Sunday, 16 June 2013

Trying to keep busy

Just a really short blog this week.

As I mentioned last week I was going into hospital on Thursday for what I hoped will be life changing surgery.

I had the op late that afternoon and so far the Professor is very pleased with his handywork..... You can read more over at 'The BOGOF blog'.

To stop me being bored I brought down to London some cross stitch and needlepoint.


Sorry about the picture quality as the photo was taken from my Kindle.

Have a great week.

Gertie xx

PS Why not pop over to Handmade Monday to see what fellow crafters have been up to this week.



34 comments:

  1. A lovely piece of cross-stitch. Hope your recovery is going really well. Hope you have a good week.

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  2. I hope you feel better soon. Cross stitch is such a great portable craft for times like that!

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  3. Hopefully you get better soon. Lovely piece of crossstitch.
    best wishes
    Selenarte

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  4. Good luck. I do hope you recover quickly from the surgery, and are home soon. Cross stitch looks beautiful.

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    1. Fingers crossed I should be home at the weekend xx

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  5. I hope your recovery is going well. Your embroidery looks lovely and at least it keeps your brain working on something that is nice rather than something that isn't.
    I hope you have a good week.

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  6. Hope you are recovering well and not too sore. Lovely stitching!

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  7. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and a better hospital experience than when it all started! Crafters are good at keeping themselves busy!!

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    1. I'm pleased to say it's a million times better than the last time xx

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  8. what great news that all went well :) i can't believe you're still crafting away! what a trooper! i hope you're feeling loads better soon xxx

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    1. I hate being bored, especially when confined to bed, so it's great to be doing something xx

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  9. Glad your op went well. I wish you a speedy recovery. Lovely needlework. x

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  10. Taking some sewing with you was a great idea. I know how much it helps me to have something to do and keep me busy. Best wishes for a speedy recovery

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  11. Wow you must have some patience and concentration. I find it really hard to concentrate on anything in hospital. I wish you a very speedy recovery. xx

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    1. Actually I find it's great for pain relief as it takes your mind off things xx

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  12. Wonderful to hear your op went well. Your cross stitch is lovely. I'm impressed with the picture quality on your kindle.
    Hope you have a speedy recovery.
    Ali x

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  13. Ahhh glad to hear it went well - you look really good for someone post op :-) Hope you have a fast recovery and are 'back on your feet' in no time! Simmi x

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  14. Delighted to read it went well. I wish you a speedy recovery. The project you're working on looks great. I am new to embroidery so may sound lame but: what is the stitch you use to make the larger squares?

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    1. Of course it's not lame.... The big squares, and also the small ones, are done using Rhodes stitch.

      It's a really simple stitch to do but looks very effective. When I get back home I'll put up a better photo so you can see it in more detail xx

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  15. It's really a beautiful cross stitch piece you are working on. I do wish you a speedy recovery. Take care.

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  16. Hope you recover very quickly from your op. Lovely piece of cross stitch, something small and light to pop into your bag.

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  17. Hope your recovery goes well. Your cross stitching looks lovely and the photo quality is a lot better than I can normally do with a proper camera :-)

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