In the wee hours of the morning on January 3rd, I was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Without going into too much detail, the doctors confirmed that the hip I had fractured back in August of 2013 had fractured again as a result of it never having healed properly the first time. After five hours in the OR, they "un-did" the original procedure, replaced it with a "new and improved" hip which hopefully will do the trick this time.
So after spending 12 days in the hospital, I was finally able to return home yesterday. Even though the road to recovery will be a long one, I'm in it for the duration. My fabric and wool stash is just screaming at me to be used and that's exactly what I plan on doing as soon as I'm able.
Thank goodness I had some hand work prepped before this all happened because at least now I can sit and stitch and sketch. One of the many restrictions that I have to deal with is that I can't put more than 40 lbs of weight on my operated leg for the next 6 weeks which means that with Mr. Painted Quilt's help, I can travel from the kitchen, to the living room/bedroom and restroom with a walker. He's the best care giver that a gal could have...not a great cook but he sure can make a mean sandwich!
Although I haven't received my copy yet, one of the surprises that was waiting for me when I got home was to find out that the Spring 2015 issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects is now available and that my "Noah & Friends" is one of the projects in the magazine.
Thank you Gayle for sending me the photo that she took directly from the magazine so I could see it. I hope you like it!
Thank you again for your continued support and friendship. I have one more favor to ask and that is to keep me and Mr. Painted Quilt in your thoughts and prayers.