Saturday, March 23, 2013

Wheeeeeee !!

Yesterday I put on surgical scrubs, got out my various haemostats and surgical threads... laid out the patient's arms and ... er ...wings..... and got bloody...... on the first stitch actually.  Then, had to stop, lick the wool  (to get the blood off ) ..your own spit is the best way ...and almost the only thing that works really well.... but, your tongue gets kinda fuzzy.... plah... pluh.....
















No wonder I hold my embroidery threads in a vice like death grip .... that's how I have to hold down a patient every time I attempt to stitch on arms, legs, heads, wings.. you name it.  I have to totally change tactics for embroidery stitches... learned that already.  Gentle pressure is all that is needed to make the various stitches look so much better.

With mohair and animals (and goosies) .... almost every stitch in tight or hard to get to areas takes pulling through with a needle grabbing hemostat.... oh, and a bit of cursing and occasional finger stabbing.















Finally... just as I was about to tie things off .... there was a flurry of wings and somehow she got airborne...















Wooohoooooooo ...........





























Look at me! ................ I'm flying ..... and I can even see myself in that spoon.....















Watchout.!!!

Luckily she landed safely.... I tidied up my mess and she went over to talk to the DTBs  (dining table birds) ... they were still at it over an hour later.... I'm not even going to tell her when I paint her feet.  i'll just do it and then poke them in where they belong...I hope...

Housebound birds.....  they get a little stir crazy......


9 comments:

Helena said...

LOL

What a clever goosie!!

Susan, a Sometimes Blogger said...

Yay.. goosie has her wings! Beautiful they are too.

You're a fun goosie and bear Mum Vee .. well done :D)

Gwen Buchanan said...

Love this little bird. are you sure you didn't stab the little guy. pretty frisky.
and I am really impressed by the spit cleaning you gave the little bird. pretty quick action.

Lynn Holland said...

Brilliant you are so funny and talented

Catherine said...

Haha! So cute! I hope you are getting some sunshine. We finally are. Woowho!
xo Catherine

Lin said...

Oooh, nuthin' like a new pair of wings to get you soaring. :)

I learned the old "spit" method when I quilted. You gotta have enzymes to remove the blood. That's a good tip if you are ever trying to cover up a crime scene. ;)

Abbey Crafton said...

O my! It's going to be gorgeous! I love geese...especially Canada Geese....anytime I see them honking and flapping aloft, it makes me smile.
Darly

Anonymous said...

Hello doctor Vee :)
You really got down to business and put that birdie together! It was so happy, it already wanted to fly! :D
Look forward to seeing the end result.
It's raining, raining here.
xx MV

Shashi Nayagam said...

Trying to catch up. Love your little goosie. And oh my you are a multitalented lady. Love the embroidery work