Friday, March 27, 2015

Getting my groove back

Well it has been over three weeks now since my surgery and I am feeling stronger every day---working out my quads, hamstrings and glutes---I got a hard workout on Tuesday at physical therapy---found some butt muscles that haven't been used in awhile---OUCH!  The knee still has some swelling but is getting stronger everyday---the idea of being able to run again is looking more of a possibility.  I have come to the realization that I am going to have to do other things as well and not be so dependent on just running.  Looking forward to getting my energy back.  

Yesterday I spent most of my day in the dye pots and it was not as easy as it used to be but I did manage to get some great colors!  I plan to hit the dye pots again today!

I finished my Sailcloth primitive---totally bound with wool and on the floor in the living room.

Here is the article that was in the current ATHA magazine---thanks to Kate for writing this and taking such great pictures.

This is a modified version of one of my Cupboard series patterns that I hooked for the nursery for my future grandson---Baxter---due date is June 17th.  The nursery is decorated in a woodland theme---gray, orange and navy.

I am going to the baby shower in two weeks---going to use the opportunity to get wool to California for the workshop in Cambria---flying on Southwest and a friend is going with me---yeah---baa baa black sheep have you any wool?  Yes sir yes sir---4 bags full!!!!!

Here is a fun geometric hooked by Amy---she brought it finished to class on Wednesday.
Sorry for the shadows on the picture.

Youngest daughter Sarah is having a birthday this weekend!  Happy Birthday Sarah---having a celebratory dinner Saturday night at Tatsu's---yum!

Friday, March 6, 2015

In recovery

Knee arthroscopy was done Wednesday morning and things seem to be going well.  I am now walking without crutches and doing my exercises without too much pain---still icing and elevating.  I am not sleeping through the night but then I wasn't before the surgery either.  Watching a lot of TV, reading, napping, working on a jigsaw puzzle and about ready to do some hooking.  My nurse (Doug) is getting bored and going on to doing other things.  I got to take a shower and wash my hair today which felt wonderful!

I don't go back to the doctor until a week from Monday.  We have a warm front coming in so hoping to get outside and get some fresh air this weekend.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lenexa hook-in

Last Saturday was the Lenexa Hook-in.  The weather wasn't perfect---snow kept the normal crowd down a bit but those who braved the way enjoyed a great day...including Susie Simmons from Illinois who was the lucky winner of the Guild rug...I was happy that I knew the winner.  Susie was in a class that I taught in St. Louis and I designed a paisley rug for her called "Paisley for Susie"---how original!

Here are a few pictures of my booth...

This was the first time I used the ladder from my daughter's wedding--it was a good visual display.

The improved lighting and new floor was a great addition!

thanks Marilyn for another great year!

Well my surgery is scheduled for tomorrow instead of Friday---I am a bit nervous having not had surgery since I was 8 years old.  I think maybe I should go get a pedicure!

Hope to get some reading done---made a trip to Barnes and Noble for a couple of books and the new Early American Life with the article about Edyth O'Neill.

Also hope to get some hooking done...we'll see how that goes.

Spring is coming!