Tuesday, February 28, 2012
My DH and I will be hosting the Alabama Tandem Weekend March 23-25. The previous hosts had made some beautiful Adirondack chairs as a prize for a trivia game, and we wanted to continue the tradition. DH has worked so very hard on the arrangements, and I can't build chairs, so I decided to make a quilt. It has gone through several versions, but I have finally finished it.
It is a full size, and the pattern is Jewel Box. I made the top completely with pieces from my scrap box under my cutting table. I did purchase the backing fabric because I didn't have a piece large enough.
The biggest problem I had was getting the applique centered on the back. I loaded it upside down in the frame so I could echo stitch around the applique. Not gonna do that again.
I'm still pleased with how it turned out. Now to get the trivia quiz questions together.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Yesterday the physical therapist gave me my walking papers. YIPPEE! Still supposed to avoid riding up big hills, but otherwise, if it don't hurt I can do it. So we took the bikes up to the Chief Ladiga trail and went for a ride. It was WINDY!!! Only did 21 miles, and the knee did good, but was a bit sore this morning.
Today we took the dog for a short hike on our mountain bike trail. Got cut it shorter than originally planned, but got in about 3 1/2 miles. I have to work all day tomorrow, so decided to spare the knee. It feels good to be almost back to normal again.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
I have had my bike in the trainer and getting 30-45 minutes on it every day. Sure feels good to be back on the bike, even if I'm not on the road. This afternoon was absolutely beautiful, so we took the kayaks out on the watershed for a little over 2 hours. It was great fun, and beautiful.
Our bike trip this weekend has been canceled. My uncle (mom's brother) passed away Monday morning and we will be staying home with the family. Please keep my grandmother in your prayers. This is a very sad time for her.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Had my first physical therapy today, and survived! It felt so good to get those big bulky bandages off and have some fresh air on my leg. They put me through some stretching and strengthening exercises to do twice a day, iced it, re-wrapped it, and sent me on my way. She thinks I will be able to do the bike ride next week if I ride the tandem and put the flat pedals back on. The rides are short and flat, so not much pressure on the knee. I can drive as long as it isn't a stick shift, do stairs (but not carrying anything), and shower as long as the stitches don't get wet. I go back Wed for another hour of work with weights. Thursday I will see the doc again and make sure things are going well.
Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes, they are so welcome!
Last week we did some kayaking to see the beautiful fall colors from the lake.
I'll see the doctor Thursday and hopefully can get back in the kayak soon, too.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Well, here I am on the first full day after surgery. Don't know how my knee looks, can't unwrap it till I go to physical therapy on Monday. So far so good. I can get around slowly with no crutches today, and surprisingly, there is very little pain. Nothing just the ice pack can't handle. I'm sure that will change after therapy.
I can't wait to get back on my bike.
Life is good
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