Friday, November 16, 2012

We Have A Winner!

Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings. 
 ~C.D. Jackson

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.

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LITTLE FACT OF THE DAY

Bones

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

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THE WINNER IS......


Thank you all for entering the Beam N Read giveaway!  It was a lot of fun reading who you give the Beam N Read to if you were the lucky winner.  With the help of random.org, the winner is.....

Joanne Leandro
"Thanks for your giveaway...I think I would gift the light to my son who loves to read. It would make a great direct light source for those late nights curled up with a book."

Congratulations, Joanne!  I have sent her an email and she will be receiving her Beam N Read directly from the sponsor.  

And a big thank you to Bob at ASF Lightware Solutions for sponsoring this giveaway!
Don't forget that there are still Beam N Read giveaways being held.  Just go HERE to see a list of the current giveaways.

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STILL STITCHING

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

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SIDE NOTE


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.

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 FINAL THOUGHT



45 comments:

Mommarock said...

So sorry.. at least they used a pretty color!!

Jamie Lee said...

Oh no that's a quilter's worst nightmare. I hope it heals and stays strong! My 6 yo has casts on both her legs because she is a toe walker to the extreme. This is her second go around with it and she's been a real trooper.

Kasey said...

That stinks!!!! By the time it's off, it will literally stink, too! (Can't miss a little humor)
Hope it heals well and that you can enjoy slowing down a little. Happy Thanksgiving next week!

Ruth Gentelia said...

LINDA!!!!!! you are just too darn active to be breaking bones. At least it was NOT a fall, right?!Hope it heals quickly and follow Dr's orders!!

Terry said...

So sorry for your mishap. Hope you aren't the one preparing Thanksgiving dinner, it would be a bit more difficult with a casted hand.

Hilachas said...

Hi Linda,
So sorry about your wrist. It's strange how bones "just break" without our knowing it. I have a hairline fracture in my tailbone, of all places, that just happened since I hadn't fallen, etc. Prayers for a quick recovery. That frame you're cross-stitching looks interesting. Can't wait to see it finished.

Sheila said...

Oh Linda I am so sorry , especially that it is your right hand and you are right handed ,lets hope it heals quickly. Your cross stitch looks beautiful!

krisgray said...

What a bummer about your sewing arm injury! Hoping you heal quickly and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Needled Mom said...

Yeah, Joanne!

Gosh, Linda...that is just awful! Life is so complicated with only one hand in use. I hope you mend quickly.

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations to Joanne!
I am sorry to hear about your hand and hope it heals well.

Debbie

sunny said...

Pretty in purple! Next time you want a blogging break, just take it. You don't have to go to such extreme measures. Feel better soon, and Happy Thanksgiving.

sunny said...

Pretty in purple! Next time you want a blogging break, just take it. You don't have to go to such extreme measures. Feel better soon, and Happy Thanksgiving.

LynCC said...

At least it's a pretty purple. :D And that's a gorgeous cross-stitch project, so you're set!

Maria said...

Linda I wish you a quick and strong recovery..
Thankgoodness you can still do your cross stich.
Hugz
Maria

Judy Chain said...

My goodness! I'm sorry, and hope it heals quickly!

Fiona said...

how strange to get a fracture without knowing how... all the best for a quick recovery.. will miss you but a break can be good for you...
Hugz

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Yay Joanne! Congrat's!

So sorry to see your hand like that! I hope you heal fast!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery :o)

quiltercaroline said...

Oh Linda poor you - I hope you are now not in any pain and can enjoy your cross stitching. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. C x

Terri said...

So sorry about your wrist. Maybe you should have a bone density test. (I haven't had one, yet, but I have noticed weaknesses... I'm at that age.) Drink your milk! 3 - 8oz. glasses/day at least!
Very interesting bone facts! I'm going to polish some spots!
Hugs

MoeWest said...

So sorry to hear that you'll be flying on one wing for a couple of weeks. Apparently doing things differently from your usual way helps to build new brain connections. So using your left hand for two weeks may make you smarter! LOL
Such bad timing, right before Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

SewCalGal said...

I'm going to assume you broke that bone while quilting.....but can't think up a good story to go with it. Maybe you had a bunch of bolts fall on top of your hand? Or maybe you have made so many projects you simply wore out that bone? What ever you did, I hope you feel 100% better very soon.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

ok how did you write that blog with your right hand/arm in a cast. i am currently writing this with one finger of my left hand because i fell and have two bad fractures in my wrist. surgery and two pins later i may be in a cast for 6 weeks and then PT. no sewing for quite a while. and you can do stitchery? how do you do it? prayers that all will heal.
your friend Leslie in the red cast.

Raewyn said...

O golly - hope you heal quickly and well. Enjoy the change of pace and catching up with your cross stitching!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

So sorry about your broken bone. Hope you heal quickly. Let hubby do the Thanksgiving cooking.

Michelle said...

What a mystery! Not knowing how it happened would drive me nuts.

Sallie said...

sorry about your wrist - hope it heals correctly and quickly! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Quiltsmiles said...

Poor you, I hope you take the time to heal completely and rest. We both know it just could be a stress fracture from holding your needle too tightly I'm sure.lol
Stay positive and keep smiling. Jane

Barbara said...

Take care of that wrist, Linda. We'll be here waiting impatiently. Are you up to a doll quilt in December?

shez said...

hope your arm gets better soon.xx

Pat said...

There are people that say you need more calcium, but be aware that your body needs magnesium to utilize the calcium! Hope you heal quickly!!! From an Iowa Longarmer & Piecer, too! Pat

Pokey said...

Hope that wrist heals soon, so sorry, Linda! I love your closing thought, sometimes it seems like we do a lot of polishing, lol ~
:-}pokey

Deb said...

Oh Linda, poor you. I hope you heal soon.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

sorry to hear about your mystery fracture but I'm glad it was found and being taken care of! Love your little fact of the day subject today since, as an xray technologist, it is my bread and butter! Did you know that babies are born without kneecaps (the patella) and don't get them until they are about 6 years old? Makes for some wagging our heads at the Drs. in the ER who order patella xrays on the babies.....lol.....love your stitchery and glad you are still getting do do something you love while healing.......

Shannon said...

Oh man!! That stinks. I am so sorry that you have this to deal with. Have a good break I am sure the time will fly by. I am sure you will be able to get a lot done on that cross stitch.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

The Mystery Lady with the Mystery fracture.....smile. I'm glad they found it so you can get alllll fixed up.

I so love your counted cross stitch. Wonderful job!

Kris said...

Hope you are feeling better by now, Linda!! It's almost the 30th - only a couple more days with a wonderful eating day inbetween!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

soooo sorry about your hand!!!

Kathie said...

I hope your feeling better and that cast comes off next week
Kathie

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