The best part of this post is this mat I hooked 2015. His name is Hester and is a design by Lori Brechlin which was a freebie in an issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects. Robin I believe this background color is the same dye recipe.
Looking at it now think a thin row of darker value needs to be hooked around the hat. Uh, hope I do that while it is fresh on my mind...but will I get to it after the last couple days I've had with little sleep?
Okay, I've had a couple bad days but haven't bitched about it until now. Hmmm, guess that's not true since my patience was lacking with the hooked and stuffed pumpkins. So maybe it DID start before today.
Everyone gets a spot that needs to be scratched and you don't give it a second thought. Unless....that spot takes on a new itch feeling. During sleep a spot on the top of each hand itched and I scratched not awake to understand. After being rubbed during the night twice or three times the reality of a problem becomes apparent~~~~poison ivy.
A few years ago I had it so bad my body looked like raw meat and was on cortisone pills and topical steroids. My GP told me once I was so allergic that if anyone was burning leaves with poison ivy in it or cutting grass and wind was blowing my way I'd get it.
I live in the woods and am my own grass cutter. In spring I go identify the spots and spray. The last couple times I've cut grass I've worn long pants and long sleeves despite the humidity. Guess I should have come in and taken a shower because the itch started on my hands and under my chin. Areas of exposure from the breeze blowback.
It started on top of my hands and a small spot under my chin. After two sleepless nights and still using alcohol rub to dry the area then apply caladryl the contact dermatitis grew. It is working up the chin along the nose and toward the eye, downward the neck, on my midriff and a spot on my back. Thank goodness I was able to get an immediate appointment with my primary care physician.
Last night I tied a bandana around my neck so as to not spread the oil of the poison on my pillow case but my neck looked worse this morning. Thus the rush to get to the doctor. Now I'm on Prednisone for 14 days and will continue my vigilance with the alcohol rug and caladryl. I've washed the sheets, will wear long sleeves and gloves to bed and tie that newly washed bandana around my neck again.
I'd hoped to get my high dose flu shot today but my doctor said since my immune system was compromised and had an active allergy it was not wise today. So now I've got to wait until this crap is gone.
Hooray for anyone who had the stamina to read all my medical history..or should I spell that...hysterics.