Trying to get back to normal

As usual, things rarely go as planned. The good news: Jamie’s recovery has gone better than expected. Within two days she was almost back to normal, getting around on her own and requiring little help.

Jamie had to be very, very careful for the first five days after her surgery, and had to wear these little goggles to sleep, to make sure she didn’t injure her eyes. I promised I wouldn’t embarrass her by posting photos of her with them on, but I can tell you she sure looked like a little frog.

The worst is over for her now. There will be sensitivity to light for a while, and it will be several weeks before she fully adapts, but she no longer has to hide her beautiful eyes.

The bad news: instead of the one day that we expected my mom to be in and out of the hospital, she ended up spending three days in the hospital and underwent two separate procedures to try and remove that pesky kidney stone. And after a week she is still feeling under the weather.

One way or another, life goes on…

This last Thursday part of our sewing circle was able to meet again, after three weeks of not being able to get together for different reasons (including my forced Easter break). It was only three of us and we had to cut it short, but at least we were able to catch up. Take a look at the projects my friends Susy and Bachita are working on right now!

As for me, this is the first day I actually had to myself and have been able to get a little sewing done. I’ve been sorting out things in my studio, and decided it was time to do something with the growing pile of yo-yos.

And so I decided to incorporate them into a little art quilt. I have the base finished, and now have to decide just what to add to these yo-yos. I’m thinking a little –or a lot– of bling should to the trick. I’ll keep posting on this little project…

I would also like to thank all of you who left comments and sent e-mails wishing me and my family well during this period. Your thoughts are certainly appreciated! It is very comforting to know I have friends out there who care. 🙂

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4 Comments

  1. Posted April 30, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    I am glad Jamie is doing well and she does have beautiful eyes.
    I hope your mom feels better soon.
    Love the projects and your new one looks wonderful, can’t wait to see it finished. I worked on my dog piece, so just need to get something to stuff it with, decided to keep it simple and make a pillow for my dog, he loves to rest his head.

    Debbie

  2. Posted May 1, 2011 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    So glad Jamie is coming along so very well and hope your Mom will improve and those pesky stones disintegrate. Its always nice to get back into the sewing room. I’m working on two/three things at the moment. I have to sandwich which is something I’m not very fond of so that makes several WIPs.

  3. Posted May 2, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    I hope Jamie is feeling better today. I put the pillow I made with your dog applique, on my blog.

    Debbie

  4. Irene
    Posted May 3, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Angie, me alegra mucho que tu madre e hija estén recuperándose y puedas volver a tus actividades habituales. Un abrazo y mis mejores deseos para todas,
    Irene

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