Sunday, July 26, 2015

I am Baaaack!!

Thank you so very much for all the sweet and loving comments you all have written me over the past few weeks!!

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Tomorrow will be three weeks since my total knee replacement surgery on my right knee.

The surgery went very well- my team of doctors and nurses in the hospital were top notch in every way!!  They took excellent care of me!

I was only in the hospital for two days.  Being confined to the first floor of my home has been a bit challenging, but I am finally past that, as well!!  The stairs are still daunting.  Going up is much easier than coming down, but I am doing both without assistance, finally!

However, I am still sleeping downstairs in my recliner chair.  I tried sleeping upstairs in my bed, but as a side sleeper, it was not relaxing or comfortable yet.  but I’m sure it will be again someday!!  Hopefully!?

Being that it is my right knee, I’ve not been able to drive myself anywhere!!  My AMAZING bee friends have driven me to my bi-weekly PT sessions and have come by to visit and bring food and keep my spirits up!!  I can never thank them enough for all their kindnesses!!

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I would include a photos of my healing incision, but not a pretty sight, so have included only nice images (most from Google) in this post!!

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I have finished a wool appliqué’ hand stitchery project while immobilized downstairs and am hand quilting using big stitches a wall hanging!!  I am missing using my sewing machine, so hope to get back to that this week!!

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Take care and let me know what wonderful things you all have been doing lately!!

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy July 4th!!

When I put out my summer decor stuff this year, I realized I needed a summer table runner for the morning room!

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So, when I went looking through my drawers of kits and pre-cuts, I found this cute little kit from Connecting Threads.

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The pattern is from Fig Tree and Co. called Lollipops!

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I loved making this and it was quick and easy, too!!

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I had this patriotic fabric for the backing in my stash, too!!

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My summer decor is Americana, Raggedys, chickens and sunflowers!! 

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I’ve been super busy these last few days getting last minute things done in readiness for my total knee replacement surgery on Monday morning!! 

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Thank you all so much for your sweet comments and wishes for a great outcome!!  I will gladly take all the good wishes and prayers I can get!! 

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It will be a week or so before I get back here to let you know how it all went!  So, have a great July 4th, y’all!!

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Monthly “Minis and More” Quilt Done!!

I was infinitely sad to hear some weeks back that the “A Schnibble a Month” group was being dissolved after how many years… 7?  8??

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Then a few weeks later, Sherri from the blog- A Quilt Life, announced we would start up again under a new name- “Minis and More”.

This month’s  project is a mini called “Summer Star Mini”, a new design by Sherri herself!

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It was made from 2 1/2” mini charm squares from Moda’s “Beach House” collection.

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The whole quilt is made from squares and half-square triangles.  Easy peasy!!

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I have it in my morning room!  I love it!!

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This is my last week before my knee replacement surgery on July 6th…

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so I’m busy getting last minute stuff done!!

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I’m not scared or nervous, but really excited for the surgery that will allow me eventually to walk without pain!!  Quality of life!

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Yogi wants to know what you are up to these long hot “dog days” of summer?

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