Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Hi to all my friends and family and thnk you for all your emails, cards, messages, etc. It has been 2 weeks today since surgery and I am feeling almost back to normal except for occasional stabs of pain in my stomach. I had my first outing yesterday to see the surgeon and he said I am doing very well and am too hard on myself expecting too much too soon. He said you had major surgery and are doing very well for it. I guess that is just me. Slowly is not my name. He said it will just take time. I have to go back to see him Nov. 3 and if all is well we can leave for Florida the next weekend Nov. 6th. I think that is one of the problems. I am itching to get packing and get down there and get settled for the winter.
I haven't really done any stitching. I can't seem to sit and concentrate on any one thing yet. I know that will change also. My butterfly quilt is packed up and I will take it to Forida to finish down there.
I was in a Wizard of Oz swap with Karla Nathan and my book was here when I came home. I will take pics in the next couple of days and show you some of the great tages I received.
Karla's swaps are always wonderful with her adding her art and making little books of the tags.
I joined the Swap for All seasons with 25 matchboxes decorated for Christmas and with a little gift inside. They are numbered 1 to 25 and it is like an advent calender. You open 1 a day and can make a small tree and end up with 25 by Christmas day. I have a small ornament in each one but did not want to show it in case someone gets one of mine. spoil the surprise. I did them and posted them off before the hospital. I also made one for each of the gals at the CQI retreat but not christmas related. They had a beaded dragonfly on each one with a piece of jewellery inside that I collected all last winter at the flea markets.They can wear them or use them in CQ. I hope I took a picture and will post one if I have one. I was in such a hurry to get them finished I might have forgot.
It is good to be back talking to you all and will not be so long again. This is the longest I have been away from posting.