Except for this paragraph in which I’ll tell you that they’re now officially gone (all four of them), and I don’t remember any of the process (awesome). I’ll also tell you that Merkin got the day off (officially — he still had to log in and work from home a bit), and has been taking very good care of me. Then he brought BratzBasher home, and she cuddled with me and discussed silly things. It made me feel better. That and the drugs. Mmm…drugs…. Add in the cold gel packs, and the swelling has almost completely gone down. Also awesome. So a few days of mashed potatoes, soup, and chocolate pudding should have me right as rain.
In the meantime, here’s a picture of some quilted star ornaments I made. The one in the middle is from the first year I made them, but the other two are new this year, using scraps. The one on the right has a cool spiral pattern that wraps all the way from front to back (as you can see in the second picture). The one on the left has just one piece of fabric in the center and some rectangular pieces tucked into the second row of triangles to hide pins:
I had a couple of friends over for lessons on how to make these, and we had a great time chatting and folding and pinning. If you want directions for the spiral pattern, I’m planning on doing another one so I can document the steps. It’s for the Purple Lady, so it’ll be in shades of purple. That should make it easier to see the spirals.
I’m also crocheting a scarf out of Lion brand’s Homespun yarn for my grandmother. It’s super soft yarn, but a bit difficult to work with, so it’s slow going. I’m getting there, though. Should have it done in plenty of time for Christmas. The color I chose is “parfait” because she likes pink. This is pink, but not overpoweringly so. It should go with lots of different things.