Sunday, December 21, 2014

Vertigo

This morning I suffered a bad bout of vertigo.  Ugh.  I did the Epley maneuver several times and that helped, but all day I've still been feeling weird.   A blogging friend  (thank you!!!!) sent me an email telling me to Google "Colorado doctor half somersault."  It turns out to be a new technique to treat vertigo.  If you ever experience vertigo, these exercises work!  Not perfectly -- I'm still not back to normal yet -- but they work well enough that you don't suffer anymore in comparison.  There are videos on Youtube for both.

Anyway, since I can't stitch or do much else (even reading seems to make me motion sick), I decided to write my blog post.

Here is His Eye.  I'm actually down to the last motif, the big flower next to the deer that goes in the corner.  The deer and the big bird are done. But with my vertigo I haven't taken a picture of that.  So you'll have to be satisfied with this picture, the last one I took.


Here are my fussy cut star halves (I'm doing half stars to fill in the sides of the quilt) for the week.  One is a mystery fabric and the other I forget.  lol!  It's by Me and My Sister Designs though.


We got our boy child back home for Christmas break on Friday night.  Hooray!  (Father type was being silly....)


And Saturday evening, the girl child came home for a few hours in between events on her busy social calendar.  So we got to decorate the tree as a family for the first time in  years.  Yay!


(decorating the tree stump for this year)

If you want to read about our tree stump collection, go here.





We had a good time, and it was so nice to get the kids to pose in front of the tree like old times.  Although they are a lot bigger than in the old days.  lol!  

Mia was not very contented with the goings on.  She even attacked the man bun.


Silly cat!

I made it through this post!  Hopefully I will feel normal tomorrow.  Fingers crossed!  Seriously, I'm a lot better now than before, so it's not bad.  Thank goodness for those techniques!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week.  Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Christmas!


36 comments:

Jackie said...

The half somersault is really interesting. I'm so glad it's helped you and I hope you're 100% soon!

I love your tree trunk tradition!

marly said...

Thanks for the new movements. I usually need Meclizine to stop mine. I sure hope it's gone tomorrow for you. Great photos of the offspring! Have a glorious Christmas Margaret.

Kim said...

I hate vertigo, hope it is gone by morning. Love all your pictures!!! The kids are having fun with each other, that is so nice!!! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!

Marsha said...

VertigO is the worst! I think that one fabric looks like a Sweetwater print? So nice to have your children home. Two out of three will be here for Christmas Eve at my house. Hope you feel much better tomorrow.

primsista said...

Hi Margaret,
I like your beautiful blog!
After I looked at your work with " His Eye is on Sparrow" sampler I purchased the chart.:)
Can you please let me know what size of 40 ct. linen fabric did you use for this sampler? As I understood I have to purchase 1 full yard of 28 ct.? And I am not sure what size of 40 ct I would need?
Thanks!
Elena

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Lovely stitching and love the photos of the family. I have had vertigo for years and keep meclazine on hand. It is an over the counter product and not expensive.

Kim said...

You know. Feel your pain with vertigo from time to time! I hope you're feeling better tomorrow. I am going to check out that half somersault and keep it in my arsenal. Great progress pics and how nice to have both kids home for a bit! Enjoy the week, Margaret!

Ruth said...

Oh, feel better!!!!! We can't have you dizzy. Love the family festing-- here's to much more of that for you. :)

Berit said...

I love-love-love those star halves; even more than the full, perhaps! I think I really like the blue ones. :D I am glad you are feeling a little better, and hope you will be very well tomorrow. Great pics of your kids' antics. Loved 'em.

Annette-California said...

Hope your back to 100% soon! I enjoyed your family photos. So precious! Lovely progress on His Eye on the Sparrow. Merry Christmas, love Annette

Brigitte said...

My girlfriend also has vertigo attacks from time to time and I'll tell her about the half somersaults. I hope they helped you and you are feeling a lot etter today.

Great family pictures indeed. And wonderful progress on your sampler. I'm so curious to see how the star quilt will progress.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Hope you are feeling better--vertigo go away! Beautiful pictures of your family. Silly Mia--am sure she is happy your son is home

Annie said...

Ugh... I've had vertigo from time to time too... no fun. I'm always surprised at how common it is. I'll check out that technique..not one that I've tried.

Looks like fun to have the kids around to make merry. Have a great holiday!

Anna van Schurman said...

I'm so glad. I have a chronic gastrointestinal illness and people are always giving me (pretty bad) advice so I'm always hesitant to offer medical advice. But I had JUST read that story and wanted to tell someone! :-)

Lana said...

Hope you are feeling better soon!! Love the stitching! Looks like lots of fun with the kids and Christmas tree!!

Susan said...

Hope you're feeling better by now. Love the pictures of the kids! I am in awe of your ability to match the white in the half star on the left. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Margaret...have a very Merry Christmas with your beautiful family! The pics of your kids are adorable...I like the man bun!
Feel better!
Robyn

Vera said...

Hope you are feeling much, much better Margaret. The pics of the kiddos in front of the tree are great! I bet Tyg would attack the man-bun as well. What cat could resist? Merry Christmas to you.

Angie said...

Margaret, down to the last motif on the big sampler? Wow! I hope you feel better soon! Love your pictures! Happy Holidays!

Vickie said...

I hope you ARE all better tomorrow.
Love those pictures of the kids!! I never saw that you have your daughter's toe shoes hanging on the wall. THAT is cool Margaret! Merry Christmas to you all!

Cari said...

Oh Margaret, I sure hope you get feeling better real soon !! No stitching or reading would be torture !! Your progress on 'His Eye' is amazing. I have really enjoyed watching (and drooling over) your progress. So glad your family was together to decorate the tree and enjoy the festivities. And of course Mia…playing with the 'boy bob' … how much fun is that?

Merry Christmas to you and yours !!

Jean said...

Oh dear Margaret, hope this resolves, its not BP is it? definitely vertigo? Mia looks so happy with her boy back. I remember toe ballet shoes :). Your "Sparrow" is looking good. Hope this all resolves for you soon. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Mary said...

Hope you're feeling better this morning Margaret! I know how unsettling something like this can be, especially so close to a holiday. Loved seeing the family pictures in front of you Christmas tree. Such joyfulness!

Mrs Xstitch said...

so sorry you are feeling sick, hope you feel better soon. Love the family pics

Melissa said...

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I've never had vertigo so I will google the exercises later just to understand it. I hope you are feeling better now!

It's great to see your kids having fun with old traditions!

Gosh you are so close on Sparrow!

Merry Christmas to you & yours, Margaret!

Melody said...

Margaret, sorry to read about the vertigo. My husband has it from time to time. I will let him know about the exercises. Nice the kids were home to decorate the tree with you.

Linda said...

Love the pics of the kids Margaret. His Eye is so close now. I love it. Hope your better before Christmas.

Merry Christmas,
Linda

Teresa S. said...

I've never heard of a "man bun" before :)
Hope you are feeling better soon!
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Margaret!

Carol said...

Oh, dear--what a time to get vertigo, Margaret. I only had an attack once, but ended up in the hospital. Once was enough!! I hope your feel much better very soon.

And now, you truly are almost done with that lovely piece--I think a happy dance will be coming next week :)

Love the photos of the kids playing in front of the tree and the annual Christmas stump idea is so nice...

Merry Christmas to you all!

Mary said...

I do hope you are soon feeling better. So lovely to see your photos of the children having fun together - that's what Christmas is all about - family and love! And of course it wouldn't be a proper post without a photo of Mia - the most gorgeous little cat.
Hope your Christmas is filled with much more fun and laughter.
Mary

woolwoman said...

gosh Margaret - I'm so sorry to hear you have vertigo to deal with. Glad you are somewhat better - don't guess you can manage knitting either. I loved seeing the photos of your kids - they are such handsome young adults now. I know you are so glad to have them home for Christmas - as Dorothy says - "there's no place like home" -
Hope you have a wonderful holiday and you feel better soon - Mel

Ellen said...

Hi Margaret...so sorry to hear about the vertigo....hope you're feeling much better.

Know that you are thrilled to have your children both home to decorate the tree and create wonderful memories together.

Merry Christmas to all!

Melanie said...

Hope you are feeling better!!!! I will have to remember that link when I am not feeling well. I get vertigo pretty bad when my sinuses are acting up. It's no fun. :(
These photos are just SO GREAT. I love your kids. :)

Krista said...

Oh, Margaret, I hope you are feeling better. Vertigo is not fun at all! I had no idea though there were exercises that could help?! So great to know and thanks for sharing.

Your house looks so festive all decorated. The kids looks like they are having a great time. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Lois said...

Glad you're feeling a bit better. Vertigo is horrible!!! Enjoy a full house this Christmas!!

Chris said...

I hope that you are feeling better! It looks like you are having a great time with everyone home. The tree looks perfect! Merry Christmas!