Monday, May 21, 2007

Long overdue update...

First up, here's why I haven't been doing much of anything on the computer lately...

Long story short, I've pinched the nerves from my hand that run through the thumb. I'm not allowed to do anything that involves using my thumb. I even have to sleep with the brace on. But it was that or an actual plaster cast, but at least I can take this one off to shower. So:
No stitching
No gardening
No computering (but I can type slowly with my left hand)
No working in the lab at work (aw, shucks)
No stamping
No cardmaking.

I do NOT mean this to be a 'poor me' post. I'm already reading all day at work in an effort to look busy (Thank You Baen Free Library!) so I'm getting bored with that at home. Anyone have any suggestions for one handed crafts? And the non-dominant hand at that?

But, on to stuff that's more fun. I played floss fairy to several girls in the UK a while back, and in return I asked them to just send me something little and unique to their region. And here's what Kay sent me!

There's a sheep (I mentioned I loved the sheep in Wales when there as a kid), a Welsh dragon, a hand stitched card, with hand painted fabric!, and a selection of postcards. WOW!

On the stitching front, here's an update on Fantasy Triptych, which I had pulled out again and was making great progress on...

And Frog Prince, which I had planned on filling in the last of the confetti stitches the weekend I hurt my hand...

And, since we were home in April, I must post more photos of my adorable neice and nephew! I don't have any photos of Natasha since the only time we got to see her was at the funeral home, and it wasn't really appropriate... But here's Madison, hiding behind the tree in mom's living room.

And William, playing in his living room!

1 comment:

Joanna said...

Oh, Heather! That sucks. Any idea how long you'll be stuck with the brace?

Fantasy Triptych is coming along great, as is Frog Prince.

I can't think of any one-handed crafts at the moment, but I'll think about it. :(