I think this cartoon is funny and fortunately, it's not the experience I have at my therapy sessions!
So if anyone reads this who's thinking about having a knee replacement, my advice to you is to be prepared to work really hard on the rehab, make sure your pain medications are adequate, and push yourself as much as your therapist allows. I knew going into this that if I pampered myself, I would not have a good recovery, so I've been very strict and have forced myself to do the home exercises even on the worst days. Now it's paying off, big time!
We had visitors over the weekend and I ate meals sitting at the table with my leg down. That's not a good thing yet! I know that I'm a few weeks yet away from getting back to my sewing machines so I'll continue with the embroidery project that I'm working on. I've finished 2 of the 4 pieces and I'm really pleased with how they're turning out. Take a look for yourself. (Just ignore all the wrinkles.:) )
This is the first piece I did--bleeding heart, hydrangea and lily of the valley with a bumble bee.
The second one is Queen' Anne's lace.
I started the third one yesterday and it's wild roses and raspberries with a jar of jam.
This series is called Farm House Windows and it's designed by Crab-apple Hill stitchery. I love how the fabric is softly colored with ordinary crayons and then outline stitched. Just adds more dimension to the entire piece.
When the fourth piece is complete, I'll stitch all four of them into a throw sized quilt using a neutral background and probably with aqua and green pinwheel blocks and a multicolored border. Or maybe I'll make a pieced border using all the colors of the flowers. We'll see what my heart tells me when the time comes.
Have a great day, everyone. I'm going to take a bit of a nap.