Friday, June 4, 2010

Close it up! RESQ 48

Back in the old days, when you had surgery or an injury you were sewn up with stitches. I think surgeons must all belong to sewing groups because their stitches are just perfect! Lately, staples seem to be more prevalent but either way they hold you together!
When I was in college I tore a bunch of stuff (ligaments, tendons and muscle) in my knee playing softball. I had OPEN reconstructive surgery, something you rarely see anymore thanks to technology. I had 67 stitches to close it all up! Nowadays, this surgery would have been done arthroscopically (with a small incision and a micro camera) but since I had this surgery in 1989 this scar is that I am left with!

yes, this is my UGLY knee.... at least I shaved...LOL

Here is my sample...For my Dad, the biggest Yankee fan ever!

So, for this week's challenge I want to see you close it up! I want to see sewing, faux stitching, staples or even buttons on your creations! Make my ugly knee happy!
Don't forget to use the keyword RESQ48 if you are uploading to an online gallery or use the linking tool below. Thanks for playing!


  1. I love sewing on cards...I do it more often than actual sewing on fabric :) Hope I can do this later this week!

  2. Oh my gosh, dear lady that operation on your leg must have been a doozy!!! Thanks for a great challenge-I love to sew on cards.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  3. Thanks for sharing your knee operation story with us Denise. has come a long ways but thank goodness technology was there to save your knee back when you were in collage! Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful day!

  4. WoWzA, this is one heck of a scar! Sorry about your injury ... but thanks for another fun challenge! Sending hugs!!


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