Sunday, November 23, 2008


Oh dear - I guess it was going to happen sooner or later
I know, I know - rugby is a dangerous sport
And I know Sarah is very, very lucky, over the past five seasons, to get away with a couple of sprains and a dislocation
But today her luck ran out
One broken thumb!
I know it doesn't sound much
But if I tell you that it looks on the x-ray that it's completely parted company, that is to say snapped clean off the rest of her hand and is held roughly in place only by ligaments, muscle and skin and now a plaster cast
And I tell you that as a result of this break she will be in plaster for a minimum of six to eight weeks
And I also tell you that as a result of this she will miss the entire County programme for this season - with the possibility of not getting through to Regional because all triallists are selected from that County programme
And finally if I tell you that she will also be unable to trial for the English Colleges Squad in two and a half weeks time
You will understand why her smile isn't its usual sunny self
It's a very, very long time since I've had to wash my baby's hair for her :o(
Nick also visited A & E this afternoon with a nasty football foul induced bump to the knee - thankfully this was only bruised ligaments - now that would have been a challenge - two out of three in plaster!
And Lou has had a tough few days at school this week - don't you just hate the bitchiness of girls
This was a picture she rustled up after one particularly upsetting day - kind of sums up her mood. Fortunately school have been brilliant and I think the worst is over - hurray!
I've not been totally idle since my last post - lots of bits and pieces - some I can't show you as the man in the red suit is stalking about waiting to whisk off a couple of Secret Santa items
But I can show you a very belated - as in should have been sent off in October, not November - birthday block - different, but fun to do. My allotted month was August and the illustration was all sunshine colours and sunflowers but I elected to represent our somewhat damp English summer with cooler blues, turquoises and sands - kind of says it all to me.
Here's a pot-free girl showing off her newly completed (by mum) crocheted scarf (and snazzy new glasses)
And finally a little 6" block I rustled up this morning for the centre of one of a pair of large table mats I've been commissioned to make by a colleague at work for her mother's Christmas gift
I was actually stitching away quite happily before being rudely interrupted by a two patient A & E visit!


Julie said...

Interesting! The title of my last post is "Ouchie, OUCH, Ouchie!" and is about my brother who hurt HIS thumb!
I am sorry to hear of your dd's thumb. I hope it will heal well.

Chookyblue...... said...

poor girl........and to now miss out on so much.......

meggie said...

NOT the time of year you need these injuries. At least they should be feeling better by Christams. Thumbs are soooo important, so hope it heals well.
(Sshh, has she considered Scrabble as an alternative sport?)
I love your little crazy there!

Clare said...

Ouch ouch ouch! Oh poor Sarah. She must be so disappointed. Give her a big hug from me.

Ali Honey said...

I guess the saying thumbs up is no consolation to Sarah. I hope it's not too sore and heals quickly. Very bad luck there Sarah!

Andrea said...

Aww poor Sarah - how frustating for her. Have you got a knitting needle to scratch under her cast when it gets itchy ?

jovaliquilts said...

So sorry about your daughter's thumb! It sounds really painful.
I like your August block.

Libby said...

Ouch - indeed! That's quite a trauma - sorry to hear that she'll miss most of the season, but better to have full use of that thumb *s* Hope all three are feeling like their usual perky selves in no time at all *s*

Fiona said...

Poor Sarah, I could feel the frustration building up in my own chest as I read down your post - must be magnified a million times for her. I suppose that's how it goes in sports sometimes. Don't know which would hurt the most - the physical pain of the injury or the lost opportunities.

loulee1 said...

Oh dear, I do hope the patients mend quickly. I can't imagine how your DD must be feeling. Best wishes to both of them.
Your birthday block is sweet. I too would have struggled to come up with something warm after the summer we've had, I think you got it spot on.

sewkalico said...

It's all go in your house!! Poor Louise, as well as Sarah of course (I hated school, it can be so cliquey!!)
Lovely birthday block and pretty block for your commission too.

Quilts And Pieces said...

ohhhh, owwwwww, grooooan. I"m hurting just reading about and looking at that cast.

Cascade Lily said...

What a hard week for the kids (and their mum)! Hope this week is a better one. And that you get some more sewing in :)

Jeanne said...

Oooh, poor Sarah! I hope she's not hurting much, and that she's being brave about the other effects. Hope Nick and Lou are perkier, too.
It's hard to be a Mom sometimes.
Hugs ~ Jeanne

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Poor Sarah...I feel so bad for her...I hope she makes a very quick recovery and that she isn't too uncomfortable.
Give all your kids an extra cuddle...sounds like they all need it one way or another.

Tanya said...

Oh dear. Poor Sarah. I hope she'll use her quiet time well. Maybe she will find she has coaching talents! Hope she heals quickly and completely.

YankeeQuilter said...

That is a tough turn around for Sarah. Here's hoping she finds something to keep her spirits up.

julieQ said...

I am so sorry for your babies thumb! Looks like she is a brave one. Too bad she is having to miss a season, she is one of the best!