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Thread: Recuperation

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    Thank you all so much. I prepared loads last time only to find because it was a hand op, removal of a bone I was incapacitated for a long time. Hand sewing was a no no. I am quickly preparing as goin on the 22nd October. I will have had the op I hope b the time you are all waking up. Will send a message on the 23rd as I am staying with a friend for the first 24 hours as ordered. Thank you for all your good wishes and help.

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    Before my knee surgery, I hit the thrift stores and stocked up on items to deconstruct and thus add to my stash. I spent my time taking the items apart and appreciating all the money I was saving by getting fabric in this way.
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeank View Post
    Sounds like a good time to learn to English Paper Piece. Get everything ready ahead.
    That was going to be my suggestion. I printed out lots and lots of hexagons and sat and cut them out before I went to the hospital. I also cut small squares of fabric . I have it in one of those plastic zippered bags that sheets come in . It has gone to the hospital twice with me and I did some while I was waiting to be able to be up and around. As soon as I could cut back on the pain meds. lol I was loopy for some time. Maybe one day the grandmothers flower garden will get put together.

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    I put my embroidery machine on a portable computer table with wheels on it. I could pull it right over to the recliner and embroider or applique away. My machine has a start button the you poke with your hand. I made sure to have my thread, lots of cut squares, stabilizer and what have you in a big basket by my chair! That saw me through 2 knee replacements! I also had word search books, crossword puzzle books, a few novels, DVDs and my laptop to watch them on, and best of all, my DGKs brought me some old fashioned coloring books and crayons. Can you believe that I actually enjoyed coloring Barbies and cartoon characters. I hope your surgery goes well and you heal quickly. Will be saying prayers for you on the 22nd for safe surgery and fast recovery!

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    My suggestion would be a redwork, or blue work quilt. Find some patterns to embroider and when you're up to it sew it into a quilt. This is what I'll be doing as I am probably going to have surgery in the not to distant future as well.

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    Of course I meant hand embroidery. I love the simplicity of simple embroidery. But that just my own humble opinion.

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    So sorry about your surgery please keep us updated. Sounds like lots of good advice. Best wishes and prayers

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    I had my hip replaced almost a year ago - I did a lot of embroidery and beading while I was immobilized. Since it's right before the holidays, maybe some handmade fabric holiday cards? You could do them all sorts of ways; embroidered, pieced, appliqued, beaded...lots of variety possible there. Prep them ahead of time.....just sandwich some stiff fusible in between fabric and cut and crease to make them card size and you have a good base to start with.

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    Oh and let me recommend graph paper, colored pencils and regular pencils, a big eraser and a pencil sharpener. It's lots of fun to play with ideas for quilts and patterns.
    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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