I have not spun one thread since the dreaded neck adventure started. I've knit very little. I'm doing my exercises to keep the muscles alive until the disc settles down. I experienced a MRI. This was one of those tests that was put into action way after I started my career. There were a lot of bugs to be worked out after the test was thought up in the early 50's and led to a Nobel Prize in 2003 for it's application in medicine. But then I digress.
There are a million screening questions about previous surgery, metal parts, shrapnel, etc. I certainly would not want anything rearranged accidentally by a giant magnet. Luckily I'm not claustrophobic...a friend shared her story of freaking out and requiring anxiolytics. I kept by eyes closed the whole time and listened to the Mumfords. I figured something loud would drown out the noise. Well sort of. It was like being in a machine gun for 20 minutes.
I also visualized Nausicaa being rejuvenated by the Ohmu.
Arriety floating down the river in the tea kettle.
The good news is that there is hope of recovery without surgery, but the bad news is that it's indeed a bulging disc slight compressing the spinal cord and impinging on the C5 nerve root. It does not pay to get old. So my plan is to go to on the great MidWest adventure next month. I plan to take a drop spindle or two and signed up for some classes in an air conditioned place. Before coming home I'll visit some family. When I come back I'm going to start spinning again.
In the mean time, I make cards, shop, knit and sew a bit, and eat and mostly watch the weeds grow instead of attacking them..
Flip it cards are all the rage and there are a billion dies, cutters and methods. The minion is made with the Stampin' Up Owl Builder Punch (Stampin Up UK Crafty Hallett Christmas Minions with the Owl Builder). I made several flip it cards following Stephanie Barnard's instructions, from The Stamps of Life. She has a youtube video called "Make a Hidden Panel Card with Stephanie Barnard from The Stamps of Life". Jackie Topa has a nice video on the Envelope Punch board sliding gift card holders. After holding out on getting a EK Success Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I broke down and got it, and now wonder why I held back. It is quite useful for getting images stamped where you want them to go.
I saw the movie Begin Again since I like Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightly. Adam Levine is quite good as well. He makes a brief appearance in one scene wearing a cabled slouchy hat. Try as I might I have not found a screen cap of that hat or the afghan Keira Knightly wraps up in when she crashes at her friends house. What is is with these movie people?