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Sunday, 5 April 2009

I stitched for a little while yesterday afternoon. I was very good and took heed of all the warnings not to overdo it! This is what I achieved - ok not a vast amount I know but I enjoyed each and every stitch. The only thing I was unable to do was to cut the fabric with my Gingher shears so Ken did it for me - under close supervision of course! He said that he didn't realise that we had such a good pair of scissors and I told him that 'we' didn't but that 'I' did and to keep his hands off. He ruined my last pair by cutting carpet with them! The Love pattern is by Birds of a Feather and is stitched 1*2 on 35ct white Brussels linen with DMC 815. 

This is the beautiful white orchid that my Stitch-n-Bitch group sent to me. Isn't it gorgeous? I am so lucky to have so many caring friends, both on and off-line. Thank you to everyone who has supported me by leaving encouraging comments, emailing me and sending me such wonderful gifts - I am truly blessed!

I have removed the Mepore dressing as the cut is healing well. Not long now until the stitches are removed and I can start massaging and exercising my hand properly. 

I have a pile of ironing if anyone is interested? No - oh well don't say I didn't offer!

Thanks for visiting
Take care


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  • On 5 April 2009 at 11:41, Blogger Brigitte

    Oh good. Isn't it great to do the first stitches again? And you chose such a nice project for it. And in my opinion ironing can do much more damage to your hand than stitching, so just stay away from it, lol.

  • On 5 April 2009 at 14:35, Blogger Jill

    YAY!! A little stitching is a start. I love what you told your husband about "your" scissors. I have to tell my husband that all the time. Take care.

  • On 5 April 2009 at 15:00, Blogger Susimac

    Great stitchy start.

    Thanks for the offer to do your ironing, but no thanks I could always send it to my ironing lady for you LOL!

  • On 5 April 2009 at 15:34, Blogger Karan

    Nice to see you're managing to do some stitching. My DS is bad for using my embroidery scissors to cut paper & plastic tags & the like - DH knows better & leaves well alone! :0)

  • On 5 April 2009 at 18:32, Blogger Patti

    I LOVE what you are stitching. I always knew you were a sharing kinda person but thanks all the same I'll pass on the offer of ironing. It was very kind of you but ya know ....

  • On 5 April 2009 at 19:29, Blogger Melissa

    That's a lovely piece to start stitching again - nice size so you get instant (well, almost) gratification. Glad to see you on the mend.

  • On 6 April 2009 at 00:15, Blogger Deb

    Even a small stitching start is a great stitching start. Glad your hand is getting better! And your comment about the scissors and your husband cracked me up. I caught mine with my best sewing scissors ready to cut a thick piece of cardboard. He almost didn't live to see the next day! LOL

  • On 6 April 2009 at 01:57, Blogger Kim B

    Congrats on the start! And your comment about the scissors reminds me of the Ginghers my mom had when I was a kid. They were shears she kept with her sewing stuff and we were specifically told to stay away from them and never use them to cut anything but paper. I never could figure out why my mom was so protective of her scissors. Now I know :) It sounds like your recovery is coming along!

  • On 6 April 2009 at 06:00, OpenID xangles

    Carol, good to see you're stitching again :-) Don't get too excited and overdo it, though!

  • On 6 April 2009 at 08:04, Blogger Jeanie

    Glad you're getting better and getting a good start :) It sure feels great, right ? Take care :)

  • On 6 April 2009 at 08:58, Blogger VALIE

    It's a good (re-)start ! I had to laugh at the scissors story...
    I am currently stitching on Brussels linen - courtesy of ??? Thanks !!!

  • On 6 April 2009 at 12:02, Blogger tintocktap

    LOL - I know exactly what you mean about the scissors - I have to hide me 'good' scissors if I want to be able to find them and use them again! Even tho' they only cost me 99p, they're the sharpest in the house!

    Glad to see you stitching again!

  • On 6 April 2009 at 14:26, Blogger WendyJo

    I'll bet it felt great to do a bit of stitching Carol. That is wonderful to hear.

    That orchid is lovely! How sweet of your stitch group to send that to you.

    Rex and I had a discussion one time on the "scissor" situation as he put it. Never have had a problem at all.

  • On 6 April 2009 at 17:59, Blogger dany

    Merci pour tes charmantes visites !
    Je t'embrasse Carol et te souhaite une belle soirée
    La petite broderie love va être jolies !

  • On 6 April 2009 at 18:24, Blogger Meari

    Yep, beautiful orchid! You did good on your stitching too.

  • On 6 April 2009 at 20:04, OpenID stitcherydoo

    Yay! I'm glad to see you're recovering nicely. And while I know it's not really funny, lol, I couldn't help but laugh about your husband and your scissors. Nice to know I'm not the only one whose spouse regularly raids the craft box looking for 'tools'.

  • On 7 April 2009 at 01:45, Blogger Carla

    I'm so glad your surgery went well :) Congrats on your new start!

  • On 7 April 2009 at 16:17, Blogger Nancy

    Love will be so pretty! I can't wait to see your finish. Will you finish it like Patience? Wonderful designs.

    Such a pretty orchid, and I'm sorry I didn't realize you had cut your hand. I hope you are not in too much pain, and I hope it's healing quickly. Take care.

  • On 7 April 2009 at 17:27, Blogger Susan

    Yay! Congratulations on being able to do a little stitching again - I bet that felt liberating.

    LOL at your response to your DH's comment. I hide my ginghers, because my husband has been known to use them to cute wire...

  • On 7 April 2009 at 20:40, Blogger Michele B.

    I'm glad to see you working away, at a leisurely pace, of course. The carpet cutting caper sounds funny, but I bet you didn't think so at the time!

    The word verification for this post is curbi - wouldn't it be something if it was spelled Kirby!

  • On 8 April 2009 at 01:09, Blogger Von

    Don't I wish I could come help out with your ironing! :) I need another trip to your island and I like ironing. If only I could get away. Oh well, it'll all be waiting for you or you can just get your husband to do it. Ok ok, quit laughing. :) My dh doesn't iron either, but you can bet that my boys do!

  • On 9 April 2009 at 04:32, Blogger RuthB

    Good heavens! I go MIA for a while and all heck breaks loose.

    Healthy healing thoughts headed your way!!!!!!!!!

    Why is it that even all banged up you still stitch faster than me? lol

  • On 9 April 2009 at 10:17, Blogger Virginia

    Glad to see that you feel better :o)
    Poor Ken :oD You could offer him the same shears ,couldn't you ? My men ( DH and the boys) aren't allowed to take my scissors ; everybody has its own one.
    I wish a nice week-end and happy Easter.

  • On 9 April 2009 at 18:11, Blogger Cindy F.

    Oh...you're stitching again!! I know you did enjoy every stitch!
    So nice your dh is helping operate the scissors! I laughed when I read about his comment about them!...lol...too funny! My dh did the same thing! I have warned him about my stitching and scrapping scissors!!
    Beautiful flowers and so thoughtful of your friends:)
    I hope you continuing to feel better and take your time with things! ((HUGS))