For those that don’t know, I’ve been sick, really sick. While I don’t want to go into all the morbid details, here’s the condensed version of what happened. I went to Emergency on February 25th with really bad asthma symptoms. While waiting in Emergency for a room, I developed the Tamiflu, then got double pneumonia and was on a ventilator for 9 days in ICU. Following that, my lung collapsed 3 times so I had to have a chest tube inserted and back to ICU I went. I was allergic to the Heparin they give you to prevent blood clots and hemorrhaged and eventually ended up with a blood clot in my lung. Since I had been off my feet for so long, I could no longer stand or walk and had to learn to do that all over again. After 87 days in hospital, I was finally released.
When I came home that’s when everything hit me. I could barely walk, I needed help going up and down the stairs, my breathing was very laboured and I generally felt awful. I guess you can’t spend that long in hospital without going into a deep depression and that’s what happened. I’m still struggling and trying to claw my way back to some kind of normalcy. They say if you go through the motions, then eventually the pleasure will return – I’m still waiting.
I’ve missed my blog as it serves as a record of what I’ve been doing on the quilting and knitting front, so I’ve decided to try and start over and record what I have been able to accomplish.
In late July, I decided to start on something small and made some quilted cards, embellished with Swarovski crystals.
The exposure on this picture is terrible, but you get the idea. Since I still wasn’t ready to tackle anything on a larger scale, I decided to make Christmas cards.
While these are really easy, they are very time consuming.
I was doing the Border Creek Station Mystery Quilt before I got sick and luckily was all caught up on the clues. I managed to get the top finished just in time for the reveal at the end of September.
My Aunt has been amazing during my recovery and came over every day at 9 a.m. to help me make it through the day. She encouraged me, walked with me, comforted me, helped make meals and I know without her I wouldn’t have made the progress I have. She is truly an amazing generous person and I love her with all my heart. She brought her knitting over with her and always had it in a paper carrier bag, so I made this for her to carry her knitting.
Two of my daughter Sandra’s favourite things are shoes and Halloween, so this seemed an appropriate table runner for her. Darren & her are having a big Halloween party this year, so I thought this would look good on their table.
I’ve had a Hunter’s Star on my to-do list for many, many years. I bought the fabric for it at least 6 years ago and I bought Deb Tucker’s Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star Ruler at MQX in 2009!!! I thought it was time I got started, so this is my progress so far.
As you can see, it’s not all stitched together yet, it’s just placed on the design wall.
I’ve been doing a little knitting too, but I’ll leave that for another day or I’ll have nothing left to show you.