Saturday, July 3, 2010

Weekend Update

Seems like time has flown by as well as drug on since my surgery on can that be?  The first few days I spent mostly either in my bed with my leg elevated or laying on the couch with my leg elevated.  I did keep taking my pain pills during the first few days and that got me through and I did a lot of sleeping those days as well. 

Wednesday I decided I could get along without constant pain pills so just took regular Tylenol during the day but did take the pain pill before bedtime to ensure pain free sleep.  So far this program of pain management is working and am more alert because I am taking less and less of the pain medication. 

Today I got out a a miniature that I had started quilting on a long time ago but had put it away - probably from lack of interest or I got busy with something else.  I did do a little quilting on it this morning and think it will be a good way to spend some of the many hours I have to fill every day.

The pieces on this Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt are about 1/2" across.  This is a quilt that I have been working on - sporadically for many, many years.  This quilt holds many memories for me of sitting in hospital waiting rooms when my Dad had his many heart surgeries and other times he was hospitalized before his death.   It went to the hospital for the stays with my mother several times too.  A friend gave me the perfect name for it "Lady In Waiting" because of all the times it helped me through those times that were sometimes very difficult. 

I have about 1/3 of the hand quilting done in the center section and now will try to keep at it and get it finished.  It is probably one of my most favorite quilts I have ever made so it deserves to be finished.  There are a lot of things that I can not do now and that can be frustrating but this is something I can do and it will help fill the time with something productive.



free indeed said...

Lynn, that is lovely! I love the setting you used too; first time I"ve seen them grouped that way...very nice indeed. What a connection this little quiltlette will have for you of your parents.
Hope your recovery is quick and that you'll need the pain meds less and less sooner than you think.

Linda said...

What a beautiful quilt Lynn. I'm so glad you're feeling a little bit better! Being in pain is not a fun thing!! Time will continue to go really fast the way you're working at it! Good on ya!
Lurking Linda

Geta Grama said...

It will be a fabulous quilt, Lynn.
Can't wait to see it finished.

Yvonne....australia said...

I love the way you are quilting this, it is something I haven't seen before. I am about to embark on a handsewn grandmother's flowergarden quilt, but with 1 inch across pieces, so fill in my time in the schoolroom. I too have never seen this patch sewn in this pattern before....
Cheers and get better soon


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