Saturday, 25 June 2016

Turquoise in June, and not much sewing done!


Each month Angela at Soscrappy gives a colour and a lot of quilters round the world look out their scraps in that colour and make something with them. This month's colour is turquoise, and most people will have just about finished their scraps by now. Not me, however, this is as far as I've got.


I looked out these pieces in the first week of June, but two weeks ago I had hip replacement surgery and haven't looked at the sewing machine since. It's not that I'm bed-ridden, but my machine is in a cabinet and there isn't enough space to put my foot up! I'll have to give turquoise June a miss, and work twice as hard in July! Instead of my sewing machine being my best friend, this has been my constant companion!

I was in hospital for just two and a half days and in that time used some other blue/ turquoise scraps to make this


I thought it would be useful to carry bits and pieces around while I was using crutches, but, apart from practising going up and down stairs with the physiotherapist in the hospital, I haven't used them. Moreover I don't crochet as fast as I thought I did, and the bag wasn't finished until the day after I got home!



I'm doing hand sewing , and have done three Quilty 365 circles this week, but my goal of one a day, has not been met. I have a few more prepared and they will be the focus of my attention for the next week.

I was back at the hospital for a check up yesterday morning, and everything is healing perfectly. The dressing came off, and stayed off - hooray! I can walk very short distances without any support which is quite a relief as manoeuvring the walking aid in my tiny kitchen was a real challenge. My return to the sewing machine is not far away!

I'm linking to

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so pop in there to see what all the super active quilters have produced 
with their aqua coloured scraps in June. 

Happy sewing

Marly.

18 comments:

Vireya said...

That was an eventful month! I hope your hip is healing well. Your turquoise fabrics look pretty. They'll wait.

Scrap and quilts said...

Oh Marly, that is so bad but, at the same time, it is a good thing since you will be much better after it is all healed. I wish you speedy recovery, my dear. Sending positive energy your way and prayers. Love your turquoise fabric. They will make awesome Bear Paw blocks ... when you are ready. Don't push yourself. Your crochet bag is lovely. Good for you for not wasting that time in the hospital. Take care. ;^)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

May you continue to heal speedily! :)

scraphappy said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. It sounds like everything is going well so far. Hopefully you will be back to your normal routine soon enough.

Kate said...

Glad you are healing well. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

The Joyful Quilter said...

You'll be back to your sewing machine in no time! My friend had the same surgery back in February. She's as good as new now, so just be patient and take care of yourself!

Valerie Reynolds said...

So glad your hip is healing well. I think your crochet bag was the perfect solution to your obstacles this month...I've gone through three knees with my parents....keep moving girl...it helps. You sound like you are handling the new hip wonderfully!

Quiltdivajulie said...

SO glad to hear that everything is healing as it should and that you are making progress. Those pretty turquoise scraps will wait for you - never fear. Focus on getting better and the rest will happen!

Ivani said...

Great news Marly, keep calm and you will recover well. The blue crochet bag is very pretty. Good you have the 365 blocks for hand stitching. Your beautiful aqua fabrics will wait for you. Take care of yourself. ♥

Peggyinno said...

It sounds like your recovery is "going as planned"! Hope you'll be back sewing in no time! At least you haven't sat by idly! Hand work can be so soothing and at least it can make you feel like your time has not been wasted just recouping!! Take care!

PaulaB quilts said...

You seem to be healing very well. I pray it will continue speedily. I've had both knees done and understand the frustrations of getting around. Do be careful, dear. Your bag was a great idea and the circles are there every day so you can feel productive. Your fabrics are lovely, so just pet them and enjoy for now.

Angie said...

Sending healing vibes, Marly! Hope you are back to your sewing machine soon!

ES said...

Get well soon x

LA Paylor said...

Marly! What a big surgery to recover from... hope you progress each day and that each day is better than the last. LeeAnna

Magpie Sue said...

That bag will come in handy eventually. I love it! Good on you for getting the hand sewing done. I wish you well with the rest of your recovery from the surgery. Fortunately sewing machines and fabric don't usually suffer from waiting to be used. ;- )

Sandra Walker said...

Well you are ahead of me for June!! But you know why I have it even pulled my turquoise and bit of green scraps...rather tied up with Henry Glass for the challenge! I love your turquoises. Glad to hear you are healing so nicely! Way to go!

Kaja said...

It's pretty impressive you've managed any making at all! I hope you continue to heal well and can get back to your machine soon. In the meantime you can enjoying looking at that pile of fabric, which is very pretty.

Lisa J. said...

Wow Marly. That's quite the event. It sounds like you are healing quite quickly.