Monday, 6 May 2013


Hello everyone!

I have cheated a bit this week (sorry Julia!).  When this week's WOYWW happens, I shall be holidaying sans lappie and desk in (hopefully) sunny Mudeford.  So here's one I prepared a little earlier, and if Fairy Thoughts is able help me, she'll be posting this up for you all to see!

Last Wednesday, I went to a colleague's leaving do at a local eatery.  I was in such a hurry to seat myself in the far corner of our table area that I was practically running along the gap between bench and table before tripping up on the final table leg and in one neat motion, managed to twist myself firmly into my seat.  Unfortunately on the way down, I whacked my spine against the bench back.  Didn't think much of it until Thursday when I couldn't move.  Saw the doc on Friday.  She prescribed codeine and two days off.  In my codeine induced fuzz, I spent those two days doing this:

 It is a drug structure embroidery (of sorts).  You see, when I got home on the day the doc signed me off I went to drugbank dot com to see what pretty picture codeine looked like.  Then it occured to me that I could start embroidering these pictures.  So I decided to start with the A's.  So far in the whole picture, we can see Paracetemol, Acyclovir (in Zovirax for killing herpes virus), Allopurinol (cures gout), Alprazolam (treats anxiety), Amiodarone (heart medicine), Amitriptyline (anti-depressant), Amlodipine (improves blood flow in vessels), Amoxicillin (antibiotic) and Asprin has been marked up to do next but is already fading.
 This beastie is Paracetemol.
and this is the Acyclovir.

Strange project.  I don't know what I'm doing it for.  Maybe I'll make a wall hanging out of it or turn them into patches or something.  WHO KNOWS?!

In other news, Nathan's Diatoms cross stitch is packed up ready to go on holiday with me.  My goal is to fill in as much of the black work as possible while I'm away.  I am intending to do a fair amount of beach combing this week as I never get to do it.  I'm looking for sea glass mainly, as it is a lucrative business on Etsy and Ebay, but we'll have to see abut the state of my back and whether I can get down far enough to see what i'm doing.

If you leave me a comment, I shall endevour to reply to you and peek at your desk when I get back this Friday.

Enjoyed this blog?  There are others in the same vein of crafting here, have a scooch around looking at other fantastic craft desks, all courtesy of Ms.  Julia.

I do believe it's codeine o'clock already:)  Have a great week, everyone! xxx


  1. Only a crafter could see the possibilities of the drugs in that way!! I don't know what you're going to do with it either...but what an interesting (and original!) piece of work! Enjoy your holiday :)
    Hugs, LLJ 34 xx

  2. what an amazing idea i am glad to see you didnt 'waste' your time off
    janet #32
    I did the link :)

  3. Good heavens! This is a Codine induced piece for sure! #30

  4. Well it's different.... hope your back is better soon, and have a lovely holiday. Helen 5

  5. Another accident...everyone seems to be having them! What a great idea with the drug structures! Happy WOYWW and hope you have a relaxing holiday. Pam#23

  6. Hope you are feeling well soon and really hope this WOYWW accident prone group isn't catching. Way too many people hurting themselves this week

    Thanks for sharing your crafty space and have a great week

    Candace #64

  7. Love your medical cross stitch! Very funny and I am sure you will make something great out of it. Happy WOYWW! Karen 68 x

  8. Hope your back soon improves! Love the drug embroidery!!! x Jo

  9. Hi Lucy
    oh ouch ouch ouch, but you had me laughing with the medical sewing. I take 25 tablets every day if I send you the names could you work one for me. No only joking I wouldn't do that to you but some times we have to see the funny side when you have to take so much medication.
    Enjoy your time away
    Thanks for sharing your desk today, Happy WOYWW hope you have a great week
    Ria #42

  10. Oh no, I hope your back is on the mend and feeling better soon. Hope you are enjoying our beach combing. I will be doing some of that in less than a week. :-) Brigita #122

  11. Your sewing made me laugh out loud! I hope your back is on the mend.

    Happy WOYWW. Susi #132

  12. What a cool idea - great!
    Gabriele #112

  13. Maybe turn it into a wall hanging for the doc's office. Hope you enjoyed your day off? Always enjoy looking at your handiwork. Creative Blessings Kelly #103