishly neat back lol!!- loving it) Hope your hand is better soon...

gertru aka campanita or diabolikitty disse...

get well! ;)
love the apples!

Carol R disse...

Don't be scared Janaina - I have had this surgery already.

Pretty towel and such a neat finish to the back.

Terry disse...

Very nice finish. Your back is beautiful too. I may get my backs looking that good..... some day LOL Good luck with the appointment and keep us posted about the surgery.

Simone disse...

Your apples are looking good! Didn't someone told you that it's NOT normal to have such neat backs??? Hihi, you should see the back of my HAED's Merlin & Arthur... It's a complete mess!
I hope you're going to have a lot of fun with your new sewing machine. I have a very old one from my grandmother. But it's a Bernina and it does everything I want him to do!
I'm going to keep my fingers crossed for your doctor's appointment. I hope you don't need that surgery!
Please, take your rest (so don't do these long posts in your blog!) and get well soon. We can't miss you!
Big hugs, Simone

Carol disse...

So sorry to hear about your carpal tunnel - saw that in the CE group a few days ago too - yikes!

Ruth disse...

A lap full of glitter -- what a way to celebrate the mail! :) Serves you right for those darn backs of yours!

Hugs and feel better!!! Try not to stress about hte test too much. I know, I now, you have to stress sort of, but *try* and control yourself.

Carol R disse...

Janaina - email me with your address and I will send you a postcard from my home town

Janaina disse...

Thank you all girls on the lovely words... I love you all! =)

Joke disse...

How nice to read about your postcards, I will send you one when I'm on holiday in Czech Republic =)

Nataliya disse...

Hi Janaina!

Danke Dir für Dein Kommentar in meinem Blog! Willkommen! Also, ich habe die selbe Probleme mit meine Hände. Ja, es tut wirklich weh :o(((. Ich wünsche Dir herzlich gute Besserung!!!
P.S. Am Foto in meinem Blog sind meine kleinere Tochter Olga und meine Freundin aus Belgie - sie ist zum meinem BDay zu mir nach Berlin gekommen. Und es tut mir wirklich leid, dass ich kenne nicht Englisch :o(((. Aber meine Fotos können auch reden! Du kannst mir auf englisch schreiben, ich verstehe bischen. Aber antworten kann ich nur auf Deutsch. Tut mir leid....
Kuss und noch mal wünsche ich Dir alles Gute!!!!!

Janaina disse...

Lieber Natasha, sorgen sich nicht. Schreiben Sie mich auf Deutsch, sein O.K. Ich kann ein wenig verstehen. =) danke für die freundlichen Wörter.

Nataliya disse...

Na, es ist super!!!!! Es ist noch besser, als ich vorrstellen konnte! Wie geht's Dir heute? Du bist noch ganz jung und muss alles schaffen!

Janaina disse...

Ich verwende dieses, um Deutsch-Englisches zu übersetzen:
Einige Wörter sind sehr ähnlich, also ist es einfach für mich, sogar in German.=D

Nataliya disse...

Ich mache genauso mit französische und englische Blogs :o))). Aber manchmal benutze ich komische Umgangswörter. Ich werde bischen aufpassen :o)

House of Mouse disse...

Hi Janaina,

Anett her from CAPC...I would love to sen dyou a post card from Oregon. Send me your address privately and I will do it.


Janice disse...

Hi Janaina,

This gives me a good idea when I go to Europe--send you a postcard!!! Thanks for your comment on my blog. You're #1 : )))))