Sunday, 31 October 2010

So no one told you life was going be this way...

Hello,

Straight into a major moan here :-) You may remember that I was going to have Carpal Tunnel op on my right hand. I indeed had the op a couple of weeks ago now and I had totally underestimated how difficult life was going to be. What a miserable couple of weeks it's been...not being able to use my hand has given me a whole new perspective of just how life must be for many people. I am indeed very fortunate to have been able to have this operation and hopefully the numbness and pain will cease and I can get on with some stitching. Anyhoo, moving swiftly on.
I have some great news for anyone who is a fan of robryan and live fairly near to Stafford, UK. The shirehallgallery have organised a Rob Ryan one man show over Christmas period. (You may have visited his shop in Columbia Road, London ryantown ....wonderful) Well, he will be showcasing large scale papercuts and a new range of ceramics reflecting the history of the pottery history/industry of Staffordshire..

I will have some of my purses for sale there too in the Christmas Craft Show, so I am looking forward very much to the Exhibition 13th November - 9th January.
Finally, because it's Halloween, I thought you may enjoy seeing Billy Button Nose and I enjoying a little sing song together, or should I say a good old HOWL!!!!

Thank you so much for all of your kind comments of friendship and support. Welcome to new Followers too!
Thanks for stopping by. x

27 comments:

Cowboys and Custard said...

Eat your heart out Belle Amie... move over cos here comes Viv & Billy singing their No:1 hit.. Howl Meet Again... (groan)

Chin up my dear friend.. you'll be back in the saddle again soon and another thing.. Rob Ryan is very lucky to be along side your beautiful work!

Michele xx

a mermaids purse said...

awwww bless you, hope you recover quickly...you are so talented and to not beable to sew must be very difficult indeedy- best wishes for good health and hopefully you will be back making wonderful creations again which i adore sweet blogger ;0)x kazzy x

Linda in New Mexico said...

viv....I hope you are as pleased with you CT surgery in a healing bit as I was with both of mine. It is the difference between night and day. My wish for you is healing and happiness.
Billy Button Nose is quite a singer....as he and you were singing my terror terrier was quite concerned that she was missing out on some fun....oh no. The Olde Bagg, Linda

Betty said...

Oh that's my sort of yappy dog! when I named my blog, I had a little chap like Billy Button Nose in mind - don't suppose he has a brother in need of a home?

Betty said...

p.s. wishing you a quick recovery xxx

karen said...

get better soon from us up north!!

Wild Somerset Child said...

Oh I do so hope your op will help you to recover whatever you could not do before you had it - if you see what I mean (I've not been following blogs recently). I am sure you will cope and devise ways of coping, because - as my mother so often said to me - "there's no such word as can't'. All the best.

A Blessed Life said...

Goodmorning..I hope that each day you waken your hand will be a little better and gradually you will be back at your best, the good thing(always look on the bright side lol) is that it is prob a great time for you to be thinking about what you will make once you are back at it.Little Mr Buttonnose is just gorgeous.Have a lovely day and feel blessed as we all think of you and pray for a quick healing process. Carole xx

twinklez1985 said...

Hi I am Caroline. I am one of your new readers. I have got Carpel Tunnel syndrome in my left hand and I have to wear a wrist splint. I know exactly what you mean about not being able to do anything you used to be able to do. It is like learning to walk again.

P.S I love Billy Button Nose. He is so cute.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Oh Viv, that is hysterical,
Go billy!
Just typing that paragraph shows some improvement, right? Must have taken ages, but appreciate the update so much.
Maybe by Christmas you can carve the turkey.....
xxx
julie

artymess said...

How adorable ...Billy has just set my dogs of and Gracie is now barking her head off into my ear as im writing this....also a speedy recovery to you ...x

Bobo Bun said...

Looks like he's having a great time and sounds like you were too. Will you both be off carol singing too?

I hope all will be mended soon and you can get back to doing what you're so talented at again.

Lisa x

grrl + dog said...

ahh..
dog love..

I with I could have heard him singing..

pattyb said...

Too too funy and too cute! Literally....what a HOOT! So sorry you are not feeling better yet! Still praying you will get there! and hope the sale goes well! Wish I were there! Be of Good Cheer! & many Blessings!~ PattyB from the USA~

Sheep Rustler said...

My SIL had both hands done (at the same time!) aznd hated the recovery process, but her hands are so much better now that she is glad she had the op. Hope you recover rapidly and that the results are good :)

found and sewn said...

I hope your feeling better soon.
Love billy button nose!

Kitsch and Curious Elaine said...

Oh, Billy is brilliant! That really brought a smile to my face!
Sorry to hear about your op. Hope you're feeling better nooooooooow!!!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Big smile for the Billy Button Nose video. Sending huge get well hugs to you Viv xoxo

Country Cottage Chic said...

We'll have to get Billy to perform at the Christmas fair!

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Linda said...

I'm sorry you have to go through this....I hope you heal quickly. I had foot surgery in April and it does make you appreciate things! Until then....enjoy the "other stuff". Hugs!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Darling Viv,
so preoccupied am I that your carpal tunnel op completely passed me by! So sorry, some friend am I!
I shall make ammends now by wishing floral good healing spriggy vibes and sending you virtual rosewater cup cakes.

Hope your recovery is going well? and thanks you for your warmth and thoughtfulness it as always much appreciated here at the stresspot world once known as The Lane.

Hoping for some decisions this week and then I shall come up for air and feel able to unburden myself a little more!

Love to you magical Hen lady x x x

Corinne Phillips said...

I love Rob Ryan - will try and get over to Shire Hall to see his work. Hope you are able to get stitching again soon Viv - What a nightmare! xx

thevintagemagpie said...

Oh give that little billy boy a big kiss from me! My friend has recovered fully from her carpal op after a while... chin up xxxx

BusyLizzie said...

Poor you. I really hope that your hand feels a lot, lot better soon.. big hugs xxx

Lisa said...

....ooo....feeling your pain.. hope you are mending a bit each day!!

Cakey(^-^*)/コンチャ! said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery - I had an operation on my wrist last year, and like you, underestimated how much it would affect day to day duties, so I feel for you! PS> Your little Billy does make me chuckle, great vid! xxx