Yesterday the last of my Merry-Christmas-to-me orders arrived, all the way from Australia.
Alison Cole does the most wonderful designs. Any time I need a lift, I wander around her website--so many things I'd like to stitch! And I have plans . . .
But to start, there are the following:
A beautiful Tudor blackwork/goldwork design, plus the box to put it in when it's stitched.
Lovely Christmas ornaments . . .
and more lovely Christmas ornaments!
Motivation to follow doctor's orders and heal--I want to be able to stitch them all. RIGHT NOW--but I'll stick with the ice packs and rest for a little longer.
On the healing front--elbow is getting better. I can now brush my teeth without wincing. You laugh, but I never realized how often and for what mundane things I bend my arm.
And the cold is getting better. My head feels like it's only partially packed with concrete and I made it to work for two full days in a row. The complication is that I coughed so hard and so long last night that I have apparently pulled a muscle in my side, so every time I cough or sneeze or--good grief--laugh--it hurts.
This, too, will pass.
I'll just be happy to be able to laugh out loud again.