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Thread: a crimp in my style!

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    Super Member franie's Avatar
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    I fell and shattered my right ankle and had ortho surgery. I sprained my left one really badly so I am having a hard time getting around right now. But as soon as I am able I will have to teach myself how to sew with my left foot. I cannot do anything on my right for a month. I have quilting on the Lizzie to do but can't do that either. So maybe handwork is in order. Lots of reading here I guess. Sure has put a crimp in my style!

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    I am so sorry to hear that. Can you get a knee presser for your machine instead of using your foot.

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    So sorry to hear about your injury. Hope you'll be able to get around soon. Until then, the handwork will help pass the time, along with the reading. Please keep us updated & let us know how you're doing.

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    So sorry franie. Sounds like you need to sit back and relax. How about a (((((HUG))))).

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    Oh, that is awful. Prayers for rapid healing.

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    Bless your heart. I have been there and really feel for you. I finally put my pedal on the right side of my machine and guided the fabric with my left and used the pedal with my right. Took a bit of getting used to but until the casts came off my legs it kept me from having cat fits. Hang in there, Hugs and prayers

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    Franie Sorry about your fall a girl friend broke her ankle and she was off her feet for 3 month.
    Another friend was in car wreck and she learned to sew with her left foot.
    Good luck and get better real soon Surprise those Doctors.

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    So sorry to hear your hurting so bad. Hope you recover quickly. Your handwork is probably as beautiful as your machine work so you'll get some pretty things done in the meantime. Rest Well.

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    <<<<<<<<>>>>>>>I remember when I had foot surgery, I started doing needlepoint and actually finished a pillow for my sis. I love to read so that helped! My principal came and got me and I did reading groups and got out of recess duty!!!

    I would investigate the knee thingy idea though!!

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    Oh, no! I thought I had broken my ankle last week when I missed the step into our garage; fortunately, it was just a bad sprain. My foot is still swollen. But, it's my left foot, so I've still been able to do some quilting.

    I guess now would be a good time for you to do hand work. I've never done a grandmother's flower garden quilt, but that's what I would probably try. Or I might work on doing the fusible work on all of the little pieces of a McKenna Ryan quilt. Or I might check on doing something from Jinny Beyer.

    Best wishes for both finding something fun and for a speedy recovery!

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    Ohhhh no..Take care of yourself!!

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    So sorry to hear about your accident Franie. Wool applique is fun to do...have you ever tried it? Primitive Gatherings has some lovely kits for little table mats and such. Stitching on a nice wool is like stitching through butter.
    Wishing you a speedy recovery!
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    Sorry you are laid up and hope you have a quick recovery. You can learn to use your other leg, I blew my knee when I was still working and learned how to use the footpedal with my left foot.

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    Oh So sorry ! What about putting the foot pedal between your thighs ? That way you don't put any strain on your left knee either . Good luck

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    I am so sorry! I broke my ankle a couple of summers ago trying to get to a yard sale. I broke it and sat on the curb trying not to cry. I still made hubby go get the items I had my eye on before I let him take me to the doctor! LOL! ;)

    I love your attitude. I bet you get a lot of handwork done. Do you hand quilt or applique?

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    Sew sorry about your fall! Don't do anything to make your recovery time longer than it has to be! Hand work sounds like a good thing, or the knee lever thing.

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    Get Well Soon! Take care of yourself and can you try to do any handwork?

    Hugs Hugs

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    Sorry to hear about your injuries. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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    OUCH! So sorry to hear about your feet. I see lots of handwork in your future. Heal fast and completely. Keep us posted.

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    So sorry. Take care of yourself and heal well.

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    Oh you poor dear! Hope you get better fast!

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    Franie, Poor you! Take good care of yourself and do lots of relaxing things: watching television, eating bon-bons, reading quilt magazines. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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    So sorry to hear about your accident. Hang in there. You can search every part of this site and more. LOL

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    I'll be praying that you have a very speedy recovery :)

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    I'm so sorry. If you don't have a knee lever....I've seen a presser foot attached to the inside wall of a sewing cabinet to be used as a knee controller. Whatever works. And don't forget the joy of going through your books to plan your next few projects and reading the books you never have time for!!! Best of luck for a speedy recovery.

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