Monday, September 5, 2011

Surgery is done and I am ready to quilt.................

copyright Sharie Paulson
It will be 3 weeks tomorrow since I had back surgery.  I am ready to get on with life.  I have been quilting a bit.  It helps to make the time go by.  I have to wear a brace, cannot bend, twist, stoop and etc.  I have 3 weeks of this to go.  In the meantime, I can run a sewing machine.  I am not suppose to sit for more than 20 minutes at a time.  I have a kitchen timer that I set and when it goes off I get up and walk around a bit.  Since I cannot stretch, I cannot put blocks together from off of my design board, so I am in the process of making blocks.  That I can do.  I created another pattern and have thus been working on that.  The colors in this picture have much to be desired, but you get the idea. 



I am still working on another log cabin and have nearly all of the blocks made for this quilt.  I would like to get the rows together but I would really have to stretch to get to the blocks and that is a no-no. 

copyright Sharie Paulson

Smokey is my sewing buddy.  Most of the time when I am sewing, Smokey is near by.  So is Jack, the dog.  


We survived tropical storm Lee.  We did have a lot of rain and it did blow a bit.  The rain was not a problem in Lake Charles as far as I know.  We have had drought conditions, so a lot of the rain soaked in.  I am sure that there were probably areas and streets that accumulated water.  It is blowing today, but the sun is shining brightly.  And the temps are wonderful.  It is 84 degrees at the moment (2:45 p.m.).  You could not ask for much better.  The next few nights it is going to be cool (temps in the 50's).  Fall is coming and I can't wait.  One thing nice about cooler days and much cooler nights is that the gulf will cool off.  If the gulf cools off, if we do get a hurricane in the gulf, chances are it won't be as severe when it lands.  Lets hope so anyway. 
I hope to post more often now.  Do come back soon...............Hope all is well on your end.........

6 comments:

  1. Glad to see that you're doing well from the surgery. Take it easy, though. You really don't want to go backward from here! We also got lots of rain from Lee. In fact, Lee poured a slow soaking rain for two days, then a deluge for another day. The bayou nearby had cracks in the bottom from the drought, and three days later it's cresting the banks! Take care, Mary

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  2. Shari - Kennesaw, GaSeptember 5, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    Sounds like you are doing well. Take care and don't over do it!

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  3. Glad to hear you are progressing so well. I had a similar surgery/brace about 10 years ago and I am so happy I did it! Keep up the 20 minute sitting and you will be better then ever.

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  4. So glad to hear from you! I had not checked in several days, it's been a tad wild around her lately it seems, but glad you are doing ok. I was getting worried.

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  5. It's so nice to hear from you Sharie! You've been in my thoughts and prayers. I love to see that you aren't letting the recovery time completely stop you from quilting. Just keep sewing, lady! I wish you a speedy and smooth recovery!

    Daisy, from Lazy Daisy Quilts Podcast
    www.verylazydaisy.blogspot.com
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  6. Glad to see you sewing Sharie, so pretty as always. I have been thinking of you, miss sewing with you.

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