Sunday, August 20, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching

It's Sunday already! 
I have had a week full of dilly-dallying, lollygagging and bed rest, while waiting for my back and head to heal after a fall last weekend. Of course there were a few short outings in order to keep my sanity. I took my portable hand stitching project to one of my favourite spots and enjoyed a chocolate shake and some quilting.
You can't rush healing. Cells knit themselves back together in their own sweet time and you just have to wait. The headaches have subsided but the back pain continues. This week will include a few more medical appointments to see if there is anything else I should be doing to restore pain free movement (and sitting).
Thank you for all your messages of encouragement and support! Your thoughts and prayers mean so much, and do help with getting through the frustrating, difficult days.



As of today there are 12 finished blocks for my Life Is Beautiful project on the design wall. Progress is slow and steady ...
just how we like it here at Slow Sunday Stitching!





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24 comments:

CathieJ said...

I missed your injury post. I hope you start feeling better soon. A chocolate shake and quilting sounds like good medicine. Hugs.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I am glad to see that you were able to get out a bit, albeit probably slowly and painfully.

Pat (Quiltblocksandmore) said...

Back pain is awful. So often it takes a lot of time to heal. I struggle with it off and on. I have to remind myself to get up and move and not sit in a soft chair so long.

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

nice to get out at least a little bit, hope you improve every day

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

So glad you are on the mend! Take it easy. I finally have a slow stitch to share, all the finish work was by hand on the Be My Neighbor quilt.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I am so sorry to hear about your fall. I do hope you recover well and quickly. This has been the summer from Heck for us. I think I see the sunrise now. Just have to have my left hand done for carpal tunnel on the 31st and then lose some more time for quilting for a few weeks. I am really looking forward to mid-September and October and 2018!!!! Keep us posted!

piecefulwendy said...

Back injuries are so painful, so keep on being patient while you heal. Glad you were able to do a little stitching and get out and about a bit. Take care!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Happy to hear you are heading in the right direction with your recovery. Falls happen so fast but the recovery takes soooo long! Glad your headaches are gone. I will continue to pray for healing for your back. Nice that you were able to enjoy a treat and a little bit of hand stitching. Take care.

Deb said...

I wish you continued steady healing and glad to hear you are on the mend.

AnnieO said...

Yikes! You did a doozy, then! Hope the back heals sooner than later and you can return to your scheduled programming. Good thing stitching slow is best done at rest❤️

Deanna W said...

I sure hope those cells are knitting themselves back together quickly!! Piranha retreat is less than a week away. I do hope you can make it!

Suzanne said...

Slow and steady wins the race, as they say....especially when healing from an injury. Take the time to heal completely!

Sarah said...

Oh poor you Kathy. I hope you recover soon. Take care. xx

Julie said...

I hope you have a quick recovery. Back injuries are painful and do take time, but they interrupt our normal activities. Take care of yourself and enjoy your handwork!

Design Originals by KC said...

Kathy, So sorry to hear you got hurt in a fall.. but glad you have good doctors and are slowly healing! Also nice to have some slow stitching to do when you are feeling like it! I will now add you to my daily thoughts and prayers and hope you have a complete healing with no more headaches and more comfortable sitting and return to hand quilting your wonderinful Love blocks! I can't wait to see this quilt coming together... honestly I haven't visited here in a couple weeks as I have been absorbed in my own story momentarily... but I should be back next week with a post! :) Kathi

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Are you interested in selling your Life is Beautiful patterns? I just love the embroidery!

Miaismine said...

I was thrilled to see your link up this morning! I'm glad you are recovering! You know, there is a magnesium spray I picked up at my local Natural Grocers that works fabulous for my fibromyalgia pain. I wonder if it would help you? The trick is to wait 3-5 hour after your shower to spray it on. It is my lifesaver!

Thank you for sharing! Praying for you!

Dona said...

I am glad to see your blog this morning. Yes healing takes time and you need to let it take it's own course. Feel better soon

Cheryl@home stitching said...

Nice to read your blog post today and to hear you were able to get out a bit this week. Healing takes time and patience. I'll be working on stitching down a binding today among other things. Take care hope you feel better soon.

Pam said...

I was very happy to see your linky today and to read you are doing better. It takes a while to recover. You can't rush it but it is good you are able to do a bit!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

sorry to read you have not been well...take care....Life is beautiful, looks amazing x

Jill said...

Your weekly Slow Sunday Stitching post made my day as I assume you are improving enough to stitch and write a post. Hope you continue to heal each and every day.

Marie said...

It is my understanding that chocolate shakes contain medicinal properties; so glad that they seem to be helping you get back into the swing of things!

Kristin said...

I'm behind on my blog reading and I'm just reading this now. So sorry!!! Hopefully by this point you are back to 100%. I work in healthcare and was just telling a patient today, that it's best to not be injured at all (she was saying sprains are worse than fractures). Best wishes!