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Thread: My 'New Knee' Project

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    Smile My 'New Knee' Project

    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!!!Name:  IMG_0490.JPG
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Size:  55.8 KBThis will be a 'longterm' project!!
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    The quilt is looking beautiful....How is the new knee? A close friend of mine had a new one put in a few weeks ago. I may need them done in the future.
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    this is beautiful keep up the good work.

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    Your flower garden is looking beautiful. Today, my knee is killing me. I need a replacement too, but no insurance until next month. I started the hexagons last month and they are addicting. I sit at night with dh and hand sew them. I also take them on appts and to my quilting group. I love them.

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    Hilary, I hope your need is mending well but I totally agree... Hexagons are addictive. As part of a challenge quilt, the pattern had 12 hexagons included in it, done those no problem and then bought more papers, and now I am starting to get a box full just like your third picture LOL

    Your quilt is looking super good already.
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    Did you really work on these after your surgery? I was so dopey I wasn't much interested in anything. Mostly slept until I life the hospital. I had my TKR in Sept! Isn't it great! I am thrilled with it..(my second one). I can walk like a youngster again! These are a great idea to carry on the plane or sitting at the Dr. office! Thanks for the suggestion.

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    These are a great recuperation project! Nice job!

    Hope the new knee is doing well. I had both done at the same time 4 1/2 years ago. The knees are doing great for the most part! It is amazing how fast we can recover from the surgery, although I had major memory issues for more than a year afterwards due to the anesthesia. I still have some issues with that, but nothing like at first. Couldn't even remember simple words to complete sentences!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    The quilt is looking beautiful....How is the new knee? A close friend of mine had a new one put in a few weeks ago. I may need them done in the future.
    Thankyou! The knee is doing ok now but had a few 'set backs' on the way! (Like Deep Vein Thrombosis!!) 3 more stays in hospital and LOTS of physio!! Now 5 months down the line we are 'getting there'!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helen S View Post
    These are a great recuperation project! Nice job!

    Hope the new knee is doing well. I had both done at the same time 4 1/2 years ago. The knees are doing great for the most part! It is amazing how fast we can recover from the surgery, although I had major memory issues for more than a year afterwards due to the anesthesia. I still have some issues with that, but nothing like at first. Couldn't even remember simple words to complete sentences!
    Ouch!!! Can't imagine having BOTH done at same time!!!! Mine was due to a childhood accident 50(!!) years ago!!! Luckily my right knee is ok!! I would be very reluctant to do have it done again!!!!
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    Beautiful hexagons! What a lovely quilt it is going to make. So glad to hear you are on the mend now after some set backs!
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    wow, look what you've done... very nice
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    you are doing a great job and i hope you get stronger and stronger each day!!!!
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    Oh my goodness!! You have really made a lot of them. Your quilt is beautiful. Such a good idea to take a project with you to the hospital. Can you tell me if these are hard to make. I have templates that I bought several yrs ago but have never tried making them. Your work is beautiful.

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    Your Quilt is looking beautiful!! Hope your recovery goes smoothly, Merry Christmas!

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    You do really nice work. Thanks for sharing pics...even while you are on the mend!

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    Wow these look absolutely adorable!
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    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!!

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    wow ... that is a ton of work
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    Can't wait to see the finished quilt. I would love to learn how to make hexagons.

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    Love you hexagons!! I have been putting off trying them as they look difficult, however, a friend of mine did a RAK and bought me a ruler from MQCO and it's the cat's pajamas to do hexagons so soon I'll give it a try. I had both knees done years ago (not at the same time !) one is on it's 30th year and still ok. The other one was done in 1989 and it's good too. I must say though it took me a good 2 months on each one before I could walk without crutches. The physical therapy was brutal !!!
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    I just bought my first hexagon papers to do a GFG. Have been wanting to start one forever but couldn't understand how it was done and read how hard it was to do. However I saw a person in LQS putting some together one day and it didn't look hard. Anyway, I had given up on the idea and then walking out of LQS one day recently saw a book called English Paper Piecing. I decided to look at it and lo and behold the diagrams were done so that I finally knew how to do this. Will start in next few days.

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    Are hexagons made using the paper piecing method? If so I would like to try that as I like paper piecing. Not so fond of handwork though, but if it isn't too hard I would try. Also, do you cut a bunch out at once by stacking and do you use a rotary cutter?
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    I'm happy to hear you' re doing OK! I have bone-on-bone in both knees and am wondering whatis the Deion point,where decide it' s " time" to jump in and do it. I'm lousy at sitting.

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    I'm happy to hear you' re doing OK! I have bone-on-bone in both knees and am wondering whatis the Decision point,where decide it' s " time" to jump in and do it. I'm lousy at sitting.

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    Glad to hear you are doing better. Sorry for the set backs you had. Love the hexagons. I have been trying to decide on a layout to do for a hexagon quilt. There are so many pretty ones to chose from.
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