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#1 Evelyne Schoenmann

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:29 PM

Hello my friends, I am so sorry I let you wait for this weeks' QOTW: I was very busy, lying in hospitals here in Italy, waiting for the verdict about my (unintended) free fall from a 1.30 meter stone wall a few days ago. Broken ankle joint, bad looking fracture. Hmmmm... what an adventurous end to this year. I have to go back to Switzerland tomorrow (hubby drives, don't worry :D ). Surgery mid next week.


So please let me just say Merry Christmas to all of you and let's make a QOTW break till the new year.


Thank you all so much for staying with me here on the forum and contributing to the QOTW, and thank you for being YOU. Love and lots of hugs and all he very best for the New Year!



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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:36 PM

merry christmas, evelyne!  please take better care of yourself.  you are precious to all of us.

"putting you down does not raise me up."

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 01:51 PM

Oh WOW!  So sorry to hear this, Evelyne.


Here's to a skillful surgeon and a speedy recovery.


Merry Christmas does not seem right ion this context........ but..... Merry Christmas.  And here's to a better beginning of 2017 tha nthe ending of 2016.





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Posted 24 December 2016 - 01:59 PM

Ditto what John just said & Merry Christmas!

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 02:31 PM

Heal fast, sorry I got your Christmas was messed up, I was diagnosed with pneumonia two days before Christmas a couple of years ago.  The house was decorated and the food had been bought.  My doctor made be do bed rest for two weeks.    Denice

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 02:45 PM

heal up fast

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 03:39 PM

Oh no. Sorry to hear that. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 04:26 PM



So sorry to hear you are going through one of the fires of life.  Merry Christmas to you and your house.


Send you a QoTW... will think of one or two more.... help take the load off.



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Posted 24 December 2016 - 05:11 PM

May the Force be with you."




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Posted 24 December 2016 - 05:18 PM

Hope all is well and the surgeons hands are guided with precision. Get better. 

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 09:04 PM

So sorry to hear you got hurt and I hope all heals quickly and well. No more acrobatics for you! Keep your feet in the ground and in the studio which is safer than what you were doing. I really enjoy your questions of the week and look forward to seeing next years allotment.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 07:56 AM

Hope everything goes OK for you with surgery.  Rest and enjoy being waited on  :)




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Posted 25 December 2016 - 09:14 AM

Be a good patient, Evelyne Schoenmann ! Feet-up-time may be just the opportunity you need to sketch and research new projects.
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Posted 25 December 2016 - 11:00 AM

Good luck with your recovery. Take the time necessary to heal properly. Enjoy the downtime and hope for a much better New Year!


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Posted 25 December 2016 - 05:53 PM

Speedy recovery Evelyne!
Rest over Christmas, enjoy someone else's baking, and we'll see you in 2017.

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 05:56 PM

Evelyne, Take care, and be vigilant in your recovery. Take the time you need to heal up. I hope that the rest of you holiday season is more restful and festive(even though that is a contradiction of terms).


The forum will take care of itself, as you will of yourself.


Merry Christmas!




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Posted 25 December 2016 - 11:21 PM

So sorry , Evelyne. It is a slow recovery. Take care and follow doctor's orders.
safe trip back.
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Posted 26 December 2016 - 03:05 PM

Please get well soon and stay off of those walls!!!! Take care.  Rakuku

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 03:00 AM

Wishing you a full recovery Evelyne, and I second the suggestion that Paul had to use your "down time" to explore and jot down ideas, and just rest in general. Our bodies need it, and from reading the forums here, clay artists tend to be very active individuals (i.e. You up on a wall !!) and it is going to be hard for you to rest as the doctors will tell you to, but don't push yourself. You have the love and support of this amazing clay community, and I, too, wish you a speedy and full recovery.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:52 PM

I'm not even gonna mention Humpty Dumpty, nope, not me. Apparently, his horses and Kingsmen weren't surgeons, much less orthopedic surgeons, so no one could put Humpty Dumpty back together again, after he fell off his wall... Or was it your wall? Hmmmm. I hate it when questions create other questions!!! Just thought I'd let you know that after hearing you fell offn a wall, Humpty Dumpty didn't even enter my mind! Nope!

Read a lot! Load up on your favorite pottery DVDs. Make notes! Sketch. Get ideas and get better soon!! :)

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