Saturday, September 27, 2008

Caution...Not Quilt Related...

Are you still with me? This post will have very little quilt content...

First: I had my hair cut for Locks of Love today. DD's hair was 10 inches in June 2007 and mine just finally reached the 10 inch mark! My hair stylist had said that Locks of Love has started accepting hair as short as 6 inches so she cut mine about 8 inches. I hope it still works! There might not be a lot of hair in my pony but, at least my heart is in the right place. :) Besides, growing our hair was something DD and I did together.

Here I am in the rocker with my new hair-do.
Second: I hurt myself...not as bad as a broken leg like Gingy here but, still painful in its own right. While at the lakehouse on retreat, I mis-stepped off the porch (in the dark, I might add) and fell. I had scrapped my knee but didn't worry to much about it. My right ankle started to throb Sunday then I flew home (about a 2 hour flight). Walked through the airport to meet my family, joking about my 'sport injury' and how sewing is a 'contact sport'. Well, imagine my surprise when each day the pain got worse and worse in the foot/ankle area! A trip to the Doctor on Wednesday revealed that the ankle was not broken but I most likely suffered a 'soft tissue injury to the tendon from the ankle to the knee'. The sore area is now wrapped in an ace bandage, elevated as far as it will go and I count the minutes until it is time for the next round of ibuprofen! DH slipped a tennis ball onto the end of DS's walking stick from when he was in 3rd grade Scouts that I am using to get around! I was very grateful that the walking stick had 'not been lost' in any of our moves :) Needless to say, very little sewing/quilting has taken place since I arrived home.

Third and Quilty: If you are interested in a Give Away, Jeanne at Luv 2 Stitch is celebrating her 200th post. She made an adorable stitchery and will sew it into something special to be given to the lucky winner of her drawing! You need to be quick though as her drawing takes place on September 30th.

Here is another cute Give Away: Hanne at Hanne's Quilt Corner is celebrating having her first patterns published! Just leave a comment on her post and blog about it and you are entered! Easy Peasy,right?!

Seems like Christmas is right around the corner :)

14 comments:

jacquie said...

so sorry to hear about your ankle. locks of love is so great...good for you!

JoAnne said...

Love your new haircut. And too bad about your ankle - I fell off a step in NC on vacation last year and it took a loooong time to get completely healed. But hang in there and know it will eventually be back to normal. I know you hate missing your sewing time. Sewing really is a contact sport. Take care.

Judy S. said...

So sorry to hear about your accident, Pat, but very glad you didn't break anything. What a nice project for you and your daughter to do together, one that will brighten the days for several people, that's for sure! Take care, and heal quickly!

Karen said...

Oh dear, sorry to hear about your mishap. Time to do some handwork. Binding, embroidery, yoyo's, needleturn applique...the list goes on and on. Feel better soon kiddo.

Silverthimble said...

Hope you are soon back on your feet! Locks of Love is a great cause--so pleased to see you and our daughter as supporters. The new "do" looks great!

Faith said...

I hope you ankle gets better you have won an award from me go to my blog and you will see it.

mamaspark said...

Wow, I hope that ankle heals quickly for you. The new "do" looks great! What a wonderful thing you and DD did for charity!

Linda said...

Hope you are resting your ankle/leg and will be up & going in no time! :)
I like your new "do". I donated last year - 11" and have since decided to just keep my hair short as I have found it so much easier! LOL

ReenCiemian said...

Pat,

I am just loving the hair! Your new "do" really looks terrific and what you did for Locks of Love is very special:)

Hope you are back on your feet soon!

Maureen

pdudgeon said...

awww Pat i'm so sorry to hear about your accident. i hope the pain goes away more every day.
i love your new hairdo as well. it's very becomming and i'll bet it's a breeze to style. thanks for letting us know about that site. i'll have to see if there is one nearby me. huggs for you, you're a special person with a big heart.

Stephanie D. said...

Oh, bless your heart! I know how hard it is to do things with one leg out of commission--last year I hurt my knee at work and was on no weight bearing for 2 weeks, and off work for a month. And it was "only" a soft tissue injury. It's no fun, and sometimes you don't feel like even doing handwork.

Hope it heals quickly!

Becky said...

Take care of yourself! Rest! Sorry to hear that you are hurting. Fabulous job donating your hair. That's such a super organization.

Take care!

Jeanne said...

Pat, sorry to hear about your ankle. Time to catch up on some reading? *s*
That's really nice of you to cut your hair for Locks of Love. Someone will be very grateful.

Sweet P said...

Congrats on donating your hair. My DIL donates her hair too. This past winter her ponytail was 10 inches long.

I hope your ankle is better soon.