Monday, July 26, 2010

Now that's dedication...

A funny thing happened on my way to the Craft Fair.

Okay, actually it wasn't so funny, it was quite painful.

You see, I was on my way yesterday from Father Bob's celebration to the Craft and Quilt Fair when I had a little stumble on an uneven footpath and rolled my foot. It was immediately clear to me that the situation was dire, and an ambulance was needed to rush me to hospital for emergency orthopedic surgery, when suddenly, I remembered...two dear, sweet, innocent little 8 year old Crafters were looking at me with huge disappointed puppy-dog eyes. They had waited their entire crafty little lives for this one day at the Craft Fair. Not to mention some other crafty peeps who were awaiting my arrival at the show! Who was I to let them down? So I pulled myself together, swallowed my pain and soldiered on, all the way to Jeff's Shed.

Okay, so that's not exactly how it happened. But...I did roll my foot very painfully, gave it a few minutes to see if there was any damage and when it appeared all was fine I continued on to the Craft Fair, with the Junior Crafter and her Sidekick in tow.

However, after a few hours of wandering the Fair, it became painfully apparent that I had actually done some damage to my foot, and by the time I got home last night I could barely walk. I popped in to see my doctor this afternoon and he sent me off for x-rays, concerned about a possible fracture.

I'm still awaiting the results, but if I find that I spent yesterday afternoon walking every aisle at the Craft and Quilt Fair with a broken foot, then surely I must qualify for some kind of Dedicated Crafter Award?

More about what we got up to at the show (and pictures of loot) to follow soon, I promise.


  1. Oh no! I have my fingers crossed that nothing is broken or fractured or torn!
    And yes, that certainly is crafty dedication.

  2. Now THAT'S dedication to your craft!!!!
    Hope all is well.
    Andi x

  3. that both crafty and mumma dedication! your a tough one Gypsy!

    hope your ankle is just bruised and you recover quick!

  4. You have omitted to say that you also bravely pushed a pram with a dead weight of 30kg in it! Hopefully its on the mend.

    L xx

  5. OMG!! I can't believe you did that - and not a peep about having a sore foot the whole time.
    What a trouper.
    I hope all is OK - I have some good craft ideas for you if you have to spend time on the couch (though I hope you don't!)

  6. WOW, you sure are dedicated and deserve not just the medal, but the trophy and the certificate too! Hope you are on the mend, a broken foot would not be fun or convenient!


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