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Well the blog move has happened. As part of that, I lost I think *all* of my photo galleries and all of my links.  I’ve replaced the links as an RSS feed – so when you guys update your blogs, it will show on the right column over here.  I’m thinking of splitting the RSS feed even more into Designers, Friends, and Stitchers I follow.  That way I can see *your* posts faster!  I just haven’t gotten there yet.  I’m also not happy with the theme. So still more changes. And ALL of the galleries still need to be re-created! Oh Boy! And all of the links to the Project a Day posts to change and and and …

I have been doing a fair bit of work of the Project-a-Day blog but there too, more work needs to be done.  It’s still in better shape than this blog  If you have any comments, advice, thoughts, ideas, feedback on the new look for Project-a-Day I’d like to hear it 🙂

I’ve been stitching on the Joan Elliot SAL.  I’m only a third of the way through Part 2 and Part 3 comes out in a few hours. I’ve also been spending my nights helping mum with her Warcraft dungeon runs so for someone who has “nothing to do and all day to do it” I feel like I’m so far behind in everything! Oh for a working brain – I feel like I’m working in molasses most of the time.

Oh speaking of Warcraft do you remember this post on my friend who went missing?  Well I have more of the story now. E did have a bust-up with the Guild. And it appears she may have just name-changed her characters rather than deleted them. In the last couple of days, I’ve found all her alt characters listed back on our realm but in different guilds.  Her main character has not been found so she main have deleted that character or left it with the name change. I’m waiting for one of those characters to come online so I can talk to her.  The good news is she is still out there and it was a bust up not further ill-health.

Speaking of health, I didn’t write-up about my visit to the gynaecologist on the 14th did I?  Why do important things skip my mind?  The gynaecologist said that I was a unique case and totally out of her area of expertise. After listening to my theory on why I thought my migraines were hormonally influenced she said the exert in the field was Roger Hart, a Women’s Health Endocrinologist working in Perth! I almost smashed my head into the wall at that point. Why didn’t the GP, neurologist, neurosurgeon and endocrinologist I saw in Perth recommend him while I was still living there?

Anyway. The gynaecologist spoke to Roger, Roger spoke to my GP and my neurologist and a number of conference calls later the gynaecologist calls me back to inform me that Roger has spoken to a couple of his colleagues in Sydney and Melbourne about taking on my case. Their credentials and copy of a recent study on women, hormones and migraine are being sent to my GP.  My GP will ring me and discuss and recommend which of Roger’s colleagues I am to see.

The first part, the conference calls etc was done in a flurry in the first 24-48 hours but then the paperwork has stalled. I’ve rung the gynaecologists office a number of times but the paperwork just hasn’t made it out to my GP yet.

Today is a dreary, rainy day. Just perfect for stitching.

Joan Elliot

Petite Christmas Angels by Joan Elliot

Yeah I don’t know where my brain is most of the time either.

I’m not stitching, I have heaps of stuff here to do, I have more arriving in the mail and my brain in a fit of complete insanity, decides the best thing I could do now is to join a stitch-a-long!

Well it is with Polstitches – a fabric I love and a shop owner I call friend. And I do have the perfect fabbie right here in my stash!

It is a Joan Elliot chart  – a designer I love.  But a small, manageable design. Only 5 x 6″ on 28ct fabric when finished.

It’s via a Facebook group – part of my job as a librarian is to understand all the different facets of a social media and I need to my keep my skills up to date in this area even if I do feel like a girl from a good family caught with her panties around her ankles in a seedy backstreet brothel.

It’s the Polstitches Petite Angels SAL. Start date 14th Feb (over 4-6 weeks). Each Tuesday (UK time) Jo will designate which area of the chart we stitch that week. If possible we all post our progress on the Facebook group.

The main rule for the SAL is that we have to change at least one thing on the chart whether it be fabric-thread-beads or other.

I’ve chosen to change the fabric, mainly because I find that the easiest change to make 🙂 Changing threads I find difficult and I don’t have a large enough bead stash to swap around. I am thinking of swapping out the French Knots for beads but I don’t know if that could be considered an official change or just a cop-out 🙂

Anyway, the Angel I’ll be stitching is the Top Left angel. Under the rules of the SAL Jo is able to send me that Angel as a pdf (knowing my luck with the International Post I have no guarantee a paper chart would arrive in time).

The fabric I’ve chosen is from a Polstiches grab-bag of off-cuts a few years ago. I think it is a piece of English Rose. I’ll take a floss toss and some photos when the lighting is better.

Anyone can join in this SAL, you just need to join in the Polstitches Facebook group. Jo has all fo the rest of the SAL rules and perks listed in there.  Check it out and see if this is a SAL for you 🙂

No need to tell me I’m an idiot for thinking I can do this – I already know. I’m giving it a go anyway.

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