Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A quick update...

Hello everyone, my shoulder surgery went well, and is two weeks behind me already.  Tomorrow I start torture, otherwise referred to as physical therapy.  I'm ready to get the show on the road, so I can get back to normal.  I haven't had much trouble with pain, but had some nausea initially due to the pain pills.  I stopped them after two days.  The biggest challenge has been finding button down shirts that I can get on, and learning how to do things with my left arm.  If you know me at all, you won't be surprised to know that I started stitching as soon as I could.  I wasn't very fast, but I managed to make the Mary Little pincushion from Goode Huswife.  I changed out a few of the colors, and it was the perfect little piece to work on.


While recuperating, I had these visitors to keep me company.  The pair in the back have been coming to our yard every spring for four or five years.  I named them Dave and Roseanne after some former neighbors who moved out of our community twice, only to return for good.  The young male up front has started showing up recently.  He's such a pretty boy, so I named him Ashton (as in Kutcher).  I'd like to think they come by to say hello, but I suspect it's the cracked corn that I feed them.

These sweet babies were born on the back patio in one of my Boston Ferns this week.  I never get tired of them making messes, because it's such a joy to witness nature.

I've also made some progress on my next reproduction, the Ann Priest 1841 sampler.  The photos were taken on different days, so the one below looks more accurate.  I'm using 40ct. Meadow Rue once again.  It seems to work for so many reproductions, and it's always been a favorite linen of mine.  The entire sampler is being stitched with Gentle Arts Sampler Threads.

Thank you so very, very much for the emails enquiring about my surgery.  I am very touched that you took time out of your day to wish me well.  I owe replies to two special friends, Sandra and Kelley.  You both know how slow I am to answer with two good arms, so please be patient with me.

Also, I'm still getting asked where my designs can be purchased.  Being that I am distributed through both Hoffman and Norden, any needlework shop can order them for you.  If you have any questions, please email me. 

29 comments:

Mugwump Woolies said...

Hello, Tanya...so glad to hear your surgery is behind you and that you are on the mend. Your little pillow is so sweet...and amazing too, considering you have a bad wing! Can't wait to see the sampler complete...the colors are lovely.
Take care,
Robyn

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

So glad the yucky part is behind you and you are on the road to recovery. Yes, I know the PT will not be fun and you will be thankful later you agreed to it.

Your stitching is lovely!

Melissa said...

Glad to hear that you are on the mend! Yes the physio sessions will not be fun but it sounds like you have a good pain threshold!

Thanks for a peek at your next repro. Oh, and the little piece you stitched with the colour changes - perfect!

Bertie said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery! The little babies are gorgeous!
Love the look of your new sampler and your houses are fabulous and had to order them:))

Margaret said...

Good luck with the physio! Wow, two weeks, already? Time flies when it's not you having the surgery. lol! I looooove Ann Priest so far! Put me down as needing that one for sure! Love your Mary Little, but you already knew that. :D Take it easy. Hope the physio goes well and isn't too awful.

Dona said...

Tanya, I'm so glad you feel like stitching a little and are mending well.

Love your precious guests! I'm surprised HB and the girls don't give the babies fits!

Dona said...

P.S. Ann P. looks so pretty. I love the little lady with her hands on her hips! I guess I'm going to have to stitch this one, too!

samplerlover said...

Hi Tanya, so very glad that your on the mend. I know so well that the tortured I mean the Physio lol won't be fun but it really does help. Before you know it, it will be all over and done with and you will be back stitching like normal.

Oh I love your new design. Looking forward to seeing more of it. Does it have any sheep lol. Mary Little is just the perfect piece to work on with a bad wing. Love your visitors. I also like ducks btw. - Sandra.

Deb said...

Good luck with the physical therapy. It sounds like you're healing quite rapidly and that is a good thing. I can't believe you're stitching already.

Karen said...

Glad your surgery went well... hope you continue to mend!

happy stitching....

Barb said...

So glad you are doing well! You are an inspiration to me. I'll be having carpel tunnel surgery soon and want to get back to my stitching ASAP. My husband had your surgery. He did the PT and has had no further problems!

Sherry :o) said...

Glad you are feeling better...keep recouping and make it through pt.

marly said...

I'll bet you're glad that's over and we're glad you're doing fine. The new sampler looks like another winner. Take care of yourself and good luck with your therapy!

Sylvia said...

Good luck with the PT tomorrow. Love your Mary Little finish - but totally dig the hedgehog pin. Too cute. Ann looks like such a fun sampler. Keep on stitching!

moosecraft said...

Very happy to see some stitches from you so soon after surgery! So happy that everything is going smoothly with recuperating! Love those little babies in the fern! :-) I've started on the Coverlet Sampler already.... thanks again Tanya for such a wonderfully irresistable design!

Loraine said...

So glad that your surgery went well, and that you even had the desire to stitch after such an ordeal! Cute little pincushion. My sincerest wishes that you will recover quickly with the physical therapy.
Oh what sweet little birds! Love to see nature too. My husband rescued a baby robin yesterday, that had fallen out of its nest. It was so touching to see it back safe with it's mama.
Love the new sampler. Can't wait to see the rest of it!
Quick recoveries to you!

Tedra said...

Hi Tanya - I knew you wouldn't be down long and you'd be right back to stitching! I hope the therapy goes well and you're back up to speed soon! Hope to see you Sampler sunday!

pj said...

Tanya, so glad to hear you are doing well. Didn't want to bother you with an email but good luck with the Physical Therapy! You will be a good patient I am sure.

The repro looks wonderful...great colors!

Spring has been great here but I know AZ is HOT!

pam in iowa

Katrina said...

Glad you are recovering nicely from your surgery!!!! Hope you are back to normal quickly :-).

Love Ann Priest and your Mary Little is just adorable.

woolwoman said...

glad to hear your surgery went well and you are typing as well as stitching a little. good luck with the PT - hope to see you back in blogland often. Thanks for the sneak peek of your new sampler.
Mel

Anne said...

Glad to hear your surgery went well and you are on your way to getting better! Lovely reproduction you are working on!! Sweet little birds :D

jill said...

so glad that you are recovering well from shoulder surgery - have longed watch your blog and love everything you do!!! where can I purchase your patterns?

Littlebit said...

I am lagging behind...the story of my life! I hope you are feeling much better by now. Your Mary Little is too adorable!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Glad you're mending quickly - and wow at your recovery stitching. Ann Priest looks like another one I'll have to have. Yippee!!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

beautiful pictures

bisous de FRANCE

Karoline said...

Glad to hear you're doing well & getting some stitching in

charlene said...

Most all of your charts are available for picking up (and then playing in fabric and fibers) at Attic Needlework. I just got the coverlett one last Saturday!

Jennifer said...

Tanya, your samplers are always so very pretty. Hope your shoulder continues to heal. I just love your new repro in progress and the pincushion is so sweet.

Jennifer Dalenberg
Feathers in the Nest

Faye said...

Hang in there Tanya!!!! When my dh had the surgery, it was a big deal.... But he recovered and did EVERYTHING the PT said to do.... He's better than new now!!! Am loving the sneak peak at your newest reproduction.... Take care my friend!!!!

Always, Faye