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Monday, 14 June 2010

Another Update

This weekend has been one of those that I would love to forget...

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!

15 comments:

Little Cat said...

Ouch, that looks very painful. I hope you're feeling better soon.

Lovely stitching and Mermaid is sooo much my favourite. She is as pretty as a picture!

Cole said...

Oh, ouch! I hope you feel better really soon.

Mermaid is gorgeous & I love the MBT design!

valerie said...

Ow, that does look painful. Hope it heals up quick! I love the progress on your MotP! The colors are gorgeous!

Maggie said...

oh my that looks very painful, hope the swelling goes down quickly.

All you stitching looks great & i hoe you enjoy Green Day this week :-)

Tracy J said...

MotP is looking so gorgeous, love the stitching!

Melanie said...

Ouch. :(
Hope you feel better soon.

April Mechelle said...

Hope you are back stitching soon. Take is easy and Heal. Stitching looks great .

Julie said...

{{big fasthealing hugs}} i hope you are soon able to get your glasses on Lynn, good job you dont need to wear them all the time!

Love 'A new Day', that is so beautiful, i saw your wonderful card over on Dustys blog.

Take care and get plenty of rest

Bekca said...

I hope you recover very quickly and that is some excellent progress on your WIPs. Take care.

loulee said...

Ow! I hope that heals soon and you can wear your specs again.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Hi,
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
I am sorry you had such a sad even in your family. Speedy recovery to you.
Your Mermaid of Pearls looks gorgeous.

Lillie said...

I am sorry for your lost and wish you a speedy recovery.

Mermaid is looking good.
Take care!

Clara said...

Hope you're going better day after day. I understand your feelings about the big loss of a grandma: I felt the same when my granny Concetta died but I have lots of memories, lovely memories. Take care, Clara.

FIONA said...

I know exactly how you are feeling - I had pretty much the same look a couple of years ago when I had a BCC cut out beside my nose. I was not so reliant on my glasses then as I am now so it was OK for stitching! Your stitching is lovely and may you find peace in your stitching hours at this sad time. Thinking of you and loving reading your blog! xx take care xx fiona xx

Ineke said...

That really looks very painful. I hope you feel better now.
I am sorry for your loss. Memories are little treasures.
Good you can stitch again and enjoy it. Take care.