My gran's funeral was on Friday, and that brought it's own difficulties. It brought back lots of happy memories of when my gran and grandad used to take me out for days out in the red Vauxhall Viva that my grandad drove. We went to Haworth one day, and went to look around the Bronte Parsonage. My gran bought me a copy of Wuthering Heights - I was only a young teenager at the time, and all the romanticism had my head spinning! I also remember picnics by the roadside, and holidays in Scotland with my grandparents, parents and brother...Seems a very long time ago (probably is...!) and a lot has happened since those youthful days...At least I have those memories to keep...
On Saturday I had an operation on my nose. I had a small BCC that had been biopsied, and so needed removing. I had one removed from the same area about 18 months ago, so had an idea what to expect...The operation was done under local anaesthetic, and the injections were horrendous! Needles stuck in the bridge of your nose are very painful!!! Once they were done, I soon calmed down, and ended up having a conversation with the surgeon about how I'm going seeing Green Day on Wednesday, leading into what type of music we used to listen to when younger...Quite surreal when the surgeon is busy cutting into my face! Anyway, this was how I looked yesterday, when all the swelling had come up:
As far as stitching goes, well, I haven't done any since about Thursday - I tried to put my glasses on this morning, but they won't fit on my nose yet...I now have a hands-free magnifying glass that I'm going to try this afternoon. I only need glasses for close-up work...but only use them for stitching :¬)
This is my stitching so far:
This is My Big Toe Designs' "A New Day" (not a great photo...). I'm stitching it on 28ct fabric, using WDW threads. It's going to be gorgeous when finished, although it is bigger than I was expecting it to be!
This is a card that I made for Dusty as part of the Stitch and Stash Friendship Card Exchange. It is a Lizzie*Kate design, stitched on 28ct fabric, using DMC threads.
This is my Mermaid of the Pearls so far. Having frogged quite a lot of the lower section, I have lost a lot of my motivation to stitch her. I have done a little of it, and I am really going to give it a go once the swelling on my nose goes down! I really want to finish her...
Have a good week, and Happy Stitching!