I started to write, I can't believe it's been so long since my last blog post...but really I can believe it. After my last post it was a whirlwind of longarm quilting to get some things done before my total knee surgery on December 5th.
I finished two quilts neither or which I have good pictures of, a king size black and white quilt for Jackie, and a "Christmas" quilt for Lindsay featuring a center medallion embroidery that was done by my mom. I delivered them both at Thanksgiving. I also quilted a quilt for Pat which had disastrous bleeding when washed--but her sister still wanted it.
Then came the surgery with a not so stellar four-day stay at the hospital. I seemed to be doing okay, until I got my sutures out--and had a cellulitis for which I'm now on the fourth (and hopefully last) ten-day course of antibiotics. Apparently my right knee was exceptional in its healing, and I should have known better than to expect the same course with the left. I have sooo much swelling this time, and six weeks post-op I'm still struggling with it. In spite of that I've made some gains with physical therapy, and my therapist was pleased with my progress at yesterday's visit. Me, not so much, I expected to be so much farther along. I guess I still haven't acquired patience!
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving in Colorado where the grandboys were practicing showing off how old they would be.
Then Christmas here with so much excitement--that only almost three-year-olds can generate.
Not much quilting content--though with Pat's help I'm finishing up a couple of comfort quilts. My days seem to pass with not much to show, punctuated by pain medication and PT exercises. I guess I'm the only one that change that! So here's to a start--at least some blogging. I have been enjoying sunrises and sunsets--couldn't do justice to the latest full moon with my pictures. Still need to work on that. But sunsets don't need much help!