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Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Patience is a Virtue!

My dear friend Valie has already discovered that I lack patience and this is the theme of the lovely pinkeep I received from her in today's mail! It is perfectly stitched and finished in such pretty colours with a co-ordinating fabric back. I have decided that it shall live in front of my computer to remind me that 'Patience is a Virtue'! Thank you so much Valie. 

And can you see the tiny stand? I had admired how Andrea displayed her pinkeeps and asked her where she got her tiny 'easels' and she told me they are plate stands. I promptly paid a little visit to ebay and brought 10 of these little beauties for £3.99 (here). They are perfect for displaying pinkeeps and other small pieces of needlework.


I have removed the bandage from my hand and, after bathing the wound with warm salt water, I now have a Mepore dressing on. It's healing very well although it's still a bit bruised and slightly swollen - just look at those fat fingers! The stitches will be removed on April 7. I am exercising both my fingers and wrist but not too much (such patience Valie) - I don't want to pop those stitches!

Yesterday was a beautiful warm sunny day and I was able to sit outside in the garden with my book - sheer heaven! 

Thanks for visiting
Take care


Photobucket posted by Carol R at 11:12 | Permalink | Photobucket


  • On 1 April 2009 at 12:09, Blogger VALIE

    The plate stands are a great idea : I am going to buy some immediatly (thanks for the reference).
    Your hand looks much better - back to stitching in no time... with a little bit of patience !

  • On 1 April 2009 at 12:45, Blogger Siobhan

    Oooh, what a gorgeous pinkeep! I love it. Thanks for the info on the plate stand--what a great idea! I hope your hand heals quickly.

  • On 1 April 2009 at 13:08, Blogger Kim B

    What a pretty gift! And you appear to be healing well!

  • On 1 April 2009 at 13:35, Blogger Dianne

    Beautiful gift! Hope that your hand continues to heal well!

  • On 1 April 2009 at 13:53, Blogger Susan

    I love those little plate stands for pinkeeps - they come in lots of sizes, so plenty of variety.

    The pinkeep from Valerie is lovely.

    It looks like your hand is healing nicely.

  • On 1 April 2009 at 13:54, Blogger Brigitte

    Such a wonderful little gift.
    It's great to read that you hand is healing so well. You will soon be stitching again, you will see.

  • On 1 April 2009 at 15:07, Blogger BeckySC

    What a sweet gift :)

    I hope your hand continues to heal quickly :)


  • On 1 April 2009 at 15:25, Blogger Deb

    That is such a sweet gift. What a beautiful pinkeep. And the plate stand is an excellent idea for displaying them.

  • On 1 April 2009 at 16:05, Blogger Patti

    What a great gift. Now I have to look for yet another little chart. Shucks woman you are such an enabler even when you don't try. Also thanks for the information on the plant stands - I have ordered 10 of them. I love the fact that your bandage is so small now and hope your hand is feeling heaps better. Lots and Lots of Love Patti xxx

  • On 1 April 2009 at 17:07, Blogger Andrea

    A lovely gift from Valie.

  • On 1 April 2009 at 18:24, Blogger Virginia

    Oh yes , patience is really a virtue ... a lovely pinkeep ! Thanks for the link :o)

  • On 1 April 2009 at 18:50, Blogger Susimac

    What a lovely pinkeep you lucky thing. Take care with that hand of yours, but its looking good.

  • On 1 April 2009 at 19:43, Blogger Michele B.

    I'm so happy to see the progression of bandages to the point you are at now. I don't think your fingers look fat at all! Keep the healing going...

  • On 1 April 2009 at 19:46, Blogger Karan

    Lovely pin keep, such a pretty design. Thanks for the link, it'll come in very useful. Moving from a bandage to a plaster will help with mobility/needle holding. :0)

  • On 2 April 2009 at 00:41, Blogger Melissa

    What a wonderful pinkeep! I like the idea of those plate stands to display the pinkeeps. Very clever. Will have to look for them.

    At least the weather is good while you are healing!

  • On 2 April 2009 at 00:50, Blogger Theresa

    Such a wonderful gift from Valie!! Looks like you are healing quite well, so nice to hear that!!!!

  • On 2 April 2009 at 20:04, Blogger Aprilblue

    I hope your hand heals quickly
    Hugs !

  • On 2 April 2009 at 20:05, Blogger Aprilblue

    Oup's sorry....
    Wonderful pinkeep !

  • On 2 April 2009 at 21:55, Blogger tammie

    great idea for the plate stands i now just need to find room for them lol.. it was gorgoeus here yesterday we spent the day in the garden painting the fence and creating a vegatable patch.. i hope you enjoyed your book and your fingers look like they have gone down a little get well soon

  • On 3 April 2009 at 04:05, Blogger DaisyGirl

    I'm so glad you are doing better! I started on your Quaker RR! My goal is to have it finished by next Friday!
    Try and rest!

  • On 3 April 2009 at 07:28, Blogger Jeanie

    A pretty little gift !
    Hope your hand heals soonest :)

  • On 3 April 2009 at 10:49, Blogger angelasweby

    The incredible shrinking bandage!! Glad to see you progressing so quickly through the healing stages Carol :>)

    What a lovely little pinkeep from Valie. I love meaningful gifts and could do with a few 'stitched qualities' myself - there isn't one that says 'organization' is there..haha! It will look so pretty by the computer and remind you of both patience and Valie everytime you look at it :>)

    The little plates stands are so useful. I brought a load over with me from Cyprus and use them for my pinkeeps. They are so useful.
    Warm hugs Angela

  • On 3 April 2009 at 13:55, Blogger Hazel

    Carol did anyone tell you what a little star you are! I have just been and bought some plate stands in clear. How useful. Now I'll be able to finally display them properly instead of them on top of each other! My husbands going to love me. xx

  • On 3 April 2009 at 21:05, Blogger Cindy F.

    Such a pretty pinkeep and love the plate stand idea. Thanks for sharing both:)
    Hope your hand is completely healed very soon!!

  • On 4 April 2009 at 02:44, Blogger Gwen

    Love the pinkeep and display. I hope your hand gets better soon.

  • On 6 April 2009 at 01:31, Blogger Sonda in OR

    Lovely pinkeep! What a nice little gift. The hand is looking better...