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    Recuperation

    I am going for an operation in 10days. Will be sitting very still after. Have any of you any idea as to what I can do. Quilt wise. This is the 2nd time been incapacitated this year and last time not doing any quilting drove me over the edge. This time will be able to use my hands not so muh my feet or walking.
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    Hand embroidery, applique and quilt binding are the first things that come to mind. Also you could do some hand quilting.
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    Prepare a project in advance..cut your quilt pieces, cut applique pieces, etc. and stack in order in basket beside your chair. Then do applique blocks, hand sew quilt blocks, embroider, etc. Gather your photos and get a new album--organize your pictures. Buy a journal and keep record of your activity and improvement. Make lists of quilts & projects you want to accomplish afterwards. Do you have a laptop/iPad & wireless printer? You can 'surf' and print off projects for later. Or just visit the QB and keep us up to date with your progress! Gather some good books, puzzles, pens and paper--write to old friends or family you haven't seen in a while. Watch movies on TV or VCR, or DVD...you will find your days flying by! Best of luck and speedy recovery. Hugs from all of us here on the board.

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    I went back and looked at your profile, how about getting some of those snowed capped trees ready for appliqué or the birdhouses if you found the pattern or panel you were looking for? If you're going to do the trees as a wall hanging you could also gather supplies to embellish them or do some special hand quilting. Depending on how long you will be unable to sit at the machine, I would make sure I had more than one project to work on, but also make sure I could at least get one or more done.
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    Sounds like a good time to learn to English Paper Piece. Get everything ready ahead.
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    Cut fabric for a hand project that you'll enjoy doing.
    Years ago, after surgery I appliqued red hearts on pre-cut squares of background - ultimately going into a quilt for my grandaughter.
    jeank's idea of English paper piecing is a great idea. Draw a page with many of the shapes you'll need and run through your printer on a firm paper. Select the fabric you'll use and you'll be good-to-go.
    I have some packets of English pp projects that I'll never get to. Would be happy to send you one if you PM me your address.
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    Now is the time to stock up on reading material and hand sewing supplies. I love to do hand work but I need to switch it up so I don't get bored. My favourite thing would be a redwork project. I would either find a red work panel, there are some nice preprinted ones you can buy or trace out some blocks to have ready. Get all your supplies ready in a nice sewing basket you can keep by your chair. Fix up a good lamp and magyfying glass in your spot(Walmart has some nice ones in my sewing/lamp aisle) When I was layed up with my shoulder I loved my Ipad to keep in touch with QB and friends.

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    How about hexies. You could always, for a change of pace, do some embroidery/folding/redwork/embellishment in the centre of each flower. Or do a folded variation.
    http://www.kiwiquilts.co.nz/Free+Patterns.html
    Good luck with the operation and recuperation.

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    Thanks very one. As this is the second time this year it is more difficult as he reading etc was last time.applique sounds interesting.

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    start a small size crazy quilt (pillow size maybe) and during your recuperation do the embroidery work on it?

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