Wednesday, 17 July 2013

WOW: Back and Getting Better

WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays
 
 
I'm back in Melbourne and finally feeling and getting better
 
Last week I was on a roadtrip up to Brisbane to see the V&A Quilt Exhibition for quilts from the 1700's. After seeing the exhibition I was in a restaurant with my DH when I slipped on wet soapy tiles. I fell backwards and somehow twisted my knee and badly bruised both my wrists. I was taken to hospital by ambulance and that was our mini break dramatically and suddenly over!
 
Thankfully I didn't break anything and I'm currently resting, wearing a leg brace, hobbling around on crutches and waiting for the swelling to go down.
 
I have so much going on at the moment that it's an especially inconvenient time to be unable to sew or sit for more than 30 minutes at a time. And, on top of everything else, I still don't have my fabric yet! I know this is really a minor thing but I can't believe I'm going to be the last person to make my own BOM block!
I'm so eager to get started but then I have to remember what I tell everyone else: it's not a race and applique can't be hurried along. So I'll take my own advice.


 
What's Your WOW ?
 

25 comments:

  1. Oh my ... Esther ... I hope you feel much better real soon and I hope your fabric will arrive soon. Take care !!

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  2. Oh, Esther, how awful for you. It must be all very frustrating, despite your own advice!
    The only good thing I can see is that it happened after the exhibition, and not before!
    I do hope you will have your fabric soon.....

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  3. So sorry to hear that Esther! I hope the swellings will be gone soon, and your fabrics arriving.

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  4. how horrible for you - I hope you will heal quickly! maybe by time you feel well your fabric will have arrived.

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  5. I am so sorry to hear of your injury. I hope you take it as easy as you can, and allow yourself to heal.

    Also, thanks for all you do for us!!!
    Ray in CA

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  6. Ouch!!! So glad you are doing better. That must really hurt.

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  7. Oh Ester, I am so sorry to read about your fall. I know after my fall last year that one moment can so drastically change your life. I am so glad you didn't break anything, but soft tissue damage can take a long time to heal. Take care and hopefully see you at Jeff's shed next week.

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  8. Wishing you a quick recovery! Your health is much more important than the whole quilt business!
    Luckily you saw the exhibition first otherwise your trip had been a double disappointment. Get better soon, Auckje van der Leij

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  9. Wow! Faling is such a bummer! I hope the swelling goes away quickly and all is well real soon.
    Always, Queenie

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  10. Wow I hope you feel better real soon :-) my prayer are with you. I also hope your fabric arrives real soon. Cheers

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  11. Oh that sounds an awful experience, hope you heal quickly with not too much discomfort . Also I hope at least your fabric arrives to give you a bit of joy :-)))

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  12. Good thoughts for a speedy recovery. I hope you are able to get the swelling to go down. I have to say that I have enjoyed looking at all the pictures online. This is quite a community of quilters from around the world. Thanks for the fun & enthusiasm you have given lots of us who LOVE to applique. Thanks for allowing me to join your yahoo group and be part of this great sew-a-long. I wonder if the original quilter was able to be with others when she created this wonder????

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  13. All the best for a swift recovery - horrible for you - try to relax. Hope you loved the quilts :)
    Hilda

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  14. Did you get to see the quilts before the fall? I feel for you and your frustrations. Take care and look after yourself, you are important to so many people all over the world!

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  15. I,m so sorry you got hurt. I hope you get to feeling better real soon.!

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  16. Esther, I was so sorry to hear of your accident. I do hope you rest up and heal very soon! Many thanks for your very great generosity in sharing your beautiful interpretation of this lovely quilt. I do hope that the quilt will be rediscovered - wouldn't that be just magic!!
    Cheerio, Kirsten :))

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  17. Oh Esther, I hope everything will be fine in a short notice of time. But I feel sorry for your mini vacation with your DH. Hope you don't have to much pain.

    Take time to get wel completely. Better to have a longer recovery than have started to soon and don't feel well for a longer time.

    Hope you understand what I try to say. I only had english on school and that is a long time ago...*Ü*...

    Nice greetings, getting better real soon and thanx for sharing this lovely pattern,

    Willeke

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  18. Oh Esther, I am so sorry to hear about your unfortunate mishap while you were away. Praying you are better and feeling like yourself quickly.
    Godspeed,
    mary

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  19. So sorry to hear about your fall! That's the one thing I dread as I get older. Prayers for a speedy recovery!

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  20. I'm so sorry you fell, but very grateful that you didn't hit your head. There's never a convenient time to be injured, is there? I hope your recovery goes faster than you expect.

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  21. Esther, what a bad luck for you. I hope you get well soon, but what you say so yourself, take it easy and don't start to soon. First recover!

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  22. Esther -- do feel better soon. Gosh I hate to hear of people falling. I'm glad you are up and around. Sending healing thoughts your way!

    Karen

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  23. Gosh Esther,

    Hopefully you will heal with the quickness and without too much pain. I am happy to see you can get around a little and know that day by day, you'll feel better. Take good care...

    very big hugzzzzz...not too tight now!!! smiles...

    Pam

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