Monday, July 30, 2012

I survived!


Hi everyone, it's been a week since I went through the dreaded manipulation procedure.  Looking back at my last post made me realize how scared and anxious I was about the whole thing.  It wasn't as bad in reality.  I got right back into physical therapy the next morning, and have been there practically everyday since.  There is some improvement, and some discomfort, too.  My therapist says that it's a "night and day difference".  I can't thank you enough for all of the comments wishing me well.  I am also grateful for the emails.  It was so comforting to know that others have been through this, and are now feeling fine.  I had no idea that a frozen shoulder was so common. 

I did manage to get a piece finished.  This design from my pal, Paulette makes me laugh.  I love the girl standing on her head!  I used Days Gone By linen with the suggested thread.  I did make a minor change.  I changed the cat to a Boston Terrier.  Scarlett insisted!  We recently bought a bigger motor home, and I knew this would be perfect hanging in the kitchen area.  I have always wanted to stitch My Hometown from CHS, so I think that I'll start that next.  It will hang in the RV, too.  I'll have two new original designs coming out in August or Sept., then I'll tackle another reproduction. 

Are you all watching the Olympics?  I know some who have started new projects just for the occasion.  We stitchers are funny.  It doesn't take much to prompt a new start.  I love London, and have enjoyed seeing the sights.  I have to admit that the Opening Ceremony wasn't my favorite, but that's okay.  Our six year old granddaughter, Quinn has just been moved up to competition level in gymnastics.  She's the youngest one to be moved up at her club, and we are very proud of her.  She has practice for thirteen hours a week.  Talk about energy...that girl has it.  She never stands still.  She has her own balance beam in the unused living room, and it gets plenty of use.  Who knows?  Maybe 2024 will find me sitting at the Olympics watching her.

19 comments:

Margaret said...

I really love your Beans Beans. I should stitch it for DH. I don't drink coffee, but he does, so I guess having it in my kitchen would still be appropriate. :D Congrats again to Quinn. She is such a cutie! Best wishes for her success in gymnastics! Hope your shoulder keeps getting better.....

Fiona said...

Glad the procedure wasn't as bad as you expected. Your new piece is very cute. Watching the Olympics and off to London at the weekend to watch some basketball. My youngest DS played for Scotland at under 14 this past season. Congratulations to you DGD on her gymnastic achievements.

Sharon said...

Glad you are feeling better and your procedure is behind you! Great finish!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your finish... I like how you (and Scarlett) chose to make the piece your very own.

Penny said...

Tanya, So glad to hear you are doing well. I recntly purchased your newest sampler, just love it and all your designs!

Your little grandaughter is just precious!

marly said...

Am I stupid or what???? It took me several looks before I realized it was coffee beans!! It's adorable. That Scarlett is a little demanding, no? Glad you are once again on the mend.

samplerlover said...

Hi Tanya, so glad that everything is going fine. I have been worried about you. No fun having shoulder injuries.

Love your latest finish lol. Reminds me of the Baked Bean version lol.

Lovely photo of the darling Grand Daughter. I hope that she achieves everything that she sets out to do. It is good to be determined. - Sandra.

Barb said...

So glad to hear you are doing better! What a darling little Granddaughter!!

Faye said...

What a cutie pie your Quinn is!! A true champion~~~ Glad to hear you are still on the mend..We've got to get you in gear for Myrtle Beach.. YOu're on the fast track now!!! Take care of yourself, Faye

Karen said...

So glad your procedure went well... hope you have a even quicker recovery now!

Cute finish but not as cute as your GD...will have to file that away since you never know who might show up in the Olympics!

happy stitching...

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

I am definately getting that beans beans - love it - it can hang on the wall above my coffee machine :) Glad to hear surgery went well and I wish you a speedy recovery - take care

Jan said...

Good to read of your 'survival', Tanya...you truly have been on my mind of late. Such a cute, cute design of Paulette's...I really need to stitch it, bc honestly there are days without the 'beans' I would be so unproductive!! Looking forward to seeing what new things you have coming soon.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Glad it wasn't as bad as expected, and that the night and day progress has commenced. Look forward to seeing what you've got coming for us. What a precious one Quinn is... looks like she would be active to say the least!

Natalia said...

Sorry about all you've had to go through, Tanya. These things take so much time, but the important thing is that you are improving :-). I love beans, so very cute. Quinn is just too adorable !!!!!

Catherine said...

Glad to hear you area feeling better.
Love the beans piece ~ so fun!
Your granddaughter is adorable!

Michelle said...

So glad you are doing so much better since the manipulation. And YAY for a finish! This will be so cute in the MH. Quinn is something, wish I had that much energy!

Karoline said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better

Very cute finish, congratulations

Brigitte said...

Beans looks gorgeous, it's such a funny design.
Good to hear that your shoulder is getting better.

dixiesamplar said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend.

Love the PSS finish...Paulette's designs are always a fun stitch!

Congrats to your granddaughter!