Friday, January 16, 2009

After the Party

Well, that little hospital get-together was quite a bash. I'm pretty sure they pushed a stick up my nose and then punched me, but their version differs quite a bit from mine. The doc left me with a swollen nose and pharmaceuticals. At this point I've left behind my friend Vicodin, but I'm still enjoying the nighttime hours with my buddy Ambien, which makes me forget I even have a nose. There's no way I could ever use that stuff on a school night ... the hangover is a little too long-lasting. Anyway, all went well, so thanks loads for the kind thoughts and cards.

And now for the really great consequence of enduring all that hospital crap. Stitching time! What else can you do when you're stuck at home? Here you can see my progress (all of you speedy stitchers, be kind to this slowpoke) on dear ATS. Yesterday I did all of the fence-type border under the men (Who are those men, anyway?), which is a lot for me. Today I finished the leafy border (my own OCD version) and the flowers, which I'm gonna go completely finish after this post. She's looking pretty nice, huh?

OK, it's back to the pretty purple chair for me, where my needle and thread await my return. I have only one large complaint ... it's gonna be in the 60's here on Monday, a school holiday, and I'm gonna be not quite up to playing golf. Bummer. There's nothing like a golf day in January.


staci said...

Sounds like you had a really rough time~~hope that you're feeling better soon :)

I guess the up side is definitely the extra stitching time!

Brigitte said...

I'm sure you are glad that it's over with your little nose surgery. What I have heard from a friend who had the same thing it's definitely better afterwards.

I have just discovered your blog and love your stitching pictures. ATS is a great project and you will get a lot done while you are healing.

Siobhan said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! My brother is in Arvada & I looooove Colorado, so we can have a 'dang, I wish I lived where she does!' club. ;)

Your ATS is looking great! Those little guys are Joshua & Caleb, the wine bearers--I think that's what they're called. After stitching ATS, I went in search of books and info on symbolism in samplers & was amazed at all the stuff packed into that sampler! It's a great project! I wish Vilma would come out with And God Created at some point in the next few years.

Hope you're feeling better soon!