Once again we have a nationwide lockdown and this time community spread of the Covid-19 Delta variant. I admit to thinking “oh no not again” but I have plenty of food in the fridge and freezer and ample stash in the embroidery cupboard so I will be able to sit out this siege quite comfortably. How fortunate that I had been to the library just the day before!
I decided that I don’t need another big project but can use the time to complete various smaller tasks so yesterday I finished the stitching on the book cover. I’m so pleased with this and hope to finish it off completely by the end of the week.
Today I cut up two old towels that had threadbare patches at each end. With the still thick and absorbent middle area I made a couple of kitchen towels. My friend Sophie gave me instructions as to how to do the binding and for a first attempt it went reasonably well. My current kitchen towels were a gift when I left Japan in 1987 so they have lasted well. The binding efforts today are preparation for the inevitable day when holes do break through:)
And I have started another alphabet panel for the blue bag. These are fun to stitch even though I get tired with the fine count linen and using only one thread of floss.
Yesterday I received a text message from my doctor - the ultrasound and X-ray that my physio eventually decided were necessary after my fall a month ago showed not the rotator cuff tear he had been blithely treating but a fracture!! With the current lockdown I’m not able to get to see my doctor until at least the end of next week and meantime have been resisting a visit to Dr Google as I don’t really have any information on which to base a search. At times like these an inability to tolerate painkillers is really quite a nuisance but this is a good excuse to rest and read??
The DBEM is quite well and has finally agreed to an appointment with the audiologist. Hopefully hearing aids are to come soon.