Monday, June 14, 2010

16,335 PIECES!!!!!!!!

Nope, it's not a "quilt" with Sixteen Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-Five pieces (sounds like more when you spell it out :)!!! I've been known to be a bit crazy, but I swear I'm not that crazy!!!!! Of course, for me to have actually come up with the number constitutes a bit of craziness in itself (LOL). Anyway, it's this that has that many pieces in it; and the "pieces" are "yarn" :)

It's been a few years since I made this, but I love it just as much today as I did when I first finished it. It's a piece that always makes me smile :) You get to see it now cuz I have nothing else to show except for more hexies!!! I thought for sure I'd be "running" wild in my sewing room this last weekend cuz I wouldn't have that silly cast to deal with any more. Well, I was right on one count, as the silly cast did come off ... buuuuuuuut the boot from hell came back on!!! Oh I was not a happy camper to hear the words "3 weeks in the boot; and if you can't promise to be faithful to it, I'll have to put the cast back on!" Well, I may be from the South; but I wasn't raised in a barn!!! I made the promise :)

And you won't believe what happened to my honey! As I've mentioned before, he suffers from severe multi-level spinal stenosis, which makes him very unsteady on his feet ... well, he went and fell in the kitchen on Thursday while I was at work and broke his wrist ... it was 2 hours before he even let me know! I'm not quite sure how he stood the pain cuz it was a major break ... completely in two leaving his wrist heading one direction and his hand heading the other! OMG, just looking at it made me hurt.

Anyway, we went to a local Urgent Care Thursday evening (pictured below) and on to the Orthopaedic Guy the following day to have it set, which still gives me goosebumps!

Now he's the one in our little family sporting the "blue cast!" The guy asked him if he wanted "pink." Gene's words: "if that's all you've got!" (LOL) I said that'd be like "a man named Sue!"

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." (Mathew 7:24-25)


  1. Hi Jan...Well when it rains it pours doesn't it?! Poor hubby! I think I know how he stood it...When I broke my left wrist, I was not only in shock, but my wrist was really numb for a day or so. It took me 3 hours to convince my DH that my wrist 'might' be broken and not just sprain. I COULD NOT MOVE IT, but since I could stand the pain, he thought it wasn't hurt that bad.

    Right now I'm suffering from gout in my left toe. Ouch! And Life goes on...with Christ as our Hope!

  2. Poor Gene! I hope he isn't hurting too much. I'm also impressed with your yarn work! I think I'd drive myself nuts hooking each and every one of those pieces. It's beautiful though!

  3. I can see why you have not and never will get tired of the wool wall hanging. I could at it all the time too! OMGosh - your DH is like mine, takes a while for me to hear about something like that. All I can figure is that they are in stock and are trying to figure out what just happened to them - I guess.
    Have you been reading Kim's blog? You both take the husband & wife teams for togetherness!

  4. OH NOOOOOooooooo!!!!! and a HUGE OUCH !!!!! Your poor hubby !!! Hope he's starting to feel better (and you too!) Maybe you two should invest in alot of bubble wrap ?!?! (you could make "His & Her's" matching bubble wrap suits!)

    .....PS .... love your wall hanging (very peaceful looking!)

  5. Love the barn. Sorry 'bout hubby. Hope you are both fine really soon. I've been in one of those books, and I know they're no fun.