Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I'm Back - Almost

I am very happy to report that my surgery was a whopping success.  My knee was replaced on Thursday at around lunch time and I was walking the hospital halls by 7 PM.  Had my first PT at 10 AM on Friday and was on my way home by noon.  Absolutely amazing. Was able to walk around the block on Saturday.

I've been walking around in pain for a couple of years, it's just unbelievable the difference the surgery has made. Yes I do have the pain of the surgery healing but that's nothing compared to the original pain.  I am actually going for daily walks again.  OK, enough of that.

Thank you all for your prayers and support.

While in recovery mode I haven't been able to focus on anything for any length of time and until yesterday I was afraid to touch my rotary cutter.

What I have been able to do are these little crocheted facial scrubbies.  They take about 10 minutes to make.  And there are no sharp instruments to loose track of or stick myself with.  

I am making them for a fund raiser for the local Angel Snug Chapter.

Just before surgery I knocked out a few other items that I wanted finished before surgery since I didn't know how long it would be before I'd be able to use my machine again.

This baby quilt went back to NJ for a friends first grandchild.

This was just the most fun QAL . The Cross Cut Block  QAL with all the directions were brought to us by Debbie over at A Quilters Table 

IG links are #crosscutblocks  and #crosscutquiltalong
Check them out, you won't be disapointed.

And then I participated in another postcard swap. Again, coordinated by Sheila over at Sheilas Quilt World
I made  this flip flop card for my partner in Australia. Loved it so much that I made 2 more, one for Sheila as a thank you for coordinating these great swaps and one for a friend who collects post cards. 

Ok, I started this post on Saturday, it's now Tuesday morning.  It appears that my ability to focus is still not where it needs to be.  I guess I won't try driving for a few more days. ;-}

Summer here in the US is just about done,  everyone here please have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Big day tomorrow

By this time tomorrow I should be strutting my stuff with the help of a new knee. Yahoo!
Was originally scheduled for November  then October then next week.  On Friday I was offered a spot that opened up on tomorrow's schedule.  Needless to say I jumped on it.
Spent the last several days juggling appointments and dog care but I'm ready.
If you have a minute I would surely appreciate a small prayer.

I'll be back with an update over the weekend. Thanks, Selina