Sunday, September 27, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Then end of month approached and I was just starting to ramp up some planning for attending the American Needlepoint Guild Seminar in Myrtle Beach in September. When one morning, rushing off to work, I fell right in front my own house. We used to have a half-step in our sidewalk that collected water and had puddles and ice and was generally useless. In the spring when we had our sidewalk redone they eliminated that half-step.
Apparently that morning my muscle memory remembered the step. And down I went like the proverbially ton of bricks. I knew I'd hurt a finger on my left hand - I actually thought I'd ripped the nail off. And that my right knee was questionable. I limped back in the house. Bandaged my fingertip. Took ibuprofen and grabbed and ice pack for my knee which I kept on it while driving to work.
The next morning I knew a visit to the ER was in order being a Sunday and all.
Sure enough. Broken finger. (I think there were two broken fingers.) A splint. X-rays showed no broken bones in knee. A few days later I got to an MRI machine and few days after that I finally had a referral to an orthopedist.
Meanwhile, I've been sitting with ice, ibuprofen, and the occasional vicodin. Hardly moving and watching my knee swell. And wallowing in self-pity because what if I had screwed up my trip.
I got to that fateful appointment with the orthopedist this past week. Had the needle under the kneecap to drain fluid. And then another to inject a steroid. Don't ask how much this hurts. Because I'll have to use very bad words.
Meanwhile, all kinds of things that should have been getting done, weren't. Hubby stepped up nicely with cooking and laundry. But all my usual planning and organizing for Seminar wasn't happening.
So today I sit here. Able to sit at a table again. First hurrah!
I've got water on the knee. This should dissipate with time. RIGHT. It's uncomfortable. And annoying.
And I have nerve damage from the fall. Can't feel my skin from my kneecap to half-way done my leg. That's disquieting and strange. This, too, should improve with time.
But I can move without massive amounts of pain. And I didn't tear anything major in the way of ligaments. I've got a follow-up appointment this week with Doctor Pain and then I am leaving for Myrtle Beach.
Stay tuned for updates!
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Charley Harper canvas I'm doing for my mom. Pretty straightforward. Only basketweave. Mostly Planet Earth silk. Except the flower is DMC #3 pearl and the hummingbird head is Silk Lame Braid. Needed just s touch of sparkle.
Name of this canvas is Lil' Sipper.
And that's how far two skeins of Planet Earth got me on the background. I've got three more skeins and two may be enough.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Here's the third and final piece I picked up on Saturday.
This is a Design by Kathy. I originally saw it stitched at Everything Cross Stitch in Fredericksburg. And it wowed me.
I think this is a Crossed Wing fabric, but it could be Picture This Plus.
Love, love, love it.
Sunday, September 06, 2015
Quick photo at the frame shop as this on didn't come home with me.
They put the wire on like it's a square, but it's a diamond. Words should be level, people.
You can see the date - 2010. This was a diamond Quaker challenge for my guild from Pam Darney of Guildhouse Samplers.
We picked our size of diamond, our colors, and then turned traditional Quaker motifs to fit our space.
I decided that I was never going to go back and tweak the few things that bother me (slightly.) It's all about positioning.
Photo doesn't do justice to the red frame from Total Framing!
Saturday, September 05, 2015
Last Saturday I fell. Stupid. Broke a finger - ring finger none stitching hand, phew.
But I'm waiting to hear about the MRI on my knee. Could be an ACL tear. But here's a photo of the backside. Yikes.
Meanwhile picked up some newly framed stuff.
One Sleepy Hollow. Finished six years ago.