I had wonderful plans to have the snowflake block all finished, applique all done, and batting ready.I joined in the QAL, thinking I would so easily manage a block or two.
Week one, block one, is from Vanda who lives in South Africa. Her words were …..
Without further ado, here is block 1. A snowflake, I just could not resist making a snowflake. You see where I live in South Africa our Christmas falls in summer. And I would absolutely love to see a snow white Christmas……
I picked out some fabrics, dithered around, and finally chose a deep midnight blue with gold stars. In the centre is our New Zealand icon, a Kiwi, and in real life only comes out at night.
“ Starry,starry night” came to my mind.
The applique was started, the background is a little darker to show the variegated Madeira thread, and a slanted stitch #23 on my Bernina QE 440.
Then the plan all fell to pieces, My husband had a fall, catapulted himself about 6 feet, fell onto a step on his back. How life changes in a flash. Rang the ambulance, rang a friend, finally ambulance arrived, single crew, he rang the fire brigade, and then they used a body board that slides in two halves underneath, to get him onto the stretcher and into the ambulance. Off to hospital, after a lot of pain relief, 12 X-Rays, up to the ward, and CT scans the next day. He has what is called “ an undisplaced fracture” of the acromion, a small bone at the back of his right shoulder. No surgery needed as they called it “smashed” so it will heal all by itself, but will be months rather than weeks. Hugh’s right arm is no good, he cannot use it at all, and there is pain and bruising in lots of other places. I have just read that Turtles also have this bone!!! I wonder how they manage if it gets smashed.
Here are the 4 men and one lady ( not all in the photo) contemplating the best way to move my man!!! What a gallant lot they were, and I am so thankful for all the help we had.
So if I am off the radar, and do not leave comments or do a post now or then, I will be doing a whole lot of other things here.
Quotation of the day, from Robert Burns
“ The best laid plans of mice and men
often go awry”
Greetings from Jean.