Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Good news

I got an email from my doctor this morning. Good news - the arm isn't broken. I'm to stay in the sling until my follow-up app't next Monday afternoon and cannot go to work. I'm going to take as much advantage of this unexpected "vacation" as I can considering I'm doing everything one handed. At least I'm getting caught up on everyones blogs - I'm starting the "Q" list right now, which as you can imagine is the largest list. I still don't have the OK to type two handed so comments will be at a minimum. It is so great to finally be catching up with everyone!
My doctor's nurse said I could try moving the arm a little bit now and then - while keeping it in the sling - so the joint doesn't freeze completely. That's great - that tells me that I should be able to start shoving pairs of 2" postage stamp pieces through my featherweight. I need to use my right fingertips only long enough to get each pair aligned. I can do that without moving the shoulder at all. Hooray! my fingers are just aching to touch fabric again!

This does mean that someone else will need to sew the sleeves on the remaining antique quilts. That makes me sad - I was so looking forward to doing that. Rick did bring four more home yesterday so I could give them any information I could by looking at the fabrics. I got to touch them a little, and Rebecca took lots of pictures of them for me. So I will be able to share a few more with you as soon as I can type better.

Since a post doesn't feel complete without pictures, I'm showing you a quilts I made years ago that I've not shared before. All three of these are class samples I made in the early 90's when teaching quilting at Daisy Kingdom. All three were sold when I was participating in the Quilters Market organization.

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Gratitudes:
1. Good news about the x-ray
2. Great books to read while I am housebound
3. Pull-top lids on soup cans - I can't work the can opener one handed
4. Get well messages from so many Internet friends
5. Lots of accumulated sick leave hours

29 comments:

dot said...

I am very happy to hear things are are going to be okay. Lovely quilts. I know what it is not to quilt, so difficult. Take care.

Darlene said...

Great news, Patti. But, do take care of it and treat it with TLC!

Megan said...

Glad to hear good news....isn't it nice to look back at "oldies but goodies" quilts?

May Britt said...

So good to hear your arm is not broken. Take care and RELAX :) And move your arm a little bit so you don't get a frozen shoulder. That's very important.
Hugs from me

atet said...

So glad your arm is not broken and that you are beginning to feel well enough to play with some fabric. Always a way to feel better in my book. Hang in there and here's to a speedy recovery!

kjquilts said...

I'm so happy for you that it isn't broken! Please take care and don't overdo it with the sewing. Love those three quilts!

Gail said...

That's good news, let's hope everything heals quickly, you need to be quilting!

Libby said...

That is great news . . . with only a few days left till your appointment, you should be able to hang on *s* Thanks for sharing the quilt photos - old or new - there's nothing like seeing more quilts!

Carol said...

That is just the best news...relax on these unplanned days off. Thanks so much for the quilt show.

Erin said...

Hi Patti, first post on your blog! congrats on your arm not being broken! Love your quilts! I am certainly going to keep in touch with you, from another quilter, guilty hugs to get better, take it slow, Erin in NH!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Congratulations on your good news. And the quilts are beautiful.

Vicki W said...

That's great news about your arm. Now jsut take it easy and heal!

Sweet P said...

Great news about your arm and the "unexpected" vacation. Some days I wish I could get an "unexpected" vacation. Oh wait, I had 3 weeks ago when I had shingles although that wasn't much of a vacation.

Those quilts are great. Just be careful when sewing 2 inch squares together.

Jeanne said...

That's great news about your arm. I think all three quilts are lovely.

loulee1 said...

Thats good news. Don't over do it though, take it easy for a while yet and let the muscles heal.
Your old quilts look lovely, thank you for sharing those.

Helen in the UK said...

So pleased to hear that nothing is broken. Give yourself time to heal and try and enjoy the break :)

Andrea said...

What great news Patti ! What beautiful quilts - especially the little postage stamps one. It has started an idea for a quilt - lol !

Lily said...

Great news Patti! Thanks for showing us the photos - I'm particularly partial to the last one :)

Passionate Quilter said...

That is great news Patti! And I think a tiny bit of handwork to keep that shoulder moving is a great idea! And maybe catch up on some reading!

Faith said...

Great to hear you are slowly on the mend but don't forget you need to rest rest rest... I know as ive broken my arm a few times in the past, witch hazel is good for getting bruising out and lots of icecubes.... take care and don't do too much xx
faith

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Now, must admit i was a little curious about what had helped you stop, draw breath and call into my blog twice in a day...now I know! It was good to hear from you, but not great that you are feeling sore, Tracey

anne bebbington said...

Great news about your x-ray but doesn't it make you realise how much you take your mobility in all areas for granted - as tempting as it is don't try and do too much and set yourself back - take care

The Chicken Lady said...

Oh, Yippee, not broken! :) I wish you a very speedy recovery. The quilts are beautiful. Ah, Daisy Kingdom. When I was in Portland, I found out it's gone! How sad.

Dawn said...

I love the 25/9 patch one!

andsewitis Holly said...

So thankful that your arm isn't broken - my goodness girl! Yes, enjoy this "vacation" as much as you can.

A tutorial section including links in your sidebar would be awesome!

Did you win the raffle quilt from the show we went to this summer? For your ease in answering these question since I know you are one-arming it...
[] Yes
[] No

Screen Door said...

I've been out of pocket--- But you've been so busy. I'm thankful it's not broken...I thinkyou've earn a well deserved "slow down" enjoy-- Read about quilts.

paula, the quilter said...

I've been trying to catch up on my blog reading and just realized you'd hurt your arm. Follow doctor's orders and take it easy.

YankeeQuilter said...

Wanting to play in fabric is the first sign of healing (little known medical fact!)

Love the photos! Don't push the arm too quickly. Enjoy the book time!

Andrea said...

Hola!
Soy Andrea de Río Grande, Tierra del fuego; Argentina;
visite tu blog y me gustó muchisimo tus trabajos y su calidad; yo te invito a visitar mi blog: http://andreapatchwork.blogspot.com

ojala te guste y puedas dejar tu opinion, te mando un saludo, Andrea