Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Good News and Bad News

I was cranky and not feeling well most of the weekend. My thigh hurt and I didn't know why. But my mail box kept me from getting too cranky. I received my Stitchery Swap project from Rose. Isn't is adorable? If you live in the northern hemisphere you need to check out her blog. She has posted photos of spring in Australia and they are gorgeous.


Speaking of the Stitchery Swap Beth in Australia now has a blog. Please check it out here. Be sure to say hello to her and welcome her to the blog world.

Other mail goodies included 12 Barbie FQs from Carol. They won't last long in my stash. I think I'm going to make a simple charm quilt from them or maybe a few small doll quilts. That will be a great way to practice machine quilting.


From Anne I received a goodie package in exchange for a package of fabric. She sent me this lovely FQ of soldier fabric, a pin keeper, some chocolate and a wallet pattern from Lazy Girl Designs.


And if that isn't enough good stuff I won a drawing at Wildcraft Farm. Janet will be sending me her latest Quilt Card pattern. How cool is all of that?

Now for the bad news. The reason I was feeling achy and cranky all weekend is because I have Shingles. Yup, that's right. After an absolutely awful night last night I woke up with a rash on my right thigh, hip, tummy and back. I knew I had to get to the doctor. And, sure enough, I have Shingles. Lucky for me I caught it early and have started the antiviral medicine and have pain medication to help me through the night. At this point wearing anything other than a sundress is uncomfortable. Needless to say I worked from home today and will probably stay home until I can wear something other than a sundress.

So that's my news for today. Hopefully I'm well enough to go the Deutsche Bank Golf Tournament this weekend. I'm ready for yearly Tiger Woods fix.

16 comments:

Gail said...

Lots of lovelies in your photos, but I'm sorry to hear of your shingles. Shingles are a bear, I wish you a speedy recovery.

Linda said...

Oh you poor thing, shingles is soooooo uncomfortable. Love all your parcels.

CONNIE W said...

You poor thing, shingles can be so terribly painful. I haven't had them but I know people who have. I hope you feel better asap. Great photos.

Libby said...

Oh gosh - shingles. Hopefully with early detection you will be spared the worst of it . . . take care and don't over do.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Great gifts in the mail. I hope you feel better soon!!! My nephew gets shingles and they are so painful for him.

Rose said...

Get well soon Paula, my mum had shingles and she said they were painful, hopefully the early detection makes u more comfortable. Great mail and so glad u like ur stitchery, thnx for organising a great swap!!

Beth said...

I'm so sorry you have the shingles! My friend got them the yr they moved into their new house..AND their daughter came for a visit 5 days after they moved in..with THREE toddlers in tow! All the kiddos got the chicken pox when they got home!

Laila said...

I hope you will get well soon. Great mail.Thanks for organaising a fun swap.:-)

Alice I. said...

Ouch! So sorry to hear of your dilemma. HOpe you are feeling better real soon!

Paula, I so loved all the goodies you received, especially the stitchery swap project! Too cute. I'm not much of a stitcher but really admire those who stitch. I too got some Barbie FQs from Carol! I'm going to make a quilt for my dear granddaughter and I'm thinking maybe a charity quilt.

Feel better!

Jeanne said...

Ohhhhhh! Good thing you had lots of good news to offset the bad news some. I'd glad you caught it early and hope it will disappear very soon.

Morah said...

Oh Gosh! I sure hope you heal quickly. Take heart though, your beloved football season will be starting soon! I need to catch up on the last month of your blogging! Feel better.

Kim said...

Oh you poor thing- I hope you're feeling better soon

Linda_J said...

Well, no wonder you had such a bad weekend. YEOWW. Hope the meds kick in and get you some relief.

Lovely "mail call" items there, Paula.

swooze said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. I hear shingles are very painful.

Anonymous said...

Paula, I'm so sorry to hear about your shingles. I hope you recover very quickly.

Kathy in MD

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Poor thing, shingles are the pits!
Make sure you rest so they don't linger.
Loved all your mail.
Loved your stitchery, beautiful. Tracey