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Saturday, 29 September 2007

~*~ Knitting, Hopping, Reading and MOOing ~*~

I am finding it very difficult to find a sewing project to settle down to. I will probably be off work for a couple of weeks with this foot and see it is a good opportunity to embark on a major quilt, however what to do?

I cannot sit and do nothing, I must have something in my hands to work on. I have a little first size cardi in wool/silk to finish.
As well as making quilts for new babies, I also make up little suitcases.
These contain; a handknit in luxury yarn and matching booties
a book, normally an Ahlberg
a couple of hand embroidered vests/bodysuits
a wooden rattle or such like and something gorgeous for the new mum.
I always have a couple of these cases at the ready and I have had a run on little girls lately, hence the lovely soft pink.

I have finished Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris and enjoyed it very much. Alex, my eldest son, has picked me up another of hers 5 Quarters of the Orange, at our local Oxfam bookshop for £2. However I have already started the new Fannie Flagg book, Can't wait to get to Heaven.

My Moo cards arrived on Friday, within a week of ordering. On the whole I am pleased with them, some of the images are a bit dark though.

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

~*~ Blackberry Wine ~*~

Got a bit of a telling off by a physiotherapist at the RVI yesterday. I shouldn't have been walking on my foot. I am therefore trying to make an effort with elbow crutches.

As usual I have no big sewing project to pick up but I think I will try out all the methods of applique instead of using Bondaweb and buttonhole stitch.

I am also reading "Blackberry Wine" by Joanne Harris which I am really enjoying.
Thanks for all the good wishes etc. by email, phone etc.
I had not intended this blog to be a record of all my ailments, sorry to bore you all.

Incidently, I have tweeked the blog a bit.With the help of Verity, my 14yr old daughter, I added a map, fickr and ordered some Moo cards.

Photo is a sunset in Pelion, Greece where I visit in June.

Monday, 24 September 2007

~*~ Ouch !!!! ~*~

Sunday morning found Julie and I sitting in a very dismal waiting room on the Plastics/Trauma clinic at the RVI in Newcastle.
The foot had behaved itself very well at Julie's dinner party the night before and, to be honest, I thought it would be ok when the dressing came off. How wrong can you be ! My left foot and toes are covered in horrible, fluid-filled blisters.
These blisters were cut off !! and the foot redressed with a flamazine/silver gauze combo.I have to go back again on Tuesday morning,apparently you have to keep a close eye on burns in case grafts are needed.EH !!!!

You will be relieved there are no pictures.....should I take the camera tomorrow ?

Incidently, Hi Pauline and Carol from F Clinic! ....

I have spent an hour or so today in Blogland and I want to tweek mine a bit but first I want Verity to help me get some Moo Cards.