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)
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