Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July 21

It's been so long, once again. About 4 weeks ago, I fell down the concrete stairs coming into the building at work and completely tore up my foot and ankle. Nothing major broken, but extreme swelling, 3 broken toes, a HUGE fat, fat foot that was the most lovely shade of purple (both top and bottom) for several weeks. Since it was my clutch foot, I could not drive or hardly walk for 4 days and then I've been hobbling around ever since. No celebrating the 4th of July -- just sitting around with my foot up in the air and an ice bag on it. Finally getting better.

While I was supposed to be off my foot (yeah, right!), I made up two blocks for the CQForNewbies Season to Season swap. Right now we're starting with the Summer season. You embellish one half the block, then trade and someone else finishes it, while you finish their block.


I did two blocks as I am the hostess and I had to be prepared in case an odd number of people joined up.

I also received this gift from my dear friend Mary in Louisiana. We'd been discussing covering the little Altoid tins and I guess I asked so many questions that she was nice enough to send me one so I could see it up close and personal (LOL). It even has my initial on it. And as if that wasn't enough -- she sent me two of her beaded motifs. I definitely see more CQ blocks in my future so I can take advantage of these great beaded paisleys. Thank you again Mary!

And last, but definitely not least -- I bet you didn't know that a chair rung could be a pillow? My little wild kitty was very good while my foot was so messed up. She sat very close to me for days on end and was a very sweet companion.

At one point, I had my foot up on a TV tray and Madeline jumped up on the tray right by my foot. I was immediately on guard -- scared she would hit my foot -- but she didn't. She layed down, very close to my injured foot, and put one of her soft little paws ever so gently on my foot and would give it a little pat. Then she's sleep a little, wake up, and put her little paw, once again very gently, on my foot and give it a little pat.

10 comments:

Marianne said...

Beautiful work, sorry your foot was so badly injured. Nice gifts from Mary. I loved the twin sisters blocks! Pretty flowers.

Karen said...

Your beautiful cat!! My Max uses odd things as a pillow too. Last night he was on the back of the chaise behind me while I embroidered, but was using my head for a pillow!! Hoping your foot is getting better each day! Love your work.

Mary said...

I am so glad you like your tin. Since I am accustomed to your nosiness(lol), the gift of tin was simply one of friendship rather than an answer to questions, you silly person.
I love your blocks. Your bird house block is lovely and the second one definitely reminds me of a hot summer day.

Judy S. said...

So sorry, Lesa, to hear about your fall, but glad you are on the mend. Aren't kitties great? Fun to see your CQ....is it too late (or early) to join for fall? Take care.

Ira said...

Great blocks. I can wait to see tham done. Lovely gift

Charlene said...

Girl - you sound so much like me! I thought you were going to say you took the colors of your foot as the theme for the new blocks!! :-) Don't you just LOVE those sweet pet-pats? They have the best ways of saying i love you, don't they? I hate that you had to hurt yourself, but glad you had some primary stitching time - the work is lovely. How many tin covers are you making for fall? Good to 'see' you - glad you're on the mend.

JK said...

Hey Toto, just now noticed your beautiful blocks! I want one to work on (whine, whine, hint, hint).. And get yourself into the damn doctor if that foot keeps swelling up, or I'll send Oliver Twist to keep you company... Between him and the Mads, you'll be booking yourself into the next hospital bed for a vacation.

Gina E. said...

I am so sorry to read of your accident, Lesa! One of our friends dropped in here today and he had stepped into a pot hole in the road last week, and his foot was black and blue, and heavily bandaged. Must be that time of year! Aren't cats loving when you are in pain...our cats over the years have all been very attentive and sympathetic when either of us has been ill or in pain.

Christy said...

Oh Lesa! I'm so sorry to read about your accident! It's been awhile since I'd checked in on blogs, but thought I'd stop by and say hi this morning. Hope you're getting along okay now!

Maddie is so sweet...my Specks would have used if for a trampoline. Of course, I'm cat furniture....

BIG HUGS!

Marcia said...

Hope you're feeling better! Love the little tin. A cute story about Maddie and your foot. Cats seem to know when we need a little extra TLC.