Thursday, December 06, 2007

Here we are. See me waving at you? LOL Lots going on at home. Heather had her second surgery on the 28th from her injury in June. Very intensive therapy for several weeks to come. They cleaned up scar tissue to try to release the tendons and ligaments. She had to start therapy the day after the surgery! About an 8-inch incision all total.

All the sitting and waiting gave me tons of crocheting time. Made me feel a bit guilty to be using my hands to much in a hand surgery center, but hey! I have had my share of surgeries there, so can be the poster child for recovery I decided. And no way could I just sit for hours all alone and wait.

FYI-After I posted and was looking it over, I noticed the flower looked really offcenter. It isnt, I measured it to double check. LOL Just the way it squished in the scanner I guess.
Here is a pic of the small clutch I crochet/felted. It started out 10 x 8-inches and shrank to 8 x 6-inches. These are addictive to make. Mindless. My new "doily therapy". LOL Cause I have gifted out all the doilies anyone is ever going to need. I also started another smallish tote like the blue one, this version is in red. Ran out of yarn at the handle! But the order should be in soon. It is a bit rustish in color. I wanted RED red. Hmmm? Am wondering if it will darken a bit in the felting. Does anyone else do this? If so, do you add the baking soda to the water? What does it really do??? I havent done it without it, but curious.

I was gifted with this book today. I LOVE it and highly recommend it. A great hardcover book filled with blocks and ideas on what to do with them. Applique, patch and paper (foundation) piecing.

We were at 14 degrees at 5:30am. Brrrrrr! Stay warm everyone.


CONNIE W said...

Hi Angela. I hope this surgery really helps Heather. Sounds very painful to have the therapy so soon. The bag looks really cute. I think I have that same book maybe. Take care.

Libby said...

That is my favorite book of all. I keep it handy and pour through the pages year 'round. Enjoy *s*

Beverly said...

Best of luck to Heather with the recovery from this surgery. I hope all goes as wished, and the therapy isn't too grueling.

I was thinking of you the other day. Mary and I started a new Christmas craft (no, no pictures!), and I thought how you must be busy, busy, busy!

Take care!