Tuesday, December 1, 2015

I’m Still Alive!!

I have been totally engrossed these last few weeks since I last posted, in getting back on both knees/feet.  I’m still going to PT twice a week and doing lots of exercises to ensure I get full mobility on both new knees.

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I’m mastering my stairs , so I have spent some well deserved and needed time in the sewing room!


My dear Daddy just turned 95!!  So, I made him a new quilt, which I can’t show you yet, as he reads my blog and I’ve not given it to him yet.


My sister and her friend are driving both my parents up to northern Virginia from central Florida the week after Christmas!  We all can’t wait to see them!!  They’ve never seen our house here in Haymarket!


I also made some new fun Christmas placemats.  I love this design using a disappearing nine-patch with some cute modern prints.


The rickrack adds allot and the backing is an old Daisy Kingdom print!!


I made myself a new tote bag for guild from scraps leftover from The Sewing Box collection.

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I made two new throw pillow covers for the library for December!!


One in red and one in lime green!!


So, I do promise I’m keeping busy and as pain free as possible!!


Yogi wants to know how you all are doing and what’s keeping you busy these days!!


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans We Love

Happy Veterans Day to my hero… my wonderful Daddy who will be 95 this month!! 

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This is my parents on their wedding day!!


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

I’m Still Here!!

First off, thank you ever so much for the emails and sweet comments from you all!!  I appreciated every single one!  They really brightened my days so much!!
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I was so mad at my orthopedic surgeon, back when he told me that the second knee replacement can be even more difficult than the first, because everyone else like my PT and friends who have had both knees done separately, all told me the exact opposite.
Well, he was right… at least this time with my second total knee replacement.  This second recovery has been very different than the first… and not in a good way.  Sigh…
But, I finally feel like I’ve turned the corner.
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I’ve finally made it upstairs!  Yay!!
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And I’ve put the walker away and am using only a cane… although not real steady with it yet!
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But, even with all this drama, I do have a quilt to show you!!
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I made the top before I had the surgery, and had a dear friend spray baste the quilt sandwich, instead of pinning it, like usual.
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I’ve been hand quilting it in the Big Stitch style for the last two weeks.
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I’ve really enjoyed using the thicker thread and hand stitching 1/4” around the inside of each leaf, and then stitched in some freeform curved lines in the background.
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I finished the binding and label today!  Yay!!
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I am ready to get back in my sewing room for longer periods of time… I can handle about an hour with my leg down, then I have to go back down and put my leg up and pack on some ice.
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But, I am getting there!  Slowly but surely… one day at a time!!
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Yogi has been patient with me during the rehabbing.  But I think he can’t wait to get back up in his bed on my sewing table, too!!
So, what have you all been up to these last three weeks??