Thursday, November 23, 2017

This & That - taking inventory


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Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

I feel like I have a lot to be thankful for - for family and friends, for my urge to create, for floss and sharp needles, for wool, fabrics and good tools.

The last 4,5 months has been very hard on my body, and quite sobering for my mind.
The foot took its time to heal, first in a pink cast, after in a purple cast, and it has taken like forever to start working with me again - not mostly for the pain, but for stiffness and lack of balance, which is still an issue.
It has been and is harder than I thought it would be - but I can never give up - even if the sewing machine has been gathering dust for a long time.
I have been feeling very poorly and as I did not want to whine, I kept to myself.

More than 6 weeks in a wheelchair full time gives perspective on what is important in my environment here at home!
It was so hard to not be able to do almost anything for myself - you will probably not understand if you have never been in that situation, and if you have been, you will fully understand.

Since I could do very little, sitting with my foot elevated all day long, which put me in a lean back uncomfortable body position, all I could do was some stitchery and some knitting.

The stitchery above is Kathy Schmitz last block of the month, and I am just done with stitchery no. 3.
I am not doing them in chronological order - as usual - I pick whichever I feel like doing in random order.
I absolutely LOVE Kathy Schmitz' drawings, and am looking forward to working with the rest of the BOM and other of her designs.


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I have enjoyed quite a lot of knitting too - and this headband is one of my latest finishes - designed by MilkAndKnits, purchased on Ravelry.
I have already knitted another one, for a Christmas gift, in another colour.
I've used double soft baby wool - so not itching and scratching!


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I have sorted through all my knitting yarn today, as part of my Simplify & Enjoy  2017 / 2018.
All the lovely colours make me want to create!

When I sat in the wheelchair with no other choice, it became so obvious that I need to pair down on my yarn and my fabrics, so that is, and will be, my project for 2017 / 2018, so when if accident (or planned surgery ) happen to me again, I can find and reach what I own, all by myself!
Independence rule!



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Hanne


11 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

I hope the foot gets a move on healing for you so you can get around much better......i know I have plenty to sew from my stash....... ..

Jan Mac said...

So sorry to hear of your accident and enforced rest. I hope you heal quickly and dan get back doing what you love.

Janet said...

Hope you will soon feel better...I'm glad yo see your post....good thoughts from. Canada 😊

Elin T. Grov said...

Kjære Hanne. Dette har nok vore tøffe veker på mange måtar. Eg håpar verkeleg at du får tilbake både styrke og balanse! I dag har eg lese gjennom mønstrene dine på bloggen, som alltid inspirerande. Take care!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

glad to hear your foot is healing - now to get back to your routine and get your balance back. It is a long journey - Thinking of you and wishing you the best

moosecraft said...

Happy Thanksgiving and you sure stitched up a beautiful block! It is true that sometimes an "accident" is what is needed to gain perspective on what is really important. Kind of a wake-up. I went through a health scare of my own 2 years ago and ever since then I have been simplifying the "hobby stuff" that has accumulated over the years....and only saving what's important/interesting/enjoyable. :-) Plus, the less you have, the less time needs to be put aside to take care of it! :-) That means more time for doing what makes you truly happy! :-) Wishing you continued physical and emotional healing!!!

Ondrea said...

I have been thinking of you each time I see my little angel you made for me. Sorry to hear you have had such a terrible time. It is hard being temporarily disabled but at least you shall heal eventually. Love your knitting and those various coloured yarns look so inviting. Angel hugs.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I'm sorry you've been having such a difficult recovery. I hope you're on the mend now and can slowly start regaining your health. Don't try to rush your recovery, take it slow for a full recovery. Blessings, Gretchen

martha bilski said...

Hope you are in recovery mode! I know it is the pits to be immobile~~ xoooxox

Shasta Matova said...

I'm so sorry it is taking you so long to heal, but I do hope that things continue to get better and you are back to normal soon. Making stitches sounds like a great way to rest and heal. I need to simplify and organize my supplies as well.

Rose Marie said...

So sorry to hear about your fall and the many months to recover from it. Glad to hear that you are getting better. Fear of falling made me look at my studio and rethink what I stand on to reach upper shelves, pinning stuff onto my design wall and having clear pathways free of stuff laying on the floor. Like you, I'm also using what is in my stash. Friends are welcome to come shop in my stash anytime and they do. Donation quilts, pillowcases, baby quilts for NICU and adult protective covers make a dent in my stash. Still, there is way too much in my stash to ever use up ...