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Saturday, 22 September 2007

~*~ Chickens and Roses ~*~

Margaret, one of the FQ sewing group, had another trial with her incubator. I took 6 eggs to class but we found that one was cracked. 5 were put in the incubator and Margaret made up the numbers with some free-range eggs she bought from the butchers!!

Would you believe it the "butchers" eggs hatched!!! and here they are- Verity and I are having to hand rear them cos my hens won't have anything to do with them but Margaret has done a brilliant job over the last 2 weeks and both are strong and healthy.

The children are looking after me and I am sitting with my leg elevated. I have managed to finish the "Tilda" rose. I had a first attempt with felt but the result I got was not soft and fluid enough, I am quite pleased with my 20's fabric version and Caroline,I pinched your idea of using pinking shears for the leaves.

~*~ Oops I did it again~*~

Friday night found me in the casualty department again. This time with a badly scalded left foot after the kettle, full of boiling water, tipped off the aga.It was completely my own fault, I was making a Tilda rose and had fabric in my right hand and can't have put the kettle squarely down on the trivet.

Calum was marvellous and took control and my leg was immmediately put under the cold shower.
The duty GP advised me to go to casualty and I arrived with my foot in a bucket of cold water.
Back home all bandaged, numerous packets of painkillers and feeling really foolish.
Tomorrow I have to go to the trauma unit in the RVI in Newcastle to have the heavily blistered foot redressed and assessed.