Thursday, June 05, 2008

More on the Challenge

I have written twice to Tracy Riffle, the designer of the pattern I had hoped to use for the challenge, and I have heard nothing from her. So I am going to keep looking for something else we can use. At any rate, we have to wait until I'm stitching again.

Which may be sooner than I think. I had the big bandage removed today. Now I have a bandaid on the stitches on the side of my hand and a little turban on my middle finger. The ugly bruise on my palm where they shot me up with novocaine is laid bare. I might see how a little stitching goes tonight. But first I had to walk to the library. And it's a much longer walk than I thought; 3.4 miles according to google maps. A book I requested was in and our car has a flat tire which we discovered when we fired up the Civic last night.

Yeah, yesterday was the day of suck. (Or shitty island, because the dude is reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.) Besides the flat, we were late picking up the CSA--according to the guy whose house we had to go to. (All my e-mails said 7:00 pm, but you don't want to piss off the volunteers). It was raining, okay pouring. And we discovered the flat as we pulled out of the driveway to go get the vegetables. We had to walk. I also had to skip the annual meeting of my alumnae club since there's just the one car. And after two blissful and productive days of working from home, I went to work in the office which is rapidly losing its appeal. I think I'm working for Machiavelli, and even my temperate mother-in-law thinks it's a farce.


Barbara said...

The day of the suck - must tuck that one away for future use.... Sorry, though, that yesterday was the pits. Hopefully today will go better!

So no word from Tracy. What a bummer. Oh well, I'm sure something even better will (eventually) come to light.

Love that finger turban. A new look? You should add a bit of bling to it, though. ;)

Anonymous said...

Your hand looks great! I hope you have a better day today.


Anna van Schurman said...

Barbara--great minds think alike. I was thinking I should add googley eyes to it.

xsquared said...

TGIF! Hope today is a better day.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to see that the healing has about a Lee Press-On nail in bright red to embellish the turban?


Anonymous said...

Yay! No boxing glove anymore ;)

How is The Dude liking 'The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle'? I am going to read it soon-ish (you know, when I get to it in my ever growing pile of books to read)

Sharon said...

Glad to see the finger is healing!

Jenna said...

Sorry the designer isn't getting back to you. I guess you're going to have to find another pattern. Ugh, your day of suck sounds like it really did suck. Sorry to hear about that, but I hope that your days have been getting brighter since then. I like the finger turban you have going on. Very chic! Makes the rest of your hand look much more normal now, which is always a good sign. How's it feeling?