Thursday, September 12, 2013

How to get attention the wrong way!

Last weekend I went to a retreat with about 21 quilters. It's 2 days sewing and awesome fun. 

I finished putting this top together. I love it. I need to find a border fabric for it but because its 9 years old I can't find much in the same fabric. I will look for something else. A friend there told me how to do the refuge pick up, makes it so much quicker.  I'm so pleased with it.

The venue where we have our retreat is an old hospital. Wooden buildings everywhere that have or are being renovated. Huge rooms so everyone is sewing in the same room. Lots of laughs and lots of gentle suggestions and support. I love it because I get to meet so many people. 

So top finished and I packed up to go home at 11.30pm.  The one thing the owners of this retreat haven't got around too yet is lighting in the car park areas. Guess what happened?   I very carefully carried my sewing table down the steps and walked between my car and the concrete curb of the flower bed. I could see the curb as it was light coloured concrete however the car pack was black! I don't know how it happened (I may have caught my table against my car) but nex minit I'm on the ground face first! 

 I ended up in hospital for 5 hours waiting to see Dr, have X-rays on my very painful left hand, and my ribs. I was sure something was broken. I can handle a lot of pain but it was too much. Every time I breathed, sneezed or laughed my face hurts and my ribs grip me with terrible pain. My little finger is really sore and I have bruises in strange places but they will pass.

Luckily nothing is broken, that would really be bad news. I  just hope the owners install lightening before someone else is hurt bad. There are huge potholes everywhere. 


stufenzumgericht said...

Dear Karen,
didn't know, that quilting is such a dagerous job ;-) I hope, that you'll get better very soon. Take care, hugs, Martina
P.S. Love your quilt top!!!

June said...

Oh Karen, how rotten for you - yes indeed, there should be good lights. Don't think I have any similar fabric for your top, but we could look?,,,,,

MrsC (Maryanne) said...

Oh my darling!!! I am so sorry that happened!!! It is a terrible car park, very uneven I am sure it would have beem me some time if I wasn't hyper paranoid about tripping.
I THINK I have a couple metres of one of those fabrics as I love it too - Charisma by Moda? I'll have a hunt for it. ANYTHING to cheer you up xoxoxo

Chris H said...

Nasty! Thank goodness nothing was broken.

Jan said...

Karen how awful for you.... And yes I do hope that the lack of decent lights around the car park are sorted It is very dark up there during the night ... Take it easy.