Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Update on Me

As usual my life has been interesting lately.  With the advent of Spring, I started spending more time outside.  So I am doing less art/craft type things.  The project I am working on right now is private and will never be shown on my blog or facebook - so blogging has been put on the back burner.

Let me give you a gentle but firm warning.  Because of the mild winter - at least here in the South - there are lots of ticks and other insects.  How do I know?  I mentioned spending more time outdoors.  One evening I was sitting inside and I had avoided starting to use air conditioning so I was wearing gym shorts.  I rubbed the underside of my left leg and felt a small bump. It felt like something was stuck on my leg, so I picked at it.  When I got hold of it, I pulled it off.  Yikes, a tick. Honestly, I have found ticks on myself before so it didn't worry me.  I smashed it and carried on.
A couple of days later a friend said "Let me look at your leg. What happened here?" and I told him about the tick.  He said "You need to have a Doctor look at that."   I took a picture with my cellphone and saw that it was a round red area with a center spot.  So - fast forward.  I went to the Doc, got antibiotics in case it may have been infected with Lyme disease.
Needless to say, I haven't been doing a lot of outdoor tromping about since then.  I need to round up some 20% DEET repellent spray.

As you know, blog posts are not nearly as interesting without pictures so I am adding a couple.
Loopy fringe made using a method I learned recently.
It isn't attached to anything - it is some I made to use for embellishment.

A Pillow made with both commercial fabrics and my hand woven fabric 
My art/weaving/quilting website has been updated a few times in the past couple of weeks also.
I am not fully sure I am happy with it just yet. I am still learning to use the program that I am designing in.  You can see my site at www.geneblack.com


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5 comments:

Jeanna said...

Very mysterious, Mr. Black.

The fringe embellishment is very pretty. Is this part of the secret project? If not then I hope you share what you will attach it to.

Hope your leg heals quickly.

I'm off to check out the new website. Exciting.

Vicki W said...

Yep, lots of bug spray! I have it on all the time when I'm outside because my blood seems to be particularly tasty to mosquitoes. They must know how much chocolate I eat!

Debbie said...

Tick bites are scary things.....lots of spray. I love the fringe!

Marlene said...

Ugh. Ticks! They give me the creeps. We had a dog get one in the middle of her forehead. For a few days we thought she was developing a mole. But when it got to the size of a plump raisin I took a closer look and realized what it was. You probably know that pulling a tick off is a bad thing to do since the head of the tick can be left behind creating an infection. I'm so glad you had a doctor check it out and test for Lyme disease.

Kathy said...

Ouch!! I hope you're ok. My husband just sprayed our back yard a couple days ago with some kind of bug killer. Had to keep my granddaughter off it for a few days. We get deer hanging around a lot, so now that our granddaughter is a toddler and loves to run, he decided to spray. Hopefully it will take care of the ticks.