Monday, June 24, 2013

Just my luck

Well surgery went good.  Plastic Surgeon was happy with it.  Was told minimal usage of my right arm for at least a week.  No shower for 3 days etc etc.  Well couldn't wait for Sunday to come around which was day 3.  Shower and could finally get rid of all that packing that was digging in.

Thursday came home and lazed around didn't do much but was up and about.  Friday again took it easy no crafts minimal typing but again was up and about.  Saturday morning hit and was no long up and about.  We suspect that the antibiotics he gave me affected my Acid Reflux and worst attack in 20 years.  Popping pain killers, antacids, and could only eat crackers.  Any other food made the reflux worse.  Saturday night managed to eat a piece of bread with minimal jam on it for flavor.  This was not fun.  Sunday morning came felt okay so went to have a small bowl of cereal with banana.  What a mistake relux back full strength again. So back to Saturday's treatment.  After hubbie looking online we figured it was the antibiotic and the potassium from the banana reacting together and flaring up the relux.  I was in more pain from that than from the surgery.  We are hoping we have it under control now.  Am on nothing but bland foods and keeping those crackers close.

Other than my reflux adventure the surgery seems to be healing good.  I can use my right arm but only minimally.  What I didn't know beforehand was that he had to split 3 muscles in order to put the implant in place.  Which is why minimal usage for a week or two.

So hopefully I will be able to start working on stuff next week.  Until then happy stitching.


Friday, June 21, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Health Update

I have been regaining my strength and energy.  Still can't do all that much with my right arm and I am right handed.  Am hoping that will change after my surgery tomorrow.  Not sure what time will find out between 3 and 5 this afternoon.  This will be the final surgery.  After this it is just checkups.  So please keep me in your thoughts and pray that all goes smoothly tomorrow.

WIP 6-19-2013 Picture intensive post

1.  Witches in Stitches is ready to be sandwiched. Hopefully next week as I have my final surgery tomorrow.

2.  Forget Me Not by Esther Aliu - blocks are all appliqued but I wasn't happy with them so adding some stitching to them.  Will post pictures when all 12 are done.

3.  This quilt top was finished over a year ago.  I have the backing material tucked away but feel that my quilting skills are not good enough to do this justice.  Will get it quilted in time.   The quilt is called Sharman's Vintage Garden designed by Jenny Haskins.  It is machine embroidered.  Each block takes approx 7 hours with the center block taking approx 28 hours.  Not sure if I will ever do anything this elaborate in machine embroidery again.  Here are the pictures.

Oh Rusty managed to get into the picture ouside.  He is my sewing supervisor and anything that drops onto the floor pickerupper to hand in for a treat.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Quilting Gallery - Circle Quilts

Please head over to The Quilting Gallery and vote for your 2 favorite circle quilts.  I am a guest judge this week.  I have already made my choices which was done by pictures only.  Did not read names or write ups so had no idea who I was voting for just the quilt picture itself.  Sorry if any of my friends or followers have entered, was the only way to do it fairly.

Go enjoy the eye candy.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

W.I.P. June 5 - 2013

Witches in Stitches is almost done.  Needs the top and bottom border then can be sandwiched also need to do the spider legs still.  No idea how I am going to quilt this yet.  Am thinking just stitch in the ditch and a quick stitch around the applique.

With all the quilting I have been working on someone decided that he needed a quilt too so this is in the works.  Is my own design.

Still to be sewn together - Forget Me Not

Waiting to be quilted.

Mimi's Bloomers
Sharman's Vintage Garden (never shown here)
Green with Flowr Quilt ( never shown here)