Isabelle Vautier has obviously decided we need a bit of incentive to keep stitching on this SAL, because the sixth and final part of her Grand Marquoir is already available on line here:
I am totally behind schedule and STILL haven’t finished part four (not something I should be bragging about) so seeing the final part has certainly been a wake-up call for me to get stitching! I would hate to have begun this SAL in 2009 and to finish it in 2010 ^^ so next few weeks will see me trying to sneak the odd hours stitching in here and there.
In fact, the publication of this part could be what I need to drag me out of a current stitching slump. I haven’t done any serious stitching over the past 10 days or so . . . no real reason, and certainly not lack of time because when motivated I always manage to find time.
Have been continuing with more vet visits with Le Bleu: now at one month after the op, we were getting concerned because he still isn’t trying to use his leg and, more worrying still, tends to hold his lower leg at a very strange angle. I HAD mentioned it to the vet when stitches were removed and was told it was still early days . . . but yesterday I decided to take him along for a proper visit. Vet took more xrays which he e-mailed to the orthopedic surgeon and I got a phone call today to say there is indeed a problem. Fracture still isn’t fully repaired (but that’s a slow work in progress so not the actual problem) . . . orthopedic surgeon has said Le Bleu’s knee is dislocated ( no idea why that wasn’t picked up on earlier). Nothing can be done about it for the moment and we’ll have to wait until the fracture is fully repaired BUT the surgeon wants to see Le Bleu again very soon to do a more thorough examination and decide when he can set things straight (literally !).
Other than that, Le Bleu is doing quite well. Thanks to all the gifts and goodies from friends, he has put weight on and is back to his normal 4.150 kilos. He’s dealing with imprisonment pretty well too, and seems resigned to staying in the playpen for however long is deemed necessary. I climb in with him every day for a stroke session which does us both the world of good but it’s still very depressing to have to keep him locked up. More depressing is that since fracture is so slow to repair, the original 2 month prison sentence has been extended to 3 months :os
On a totally different note . . . my daughter and I have been very naughty ^^ and spending money on the internet. Have just recently discovered a new BJD manufacturer which produces some rather “interesting” looking face & body sculpts AND, since Christmas is only just around the corner, I have placed an order for two new BJDs (one each): male ones this time!
It’s going to be a couple of months before they arrive, but the two of us are like 3 year-olds in the sweet shop ^^ doing lots of browsing on forums and internet shops looking at wigs, eyes, shoes & clothes as well as thinking up names for our two new men !