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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

More Mittens!

Hello everyone!  

Goodness I had lots and lots of good advice about cleaning the wood stove.  I must admit, I haven't done it yet.  I haven't felt very well for a week now and have done only what I have absolutely had to.  Dennis took off work to take me to the doctor yesterday since I was so dizzy he didn't want me driving.    Short story, my blood pressure is really high for me, I have a headache fairly constantly and I'm dizzy.  My resting pulse is about 112.  The blood work showed nothing so we're in a wait and see mode now.  The doctor doesn't think it's a virus.  Tomorrow is the MRI on my back and so they tried to schedule one of my head at the same time but the imaging place refused because their schedule is full.  He wants to rule out an aneurysm since I had a stroke about 20 years ago.

All that to say I've been sitting and knitting mittens and not much else.  I'm working on next years batch now and I have eleven pairs done.  I'm going to fill this huge bag up before next fall. I am determined.
Michaels is having another sale this week and so my wonderful husband took me to get this batch of yarn tonight. Twenty three skeins.  Now I should have plenty of yarn to make all of the mittens for next year.  I have a yarn shop in my house!  :-)
The next pictures are just for smiles.  Visitors always comment on my bathroom decor.  Three little outhouses.
Rustic.
Ahhh springtime flowers.
If I had an outhouse like one of these it might be easier to use one!
I was so happy to meet all of the new people that commented on my last post. I absolutely love meeting each one of you.  I'm astounded that anyone wants to read what I write and I truly appreciate you taking time to visit.

If you would please pray that I would get over whatever this is quickly I would appreciate it.  We have a little trip planned in the near future that I really don't want to mess up.  I'll tell you about it soon...if I get to go.

I hope you're all staying warm and well.

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance." James 1:2-3

Blessings,
Betsy


15 comments:

  1. Feel better soon! Sending prayers.

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  2. Wow, look at all those fun colors of yarn! I'm impressed with how many new pairs of mittens you already have done. I am now curious about your trip! I'm so sorry about your dizziness. I've actually had problems with that lately. I hope the testing shows everything is okay. Miss you! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  3. You are the Mitten Gramma, Betsy :) I'm sorry you have been unwell and am asking the Lord to heal you, and help you to sense His peace during the MRI. Sending lots of hugs and wishing I could be with you. xx

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  4. You really are getting on well with making the mittens. Lovely new yarn too! I hope you feel better again soon. I'm sure you would really like to get going on your trip.

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  5. So sorry to hear you are not well, sending you a virtual hug and you will be in my prayers. Your knitting needles are on fire you are certainly getting on with them.

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  6. I saw the Michaels sale, but buy exclusively at our local store. Sending prayers and hugs you feel better soon.

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  7. love you mittens! could you provide a link to the pattern you use? hope you are feeling better soon:)

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    1. The pattern isn't online that I know of and I believe it may be out of print. I'll be happy to send you a copy if you want to email me your address. :-)
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  8. Those little mittens all lined up look so darling. I hope and pray you feel better soon. Love all that yarn you bought. It should keep you busy for a while. :)
    xx Beca

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  9. Stay well, and thank you for that scripture today. Those mittens look so cozy. I would love to try making some. I've only ventured into knitting dishcloths so far.

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  10. I love your mitten knitting! I am so sorry to hear you have been unwell; I have had blood pressure issues for the past few years and it is a stressful topic that no one seems to understand fully. I hope you get answers soon and start feeling better.

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  11. Betsy, I do hope you get well soon.

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  12. Sending prayers your way sweet friend that you will get to feeling well very soon. :) I love that you are making a bag full of mittens. Your heart felt giving to others is such a blessing. You are a bright light of love in a cold dark world sweet friend. :) Blessings to you always.

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  13. Pain makes your blood pressure rise my friend. I just know we are going to have excellent news about your health. I went to Michaels and bought a whole bunch of yarn the other day to send to a friend in Texas. She contacted me about something I made on my blog years ago and we started to chat. Her husband does not "Let" her buy yarn, can you imagine? And crochet is the only thing that helps her with pain, so I marched right out, bought her 10 skeins of yarn, added many from my stash and sent them to her. It should keep her busy for a while.

    You are an Angel my friend, those mittens are the best gift.
    Meredith

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  14. What a pretty pile of yarn! I am praying that they find the cause for you feeling so poorly, and they can fix it!!
    Hugs
    Kris

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