And boy does that feel good… well outside of the fact that standing still (ironing and cutting) uses my knee differently and made it a bit sore in different places. But I can at least sit with my feet planted in front of me for a period of time and that felt really good.
Really a post about quilting! Can you believe it? Yeah, me neither!
Anyhoo – this is what I’m working with…
This is the 3rd year for a gathering of quilters here at my house – we call it Howdy’s HoeDown. Hokey I know – but it is what it is! LOL The Challenge this year was to use the fabrics handed out in a quilt top. I had selected 3 fabrics (yellow, green & pink) and then combined 2 of them in each package - a 2 yard cut of one fabric and a half yard cut of another. You can add whatever else you need to end up with a 60 x 60ish size quilt. My fabrics are the yellow and green and although I had a plan and other fabrics picked out last summer – I shifted gears and selected an easier design and picked up new fabrics last week to work with. I have the blocks completed and into rows. Today I’ll have a top… and I’m happy with it! But I can’t show you pictures of it until after the gathering!
I have turned in both the July and August Calendar Quilts… but I only have a picture of one of them. This is August. I’ll get better pictures – those bees really are yellow. Although I had quilted the first 4 – those done since I busted up my knee are just assembled and fused – I’ve not done any of the decorative stitching nor quilted them. Next week I’ll go back to the shop and get the fabric picked out for Sept. & Oct. so I can get them going.
I’ll have to update my Quilt University list next week when I get some pictures. Actually I need to go in and refresh my memory as to what I wanted to work on – I think I’d like to try and catch up by attending ‘summer school’… LOL
Only a quick note about my knee… I saw the Dr. this past week – 4 months post surgery. He said I’m doing very well considering the extent of my injury. So I continue with PT – I’m now at 125 degrees of bend – with them pushing on it. Functionally what I can easily bend it to with my own lame muscles is about 115. I’m not content to stop there… I want my knee back… I want it all back. I still have swelling and discomfort but that’s all part of the therapy – I’m challenging it every day so it stays a bit annoyed at me. The water therapy I’m doing at the gym is wonderful for all of me and I’m slowly adding to the ‘circuit machine’ exercises I do – I really need to add ‘core’ exercises and now that I’m stronger in general I can do that – PT has now OK’d my adding some of the leg machines in as well since we started those this past week in therapy.
I don’t think I’ve ever exercised this much in my whole life.