Sunday, January 11, 2015

A belated Christmas present...

On Friday I had a tonsillectomy. Not a big procedure, I am told, but fairly unpleasant anyway, so I've been feeling rather sore and groggy. I'm at home, and D is looking after the boys, and I'm taking it easy for a while, until I've got the general anesthetic out of my system and the swelling in my throat has gone down a bit. The consultant advised to take 2 weeks off after the op but I'm really hoping that I won't need quite that long - there is a lot to do this time of year and the start of term is just round the corner...

Anyway, as things are this gives me a chance to show you a belated Christmas present. D actually started this before Christmas and he showed me a photograph of the 'plank of wood' he'd got me on Christmas eve, but with us being in Germany this time round it really didn't seem sensible to carry a 2 m long piece of wood there and back. When we got back here I had some time to admire the beautiful plank of hardwood that D had managed to get the local joiner to plane for him before he whisked it off to the shed to drill holes and make pegs.#

Here is how it looked when he brought it back inside:

Yes, D made me my very own peg loom! Isn't it awesome? It's far longer than any of the peg looms that you can buy, so it will be just the right width to make a big rug for the living room. There are three rows of pegs - two in the same size but with different spacing, and one row with smaller pegs and spacing. D was going a bit crazy by the end with cutting and sanding all those little pegs, lol, but it's done now and I'm so in love with it! 

Boy #1 immediately commandeered the loom to make little coasters - one for grandma for her birthday, and one for us. The process is ever so easy, and he had a lot of fun. 

Not bad for an hour's work, right? I think it might be quite useful to put hot pots or pans on when they are brought to the table... 

Now it's up to me to make all those rugs I've been promising D over the years. He's announced that by this time next year he's expecting rugs in every room of the house! ;)      Although that's perhaps a bit over-ambitious this should be a lot quicker than my braided rug, which I've been working on for a couple of years now (!)  - I'll show you some pictures of it if I remember... 


  1. Wow, that is amazing, I am so excited to see some rugs. Hope you are feeling better soon, don't be in a rush to get back to work take your time to recover 100%. Sending you a hug.

  2. Eek, hope you feel better soon! Don't want to scare you, but I had a tonsillectomy as an adult a few years ago, and ended up having to have three weeks off work, as I really wasn't ready to go back after two weeks (which was a total pain (literally) as I was self-employed at the time). I did have a bit of a disagreement with the morphine I'd been given after the op. though, which probably didn't help! It was well well worth having it done though - I have been so much healthier since, so fingers crossed for you too! Crafting and reading with your feet up is the best way to recover ;-)

  3. peg looming??!? oh my. something I've never tried! Do I need to? This looks amazing!
    Hoping you have a very quick recovery....somehow, I think it takes an adult much much longer than kids to recover from these kinds of procedures. Hope your recovery is smooth.

  4. Your husband's got some mad skills.