Wednesday 3 August 2011

WOYWW 3 August

What's on my Workdesk?

Not much at the moment I'm afraid as events, as they say, have overtaken me.  First the family holiday in Somerset where I managed to fall over, twist my ankle very badly and spend 2 and a half hours in the Minehead minor injuries unit.  Despite the ankle swelling up like a balloon, turning a lovely shade of greeny-blue (think Shabby Shutters crossed with Broken China) the x-ray showed no fracture so it meant rest for a couple of days followed by increasing amounts of exercise.

It still hurt like heck (but I'm not one to moan - much) but being a good girl I followed advice did ALL my holiday ironing and even took the dog out for a walk/hobble on Monday.  Thought if I took her ball on a rope I could get her to exercise while I stood more or less in one place - wrong.  She was happy to run after the ball and bring it halfway back but then drop it and come racing back to me for a treat so I had to go for it - all the hours of dog training worked very well then. Ended up with a throbbing swollen ankle on Monday afternoon.

Then got a phone call yesterday from the Somerset Hospital, the x-ray report showed a small fragment of bone by the ankle and a suspected fracture so I had to go to my local walk-in centre.  Great, another 2 hours of fun, and a further x-ray.  Ended up back at home, strapped up again (too small a fragment for a plaster cast thank goodness) and told to rest - only wish I'd found out before I did the ironing.

Still managed to do a bit of playing with my new Tim Holt Papillon stamps - love that french text backgound - and my favourite Distress Inks.

Not sure where I'm going with this but I sense a French theme as I want to use some of those little charms you can see to the left of the black mat.  Have to thank Jozart for introducing me to the joys of bargain hunting through the Primark jewellery sale items.  Mind you I'm nowhere near as expert as Jo as these cost me all of £1 each!  The cute little white poodle on the safety pin broach is calling out to be added to a french card so who am I to resist.

Well seeing that I'm a lady of enforced leisure I'm toddling over to Julia's blog at Stamping-Ground to see what the other WOYWWers are doing this week,


Neet said...

Well, if you are using the Eiffel Tower, the French Poodle, the crown or the bead (or even the blue and white ribbon) for a Vicky Stampers card I think you had better shout out - I know I have the pin and so has Lorraine, no doubt Jo and Jayne also.
See you, hobbling in on Saturday - the lengths some will go to not to have to put chairs back! Have a good day! Hugs, Neet x

cockney blonde said...

Aw Ann, I so hope you will make it Saturday. Its been an age since I saw you. Hope you're not in too much pain, but a brill excuse to craft, lol, x

Tammy said...

Oh i like Primarni stash too, such good value. Thanks for sharing

JoZart Designs said...

Well you say not much but your desk looks so inviting and in the midst of a lovely project. Great result from the Distress Inks and I love that TH stamp.
Do your best to get there on Saturday as we'll make you feel so much better !
Glad to hear you are following my wicked ways and bargain hunting so well.
Lots of love joZarty
ps my huge stripy rug was an Ikea bargain find... now I couldn't leave it there when it was less than a third of it's original price, could I?

Kim Dellow said...

OO that looks interesting!

Sorry to hear about the bone :(

nerllybird said...

Hope your ankle is fully recovered soon. I love those Papillon stamps too, might be a birthday present at this rate tho!
Helen S

Pam said...

Oh, so hope you are on the mend. Enforced leisure isn't so bad, as long as it doesn't last too long! Best...

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The pale blue is tres chic - I can see why you thought of France! Hope your ankle gets better soon, lots of rest and TLC! xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Ouchie! Hope your ankle is feeling better now. What a pain! Love your BG papers you are making!

Yogi said...

thanks for the peek. Hope your ankle is all better. No fun. Looks like it will be a pretty card. Have a great day