Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Humpty Dumpty

I went back to the hospital today to have the monitor removed. Wearing it wasn't too bad. I was concerned about sleeping with it since I wore it like a purse on my side, but I was able to move it so that it hung down the center of my front. I'm glad it's over though.

I finished Humpty Dumpty tonight. This is another square for the mismatched alphabets SAL at Q4OC. It's from the Nursery Rhyme ABCs in The World of Cross Stitching #160.

Again, it was charted for Anchor floss so I used the it with two exceptions: I substituted 758 (DMC) for 969 since I really didn't like the way the 969 looked and 950 for a color I didn't have (I don't remember the number but it was in either the 4xxx or 8xxx range.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Little Princess

Yesterday, I went to the hospital to have the electrocardiogram and today I went back to be fitted with a holter monitor to monitor my heart activity for 24 hours. I'm also supposed to write down whenever I felt any palpitations, medications taken, etc. The monitor isn't visible except as a bulge through my clothes. It's attached to a strap that you wear like a purse so it's fairly comfortable.

We decided to go to dinner at Norm's tonight. They no longer have the specials that we've enjoyed in the past, but they have a new one: soup, salad, New York steak, shrimp and chicken strips, and a hot fudge brownie for $9.99. I brought home part of my steak and baked potato and David brought home the chicken strips so we'll have a couple of more meals available.

I finished stitching "Little Princess" for Q4OC tonight. It's for a little girl named Kaelyn that has cancer and likes princesses. I changed the hair color from 742 to 434 since Kaelyn's a brunette. It's from Cross Stitch Crazy #121, part of their Crazy Kids section and meant to be finished as a door hanger.