Monday, November 24, 2008

No tatting for me, for a few days anyhow.

I have been over to the UK for a week to visit my mother. While I was there we went to Honiton, because I wanted to visit the Lace Museum...but it was shut for the winter.


I did find a book on Honiton Lace, plus I bought a 2nd hand copy of the Guild of Lace Magazine describing a visit to nearby Killerton House, and a really good booklet on Torchon Lace. The next day though I put my back out, and was struggling to do anything. The voyage home on Friday, with me having to drive the hire car to the airport, and then sit in the plane, and then drive my car home was all very painful. Then...this morning I was filling the car with fuel, (or trying to) and I fell over! So stupid! I lay there on the forecourt in the dark and rain and diesel puddles and wondered if I was ever going to be able to get up again, but then I pulled myself together, stood up, and surveyed the damage. My glasses were smashed, and my wrist hurt, and also my knees, and my back was no better for the incident but that was all. I was allowed home early from work, and slept all afternoon, and I feel much better, but until I get some new glasses, and my wrist improves I can't do much lace, or even read very well.

As you can see, it has done nothing for my looks either. Luckily David left for England on Saturday, or people might think we had had a disagreement!

16 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I hope you heal quickly! What a terrible way to end your visit. I hope the lace museum is open the next time you're in England

yarnplayer said...

What a streak of bad luck. Hope you are feeling better very soon!

Guzzisue said...

oohh poor you, must be catching as I did something similar about three weeks ago :-( get well soon and hopefully the museum will be open next time you visit

snowy said...

Thanks for the sympathy...yes it feels like bad luck, but I just keep reminding myself it could have been worse.
I am definately going to organise my next trip to Devon to coincide with the museum being open, and visit the lace and historical costumes at Killerton. that's the plan anyway!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Wow Snowy, this gives new meaning to the phrase, "When it rains, it pours"!
Wishing you a patch of "good luck" that will help you forget this misery!

TattingChic said...

The trip to Honiton sounds nice, but the trip and fall sounds terrible! I hope you feel better soon and please take care of yourself!

Jane Eborall said...

So sorry to hear about your fall. Hope you get over it really soon.

Tatskool said...

Oh! my heart missed a beat when I read your story, I tripped a few years ago and smashed my specs too so I felt the ouch all over again.
Could have been a lot worse, so heal quickly we are all rooting for you.

***Jon**** said...

So sorry that you had the accident and to think the the trip started so well. Here's hoping that you'll get well soon.

Gina said...

Sending you many warm fuzzy thoughts for a speedy recovery!

Marty said...

Ouch! You poor dear. That looks pretty painful. I hope it heals quickly.

Tattycat said...

Bless your heart! I hope you will be better very soon. Shame you went through all that and didn't get to see the museum!

Susanne said...

I wish you a speedy recovery. Take good care.

ancolie said...

quel dommage ! tous mes voeux de bon rétablissement et bonne continuation en frivolité : vos ouvrages sont magnifiques ! bizzz
ancolie

Guzzisue said...

just spotted my earlier comment, maybe I started a trend!! thanks for your get well wishes, if you find a way of making lace with just one hand, let me know :-)

Elisadusud said...

Oh,Snowy, il faut absolument essayer le point d'esprit, sans t'énerver et tout doucement au début, mais plusieurs fois de suite si tu veux bien le réussir. Ne te décourage pas surtout. Bises d'encouragement,