Sick note


Want to hear about my comedy injury? Last week I went to my regular Stitch ‘n’ Pint night at one of our lovely local pubs – the fabulous Bridge Street Ale House. At the end of the evening, (having only drunk 2 half pints of beer, I hasten to add) as I was leaving the pub, I got my thumb caught in the door handle but continued to walk through the door leaving my thumb behind me. Ouch!!

So I have spent quite a bit of time at the hospital having x-rays, getting a splint sorted, and getting prescriptions for lots of scary strong painkillers. The good news is that I don’t have a broken wrist, but it is going to take a little bit of time for me to get my thumb and hand back into working order, so there is going to be very little sewing for the time being.

Happily I can use a bit of voice-to-text software, plus some left-handed editing, to help me compose some blog posts, but with no sewing or crafting to write about, things might get a little bit whimsical around here for a while…

Hard things about having an injured dominant hand, that you probably wouldn’t think about:

  • Turning pages in your book is really hard work, and you forget the plot whilst figuring out how to do it
  • You have to spend money on getting your straggling eyebrows look beautifully sculpted, rather than doing it yourself
  • You have to ask for an assistant to help you with deodorizing your non-dominant armpit

Please send speedy healing vibes my way so I can get back to work ASAP – I am missing my sewing and it’s not great for my income…

BTW, one way you can help me and my work here at Very Berry, is to pay a call at one, or all of my sponsors’ shops. You can see the ads in the right hand side bar, or scroll to the bottom of this page if you are on a mobile device. Today is the last day of the 10% discount at Cloud Craft with the code BERRY10 so hurry round if you want to make the most of that one.

18 thoughts on “Sick note

  1. Oh Ali! I hope you are not in too much pain. Sending all the healing vibes your way from warm and sunny Australia. Once I saw your photo, I remembered my broken wrist a few years ago… It was fun putting on jeans and zipping them up or pulling my hair in a pony tail. I agree with LOUISE – just ask for help, people would be more than happy to help. Get better soon! xox

  2. Hope your hand gets better soon, sending healing thoughts! Just wanted you to know I am so enjoying every aspect of the half inchy needle book, thank you. It is a wonderful design, just the right size and I’m using it every day, my needles and pins have never been so organised! The Cloud Craft felt from your sponsor for the pages is really good quality. Hope you get back to sewing again soon.

  3. Ooh, nasty. I hope the painkillers are working well, without nasty side effects. Have you thought of taking Arnica? It’s brilliant for reducing swelling and bruising. Sending huge healing hugs.

  4. Sorry to hear about your poor thumb, it sounds very painful & very frustrating for you not being able to sew. Best wishes for a speedy recovery

  5. Oh Dear! I have all the sympathy in the world having broken my thumb on my dominant hand 4 days before my wedding – with my wedding dress to finish off!! Needless to say the lesson I learned was: take all the help you are offered, and if its not offered ASK. You would do the same for a friend in the same situation. Get well soon

  6. Oh.. 😦 Best of healing wishes…. speed and perfection…. (gave me the willies.. taking it literally in the reading.. that you thumb was truly left behind! (it wasn’t, right?)

  7. Slapstick indeed! I am sitting here with my wrist elevated in sympathy, having slipped on a patch ice on Saturday and spraining my wrist. I’m quite certain you need a personal dresser as well. Ouch, and Speedy recovery!

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