Saturday 6 September 2014

Pssst! Wanna See My Operation?

Well you can't - even though I have a magnificent knee scar. I am feeling much better now at two and a bit weeks on. The staples are out and the physio is pleased with me. Still get some pain at night but very little in the day and I am sure it will be well worth it. I can already walk further than I could before the op and with less pain.

Clive has been feeding me rather too well and I can see a major diet is in the offing when the excuse of comfort eating is over. Smudge is a pain, of course. As he can't lay on hands (or paws) he is trying to lay on fur with lots of rubbing round my legs. A stick does come in handy for a gentle prod.

I thought that I would get loads of drawing, stitching or crochet done - or at least some reading, but I'm finding it hard to concentrate. Magazines seem to be the only thing I can do and I was getting a little bored so we had an outing to Blashford Lakes - a quarry infill near our house. Saw lots of birds from the hide, including a colourful lapwing and loads of herons. 

I was fascinated by the layered look to the landscape and think I might be getting back into making stuff. When we got home, Clive moved all my cutting stuff to the dining table so I could sit and work. I made this little (unpainted, so far) sample using the Scan N Cut but I want to find a way to use some of the new dies I bought and make a bigger version on the Sizzix.

I hope it will be a cover for the book I am making for Workshop on the Web's book challenge, in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. We are asking people to make us sketch books, filled or not, that we can sell to raise money for them. We already have lovely ones from Cas Holmes, Anne Kelly and other lovely, generous people. I have just received this super one from Diana Brown.

We will be selling them in December and I will give everyone a heads up. If you want to send a book, it can be posted to Fiona at 19 Merriefield Avenue, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 8DA.

I am also hoping that my folded landscape technique will become one of the free online lessons for those who have purchased the Cut, Shape, Stitch book. Watch this space.