Monday, 24 August 2009

Ouch!

I had a lovely day at the Festival of Quilts on Friday and spent most of my time meeting friends and chatting to people rather than looking at quilts and spending. There were a couple of purchases... some gorgeous new Rainbow threads for finishing off a secret project.

And some fabulous yarn for the making of another secret project.

And a roll of Worn and Washed fabrics for a project that will probably never happen! Much as I can admire the amazing skill of so many of the quilt makers I'm still not that taken with the majority of the quilts... they just don't really do it for me. However I was drawn to the gorgeous soft faded quilts on Kim Porter's stall. Kim collects fabrics from charity shops etc and washes and recycles them into quilts... so the fabrics are for my very own quilt. Don't hold your breath!

Meanwhile, back at the ranch I decided to do a little gardening on Sunday morning. Whilst diving into the undergrowth to cut off a courgette I managed to stab my eye on a jagged stalk of corn... "Oh dear that hurt" were not my exact words but I'm sure you can imagine the response... I looked something like this...

I ignored the stabbing pain in my eyeball and the feeling of having small boulders lodged under my eyelid for most of the day but by evening it was apparent that it was not easing so we had a quick dash to A & E where it was confirmed I had a cut above the pupil, was given antibiotics and told go home and keep my eyes shut! That's all very well but I've got projects to finish and work to get done so today I'm going for the pirate look. Do you think it will catch on?

Blimin' dangerous this vegetable gardening!

28 comments:

  1. Ouch! Poor eye. Hope it heals quickly.
    I know what you mean about quilts... only a tiny minority really hit the spot for me.

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  2. Oh no, your poor eye! I hope you can still quilt one handed... :)

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  3. Ouch!! I did that once with the end of a tree I was planting in my former life as a park ranger. It hurts.

    Having said that, the eyepatch is very you ;)

    I'm trying very hard not to envy your visit to the Festival of Quilts but not doing very well! My in-laws always book us up for that weekend :(

    xxx

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  4. poor you :( I could make you a screen printed eye patch!!

    You were quick leaving me a message Id only just clicked!! Thanks Gina as always for your comment ~ its been amazing fun.

    Didnt make the F of Q but my tutor was one of the judges there and shes reported back about how good it was. Love your buys and cant wait to see your quilt!

    Take care and keep away from those veggies ~ Judy x

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  5. poor you, what a nasty garden!!! love the eye patch tho - touch of embroidery maybe?
    i love the fabric you purchased - i saw that stand and meant to go back but with soooo much to look at, and a few purchases made, i felt so bamboozled i couldn't remember what i had seen and what i hadn't!
    xxxx

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  6. ooh you poor thing...that sounds terribly painful... i almost daren't ask if the cougette was tasty...hope your eye is healing well now.
    i went to the festival of quilts too but on saturday... i also like 'worn and washed' fabrics... as i like the fact that they are recycled. it was my first visit to the festival so it was overwhelming... many quilts are not to my taste either but the time and work that had gone into each one i found so inspiring...the techniques used interested me the most though and my favourtite quilt was not made of fabric at all but paper labels.. that recycling thing again! thanks for popping by the blog.. wishng you a lovely week sweetmyrtle ginny x

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  7. Arrrgggh, Gina lad! Sorry - couldn't resist. I do hope it feels better soon - it sounds very painful indeed.

    Ooh I bought some lovely somethings from worn and washed around Christmas time after Katy (GM) posted about her. The fabric is now my dining room curtains (patchwork of course).

    Sometimes I'm baffled by quilts and quilt designs too but some of the ones I've seen that featured at the FOQ are quite lovely.

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  8. Youch: hope the pupil mends soon. But the pirate look is very fetching, especially with the red eye patch.

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  9. Ouch - eye things always hurt like mad. Heal fast. And while you are, you can always amuse yourself by talking like a pirate.

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  10. OO Arrr, Captain! Or should that be Eye Eye?! Ouch, that sounds very painful. I hope it heals quickly altho you could have hit on a new look there. BTW I thought eye patches were oval? Just a thought.

    Those threads are gorgeous and I was very tempted by those Worn and Washed fabrics too.

    Keep away from viscious Cornstalks!

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  11. That must have been horrible for you, and yes, the pirate look is very racey! I do hope your eye is healing well and more comfortable soon, if not now. I love the look of the threads you bought at FOQ. If I wasn't so lazy I'd go myself.

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  12. You will, from now on, have to be renamed The One Eyed Quilter!!
    Hope you are soon mended and able to use both eyes, the things we do for our love of courgettes!!
    xxx

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  13. oooer! that sounds nasty!!!! Hope it starts feeling better soon. You will have to make a skull and crossbones quilt!!! xx

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  14. How very painful, you poor thing. So there is something to be said, after all, for having to wear glasses !!! You just never know what is round the corner, do you, to upset the applecart.Can you work one eyed?

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  15. Oh bugger - that would hurt !!!

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  16. Well, somebody has to make the tasteless comment about it giving a new meaning to "patch"work quilts! Hope your eye recovers very soon and look out for those vicious veges.

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  17. Arghhhhh, hope your eye feels much better soon. I still maintain that the scratch Tall Small gave my eyeball by poking me with her sharp little finger was more painful than recovering from a Caesarean. I am afraid I took to my bed for a day and slept as I every time I opened the other eye the damaged one hurt.

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  18. So sorry about your eye. I do hope it heals quickly.

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  19. Eyes are very important! I do hope that you have been to a doctor?

    Take care. xo

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  20. Rainbow threads are my absolute favourite.

    Be very careful out there in the wilds of your vegetable patch!

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  21. ooooo, poor you, lovely pirate treasure though!

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  22. Oh no! I hope your eye heals very soon. I'm going to be extra careful on the plot now. That's one fab eye patch though!

    I saw those washed fabric bundles at Liberty the other day and was SO tempted...

    K x

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  23. That sounded very painful and I bet you only wanted that courgette so you could cook it!
    I hope it doesn't cause you too much of a problem and gets better soon.

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  24. Oh Gina, Its sounds so painful, I know veggies from our gardens taste best, but maybe going to the supermarket if safer! Take care and try and rest the eye with lots of naps,like the patch by the way. Mx

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  25. Fab eye patch.... Red is the new black? :O)

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  26. Oh my goodness, I've only just heard. Hope you are feeling much better by now ...

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  27. ps. forgot to say how much I love the colours of your rainbow threads at the top ... very inspiring. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them!

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  28. Ow ow ow ow OWWWWW! You poor thing! But loving the eyepatch!

    Great haul from the show too! Especially the washed and worn fabric bundle - go on, you'll love a quilt of your own!

    Lucy x

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