Monday, 21 December 2020

Progress

The thumb splint has put a stop to a lot of stitching although I have managed to complete the daily requirement for my Temperature chart.   Hard to believe that will finish in a couple of weeks.   I promise to show a photo of the completed piece.

Today the physiotherapist was pleased to see that the swelling of the thumb had gone down a lot so I have a new splint, some exercises to do three times a day and an appointment for the new year.   But best of all he said that so long as I don't remove the splint I can stitch a little :-)

Tonight I put a few stitches more into the Basket Band.   The date is on this now and I would like to complete the stitching before the end of this year so it will have to be a case of little and often.   There really is not much further to go.  Here's the situation as at today...

Also, with splendid advice from my stitching buddy Sophie I have completely finished the Angels' Song wall hanging and have agreed to enter it in the Regional Exhibition in August 2021   I had such a lot of pleasure stitching this one and am thankful that Sophie badgered me into fully finishing it or it might otherwise have languished in the Drawer of Doom.

I have made a small start on the Mill Hill kit which was my prize from The President's Challenge.   My first foray into stitching on perforated paper and I can tell you already that I much prefer linen.   But so far so good and I am on track to have this completed by the time of our next Guild meeting in February.  Isn't it wonderful we have a long summer holiday during which I will be able to complete all my projects and have plenty for the Show and Tell at Guild meeting.  Ha ha ha. 

For the remainder of this week we have a succession of visitors and I plan on doing a major cooking day on 24th as for that day my Electricity Company have graciously given me a "free day" so I intend to make maximum use of my oven and will stock up my freezer with baked goods and meals.

Until next time.

9 comments:

  1. You will be glad when your thumb is completely healed, hopefully soon.
    A free electrics day sounds fantastic and I like your plans for making the most of it.
    Have a happy holiday season :) xx

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    1. Thank you. I haven’t been stitching today but instead making lists if what I will cook on the “free day”.

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  2. Good news on your progress with your thumb and that you can do a little stitching, Merry Christmas

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  3. Thank you and a very Happy Christmas to you too.

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  4. Wishing you & your Mother a very Merry Christmas
    and a Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you and a Happy Festive Season to you too.

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  5. I'm glad to hear your thumb allows a little bit of stitching again! Hope youre doing well.

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    1. Merry Christmas Leonore. We are doing well here and stitching is progressing.

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  6. Good news about the thumb! The hanging looks beautiful, I am glad that you were encouraged to fully finish it.
    A free electricity day sounds good to me too.

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