Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Slow Start But Hopefully I'm Back!

Getting back to blogging has been hard. After I broke my ankle in June I wasn't doing any quilting or sewing and mostly just was laying around with my foot in the air for weeks and feeling sorry for myself. This seemed to go on for ever and even after I was more mobile on crutches my days seemed to be taken up with just getting from place to place in the house and basic living.

I have had the cast off for 5 weeks now but had to wear a knee high heavy boot strapped onto my foot and leg for a couple of weeks after that. Learning to walk again normally has been work, hard work. The ligaments that were torn had to heal then have been really tight so I have been going to physical therapy two to three times a week - an hour drive from here. The exercises are helping but still have a long way to go to be able to lift my foot and point my toes upward.  Little by little I am getting more movement though.

This week I did sit down at the sewing machine for the first time since June - Hallelujah! The first thing I did was repair a work glove that John had wanted me to fix way back in June. Using the foot pedal was ok but did have to reposition it to make it more comfortable.

I then made a friendship star block for a quilt guild member that lost her mother this summer. The quilt guild I belong to makes blocks for members when requested for deaths of family members, serious illnesses, etc. It is a nice gesture and much appreciated by the recipients. I make a block for every request because I have been on the receiving end and know how much it means to know you are thought of during a difficult time in your life with these special blocks from your friends.

We make these 6" blocks in the colors we think the recipient likes so each time it is a different set of colors.

Hope to be blogging more now....kind of interesting to start again after such a long time. It is kind of like riding a bicycle though as it comes back to you.

Here's to "talking" to you all again!


Linda said...

So happy to see you back! You've had a long, hard haul. Hope everything goes absolutely wonderful from now on!!
Lurking Linda

Elaine Adair said...

Oh good to 'hear' from you again and also hear that you even managing a bit of sewing. Yes, keep up the exercising and P.T., what a pain but you have to do it!

Again, very glad to know you're coming along. 8-))

Geta Grama said...

I am glad to see you back !

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Glad you're doing better!


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