November 17, 2012

New look for Wires and Yarns... and different things.

You may have noticed that I'm en the process of remaking the looks of the blog.
I wanted something cleaner and wider... I'm happy so far but still need some tweaking.

I have a few things I want to talk about...

- my eyes are really, really bad... :o(
It makes me sad. I'm not sure what it is. I've had allergies since I moved to this town and this year I started in January when we installed our tree in front of the shop... And I used medicine and tears drops in my eyes all year. A month ago the medicine drops got to an end and, as all the trees have lost their leaves, I thought I was safe just with the tear drops.
Well, I don't know if it's that or not, but my eyes are killing me. ALL DAY LONG soooooo dry and itchy and sore. The past 3 days have gotten worse and worse. I have an appointment with the eye doctor on Monday at 8am. And it's so painful to open them in the morning... or keep them open, that's what I feel like going to sleep so much lately. Because that way my eyes won't bother me.
It hurts to have them open, cold air and heat from the car vents hurt, it hurts to focus to crochet, it hurts in the computer... it hurts. My eyes hurt.
You know you are bad when all you can dream about is that you have an eyelash in them that you can't take out, or that a friends if walking you through the city looking for a pharmacy to get drops while holding your hand because you literally can't open your eyes.... those were my dreams the past 2 nights.

- The other thing is that, since January, we've been in this unending quest (well MG) for a job. MG's contract here will come to an end next year in late January... which means that we'll have to leave this lovely place and sadly, my friends and yarn-shop... For those of you who don't know, I spend a good chunk of every day in the yarn shop, hanging out, teaching crochet, helping customers, making sales, samples and starting new and exciting projects... I can be found there, usually 6 days a week, a lot of them from opening to closing. And it's absolutely amazing!!!!
Anyway, so MG's job ending means that we need to move, and most of all, FIND a job and a place to move to. And let me tell you.... it is not easy!!!!! at all!
We've sent who knows how many applications to tons of different places, for one or other reason it hasn't worked. Some interviews, calls, paperwork... but at the end, nothing has panned out.
Applying in the States this days when you are not a citizen is a very long shot... and applying in your country while being in another doesn't make it any easier...
So I'm having good thoughts about this and I know soon he'll find something wonderful and we'll go wherever we are needed.

See you soon, (when I can see without hurting)


  1. (((Hugs))) I am so sorry to hear about your Mother has been suffering with the same thing this year and has seen an eye specialist...more drops...that do not seem to be helping! I wonder what on earth it is. I cannot help but feel saddened about the thought of you leaving the 'Yarn Shop'. I know you will make the best of it somewhere else too though. Good Luck with your future...I wonder if you could make money from patterns, designs, writing, lessons, tutorials? You never know? xxx

  2. Did you maybe scratch one of your eyes? I had a scratch in my eye years ago that caused me pain for at least 2 years and the way you describe how your eye hurts sounds so similar! You should go in to see an eye doctor to check, he can give you ointment and drops. They call it an ulcer, which totally freaked me out! haha If it's not a scratch, the doctor can still probably help you out!

  3. So very sorry to hear about your eyes! I can only imagine how painful and horrible that must be. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for some solutions to this problem. I hope maybe your husband could find a job close so you wouldn't have to move. "fingers crossed"
    Take care, xoRobin❤

  4. Poor Shanti.. our eyes are so important to us that are artists and crafters. I hope the doctor can figure out what is wrong. I wish MG luck on finding something.. I know it's hard. I hate to think of you having to leave the "home" you've made in the yarn shop.. leaving your friends.. ::sigh:: Hugs, T


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