Monday, April 18, 2011

some papers

i've been making paper
first the amazing golden hosta (remember?) 
and this second batch is smaller
greener.
hosta
field retted
remained uncooked
gin petty writes of how ornery it is, 
always cockles, no matter how much restraint in the drying.
that's my experience also, but i don't actually mind.
much.
doctor says to inspect my finger in two weeks.
if there's no healing, it will be time for the orthopedic surgeon.
cross your fingers for me,
please.

19 comments:

aimee said...

crossing all fingers!!!

Valerianna said...

Ouch... definitely crossing fingers. Good luck and beautiful papers!

Velma said...

thanks

ronnie said...

fingers crossed for finger (and that one day I might touch a sheet as yummy as though golden an green ones)

jo said...

surgeons - oh no! - its fingers, toes and eyes crossed for you - what sort of jeans are they anyway that can inflict such an injury, pretty vicious ones by the sound of it

Min said...

Fingers well and truly crossed.

Barry said...

V-really sorry to hear about your finger - hopefully with full rest it will show improvement - I'm always looking for a way to avoid the surgeons. Paper just looks great - always amazes me the patience required to create it. we are a bit out of contact - no mobiles or emails at the moment - only slow Internet connection - bit flakey. Go well. B

Velma said...

hoping for no surgeon, and a working finger in two wednesdays! but if surgeon, then hoping for a good attitude (i'm rather grumpy about this)

kaite said...

you should be fine, he's only giving you the worst outcome aspect just because they have to.
how long will it be by then? 4 weeks or 6?

Kit said...

I want to touch that paper - beautiful.
Sorry your finger is not well - i missed the details but wish you well.

Margaret said...

Consider them crossed. And a wee prayer added to the mix. Blessings!

iNd!@nA said...

sweet.

onesmallstitch said...

oh, I've got everything crossed. time to turn those jeans into pulp & paper (I spin reconstituted jean's fibre). love the hosta paper, I never would have guessed.

Bonnie K said...

I will send you light directing it to your finger.

Velma said...

thank you all. so. much.

Maggie Neale said...

Beautiful papers, and my fingers are crossed for you...best healing wishes for recovery before surgery.

Gin said...

Fingers crossed and toes, too, if that will help.

Velma said...

m&g, thanks. i accept any and all good wishes, call on all dieties, and will clean said diety's toilet (!!!) to get this better soon!

T said...

sending lots of healing wishes to you and your finger....

xt