I went to the Allergist today. I was thoroughly tested - it wasn't bad at all. They poked my forearms a bunch, labeling each poke with a number. Fifteen minutes later we had a verdict. And what am I allergic to? DOGS!
I was shocked! We've had up to FIVE dogs at a time, and I'm allergic to dogs? Nope, I'm not allergic to cats. Go figure.
Anyway, there is no need to do anything drastic like getting rid of the dogs, thank goodness! I can't imagine life without them. We do need to keep them out of our bedroom. So that will start tonight. And I'm also allergic to dust mites, rye and fescue grasses, and one type of mold. But the dog allergy seemed stronger than the others.
The doctor gave me a month's supply of a nasal inhalant to use once a day. Hopefully, that will do the trick. I go back in a month and if I'm not better, we'll talk about allergy shots.
It's getting self explanatory by now, but above is the block for today and the latest group shot. Can't believe I already have 20 of these!
Here is the number 3 (March) Sue Spargo block for this year. I learned a new stitch last night and I love it! It's called the Woven Picot. Aren't they adorable?! I'm making them with a variegated Valdani Perle Cotton.
I am a wife, mother to two daughters, an avid art quilter, cooking contest entrant, and dog lover. My book, FABRIC PHOTO PLAY, AQS, 2005, demonstrates my original technique for making portrait quilts. My second book (with Peggy Rhodes), Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts was recently released.