Sunday 10 May 2020

Fully Finished Gallery - May

Fully Finished Gallery is hosted by Rachel at Ten Hour Stitcher. As we can only share finished items it encourages us not to leave anything in a drawer and/or finish those pieces that have been 'resting' there a while.

But before I share my only finish this month I have some news to share. I don't know why but life certainly has not been on my side the last few years, especially the last six months. After a successful lumpectomy my preventative chemotherapy was due to start Monday 11th but it is now on hold as last Wednesday (6th) I tripped in the garden and fell onto our decking.

DH took me to Accident and Emergency; he wasn't allowed in due to the virus restrictions but everyone was so kind and reassuring. After x-rays and a CT scan they confirmed I have broken my upper right arm just below the shoulder joint. It is very painful, this injury mends best when the arm is hanging with a sling around the neck and wrist. It's tempting to put a pillow to support it but that can cause more damage, it really is painful not having it supported.

I am having to sleep sitting up too but have so far managed in bed. I have done nothing but sit in the chair or go the bathroom, due to MS my legs have suffered from the trauma, standing up is tricky and sends a shooting pain down my arm ...... but each day it is a little easier. Today I am just about lasting the time between medication (6 hours), the other days I have needed some morphine to help.

I see the fracture doctor on Monday, my Oncologist is also going to look at the x-rays and scan -  I'm just going with whatever they say .... it's like being in a dream, I feel quite numb with it all.

Anyway on to brighter things .... I may not have much to blog about for a while unless I can learn to stitch left handed.

I have finished another cover kit card for the Scout Craft Fair whenever that may be. This design had a card that came with it so that saved my edging pieces. The picture for this was very small and I was finding it quite difficult to work out. I had the bright idea of taking a photo and looking at it on my tablet screen, much bigger and much better.

It's turned out ok I think. It does make me think about copyright doing these cards but I did buy the magazine originally, quite a few years ago, and I will only be stitching them for the given cards, not using the design elsewhere.

I have some lovely things to share for GG in May so I'll be blogging on the 15th, with arm/cancer update by then too I hope. I hope everyone is well and staying safe x x


Mary said...

Clare, Oh boy, that is some bruise. I hope the break heals well and your pain is lessened very quickly. I hope they are able to start your chemo treatments soon. I hope you start to feel much better soon. The card is charming, both the stitching and finishing.

Vickie said...

Oh Clare, oh Clare. This is just awful. I am just so sorry. I am praying this passes quickly for you dear. The card you stitched is lovely by the way.

Julie said...

Oh my, that's a nasty bruise.
((gentle hug)), i'll be thinking of you tomorrow and hope a good plan can be put into action for you.
Another pretty card, I like that one.
with love x

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

That's a nasty looking bruise, Clare. I hope your pain eases quickly. You have a good finish with your card.

Cathy said...

That's awful, but I hope it heals quickly and you can get back on track soon! The card is lovely. Take care and be sure to follow the doctor's orders.

Mini said...

Claire,I'm so sorry about the fall.I hope the injury heals soon.
The card is lovely.

Christine said...

Ouch Clare, that looks sore. I hope it heals quickly
The card is lovely

Suzanne H said...

Oh my! I've popped over from the Fully Finished Gallery and hope that you heal quickly and can move on with your treatment. I'll be praying for a quick and speedy recovery. Your stitching is just lovely. Take care.

Terri said...

Ouch!! I hope you heal quickly!

Beautiful stitching!

Katie said...

Ouch. How horrible. I hope you heal quickly. Fantastic finish at least.

butterfly said...

Sorry you are going through some painful times .
Looks nasty hope you recover soon.
Your needle work is very pretty .
Wishing you a better week Big Hugs .

Tiffstitch said...

Oh no!! I'm so sorry. I hope you're not in tremendous pain and I'm glad you've managed to find a way to sleep. That is difficult for so long. I broke one leg pretty bad and that seemed to be the worst of it, trying to sleep comfortably. Fingers crossed you mend quickly! That is a beautiful card.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Oh no, that really is bad luck and very painful too. Hope you recover and get back to stitching soon.
The card is very sweet, I think the magazines are quite generous over copyright when you are stitching for charity and fundraising.

Maggie said...

Oh Claire, I'm sorry you've had another fall! I hope the pain has started to ease a little now.
Take care xx

Faith... said...

Ouch sounds right! Sounds like your DH may have to wrap you in pillows when you walk around the house. Do you have to wait for it to heal before you can start your chemo? Is that safe? I do hope that your pain subsides some so you can get some rest in. Your card is very pretty! I think that you don't have to worry about copyright unless you are selling the cards but I am not positive! STAY SAFE!

Astrids dragon said...

Oh my, I'm finally getting around to catching up on reading, I hope by now you're feeling better. That was quite a tumble!
On a brighter note, your card turned out beautifully.