Friday, February 26, 2016

Dog Pix

Here are some photos of our sweet dog today.

This is how he naps and waits for me
while I'm getting ready.

And here he is,
ready to come down from the studio
and go back to the house.

I keep a stuffed toy in the studio for him,
and he always wants to bring it back with him.

And lastly,

(I hoped 3 photos weren't too many!)

these are the eyes I see when I have food
and someone wants me to share.


Lucky Dog

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

More Framed Lace

I just about forgot to post this..
It's my latest piece of framed lace.

Same pattern (my favorite),
but knitted with a green yarn.

I used Shibui Silk Cloud
in the color, Pool.

And I used a different frame this time.
I think I like it better.

Okay, as you were.

Lucky Dog

Monday, February 8, 2016

Quote o' the Day

Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. 

One is a matter of quality, 
the other a matter of time. 

--Japanese proverb


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Self-Help for Neck Pain

Well, I was minding my own business one morning a couple of weeks ago, when all of a sudden I felt a cramp or spasm happening in my right shoulder, resulting in the feeling of having a crick in my neck!

Usually when that has happened, it’s something I’ve woken up with and I assumed that I had slept wrong.

Well, not this time.  I wasn’t doing anything when it just

So, you know me, I began to scour the Internet for self-help measures, when to see the doctor, that sort of thing.

I knew from a recent back spasm to begin taking Advil, so I did that.  And it helped some, but not enough.

Long story short… I used my pain creams, a Q-Flex massager thing (which I like), was on the Advil, got an electric shoulder and neck wrap, and assumed it would be gone after about a week.

But after 2 weeks, and it hadn’t gone away, I went searching for more answers.

I finally found it in a simple stretching exercise:

You bend your head over to where your ear touches (or tries to touch) your shoulder.  You even push on your head to get it down further with your hand.  Then you hold it there for 30 seconds. 

I use the timer on my smart phone.  Really.  Otherwise I wouldn’t do it long enough.

Then you repeat on the other side.  (I usually pull my head back up with my hand, just to help my neck out.)

I still do it a few times a day.  (My neck tends to freeze up a little extra when I work at the computer since the incident.)  But it’s so simple to do, it's no big deal.

And there’s no expense or equipment involved, so you can do it whenever or wherever you need to!  Isn’t that nice for a change?!?

Anyway, it has really helped me and I hope it helps you and yours, if you ever need it. 

Lucky Dog