Sunday 13 April 2008

‘Good Things’ Finished

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:00 pm by knotsincotton

I went to the doctor Friday morning (at the godless hour of quarter to seven in the morning, no less!) and got more bad news concerning my knee – it seems the lateral meniscus has torn as well. Oh joy. 😦 On Monday I’m going for a CAT scan and then the full extent of the damage to my knee will be clear. 

The doc I saw on Friday was an extremely nice guy (unlike most docs here) and the only complaint I have is that after he yanked, bent and twisted my leg I can hardly put weight on the knee. Hello again, Mr Painkillers! The whole business with my knee is really depressing me and I’m very irritable. (I have a nasty suspicion that it’s the painkillers making me so irritable – and they’re not exactly helping either.) The poor Good Husband has to tread very lightly around me and has been treading lightly since the accident. None of this is his fault, but he’s getting it anyway. Because of the knee I have very bad posture at the moment so as you can imagine my back, shoulders and left knee is now starting to give me hell as well.  Right, enough of feeling sorry for myself and boring you to tears with my real or/and imagined misery.

I finished  the Lizzie*Kate and it came out seriously cute on the Rose fabric. I’m thinking of turning it into a little zippered pouch for my friend to cart her scissors, measuring tape, etc around. (Says her, the great finisher of things… *rofl*) The brown/pink background fabric is what I want to use for the pouch – what do you think?

LK - Good Things

At long last I started on my Bride’s Tree ornaments. I started the January (Protection) ornament, but it’s not worth posting a pic of as I only have two sides of the little border done so far.  Soon I will shock and amaze the SAL group by actually posting a finish! 🙂

Dee asked whether the couple in the Venice pic is me and the Good Husband. Nope, it’s not. Besides the fact that they are both way too short, the Good Husband will never, ever, ever dress up and prance around where thousands of other people can gawk at him. (And, errm, me neither,of course!) :mrgreen:

Here are some pics from our trip to Carlsbad (Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic) in January of this year. To see more you can click here.

Carlsbad

Carlsbad

Carlsbad

Sorry for the long post – got a bit carried away with moping and moaning. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday 7 April 2008

Snow!

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:40 pm by knotsincotton

Believe it or not, we had snow today! I suppose I don’t even have to mention that I was totally gobsmacked when I saw the snow coming down. Snow! In April! Weird… It was snowing for about three hours even though the sun was out and strange enough, it wasn’t all that cold. Well, now I’ve seen it all!

Like I mentioned in an earlier post, I didn’t get much stitching done this year. I have two finished pieces to share though. 🙂 I finished two more but, seeing as both are supposed to be surprises, I can’t share them now.

LHN

LHN – Colonial Dry Goods

Carousel

Carousel Charts – Love Ewe

This is what I’m working on at the mo – a small Lizzie*Kate called ‘Good Things’ and it’s going to be a gift for a stitchy buddy. I’m doing it on 25 count Rose over two so it has a nice chunky look.

LK - Good Things

When I’m done with this I have to start on my Bride’s Tree Ornaments. I should be able to finish Jan, Feb, Mar and April this month which will bring me up to date and I won’t have to keep hanging my head in shame.

Congratulations to the winners of the Margaret Sherry charts, whom I’ll be emailing shortly:

1. Judith

2. Sue

3. Chiloe

Here are some photos from our trip to Venice for the Carnival in February. To see some more, you can click here

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

That’s it for today. Hope everybody had a nice weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

Friday 4 April 2008

MS Giveaway

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:09 pm by knotsincotton

Got back from the UK on Wednesday and it’s just so good to be home again. I had a great time with my sis and at the stitchy show but it’s nice to be back home. Now let’s just keep our fingers crossed that I will have at least two or three weeks of peace and quiet before life gets crazy again.

My knee is still giving me trouble to no end but at least I can get around without the brace if I pay attention to the knee and not walk too fast. (Still feeling terribly sorry for myself… – look at me, Crucial Ligament is no more, how sad, boo-hoo, whaahaa and sniff-sniff!) Next week I have to see the doc to hear what’s next. The ligament has to be re-attached (no other option there) and the sooner the operation is behind me and the rehab gets started the better.

I won’t be sharing any stitching pics in this post, just some pics from the Stitch & Craft 2008. (There are  many pics from the past 3 months that I still want to share and will put them up in the next few posts.) There were quite a few designers at the show and I even had the pleasure of meeting Margaret Sherry who by the way, is a very nice lady. :mrgreen:

Jane Greenoff

Jane Greenoff

Sue Hawkins 

Sue Hawkins

 Joan Elliott

Joan Elliott

 Michael Powell

Michael Powell

You can see the rest of the pics here. I have 3 of the complimentary Margaret Sherry designs from the show to give away, and all you have to do to get your hands on one is to leave your name in the comments section. I will have the Good Husband draw 3 names on Sunday – that is to say, if there are more than 3 people interested! (It’s open to all – will mail everywhere.)

I had a very nice stash haul (evenweaves, kits, quilting fabby, etc) at the show and when I got back home two of my online orders were waiting for me so I am in stash heaven! I haven’t had the opportunity to buy any stash since January so I needed a good stash injection! 😉

Thanks for all the kind comments – it’s good to be back in Blogworld and it’s nice to know that I haven’t been forgotten! I’ll start catching up on your blogs this weekend. Hope everybody has a wonderful weekend.

Monday 24 March 2008

Alive…

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:47 pm by knotsincotton

but not kicking! 😦

Just wanted to let you know that I’m still around and will get around to regular blogging (or what constitutes regular blogging around here) again soon. A week ago during our annual two week skiing trip I managed to bust my knee and  subsequently hurt my back, so as you can imagine I am miserable and feeling sorry for myself to no end. Will tell you all about that pleasant experience in my next post.

Things were crazy since December and it’s been touch and go here for the past three months. On the stitching front I didn’t manage much but have at least gotten a bit done. I will show pics of my little projects soon and also have some travel pics to share.

I’ve joined the Bride’s Tree SAL last year but so far have not uploaded any of the pieces (disgrace) or contributed to the blog, which I’m hoping to rectify soon as well.

 On Wednesday I’m flying to the UK for the Stitch & Craft show at Olympia and you can not believe how happy I am that I booked the flight before we left because that is a silver lining of unimaginable proportions at this stage. (Just not looking forward to the Assisted Boarding – that will really make me feel decrepit! 😉 ) I will be staying with my sis for the week and I’m looking forward to some TLC like only my sis can give. So if you happen to be at Olympia and see a woman hobbling along like Long John Silver accompanied by a bewildered/wild eyed woman (my sis is going with to help me get around and she is highly allergic to any sort of crafts), that would be me! It will also give the Good Husband a break. He is looking after me fabulously but I think if I wake him up one more morning with ‘I need to go to the bathroom’ and have him fly out of bed to help me up he’s going to scream. 🙂

Well, that’s it for now. I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas & New Year, and Happy Easter to all.

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Thursday 13 December 2007

Meet Uncle Willy

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:55 pm by knotsincotton

This morning my new stitchy chair was delivered. Hallelujah! smilestarshappy.gif The chairs we have in the livingroom are those weird, modern, newfangled and (supposed to be) ergonomic ones which are a pain to get comfortable in for a good stitching session.  Anyway, last week I put my foot down and bought a nice (good old fashioned) comfy armchair to sit and stitch in. When we originally bought the livingroom furniture, the only furniture the Good Husband insisted on were the chairs, so there was no way I was going to say ‘no’. I think seven years of sitting on the chairs quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) cursing under my breath earned me a comfy chair! Of course, when I bought the new chair the Good Husband grabbed the opportunity to buy himself a comfy Laz-E-Boy type recliner/armchair… 😉

Remember that I fell in love with a SaBF design called Uncle Willy a while ago? Well, here he is! He was such a fun stitch that I think I must get the others in the Snowkin series as well. Uncle Willy is stitched on blue hand-dyed opalescent fabby which thanks to the bad light, you most probably won’t be able to see.

 SaBF - Uncle Willy

At the moment I am in two minds stitching wise: should I start another stitchy project or  should I rather take the time left of the year to get some of the finished pieces made up, framed, etc. (After all, next Friday we are leaving for the UK to celebrate Christmas with the family so there’s only a week left.) What started the dilemma is the fact that I couldn’t decide whether I should start on BC Snow, BaBF Buddies or SaBF Pals… See, it’s a small step from indecisiveness to a major dilemma! 😕

As I type this my mum is on the plane heading for the UK. Only another week and I can see my mum! :mrgreen:

Thanks for stopping by, and your comments are much appreciated!

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