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Thread: My 'New Knee' Project

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    Well done Hilary, hope the new knee is coming on well. After the silly season of Christmas I hope to hand quilt a Michael Miller Fairy panel while I watch the Australian Open Tennis so that I don't feel guilty.
    Hear from my friend in Hinckley that you have had a lot of rain, have a lovely Christmas and may 2013 bring you and your family everything you wish for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Wilson View Post
    Well done Hilary, hope the new knee is coming on well. After the silly season of Christmas I hope to hand quilt a Michael Miller Fairy panel while I watch the Australian Open Tennis so that I don't feel guilty.
    Hear from my friend in Hinckley that you have had a lot of rain, have a lovely Christmas and may 2013 bring you and your family everything you wish for.
    Hi Carol! doing ok now thanks!! We sure have had a LOT of rain..it is lashing down now! It is 6deg but feels so much colder!! We are sitting in front of a lovely log fire!!!! Thanks for Christmas wishes! We send the same to you and hope 2013 is a better year all round!!
    Hilary

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    What a neat idea. Your work is beautiful. I had a total knee replacement the last day of Feb. Two weeks later it was infected, and I had to go to emergency and have the parts taken out and new ones put in, because the plastic stuff absorbs the infection. I spent 6 weeks after that in a nursing center and had to have an iv of antibiotics every day for 6 weeks. I told my doctor that if I ever had anything bad happen to the other knee, I would not have another operation, I would be like a bear in a trap and chew it off first. Needless to say, he did LOL. Now, that I have gone through so much and have healed, I am glad it is done, and I can play again.

    Quote Originally Posted by CoventryUK View Post
    In July I was facing an operation(Total Knee Replacement) and needed to take a project into hospital with me! I do very little handwork and thought the hospital might object to my sewing machine......so I decided...HEXAGONS!!! Never thought I would get so hooked!!!Attachment 382706Attachment 382707TAttachment 382709Attachment 382710Attachment 382711Attachment 382713Attachment 382715This will be a 'longterm' project!!
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    good on you!! looks wonderful.
    You never stand taller than when you stoop to help a child.

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    Love the knee project. Can't wait to see it finished.

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    I love hexagons also. What a fun quilt. Hope you are feeling better with each passing day.

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    Hope you continue to improve...your knee that is...your hexagons look perfect!!
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    Thanks for sharing the hexagon template link. I have downloaded the 1.5 size. Your hexagons are an inspiration to get started after broken fingers.
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    These are beautiful! Can someone guide me to where I can get a pattern for making hexagons? This is new to me and I would really like to try. Looks like a great way to fill up extra minutes here and there. Thanks everyone!

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    These are so great! Glad to hear you knee is getting better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyLS View Post
    These are beautiful! Can someone guide me to where I can get a pattern for making hexagons? This is new to me and I would really like to try. Looks like a great way to fill up extra minutes here and there. Thanks everyone!
    The site I use is www.texasfreckles.com You can download and print out the templates! I keep my little sewing kit handy and if I'm going for blood tests/appt etc I just sit doing hexes!!! Other patients are often fascinated!!!!
    Hilary

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccthomas View Post
    Thanks for sharing the hexagon template link. I have downloaded the 1.5 size. Your hexagons are an inspiration to get started after broken fingers.
    That sounds painful! Hope you are on the mend and enjoy doing hexes!!!
    Hilary

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    Love this! I haven't tried them because I've heard they are so addictive... Hate to add another "project", but after seeing yours, I may have to try them out. I'll just blame you for getting me to start them!

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    Ooooh, that is sooo pretty. Please send a pic when finished, OK. Good luck with the knee.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Wow that is beautiful. The white really makes it pop! Hope your knee is doing well....Judi
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    Quote Originally Posted by donnaree59 View Post
    Love this! I haven't tried them because I've heard they are so addictive... Hate to add another "project", but after seeing yours, I may have to try them out. I'll just blame you for getting me to start them!
    Haha!! I have broad shoulders and will take the blame!!!! They are very addictive!!!!
    Hilary

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    Wow very pretty.
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    you'll always remembr this time. such a pretty project!
    enjoyed reading this site..love to sew. quilted for 47 yrs and still love it & learning new ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr View Post
    It is going to be a beautiful quilt. When I looked at the first picture I thought the chair seam was the scar from the surgery!! Had to take a second look. Was thinking the doc did a great job ..... And I work in a OR!!
    I wondered about that chair seam too! Your hexagons are lovely. Hope you are healing up nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peggy D View Post
    I wondered about that chair seam too! Your hexagons are lovely. Hope you are healing up nicely.
    Ha ha!!! It is the stool I borrowed from a friend to rest my leg on!!!! Thankyou for your kind comments and I am healing well!!
    Hilary

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    i have had both knees replaced. I had some problems. But I would do again in a heart beat. I went home first time and to therapy once a day. At home I pushed myself with rocking in a rocker. Working the replaced knee just enough to bend the knee a little bit more than the last time. The last knee was done 2 years ago, I went to a rehab centre for therapy 3 times a day and stayed 2 weeks. My recovery was faster and I have more mobility with that knee. I would recommend a rehab as my results where greater. You have to move the knee and it is painful. You only get as much as you push.

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    I hope you are doing well. What a great idea. And it is gorgeous so far.
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    How lovely to read all the wonderful comments, they are all well deserved!! I can tell you being Hilary's close friend, that she has been a right trooper during through a very trying few months, yet always managed to keep upbeat..well done you!!!

    I have seen this project up close and personal, it's gorgeous and it is going to be one show stopper of a quilt!!!! x
    It's quarter to me time!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy View Post
    How lovely to read all the wonderful comments, they are all well deserved!! I can tell you being Hilary's close friend, that she has been a right trooper during through a very trying few months, yet always managed to keep upbeat..well done you!!!

    I have seen this project up close and personal, it's gorgeous and it is going to be one show stopper of a quilt!!!! x
    Thanks Izy!!!!! I am so enjoying doing this!!!! I will have to finish it now you have endorsed it!!
    Hilary

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    That's the plan...I read your comment about maybe never finishing it...shock horror!!!!!!!
    It's quarter to me time!!

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