Monday, May 19, 2014

Busy Doing Nothing

That's right, for the past 6 days I have been busy doing absolutely nothing and here's why....


Last Wednesday I had shoulder surgery and am expected to strap my arm into this sling for the next 4-6 weeks. REALLY??? After 5 days I thought it best to remove my arm from this device, my doctor felt differently and I am once again strapped into it.  UGH!!!

Does he not understand that I have a life to lead, a house to tend to, cross stitching to work on?  Six days has felt like an eternity. How will I last 4-6 weeks?  Answer: I won't.

Prior to surgery I finished stitching this...


Design: Vintage "Betty"

Which I plan to use for the cover on this...



This vintage pipe holder, which is in great condition, will be re-purposed into a scissor holder. 

The original design had Betty holding a floss card so I modified it and put an oversized pair of scissors in her hand.

I also stitched up these two designs...


Design: Calendar Girl ~ February
Fabric: 28ct Jobelan Lambswool
Floss: DMC

Designer: Little House Needleworks
Design: Calendar Girl ~ March
Fabric: 28ct Jobelan Lambswool
Floss: DMC, VMST

I must end now so that I can return to doing nothing, absolutely nothing!


 Thanks for stopping by and...

Until Next time ~ remember:

"Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another"
Marguins Condorcet


16 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Oh dear, Marie, how frustrating for you! However, I adore Vintage Betty and her oversized scissors are a stroke of genius!

Von said...

I'm so sorry you're immobilized, Marie!! Do your best to stay sane. Maybe you'll be able to catch up on your reading?

Marilyn said...

Hope your shoulder feels better soon.
Your project is interesting with the pipe holder, what a great idea.
Hope you don't get too bored.
Marilyn

Melissa said...

Ouch, Marie! I'm sorry you are immobilized. As much as you have tons to do and want to do, it's best to make sure your shoulder heals properly. Shoulders are tricky and are like the junction for critical activities! Take care!

Becky K in OK said...

So sorr to hear of your predicament. Wising you patience and a speedy recovery. Love your finished stitching.

Shirlee said...

Hoping you are better soon my friend! Love your Vintage Betty & what a great idea for that old pipe holder!

Ellen said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Love Betty and that unique scissors holder!

Hugs,

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I've been praying for your surgery, no I'm praying for your patience! LOL! :)
I love ALL your girls :) And your pipe holder turned scissors holder! Lovely idea :)
I just finished stitching Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec for Diane and am finishing them today into their final forms....the last four...darling! :)

Cole said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Your stitching is beautiful, as always :) Lovely finishes Marie!

Margaret said...

Ouch on the shoulder surgery and the strap! Sounds like it's a good idea though. I hope you don't go stir crazy. lol! Love your stitching. Cool old pipe holder! That will be fun when it's all finished up and repurposed!

Andrea said...

It's awful when you are a person that is used to doing things and then gets told you can't.
Wonderful finishes.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I hope your recovery is speedy compared to what the doctors predict.

Jennifer said...

Of all the terrible things to befall a stitcher - this one is pretty bad! I guess it's books and movies for you for a few weeks instead. Feel better soon!

Carol said...

Oh, I'm so sorry, Marie--I can't imagine a worse thing for someone who is a passionate stitcher! I hope these next few weeks pass quickly for you... Love all of your work and the pipe holder idea is genius :)

Take care now--feel all better very soon!

Brigitte said...

Oh Marie, that must have been a bad time. I hope that by now you could get rid of the device and could already start doing some things. Maybe stitching??

Betty is looking so great and will be gorgeous on your new scissor holder. And the calendar girls are really beautiful.

Sandrajay: said...

I am so sorry to hear about your shoulder. Here's to a speedy recovery so that you can get back to what you do best. BTW your pieces are great, as usual!