Thursday, June 13, 2013

So many kind words, cards, flowers and calls

Every day  I laid in bed since my last post; yes I had a re-laps of both the hip and the heart and had to make a trip back to the hospital for a few days only to return home to more bed rest because the pain in my hip came back with a vengeance to.  So each day as I lay there wanting to get up and quilt  I looked forward to having the mail brought to me and each day brought more and more cards and well wishes.  So to everyone who sent me a card or flowers or called to chat, thank you.
I am up again and on my feet I hope this time without another set back.  I am on the mends.   Heart meds were adjust so the old ticker is humming along and if I take frequent breaks from sitting and get up to stretch and walk around the house a bit I can sit and quilt comfortably.
Here's a look at where I am at the end of my quilting today.
One bad thing about being laid up without much to occupy your brain, there is only so much time you can spend playing Scrabble on your Nook with three computer players so you make wish list and one of the things on my list was a mid-arm swing machine which I investigated on the I-pad while prone.  I won't blame  it  totally on the pain meds I was on, but I ordered a HQ Sweet Sixteen and it  came yesterday.
Here it sits table,  machine and bobbin winder in boxes that are too heavy for me to lift and maneuver. Generally the UPS guy just rings the bell and leaves the package.  This time since they had to be signed for he scooted the boxes just inside the door. So here they sit.  I am waiting for a couple of guys with muscles to come to my assistance.  Namely a couple of grandsons or one grandson and a friend. 
At this moment I don't really care if it take several days before help arrives because I fear that once it is unboxed and set up I will want to play with it instead of finishing the piece I am working on.


Susan Turney said...

Juanita, I'm so glad you're feeling better! The quilting on the new piece is amazing! Can't wait to see it finished! I'm not sure what your new machine does but I'm anxious to see how you use it.

Jodi said...

Ohh, so glad you're feeling better! Have fun with your new toys!