Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Thumbs up...not so much.

Noooooo, the injustice! last night I got in the way of a growly dog (my own). The result:5 stitches (4 standard and a lovely mattress stitch), a week of antibiotics and a tetanus shot. The worst part is that I must keep it dry for 2 days and stitches will be in for a full week. I keep telling myself that the timing could be worse. I have no looming deadlines, no work that must get done.

I am however sad that with some free time, it will not be spent felting over the next week. I am experiencing the realization that my craft is so important to me. Yes, I did know this, but the true depth of my commitment/passion/obsession is evident to me today. I am grateful it is just a few stitches and thankful for the time to switch gears and think for a bit about what to create next. Watch out! I'll keep you posted, as always.

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8 comments:

ehlikeyf said...

Get well soon! You should put somewhere the "evel eye", in Turkish "nazar boncugu".

Andrea Graham- Feltmaker said...

Yes...need one!

Fiona said...

Ow ow. Poor you. I guess you'll have to spend your time planning new ideas in your head. Hope it heals quickly.

Julie said...

I know this is hard! However......it is also a good time to focus on other things. After our online class I had what was *supposed* to be a very easy bilateral hip surgery. I bounced right back, but then did the unthinkable -- I dislocated one hip. I'm the first in my surgeon's history of over 1000 patients. I've learned the very hard way to slow down and try to appreciate the small things. I can't say it was easy, but I've learned a few things along the journey. :) Get well quickly!

FeltersJourney said...

Oh dear.. hope it heals soon! At least you will have Christmas to distract you from what else you could be doing.

best wishes
Deborah x

FELT 4U said...

I can see your hand looks fine and you will survive, how is your dog surviving your injury??
Have a enjoyable Holiday Season
Elaine

Andrea Graham- Feltmaker said...

Yes, my hand will be fine. Only a few stitches and it is already feeling good. Doggie is good. Remorseful, I think. I take a lions share of the blame for reaching for his growly nose while he was already unhappy. We then had a family discussion about respecting what he is telling us, in his canine way. I take it as a metaphor...always putting my hand in where it does not belong.

Lauraleeburch said...

I hope you're feeling better and felting soon! Happy Holidays!

time to relax

time to relax
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