Saturday, 17 July 2021

I’m back again

I’ve not much stitching progress to report really. Following the successful replacement of pacemaker and its associated wiring my right arm/shoulder is sore and stiff.   Not helped by the fact that when I was out on my walk at the beginning of the week I took a tumble and my upper right arm was the cushion in the fall.  Slowly I am coming right but it was a shock.   The cardiology technician checked me out and everything is still in place and I’m ticking away.

However the DBEM has been assiduously knitting and I have been doing my part in sewing up the garments and ensuring that they are completed ready to put away in ‘the box’.   I feel hugely successful in having assisted in reducing her yarn stash to one small plastic bag, thereby ensuring that any unwanted knitting inheritance will be minimal:)

I was not allowed to drive at all for a couple of weeks so was grateful for dry days that I can get out and walk.   Frosty mornings are not so welcome but I have jonquils, freesias and daffodils blooming in the garden so Spring can’t be too far away.   The roses are still flowering generously but in a couple of weeks when my arm is better I will prune them back.  Surely by the end of July any danger of frost will be past.

And I am bored with the Kogin and not really yet hooked on the fine cross stitch so I’m thinking of what I can do next.  This seems unreasonable given I have four projects currently in progress so I’m trying to keep calm and continue with what I’m doing. 

Anyway, one Kogin luncheon mat is completed and the other about half done.   When I am next out I will look for suitable fabric to back these and we can begin using them.

The cross stitch bag is very fine work and progress is slow but I like the DMC930 on this vintaged beige/cream linen and really want to make this bag so will persist, however slowly.

And now I'm off to pick up a dropped stitch for the DBEM and then add a few crosses to mine.


Frugally challenged said...

It's good to know that the rewiring went well. (and Jack has been enquiring after you.)

mamasmercantile said...

Glad to read your pacemaker replacement went well.

Leonore Winterer said...

Glad to hear you're doing alright after your surgery! It's good to have you and your lovely stitching back.

diamondc said...

Margaret: I am happy you are okay after your fall, I hope you continue to get rid of your pain.
Nice Kogin mats.
I hope you share with us the fabric you chose for the backing.
I do like that 930 DMC color thread.


Jo said...

Oh my goodness, it can knock you for six when you have a fall but I suspect even more so when you've just had a replacement pacemaker fitted, thank goodness that everything was still okay. I hope the stiffness soon disappears so that you can get back to your stitching.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Welcome back! Glad the pacemaker replacement went well, not such good news about the fall though.
The cross stitch bag is lovely, what count is the Linen?