Before my surgery on Nov. 1, I put away all the large projects I was working on and moved to smaller projects that would be easier to handle. I was no longer able to comfortably go upstairs to work in my needlepoint room.
Friday, it will be 3 months since surgery and I’m happy to report things are wonderful and I only use my cane when I’m walking around the neighborhood or running errands. And then it’s only for safety and security. I can easily get around without it.
So today is the final step to “normalcy” for me. Starting today, I’m working in the needlepoint room each morning for an hour and a half! Since I don’t have a large rug of my own design going right now, the smaller frame is available for other projects. Yesterday I decided I was tired of the Train Station being rolled up on both sides so it would be easier to work on downstairs. So I put it on 28″ stretcher bars – it’s a little longer than 28″ but I don’t have any stretcher bars that are the correct size. Working on it each morning, I hope to have it done in February.
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve also been going up to the needlepoint room and putting 6 strands of Paternayan yarn into the Patchwork Rug. I had just barely started the Heart square before I had to put it aside. So I’m already making progress on that. Below is where I am after this morning’s stitching session and I hope to scroll the canvas next week so I can stitch the bottom half of the square. I want that square done in February too.
It’s wonderful to be able to walk around without pain and return to my normal stitching routine. I’m a very happy girl!