About Me

I'm a freelance artist, designer and demonstrator and have been involved in arts and craft my whole life in one way or another. I design stamps for top British company Personal Impressions, under the "Lindsay Mason Designs" brand, as well as papers, templates and other crafting products. I'm a certified Ranger Educator and my first book,"Stamping", was published in 2009. I also design regular projects for Crafts Beautiful magazine and have made guest appearances from time to time on QVC. I've recently joined You Tube under the name of LindsayMason1000 where I'm posting short technique videos and you can buy my paintings and hand crafted pieces from my Etsy shop. My work takes me all around the country demonstrating stamping, papercrafts and general inkiness! When I'm not working, I love gardening, church & community activities, nature watching, journalling, music and theatre and just relaxing at home. Email me at: ljm.design1@virginmedia.com

Friday, 23 May 2014

Oooowwwww.....

Hello all, hope to see some of you tomorrow at Inspirations in Preston for a demonstration of Zendoodle stamps and Ranger inks. Rather than my usual bubbly self, I may possibly be more of a "blubbery" self as, at the moment, I look rather like this.....
.....!!!!!
The completion of my root canal treatment yesterday was completely painless but, by the evening, I was in agony with a relentless throbbing and a swollen jaw. Typically these things flare up out of hours! Unfortunately my own dentist was not at the practice today (also typical!) so I had to see one of his colleagues who didn't exactly have his caring manner! So, I'm on antibiotics and strong paracetamol - I can't take the type of painkillers that might actually bring some relief as I'm allergic to aspirin - but, so far, they're not really helping.
Apparently it's down to an infection that is now trapped in the newly capped tooth - nice! I've been told I just have to ride out the pain but I have an emergency number should it not start to improve by tomorrow. 
After a sleepless night I thought I'd get into bed after taking my pills at 3.30 this afternoon...then I gave myself a real fright by waking at 6.15pm and thinking it was Saturday morning! Isn't it weird when you wake up with no sense of time or place?!
Anyway, as I'm "a tough little cookie" as David always described me, I shall be at Inspirations tomorrow - but please excuse my fat face!!!

5 comments:

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh No Get Well Soon, Sending Big Hugs xxxHazelxx

Paul Browning said...

Oh no!!! Sending huge hugs and hoping the pain eases soon. Pxxxxxxx

Josie said...

Poor you, sending love and get well wishes xx

craftypam60 said...

Hi Lyndsay - thoroughly enjoyed watching your demos and chatting this afternoon. thankyou :) My head is now buzzing with new ideas to try out :) Hope the pain is easing off now. I was the one who showed you the photo of my gorgeous cat Tiny, on my phone

Pam xx

Alison said...

Try Goldenseal (natural antibiotic) and Echinacea (anti viral)from chemists/Holland and Barrett, salt mouthwash and ice packs (peas in wet tea towel). Worked for me. Good luck.