Apr 8, 2016

One excuse



for not stitching is this.  Budman nailed me.  It's much better, been almost a week.  This is the outside of my right wrist and any wrist movement at all was very painful so I had a good excuse to not stitch.  Now that I can move it some, I need to find another excuse or search for a chart.
 
Had several emails about berry tops and I have a few more items to show you that can be adapted.  Years ago, my sister made angel pins of all types and styles, I designed the display cards which all had a little verse and name for each angel.  We had lots of jewelry supply catalogs and you can easily find these items online.  The cap I showed last post was new to me and I found that in an online search.  The items we used for wings and backings and such were called filigree findings.  They are stamped from brass or metal, the brass more expensive but the soft metal can be manipulated to a degree.  The cheaper material cannot be bent without breaking.  The brass would also break if bent too much. To give you an idea, these are brass, large, and can be gently shaped to the berry top.  Not all will work, but they are 1 3/4" which is much larger than the largest of the bead caps.  Just make sure there is a little opening in the design to allow for shaping.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Someone said that Faye will also be selling tops, I don't know the size or anything but I'm sure you all follow her and will get an update.  So there are options out there under names that have nothing to do with berry tops.
 
Have a great weekend!
I'll be getting more snow.  Yippee ki yay.
 
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20 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

OUCH!!! Darn that Budman. Heal quickly, my friend.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Barb said...

That looks nasty! Take good care of it whether or not you decide to stitch!

Faye said...

Ouch! Heal up Marly~ It is true! I am currently taking orders for metal berry caps similar to that used in my recent wool strawberry class at the Primitive Stitchers Society Retreat~ Anyone interested can drop me an email...
lriggsbee@nc.rr.com They are a nice weight and I have varying sizes~

Jacqueline said...

Holy crap that looks painful. Watch out for infection..

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
Boy, but he certainly DID nail you!! No pun intended!!! Those kitty claws are so sharp! Hope those nasty scratches heal up soon!
I wouldn't be stitching either!!
Those berry caps are lovely and what a wonderful idea! I have only seen the antique ones so it is nice to know they make them!
Heal up soon!
Warm Hugs~
Julie

Earlene L. said...

Ouch....are you putting anything on that? Looks a little infected!!!
I still have scars from my cat doing that.
Takr care.....Earlene

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Oh Marly, he really did a number on you and I feel your pain but what were you doing to him to provoke him? LOL like any cat needs a reason to scratch someone. Clarice used to love climbing up my jeans and when she weighed a pound or two it was cute but now 6 years and a few pounds later it just scars my legs up.

Pondside said...

That looks so painful! As far as I'm concerned, such an injury gives you an excuse for as long as you need it!

gracie said...

Ouch! Hope it heals quickly.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

That looks awful! I hope you heal quick

Annmarie said...

Geez, that looks so painful.....sorry. Hope it's better very soon. BTW, how do you know so much about so much....filigree findings - who knew??? Stay warm - warm weather coming soon.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Geez, Marly! If it's not one thing, it's another. That looks like it really hurt.

Truus said...

That is a big scratch and it is not infected? Hope it will heal soon.
Have a good weekend.
Greetings Truus from Holland

Jeannine520 said...

Wow, he really got you! What was that guy thinking? Sheesh!! Keep an eye on that, wishing you quick heeling.

Vickie said...

Yikes! I hope your wrist is much better by now. I have a good muzzle for Murphy now when I do his nails. Trouble is getting it ON!

Mary said...

OUCH !

Karen Budnick said...

Oh, no! Hope you heal soon!

Anonymous said...

Wow, keep eye on healing, if you start feeling bad, achy, go see doctor. Just treated my cat who ran temps for Bartonella, cat scratch disease. Lots of cats have bacteria in blood from fleas, most live their whole lives without symptoms (except mine). It is serious for young or old (not saying you're old!) or immune-compromised. Was reading it may be the next Lyme's disease. Don't panic, just keep in back of mind. I so enjoy your blog, very good info and funny!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Love the 2nd picture of filigree finding.
Oooo, that scratch really looks like it hurts. Hope it heals soon.
Make sure you are up to date with Tetanus shots. It is not rusty nails that cause it. I had it when I was 9 YO. Name went down in Medical History. They used curare to cure me. I had tripped and my knee went thru one of those glass french door panes before the glass had to be tempered below 18" height. We had a cat. I survived but was in Grasslands Hospital(NY)for 2 weeks. Just a heads up and that was 60+ years ago.

Enjoy the snow ... Peace to all,
Barb

StitchinByTheLake said...

That's a nasty scratch! I love the strawberry tops - beautiful! blessings, marlene

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