Sunday, May 3, 2009

Baby gets a Bassinette

Now I know why I prefer thread crochet. working with heavy yarn is sure hard on the hand and takes forever!! I finished this the day before surgery. the top is the cradle. it opens to a wonderful storage compartment. the bottom ruffle drawstrings shut over the whole thing to become a purse so dolly can go away with you. isn't it a great idea for a little girl. she can play quietly with dolly wherever she goes. It's an old Annie's Attic pattern from 1991. They have a new updated version. The old pattern also had a pattern for a crocheted dolly and clothes.

A Sailing We Will Go

Claudia, Veronique and Darla show off their new sailor suits made by Tante Kate. I just love how she coordinated the felt for the three suits. She also made wonderful purses for each girl and added a bling-bling initial to personalize each purse!! Thank you Tante Kate!!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

the wonders of modern medicine

Wannnnananana~~~~~~~~~wananananananana (hear the sounds from 'the Bionic man'?) Yesterday took me back under the knife. I know, I know, I just had both hands done in the fall (carpal tunnel) but now both thumbs went whonkey. Trigger thumb is terribly painful and when the doctor said he could give me a shot that would just mask the problem, I asked if he could just fix it. He's an excellent surgeon and yesterday he fixed it. Two weeks and the 'wrapping' comes off and it'll be back to life as usual, well, at least until he fixes the other thumb at the end of May. Now, If only they could find a way to take blood and do IV's that didn't leave a person looking like they've been in a major accident......sigh..... these bruises are 2 inches!! and they feel like huge lumps under the skin....