Saturday, January 28, 2012

Slow and Steady wins the race

I finished the big pantograph quilt and a baby quilt this week, and I think I can have a couple more done next week. It has been slow going, but I will get them done. Still hurts and I am still frustrated...aaah, old age is creeping up!Meanwhile, here is what I got accomplished in a week.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Frustrated...slow going

I worked two rows on the quilt I loaded two days ago, and the pain was unbearable. I had to go sit with ice on my pelvis and back for awhile. I can see it is going to take eons to get through the quilts I have here, but I intend to do it. On top of it all, I must have caught cold somewhere, too. Coughing, sneezing and blowing the nose...oh joy. Not such a fine day today. Thank you to Gloria for the lunch and walk. It was good to venture outside for a few minutes. Until tomorrow...

Monday, January 23, 2012

Feeling better

I think it has been a good day. I walked outside around three cul de sacs with my friend Bee, had a nice soup lunch (thanks, Carole), then crashed for a while before loading a quilt on the machine. That's as far as I got before it was too much. Tomorrow, I am going to quilt a couple of rows if all goes well. Standing up isn't too good because it exerts downward pressure on my pelvis, and that is where I am the most sore. This too will pass. Thanks to my sister and to Karen and Sherry for the lovely flowers! And to all of you who have called , emailed or sent cards; Thank you! Quilting friends are the best friends to have, no doubt about it. Oh yes, Kate...I ate my blueberries this morning, Yum! Until tomorrow!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Step on a crack...

Hello blog followers. Last Thursday I had the misfortune of taking an ugly fall and breaking the T-12 vertebrae  and bulging out the L-3,4,and 5 disks. Not a happy camper! I underwent a miraculous surgery called percutaneous kyphoplasty and am able to walk (shuffle) with a lot less pain. However, I am now sore all over and unable to do the simplest things for myself. Bummer. Quilting is on hold until the stiffness and soreness abate enough for me to stand and load a quilt, so there will not be too many lovely photos to see. Dear Hubby has been very helpful with picking up the slack around the house, taking the dogs out and (gasp!) doing the dishes...that sort of thing. I will be leaning on the quilt buddies for the  real work, mostly the cooking. You are a loving bunch, you quilters, and without you I would be in a world of hurt...oh shoot! I am in a world of hurt!! You know what I mean...we take care of each other. I thank you.
Here you see pictures of what I did "Before the Fall". I promise there will be new quilts later.