Monday, June 25, 2018

stitching therapy . . .

Two days in a row . . . please don't pass out!

I wanted to share my finished "Cattitude" piece from Saturday's workshop.  I had a little Nook time yesterday afternoon and managed to get it quilted.
Nothing fancy ... I did a little stitch-in-the-ditch machine quilting and then I tied it with yarn (because Gwenevere loved playing with yarn and string) which felt like the perfect touch.
Really pleased with this finish and have it hanging over my laptop!

I couldn't do the workshops on Friday, but I saw a lot of the finished pieces from the afternoon session.  In fact, I shared a picture of Meg's 'word quilt' in yesterday's post. I got the itch to do a word quilt of my own, and while I was brainstorming for an appropriate word, I realized I needed to stitch while the stitching is good.  Tomorrow is D-Day . . .
I know, right?  If they'd skipped everything between "shoulder" and "procedure" it would have meant the same to me! But what it will mean is limited mobility for at least five weeks, aka, no stitching. As I thought about all that, the perfect word hit me . . .
Heal! And since I had taken the photo workshop, I pulled up a png of a band-aid and printed it off to lend a visual to the project.  That was a fun and easy finish, too, and it's hanging over the space where I'll more than likely do most of my "recovery" for that first week! This was my pre-surgery therapy. Very fulfilling.  :)

It seems like there's always something blooming at the camp . . . but these yellow water lilies were so beautiful, I had to share them:
And in the same area (the turtle sanctuary), the lettuce had gone to seed and produced some beautiful purple flowers:
Yellow and purple are a favorite color combination of mine! That lettuce has never flowered before. Funny how nature works, isn't it?

Not sure when I'll be able to manage a keyboard, so it may be a little dry here for the next week or two. But I'll be reading (if not commenting).  But when I do post next, I'll expound on this pretty little picture . . .
Fits right in with my lilies and lettuce, no?!

Have a GREAT week!

:)

8 expressed . . .:

Needled Mom said...

Oh bummer! I do hope the healing goes well and quickly. I think your cat piece is just darling and love the idea of the "heal" with a bandaid.

Janet O. said...

Oh, I am so sorry about the upcoming surgery, Denise.
Is it on the shoulder of your dominant hand, or not? I hope not! After surviving surgery on my non-dominant shoulder a few months ago, I wonder how I would manage if my dominant side needs it. I hope all goes well for you.
Your cat piece turned out beautifully. A nice memory of your kitty.
"Heal" is a good word for you right now.
Love the pretty blooming things, and that butterfly is very pretty, whatever it might be. :)

Pamela said...

I hope you recover quickly!

Kate said...

The band-aid is a very fun touch. Wishing you a very successful procedure and very fast healing.

tink's mom said...

Wishing you the best through surgery and recovery. A prayer is on its way. Loved your WORD piece, the band aid is perfect.

Barbara said...

Your kitty turned out cute. I agree the yarn is a great touch. Oy about the shoulder. I believe I’ve had that shoulder surgery, and it’s a painful recovery...sorry to be so blunt, but it’s the hard truth. Hope it goes easily for you. I’m alive to tell about it, so that’s the optimistic news. Survival is possible.

Sandy said...

The two pieces turned out fabulous. And your word.......HEAL with the band aide is so spot on. My brother had the surgery on one shoulder several years ago and will have the 2nd one probably this fall. He just plan wore his joints out. Been doing lots of manual labor his whole life. Finished carpenter. Is yours due to Arthritis or an injury?

Sandy's space

Lyndsey said...

I love your mini kitty quilt and the heal quilt is really cute too. Take care of yourself after the surgery, I'm praying all goes well.