Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy stuff!

Yippee! I got my cast off yesterday and now I'm wearing a removable brace/splint. It is soooo nice to be able to wash both of my hands! And the application of undergarments this morning was much smoother. Now typing, while a little painful, is much easier with access to all my fingers. I'm surprised at how much strength and range of motion I've lost in only a month. So to counteract that I engaged in my own physical therapy session yesterday and made these blocks...

the pattern is from Moda Bake Shop, Charming Stars. The fabrics are Moda too, Rooftop Garden. I LOVE that dotty cheddar - ahhh, the power of cheese - LOL!

And then these charm squares of Kate Spain's new line, Terrain, were just begging to be played with so I made these blocks...

another pattern from MBS, Ritzy Cracker. The white on white dotty background was in my stash. I think it came from Joanns. And speaking of Kate Spain have you seen her next line? Click here. Its called Good Fortune and is scheduled to arrive in January. LOVE it too - lots of the same colors of the Terrain line. Just too pretty.

And last night I switched up my therapy and cross stitched without a hoop or Qsnap -- oh it was glorious and today I played with a knitted sock. I think my therapy regime will be very productive. LOL!

Now there was some downtime too since the new December 2011, issue of APQ came and what did I see on page 45 but this.....

Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy fabric is going to be reprinted! I missed out on a lot of these the first time around but that's not going to happen again. About a year ago I left a comment on a blog that was petitioning the manufacturer to reprint this line and it looks like it worked. Sooooooo... when I read yesterday that on Mary Engelbreit's blog there was a place to leave a comment if you'd like her magazine to return (and I do I really really do) I left my 2 cents worth there too. Just click here and you can leave a comment too. I adored her magazine ME's Home Companion and have every issue. It always had such beautiful layouts and wonderful hand crafted items.

Okay I'm off to engage in a bit more therapy. Hope you have a great weekend coming up - and happy stitching!

carol fun


  1. So happy for you to get the cast off. I bet it is easier washing your hair now. Love your work.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  2. That is the BEST news! YIPPEE! ENJOY your weekend!

  3. Congratulations on getting your cast off! I love those charming stars blocks! I've made a bunch of those and plan to make a bunch more! :0)

  4. Whoo-hoo! So glad for you that your cast came off! Isn't it amazing how much muscle tone can be lost in such a short time? I love your type of therapy!!!


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