Thursday, 8 January 2009
Hospitals, hearts, and h-ice
Read on for a big big thank you to you all. But first... Today has been a little unexpected. Having three boisterous children, I expect to occasionally visit the above pictured icon. Well, yet again it was my 10 year old. Last year she got hit by a flying lock key. This year she managed to get her elbow caught in the iron frame of my bed just before her little brother jumped on her and twisted it around. I desperately didn't want to take her, but the doctor thought it a good idea to have it checked. So we spent a happy couple of hours at A&E. Oh joy.
Actually, it wasn't busy at all - as you can see - and we were seen quickly, but there was a lot of waiting inbetween times. Ho hum. I tried to get her to listen to that lovely Donaldson witch on a broomstick book as you can see in the pic above, but she's gotten too old! Ho hum. So we sat and waited.
Fortunately, nothing appears to be fractured, though they'd like me to take her to the fracture clinic on Monday - I'm hoping I can cancel that appointment. If two x-rays have shown nothing, hopefully a third will show nothing. I'll go down the ibuprofen road of treatment. So it appears to be a bad sprain, or ligament pull. She's got it in a sling cos that's where she's most comfortable holding it. And apparently a hot chocolate is a definite post A&E requirement!
Now, I had huge plans for today. I've finally signed up for a craft fair in February, to try selling my bags and bits and bobs on a stall, and I'm dead scared. Really scared actually. The lovely woman organising it emailed early December asking me if I would do it, and I delayed getting back to her until this week in the hopes there wouldn't be space. She's made space. Drat, I thought. So, I wanted to spend today planning and making lots of smaller items, cos I think those will sell better than larger items at the moment. Hah, hark at me. Actually thinks I may sell something in the midst of a heavy recession, poor sod.
Anyway, so far, zilch made. I'll keep you posted on progress.
Presumably you all know the amazing Little Gem. Little Gem is incredibly talented. And I was fortunate enough to get her for the ShabbyChic December swap. I've posted about the lovely things I received. I adored the heart garland she made...
and she kindly and tolerantly said she didn't mind me, cough cough, blatantly copying it. I've had such fun with the hearts. I've got a different idea of how I'm going to string them. But this is them so far.
If anybody uses fray check, does it work? The edges are fraying, and I can't get it in my local haberdashery and they knew nothing about it. Is it worth getting?
Now, I really ought to go and sew. But I think I'll carry on chatting!
I heard on the news on Monday that Trafalgar Square was frozen, so wandered thru there yesterday. Wow. It is.
For those of you who know Traf Sq, do you notice anything odd about it?
I went to Traffy Sq lots as a child and it was always full of pigeons. It was fun. Now look at it. Empty of any birds except the dreaded seagull! That seagull on top of the statue deliberately kept turning his back as I walked around, so I took a picture of his bottom.
I know it was for elf and safeteee, but it seems very sad. I used to love feeding the pigeons there.
I'd like to say a huge thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post about the cushion tapestry panels. I now know what to do to stretch them - I'll aim to get this done soon... but probably it will be a project on hold just for a little while so I can sort out stuff for my craft fair.
I've also talked about the giveaway with my littleys, and we all agreed that we loved the idea that Angel would use the fabric (possibly - I won't hold you to it!) for cushions for her daughter's wedding this summer. So, Angel, the giveaway is going to be on its way to you shortly! Hope you do love it.
Have good days all. And thank you for reading. I think blogging is such a theraputic activity. It's very personal, but it's also rather lovely to think people actually bother to stop by. I do aim to get back to everyone, but I do have trouble leaving comments sometimes if it's a typepad site - somehow it randomly won't show me the password and so won't let me comment. But I appreciate all the comments I get. Thank you. x