Thursday, September 15, 2022

Unexpected Slow Stitching Time

I'm so glad that I have a sew-to-go bag ready for action when needed.  Wednesday night at our church's youth group water wars, our son injured his foot.  I thought it was a sprained ankle.  It was late and he also had bowling that day.  I helped him walk to the truck and took him home and sent him to bed to get some rest.  

Thursday morning he didn't want to get out of bed.  It was school picture day.  He LOVES school picture day.  Little did I know that our "picture day" was going to be sponsored by Medical Mutual, and the photos were going to be x-rays.  Now I laugh at myself for complaining about the $39.99 charge for the school photos.

The only time his foot actually hurt was when he tried to put weight on it.  After the cast was in place he didn't feel any pain at all.  That's great.  He does have a high tolerance for pain.

He was content to not be in school and play on his phone while we waited in the ER.  I was content to stitch on my Mystery Autumn Stamp SAL at Pinker n Punkin Quilting & Stitching. 

I had trouble seeing with the lighting in the waiting room before we were assigned a room.  I'll be ripping out that orange sunflower.  I would have ripped it out here in the good lighting, but I turned my dangerous little sewing scissors to the security cop at the ER entrance.  I never thought to put a pair of nail clippers in my sew-to-go bag like Bonnie Hunter uses when she travels in airports.  Oh well...  Luckily we were only there about five hours from start to finish.  

Here's a close-up photo of the sad little orange sunflower.  I'm REALLY trying to make my stitches all go the same direction.  It takes practice.  I also tried using a different floss from my grandma's tin instead of a floss similar to the yellow.  I will search for another floss when I re-stitch it.  I can see some of the yellow flower stitches are going the wrong way.  Oh well, where I'm going to hang it nobody will really notice.  I'm still in the learning phase and I am still enjoying the slow stitching.


patty a. said...

On my goodness! More hospital time! I am glad to know Owen isn't in pain. How long does he have to wear the cast?

Ivani said...

Oh no!!!
Glad he isn't in pain and you have a cross stitch project in bag to relax.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Oh , I am so sorry that your dear son broke his foot. I hope that he recovers real soon and is in as little discomfort as possible. He seemed to be in good spirits while getting his cast on. Well goodness gracious, I can not believe you had to turn over your highly dangerous little embroidery scissors. I hope you was able to get them back on your departure. Your Autumn Stamps are looking fabulous, Kathy. I so love seeing your progress.

Quilter Kathy said...

I vote for no unstitching - it's a great stitched memory of a poorly lit waiting room during a challenging life experience!