Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Peeking it to say hi ...

It's been a long three weeks around here. On July 27th my Dad had total knee replacement surgery on his right knee. I took off a week from work when he went home from the hospital to help him out around the house. After the 1st week of him being home I went in to the hospital for a scheduled hysterectomy. My brother and one of dad's neighbors took over taking care of him while I did my surgery and am now home and recuperating. Dad's doing really great! He's walking with a cane only, still can't drive and is still enjoying being waited on :) Tomorrow will be 2 weeks since my surgery and all in all I'm doing pretty good. Terry and the boys have been taking good care of me. 4 more weeks and I should be as good as new :)

When I arrived home from the hospital I had a package from Kathy waiting for me. Inside was the sweetest gift ... she found some Wizard of Oz fabric that reminded her of me so she whipped it into a project bag and sent it to me ... I just love it!
It's now the new home of my wip, Home of a Needleworker (two) ... I worked on it while taking care of my dad ...
Before my surgery I stitched up this freebie by primitivebettys ... I just love sunflowers so this was a must stitch for me. Not sure when it will get finish finished ... not really feeling up to dragging the sewing machine out quite yet ... I stitched it on some coffee dyed by me fabric and used these threads GA Sunburst, Victorian Motto Red 24, CC Caterpillar, BS Noir and Creme de Menthe. I really like how it turned out ...
Kim was my partner over on the Fair and Square exchange blog for the BBD design round. Here are the squares she stitched for me. They are lovely and stitched over one! I can't find pictures of what I stitched for her ... hopefully they'll turn up.

I've been stitching a bit while recovering from my surgery ... not as much as I wish, but a little here and there ... hopefully as I continue to feel better I'll get more stitching done. But for now, I'm off to nap ...

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for sunny days ...

17 comments:

Vonna said...

Michele, I hope you and your father heal quick and recover fast. I shall keep you both in my daily intentions when I say my rosary.
Your stitching is lovely and the F&S is gorgeous!

mainely stitching said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love your stitching. Hoping that good health is on the horizon!

natalyK said...

I wish you a speedy recovery. Your stitching looks beautiful as always.

Gabi said...

Wishing you a fast recovery. Same to your father.
Love your new bag, and your stitching looks fanatastic. Love all of it.

Karen said...

Wondering where your were.... thought you were just stitching away! Hope you and your dad continue to have a quick recovery.

Maggee said...

May you and your father both heal quickly and completely! Great stitching on Home of a Needleworker Too and the crows! Love that square set! Hugs!

Carol said...

So glad your dad is healing quickly, Michele and I hope you are feeling better and better each day...

What a great Wizard of Oz bag from Kathy and your stitching is lovely. I just started that little crows piece myself--so cute :)

Take care now and I hope you get lots of rest over the next few week...

Karen said...

I hope you and your father are healing quickly. And listen to the dr if they tell you to keep it low key, been through that surgery and please listen to them. hugs

Mindi said...

I hope both of you are healing quickly from the surgeries, my mother just had a full knee replacement, so I have a bit of an idea of the months of physical therapy. Beautiful stitching, and the sunflowers are so bright and cheery.

Siobhan said...

I was wondering where you were!! I'm so glad to read that all is okay and that you and your dad are both recovering well from your surgeries. Prayers being said for you both that you continue to do well!

Beautiful stitching!

Nancy said...

Glad to hear your Dad is recuperating well, and I had no idea you were having surgery. Take care Michele, and I hope you have a quick and smooth recovery! I love all the stitching you shared - that crow design is so sweet! Love your project bag too - how can you not love anything Wizard of Oz!

Melanie said...

Hope the both of you heal up quick!

Sally said...

I hope you both have a speedy recovery Michele. It's good to see you posting.

Lovely sttiching and that bag is fantastic!

Fiona said...

Hope you and you your Dad make good recoveries from your surgery. Your stitching looks great, love the colours in your sunflower and your new project bag is very cute.

Carol R said...

I wish you a speedy recovery Michele

Dani - tkdchick said...

Kathy is always SOOO thoughtful! I hope your recovery continues to go well!

Your stitching is just lovely!

Nan said...

Hey Girlie! Wishing you a speedy recovery. Been thinking of you!