Saturday, 3 September 2011

Let's make the best of the situation, before I finally go insane, please don't say we'll never find a way and tell me all my love's in vain...

Hello!
I hope all is well with you and yours.
Me?   Well, I'm still struggling with fibromyalgia .
It's a real problem, as dealing with constant pain, brain fog and extreme fatigue, all of the time, no let up, is a damn nuisance.   I have, however, been referred to a Pain Clinic, where I will receive advice on self help i.e. breathing/relaxing techniques, learning to pace activity, dealing with depression etc.  So I am very much looking forward to starting that soon.
Anyroadup, enough of that...
I wanted to tell you how happy I am to have been honoured with a published article in
Stampington's Somerset Holidays and Celebrations, just out on the news stands, I believe. 
An article about my embroidered collaged envelopes.








 I think the photography is lovely and I just wanted to share my good news with you.
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I've been busy with new designs, making and filling up my shops.
I have a set of four greetings cards for sale here
 Lots of hand stitchery texture ~  brooch hearts.



and small coin purses...
with Kit the Cat and
 Bill and Bert the birds...
 Thank you so much for calling by and for all of the smashing comments left on previous posts,
very much appreciated, every single one. x

48 comments:

Rena said...

I am sooooo going to the bookstore for this magazine!! can't wait to see all your beauty inside the pages!!! xxx Rena

elsy said...

congratulations on the article...well deserved....sorry to hear you in pain, hope you can find some relief soon

juliehaymakerthompson said...

Your work is to die for simply to die for!!!

Mac n' Janet said...

Beautiful pictures, i love the envelopes? Do you sell them in your shop?

FryeStyle said...

Congratulations on the magazine article! Looks very intriguing. I'll have to buy a copy!

I hope you will be feeling better soon. Your art is so light and cheerful. I want for you to feel the same! Hugs!

Suzanne said...

Well done you, that's fabulous news! Hope you feel better soon x

LorraineYoungPottery said...

You must be so proud, that will keep your spirits up for a few weeks at least! I do love the idea of stitched postcards, how brilliant and special. I don't the postal worker would want to let go of them LOL.
I do feel for you on your pain, I hope these things help. I know the slow and meditative heavey breaths can help with stress, and are very good for smokers who want to give up.

HUGS
Lorraine x

Annie said...

Congratulations, but who wouldn't want to feature your gorgeous stitched postcards in their magazine!

I do feel for you re. the Fibro ... I have it to, and have recently been diagnosed with RA as well ... the folk at the pain clinics really can help x

Greenorchid said...

You are not alone, I've had a really bad month too... I got some acupuncture from my pain clinic which did help for a while I hope your visit is helpful.
You are so talented, I just love your style...

Mary Ann Tate said...

Congratulations!!!!!! That is so wonderful:)

carrad said...

Your work is absolutely wonderful! I'm so sorry you have such pain though. Do you find doing your crafting helps to divert your mind from it to a degree? Big hugs for a less pain-filled future xxx

Hesta Nesta said...

Congratulations on the magazine article. Love the brooch hearts. Hope you get the pain sorted out soon and I hope you feel much better. Thinking of you.
Love
Jo xx

Rosa Lily (Pen) said...

Lovely article, ive seen this mag advertised before but I cant get it where I am :( You have some beautiful items xx

marigold jam said...

Do hope the Pain Clinic can be of help - it must be so debilitating to be in constant pain not to mention the other symptoms. Love the handicrfts and congratulations on being in that magazine. My sister-in-law brought me back one of thos mags from USA last year and they are so good. Can you get them over here do you know?

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Viv,

I swear I feel like a proud sister about your work being published.
The pictures are Fabulous, yes!
I know the pain clinic will work, they have such good success, and the accupuncture someone mentioned might be helpful too. How about regular body massages?
xx
julie

made-and-found said...

Viv,you are an absolute clever clogs and your work looks stunning in the magazine.You must be bursting with pride.I know I am on your behalf.Sorry to hear of your struggle and hope that the pain clinic can help in some way.I don't know how you cope with the pain and the inevitable depression - you are 'totally legend' as my youngest son says!!
Sending you a good Yorkshire hug xx

Twiglet said...

Fab article - well done you! Hope you are feeling a bit better - there seems to be so many folk struggling with the same these days. x Jo

Scented Sweetpeas said...

I hope your pain eases soon, there is nothing worse than constant pain :-( Hopefully he pain clinic will help you cope with it as it must be very hard to cope with it without any techniques in place.

Gorgeous creations by the way, I do love your embroidery, so dainty and gorgeous fabric and colour combinations.

Take care xxx

Dotty said...

So sorry to hear you have been struggling- I have FM too and it is really frustrating and such a drain on your energy! Hope the Pain Clinic helps- I have heard such clinics are really useful.
Love how your article looks- congrats

♥ Tina said...

Oh congratulations Viv! And I love the sweet birdy purse!

I hope you get on well at the pain clinic. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 3 years ago, and haven't had much support from my GP at all.

If you visit About.com and look up fibromyalgia, it has a lot of helpful stuff.

Feel free to contact me too...
homemakermum@gmail.com

love, Tina xx

Magic Bean said...

Stunning.
Ax

Jackie said...

I am so thrilled for you Viv, (but you know, now there'll be clones)but no one can do it a as well as you. I'm very optimistic for you re the pain clinic. I think you ae amazing to be able to [produce these fabulous things while you are suffering so much.

Swirlyarts said...

Congratulations! The photographs do indeed look wonderful!

cardinal arts said...

congrats! how exciting - and yes, the photos look really good
hope you find relief from your troubles - it is amazing how much work you do while dealing with it

Gina said...

Tha magazine article looks great - congratulations! I hope you find a way of dealing with the pain soon, it must be so wearing.

Cowboys and Custard said...

Dear V..
I am so delighted that you are being recognised in this classy publication and your work can now reach the masses. Go forth and wow them my friend !!
With love
Mx

Greedy Nan said...

Well done on the article in the mag. They are very professionally produced so your work will look great.
I can recommend you a book to help with FM as I suffer myself and have found it very useful: it's called Living with Fibromyalgia by Christine Craggs-Hinton. I think that understanding why is part way to coping with the symptoms.

Jennie Louise said...

Such a lovely articel... that must of made you smile!! Your envelopes are really lovely.
thanks for commenting on my blog few days ago... i'm just starting out and appreciate all the support i can get. Would you consider giving me an official 'follow'? Or indeed would ANYONE else? heeeheee..
But on a more serious note... i truly hope that your condition becomes under control soon. x

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

I'm so very happy for you! I've loved your work for quite some time. It's nice to see you are published. :)

Hollace said...

Major Congratulations! What an accomplishment! That must have cheered you up!Hope you get to feeling better on a steady basis. In the meantime, bask in your fame.

Flaming Nora said...

Fantastic pictures, well done and congratulations. I have a friend with fibro so know just how hard it can be.

Dee / Cloth Company said...

congrats on the article. hope the referral helps with the chronic pain.
is a day filled with pain "a perfect day"? There are many on a spiritual path who would say so. What a hard stance to maintain, tho!

Sheep Rustler said...

Congratulations on the article, your work is so gorgeous that it is richly deserved :) Good luck with the referral, I am having a bad flare up of FM atm and it is making work (and life)a bit miserable.

Are you curious about me? said...

Dear Viv, How are you feeling today? Hope that it is a better one and that your pain is being 'well behaved' this morning.

I am still on the accupunture route for my 'pain in the neck', it helps a bit, sleeping a little better, no real solution for nerve pain but it helps. If you get given the 'magic formular' please let me know how you get on.

Now for he best bit....

'CONGRATULATIONS' on your fantastic news, well done. I am thrilled for you. As you say, great photo's, do they say lovely things about you too... No doubt they do.

Love and hugs from a sunny, and windy part of Essex ~ Julie x

Victoria said...

You really are an inspiration. x

green phoenix said...

Viv, Well done - your article looks beautiful
x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

congratulations! i'm happy that so many more people will get to see your lovely work! i hope you will find the best treatment to help you with your condition. blessings!

grrl + dog said...

ooh ooh ooh!
What a gorgoeus big chunk of press...

all white and lovely.

Congrats to you, your work lifts the bar for everyone.

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Brilliant, I just love all the mags produced by Stampington - well done for being featured how proud you must be.
By the way I saw some of your items being sold in a great shop in Ludlow when we went away for a weekend trip.(sorry name of shop forgotten.

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Hooray for the publishing - and it looks like a nice meaty article too.
you deserve to be recognised for your amazing work.
Now, I am really sorry to hear that you are stuggling with that pesky pain again - and as always send you a big bosomed hug (also meaty!) Hope the kindly people at the pain clinic are helpful and offer up something new.
Stay chipper - and know your blogging pals send you love x

roc said...

your work is simply amazing. love it!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Viv,
I'm sorry to hear you've been feeling unwell again...perhaps you are doing too much??!! Beautiful work though and once again your passion shines through...

Congratulations on the beautiful article too...the photos are stunning.
Take care of yourself!
Niki x

Mary said...

Amazing! You are such an inspiration! Hope you feel better soon!

Jane said...

Oh Viv, I'm so sorry to hear your pain levels are up again. How you manage to continue on, creating such beauty in spite of it all never ceases to amaze me. I would love to get a copy of that magazine - I'll have to see if it's sold in Australia. Sending you a huge Hobart ♥ J x

OddSox aka Thesockgarden said...

I absolutely love your style - it's a bit lump in the throatish - you're very talented. x

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Much congratulations and love from Utah..and I put you up on Pinterest so everyone can see your wonderful work!

Emma Thomsen said...

Hi Viv, you are such a rock! With all you have to put up with and yet you manage to create such beautiful art, you are so talented. Of course I have pinned some of your work. X

Lynda Howells said...

l have great sympathy for you..l suffer from the same health problems plus a few more!x . I have followed and subscribed to your blog for ages and ages and l love your work ...congrats for being publish. xxlyndaxx
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