Its a dangerous business, this sewing lark.
So, all day Tuesday I was aware of having a sore thumb, as if I’d jabbed a needle under my nail, but I wasn’t aware of having done any such thing.
And jabbing a needle under your nail tends to be the kind of thing you remember, on account of it hurting like a hurty thing.
Anyway, Tuesday night I had a terrible nights sleep as I kept waking up, vaguely aware of a sore thumb.
Wednesday morning I woke up and my first thought was “ouch!” My thumb was really swollen, the nail was going a funny colour, and my whole arm was throbbing.
Three and a half hours in A and E later, the thumb had been Xrayed to make sure there was noting actually stuck under the nail, then anaethatised whilst two student nurses watched (I have no idea of the next bit, I was looking the other way, but the nurse told me) and forceps had been stuck under my nail to open out the wound and remove quite a lot of puss (the nurse seemed surprised by quite how much there was, but I still couldn’t look) And I ended up looking like this…
Gareth has not ceased to take the piss. He finds this very amusing. The only conclusion we could come too was that I’d stuck myself with a pin under the nail and wedged some dirt into it, which had then become infected.
Its still really painful and I can’t put any pressure on my thumb (can’t sew and can only use scissors with my fingers) but I think that’s mainly due to the bruising caused by the forceps getting the puss out, and I’m hoping that will calm down over the next day or so, otherwise I will go insane with boredom.
The only thing I have managed to make today, and with some difficulty, is this stylish demin finger poke, which I made because the nurse told me to keep the dressing clean, and even when I’m not doing anything I seem to attract dirt in much the same way male toddlers do.
I’m really tired, which i think must be due to the infection, but I’m also really really bored. I can’t even cook!
What presumably caused me to stab myself was that I finally figured out what to do with the piles and piles of nice upholstery tape I keep buying because its so cheap and so pretty. You may remember that last year I made some makeup type bags with some of it, but I was never really happy with those.
However, Monday night I made these…
I took them to the INternational Medieval congress Craft fair and sold the top two, which was rather gratifying, and which gives me some cash to go buy more braids to play with, as I really enjoyed making them. I think if I make more I may have to finally get round to Etsy though. I also made this one, because I couldn’t resist pink elephant polka dots…
Today, in an attempt to stop me from going completely mental with boredom, Gareth took me for a gentle stroll round Otley. So Instead of pictures of all the cool stuff I meant to make but couldn’t, I bring you a really cool tree we found in a graveyard in Otley.