Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.
The above quote fits me rather well this week. I have the landing gear but not the wings - LOL!
This is what I'm sporting for a little while. And, yes it is my right hand and yes, I'm right handed. Recently I went into the doctor for swelling of my knee and wrist. They took xrays. Don't know what's wrong with the knee yet but they discovered a recent fracture to the triquetral bone in my wrist. It's one of those small bones at at the base of your finger bones right above the wrist joint. The docs said it had to have happened from a fall or a sudden bracing of myself. Well, guess what? I haven't fallen nor braced myself from falling. My hubby can't recall either happening either. I asked if it could be a stress fracture since I had been doing a lot more cutting with the rotary cutter but they assured me that could not be the cause. So, once again I remain a mystery. When the injury first happened I thought it was tennis elbow as all the muscles in my lower armed really hurt. Oh well. Two weeks of wearing a cast isn't the end of the world but it is the end of cutting and sewing during that time. Sorry for the blurry photo but trying to take a photo with my left hand was a challenge.
LITTLE FACT OF THE DAY
I bet you're not surprised that my facts today are on human bones. I thought I might learn a few things since one of mine decided to fail:
* The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes or stirrup bone located in the middle ear. It is approximately .11 inches (.28 cm) long.
* Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete, the Femur bone as it’s called – the biggest and strongest bone in our body. It is easily capable of lifting or supporting 30 times its own volume and weight
* There are about 206 bones in a grown-up’s body. But more than half of them are located just in our hands and feet
* There are around 14 bones are in the face, 8 bones are in each wrist, 27 bones in each hand, 23 bones are in each foot including the ankle and 30 bones in the skull.
* Adult human bones account for 14% of the body’s total weight.
* Bones consist of 50% water and 50% solid matter. They are hard, strong and very much alive like muscle tissue.
* We have somewhere around 300 to 350 bones that we are born with. As we grow up, the number reduces to 206. Sometime around the age between 12 and 14, some of our smaller bones, fuse into larger, big and stronger bones
THE WINNER IS......
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Luckily, I'm still able to work on my counted cross stitch project with the stupid cast.
Since the piece is on a frame, I can use the stick and stab method with very little trouble. This is a new piece I started working on about two weeks ago. The photo shows only half of the top row and some corner work.
Name: Herbularius (available only as an online class so far)
Designer: Chatelaine Designs - Martina Rosenberg
Fabric: 32 Count Antique White Linen
Threads Used: DMC cotton floss, Needlepoint Inc, Silk, Caron Waterlillies Silk, Caron Wildflowers, Gloriana stranded Silk, Gloriana Florimell Silk, Dinky Dyes Silk, The Gentle Art "Simply Wool" and Rainbow Gallery Petite Treausre Braids.
Approximate Finished Size: 23 inches square
Start Date: October 30, 2012
The wrist cast really makes it a challenge to type so I will be taking a brief vacation from blogging. I will hopefully return on Friday, November 30.