Sunday, November 21, 2010
It's pretty amazing how different he looks ~ no more limp, and his knee and foot face the right direction. They were locked in a 40 degree angle before the surgery, and he was unable to run, ride bike, or even sit for too long before. I'm so excited for long walks, and bike rides and trips to the coast!!
I've had a cold through this whole process, and I'm still coughing. My bodies immune system is low and I can feel it, I'm so tired. Of course, I've also been getting up with Gregg to help him in the middle of the night, as well as getting up with RitaDog as she has to pee in the middle of the night at least once and she gets up early for her breakfast and walk. Luckily, I'm happy to help and thrilled that he actually went through with the surgery... and it's only a matter of time before things are back to normal... actually better than normal with that new hip :)
I'm a little bummed to have missed the PMQG meeting last week ~ just bad timing with the surgery and all. That's okay though... I'm in the middle of a big project and I want to finish before I start something new ~ and every time I go to a meeting, I am so inspired and want to try so many new things. I've actually dedicated a tablet to write my ideas in... and it's looking like I have sewing projects for the next year already!!
Friday, November 12, 2010
For the last few weeks I've been sick. Some kind of head cold that started in my ears with a headache/earache, and now it's traveled down and I have a sore throat and too much congestion. I've become a home-body because I'm afraid of getting others sick. It's wiping out my energy as well, and so there has not been much in the way of sewing happening... so not much writing either!
It doesn't help that the days are now much shorter (especially with daylight savings time) and darker... I always have a harder time when days are grey. I think that is why I love working with very colorful fabrics ;) I did, however, finish 25 rows of hexies in my squid quilt... so I'm halfway done with that part of the project.... AND I figured out how I'm going to do the border! I'm going to add a row of cream-colored hexies around the whole thing, then the rest of the border will be charcoal grey. I'm thinking the cream could even be textured... like Minky Cuddle Plush Ivory fabric... and the grey a Kona Charcoal.
If you have feedback on these fabrics and how they may work together with this quilt, I would LOVE love LOVE to hear it! I'm spending so much time piecing the main top part together, so I don't want to detract from it by picking bad border colors/fabrics!! Here is my attempt to see the colors of the border, it's not the best way to see and decide, but it does help to have a visual:
Oh look... the sun is peeking out of the clouds... I'm a happy girl!