February 3, 2011

Just limping along at the moment…

Gimpy FootHere is my current position at home after a surgery last week to help lessen the pain of a damaged tendon in my left ankle… Six weeks off this foot and a lot of hopping then I hope to do physio and strengthen this foot so I can do a little more walking for exercise again! Before I used to walk the girls to school, but never did any more than that as it was quite painful to walk on! Here’s hoping the hopping does some good! I want to be able to enjoy walking for as long as my MS lets me (and lets hope that is many many years to come!).

Since I can’t do a whole heck of a lot of physical stuff (I do dishes, washing and directing of kids and husbands!) I have managed to be productive on the knitting end…and finished a quilting project…

Some ballerina legwarmers have been knit…legwarmer

A hat has been knit for a friend who is going through chemo treatments in the States…

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And some baby onesies have been made for my dear friend Barbara’s new little girl Molly!IMG_2173

I hope to start posting lots more cards and creative projects in the future because I have purchased this lovely thing, which can cut out vinyl for wall lettering and tshirt transfer projects, paper, and even fabric now… I have seen many peoples creative projects with it all over Blogland and was totally inspired. It is coming over from the States and I can’t wait to start creating with it…maybe some vinyl wall quotes to put up first, or some cute tshirts for kids birthday presents…or some birthday cards…


My main priority for February is to make a quilt for that friend who is going through chemo…a blue and green quilt… I have gotten squares from many friends here and from Kate in England, so between my own and my generous friends I hope to get a good start on this quilt this week! I wish there was more I could do, but I feel like this is something I can physically do to help comfort such a faraway friend!

10 comments:

Vicki W said...

I hope you recover quickly but take advantage of the wait staff while you can!

Sarah said...

OUCH...I am feeling for you. But then, it's a wonderful way to step in the delegating role LOL I'll bet your worker bees are very cooperative, kind, loving, and willing!

Nice about this resting period, I'll get many eye-candy treats from you, right :D Sending you good thoughts and speedy recovery, Cathi.

Becca J said...

Cathi, I liked your blog so much that I started my own. www.beccasinstitches.blodspot.com . I hope your foot gets better soon! But on the up side, it's always good to have a chance to finish up some projects.

mainely stitching said...

When did you move your blog? Glad to have found you again! :D

sophie said...

Cathi, I hope you are feeling like long walks soon! Take care and be patient with yourself through all the PT and healing time.

Wendy said...

Hope you are on the mend real soon and return to your walking. Just take this time to relax and concentrate on getting your leg/foot better.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Hope your healing goes swiftly and that you can be up and dancing soon. ;o)

Anonymous said...

Best wishes for a great recovery, hope you are able to continue on with your creative projects to keep you occupied whilst resting up. from Jenny McH

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Try to take care of yourself. It was fun to catch up on your blog... I have been snowed in... literally. :0)

barazile, livpåIrland said...

Hi Cathi,
just wanted to say Thanks for the ball winder last week, I haven't tried it out yet, the working week is busy, but I look at it often and smile!
Thanks, it was lovely to meet you and the little ladies and best of luck with the recovery and the quilts and the cards and the crafts!
liz