Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Mystery Stole #3 - Finished!

I finished my mystery stole today! It is my first lace shawl/stole project that I have actually finished, and I am quite in love with it. :o) It is not perfect, but I don't care. I didn't look for my mistakes, and I can't tell they are there anyways. I'm very happy with it! It is now blocking.

Here is a closeup of the lace. It represents the swans of Swan Lake.

And here is a closeup of the swan wing. I love it! It turned out very light and feathery looking.

And to go along with my stole, I got this beautiful swan pin.

I am very excited about wearing it to the banquets! :o)

On the personal front, I'm happier with my hair. It has finally relaxed a little. Although I am still very angry at the stylist. He never called me back, but he certainly cashed my check.

I have had a bout with my heart these past couple of weeks. I've been having chest pains, trouble breathing, and irregular heart beats. I decided that before I go across country from my heart doctor I should probably have it checked out, so I saw him yesterday. He put me through all kinds of torture, including a stress test which I hate with a passion because it feels like they are trying to kill me. The results are my valve problem hasn't changed, and my arteries aren't clogged. His diagnosis - stress and anxiety, which are exacerbating my irregular heart beats. I am very relieved at that. The stress and anxiety I can fix. A heart attack I can't.

Woo hoo! Chicaco here we come! Just 2 more days. :o)


Chanda in Mississippi said...

It's beautiful! I'm so proud of you for sticking with it and doing it all! The wing looks great and I LOVE the pin! The copper is perfect for the natural shade of your stole. I know you'll love wearing it at the convention. Wonder if you'll see another one there? Hmm! Have fun!

coral-seas said...

Wow, it is so lovely and the colour is really pretty. The pin looks just right for it.

Have a great time in Chicago.


Gammy aka Peggy said...

Wow Lisa, that is really, really gorgeous!!!! I know you are going to get all kinds of oooooooooos and ahhhhhhhhhhs.

Rissa said...

it is absolutely lovely! I am so glad you will have it for chicago. Wish I could help with the anxiety.

Claire said...

That's beautiful. Enjoy wearing it, and all the compliments!

Raven said...

It's very beautiful, mom!

You better get that anxiety in check before i move back home! lol. Just kidding. I hope you feel better mom. I love you.