Monday, 14 July 2014

Where Have I Been?

My regular followers will have noticed I've not posted since May apart from the odd Silent Sunday post. If you saw yesterdays you will probably have figured out that I've been in hospital and had my right knee replaced. I've been waiting a long time for this, I used to blog about it a lot on my other blog Me, Myself and I.
As a result of the surgery 12 days ago I'm practically housebound at the moment, I'm unable to drive for a minimum of six weeks and although the knee replacement has taken the pain of the Arthritis away in that knee, I'm still in a lot of pain from the surgery and the physio and unable to walk far or stand for any period of time.
I've had plenty of time to knit or make cards since I last posted, but to be honest my Crafty Mojo got up and did a runner out of the door, I was stressing so much about going into hospital.
The morning I went into hospital I started an event on facebook, as a result I had the most wonderful support every step of the way, from the most amazing people all around the world, who  took time out of their busy lives to wish me well and find out how it was going, if you want to check it out you'll find it here.
Writing the description for the event was hard, it just didn't look right so it became a poem, I'm no poet as some of you may know from my #BlogFlash2013 efforts, but here goes:- 
Goodbye Arthritic Knee
You've lost me my job,
You've ruined my life,
You've made me suffer,
Unspeakable pain!
You're selfish and nasty,
Enjoyed causing me pain,
Little do you know,
The fate that awaits you.

Give up I've wanted too,
 No, you won't beat me,
A solution I've found,
Soon it'll be,
A shiny new knee

A couple of days ago I decided to get back into the craft room and make myself a Get Well Soon card, I used the watercolour Poppies I painted a few weeks ago whilst trying out some new watercolour papers and a simple Bakers Twine Bow.

I liked this card so much I made a another card to send to a friend with a different sentiment and colours, I can't show it to you yet, as I only posted it this morning and would hate to spoil the surprise.
Whilst recuperating I finally finished the Paramedic for my knitted Collectibles. It's not the best photograph as I was unable to get low enough to get the picture I wanted because of my knee. His hair looks a bit odd to me, maybe it's because the others have hats on or maybe it is odd, please let me know what you think.

Himself took me for a hobble around Godalming the other day and I was pleased to see somebody had been out and done a Yarn Bombing on the tree in the High Street. It certainly bought a smile to my face, nobody from the Knitting Groups have claimed responsibility so it would appear we have a secret knitter in our midst.
In allotment news, there is no news.
It all appears to be growing well without me, including the grass which is in desperate need of cutting, a job for Himself next weekend, although he doesn't know it yet LOL.

I'm linking this weeks post with Handmade Monday and Creative Mondays.

Have a great week Crafting and I'll see you next week.


  1. I wish you well Dawn, and hoping your knee recovers quickly and efficiently. You'll be out on it in no time! xxx

    1. Thanks Betsy I really hope so, driving me nuts cooped up indoors, but I can't settle to do anything either which is frustrating x

  2. hope recovery is a quick one! LOVE the paramedic!!! the hair seems fine with me :) how big is it? the card is very pretty too and yay for yarn bomb! we had one in our town on valentines day :) x

    1. Thank you, I do love a Yarn Bomb lol, The Paramedic is approx 10" tall x

  3. I hope your pain lessens soon, and your new knee will feel great. I love the card you made for yourself and I'm sure your friend will love hers too. I think the paramedic is great, and there's nothing wrong with his hair.

  4. It's so nice to hear you are back. I wish you a speedy recovery. Your creations are lovely :)

  5. wishing you a quick recovery, and do like the new card

  6. I love your knitted collectables and wonder what will be next? Hope your 'stitches removal day' is going well. See you soon.

  7. Wishing you a speedy recovery love your cards

  8. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Beautiful crafts :) thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays. Pinned and featuring your post this week over at the blog hop


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