Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Passing the time (and a few more pictures)

I needed something to do while waiting. Waiting for what you ask??  My DH has gone under the knife again, this time for a total shoulder replacement.  Plus they did a rotator cuff repair just for good measure!!  So I spent a total of 5 1/2 hours in the hospital waiting room.  I knew I would need a project to help pass the time and had been saving the "ripping off the paper" stage from these arcs for that very purpose. 
So far I have about 80 or 90 arcs done.  I've been wanting to do a pickle dish quilt for a while and now I have a start. Yay :).
Pulling off all the papers took longer than I thought and I had quite a few people in the waiting room stop by to ask what I was doing.  Being a quilter is always so much fun for me, no matter where I am.
It was definitely worth it, the points are so pretty and now that chore is behind me.  Next will be sewing on the melons - not totally looking forward to this step.  I still haven't decided how big it's going to be or exactly what the final colors will be, but I'm crazy about what's going on so far.  These are mostly leftovers from my Easy Street I did last spring.
Now for some more pictures (thanks for indulging this Nana Girl).
Love this picture - just looking at all the different sizes :). We walked down to the beach one night after dinner - the beach is beautiful just before the sun sets. It's hard to believe my grandson (right in the middle) is only six - he might just take after his daddy (who is 6'7")!! LOL
Here are my 2 precious granddaughters...
and my newest love (3 weeks old today)!
I need to get back to the patient - we just got home from the hospital today.  What I've learned so far is that major shoulder surgery is not for the faint of heart!  Wish me luck,
- Karen





Dianne Mitzel said...

My dear husband will have surgery on Tuesday for lung cancer that recurred after 8 years. Please keep us in your prayers. I do not look forward to his healing process, but he is the toughest man I know, and when he had the surgery before, he was asking for breakfast the next morning in ICU. Life can certainly throw us some curves, some hard to understand. I know that God is in control and that nothing happens to us that he hasn't sifted through his hands..that's what I know and that's what I rely on..your babies are so precious. I have stood on that beach so many times in my life. The memories we've made there will last for a lifetime..On a brighter note, I have always wanted to make a quilt like that. Hope I can get in a good place soon to undertake it. Your work is lovely, as always.

audrey said...

Glad that you had something worthwhile to spend time working on (and distracting you) while you were waiting! Your arcs look wonderful--full of possibiltity.:)

Michelle said...

I hope your hubby is back to normal soon......
I just love your arcs.....especially the backgrounds.....can't wait to see it finished.
And lastly your babies are beautiful.....

Barb said...

Poor DH - mine has had both shoulders and knees done. Time for some good movie watching.
Your arc look great - fun colors.
Beautiful family. I love the beach photo too!

FlourishingPalms said...

You are SO pretty! Just the picture of contentment - a beautiful Nana for grandies to love. I'm trying not to be envious of your adorable girls! Good for you to be so bold as to tear off quilt papers in a hospital waiting room. I'm sure you DID evoke a lot of curiosity! You're very patient to be making this pickle dish quilt. Seems like a huge project to take on. You're a better person than me! Hope your patient heals quickly and without too much stress. Take care of yourself.

Karen said...

I have heard that shoulder replacement is a tough recuperation. I have had two knee replacements. Not something I would want to do again. I don't know how the recovery from the knee replacements compares to the shoulder.

libbyquilter said...

i have been wanting to make a pickle dish quilt for so long~! this looks like it's going to be beautiful~!!

loved seeing the pictures of your new grandbaby. congratulations.


Ruth said...

I had never heard of a shoulder replacement until a friend of mine had it done. Hope the healing will go well for him. It's amazing what they can do now-a-days!