Saturday, February 28, 2015

Free at last!

Well, almost!

Yesterday was my first day out. Now I know what a caged bird feels like when they're set free!




Mr. Painted Quilt took me for a drive in the beautiful sunshine.  I was very apprehensive because trying to maneuver through the snow that is still on the ground is not easy, especially when using a walker.

Today is another beautiful day so out we went again to to meet some friends for breakfast.  What fun!

I have to continually remind myself not to over do it...at least not until after Thursday when I see the orthopaedic surgeon for my post-op examination.  I'm hoping that everything has healed as it should and that I'm given the go ahead to climb the stairs.  If so, you'll know where to find me!


Happy stitching!

33 comments:

julieQ said...

Enjoy!!! Be careful too...many hugs!!

Donna~~ said...

Good for you! I hope you soon are able to do all the things you missed!

Jeanna said...

That's great Kaaren. Glad to hear you are doing so well.

Lesley said...

I bet you were smiling from ear to ear! So glad you were able to fly the coop,for awhile!

Sandi said...

Yeah!

Maywyn Studio said...

Congratulations!
Prayers all is healing well

Heartsdesire said...

Nothing better than a drive in the country to clear the cobwebs. Hope it's good news from your doctor. I'm sure there are many lovely things waiting for you in your sewing room.

tink's mom said...

Congratulations and continued flexibility. Stay safe on your travels.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Great news! Enjoy your new freedom (with caution)

Dianne Cook said...

Hi Kaaren,

So glad that you have been able to go for some outings. The sun is making it feel that spring is not too far away.
Take care.

Dianne

Phyllis said...

So happy that you are able to be out and about!! Best wishes.

WoolenSails said...

I am glad you were able to get out, nothing worse than being stuck inside all winter. Sometimes we just go for a ride for a change of pace and to look at the ocean.

Debbie

Mimi said...

I totally know how you feel. I broke my arm in two places after falling on the ice a couple winters ago and I am still freaked out about falling with all the ice and snow we have this year. I sure hope you get the go ahead and can get upstairs. That will be the best therapy there is. My fingers are crossed for you.

Janet O. said...

Monumental day, Kaaren! Here's hoping the flight up the stairs isn't far off!

Bev said...

Way to go! Quilters are tough...especially when our sewing rooms are upstairs-lol. Keep up the great recovery!

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

I don't have to tell you to take it easy when you do get the ok, just be careful. I'm sure you have missed the sewing room lots. It s nice you got out to enjoy some sunshine .
Hugs Marg,

Beverley said...

Glad to hear you are mending well. Enjoy your sewing very soon.

Mad about Craft said...

I'll keep everything crossed that you that you are able to 'go you know where'!

Sherry said...

Great news that you were able to get out. I completed a project from one of your free designs and posted pictures on my blog. I want to say thank you for sharing your talents.

Lara B. said...

So glad you are doing well and healing Kaaren!

Wendy B said...

such wonderful news Kaaren.....so happy to hear you're doing so well....yes....realising you're not able to do everything NOW is the hardest part isn't it? I found that out after my knee replacement....the good ol' body soon told me though! All forward from here!
sugary hugs xoxo :o) Wendy

Lori said...

This is great news. hope you enjoyed time with friends.

gracie said...

So wonderful to read that you are getting out and about....please take it slow and be careful.

paulette said...

Yahoo!! Wishing you well...let's hope that you are kicking those heels on Thursday! (but not too high...gently does it!!:)

Joy Burkhart said...

Please do be careful, Kaaren! I fell a couple of weekends ago in the snow. Didn't break anything, but I still ache. We need you around for many, many years! I can imagine how you must yearn to be able to get to your workroom! SOON!
{{{Hugs}}} from Southern Indiana, USA

Lori said...

Baby steps!

Tammy said...

Oh I hope your Dr's visit goes fabulous this week. And you are totally healed up. So you can get to your sewing room and start creating again.

annie said...

good for you! take care!
hope the exam goes wonderfully!
blessings!

susiefloozie said...

Sewing Studio here you come! Fingers crossed for a GREAT check-up!

LoriCR said...

So happy for you. Good luck with the doc.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

So happy to hear it! Stay healthy and enjoy the sunshine.

Linda Ault said...

Saying a prayer for you. I have been there and understand how you feel. Hope you get up the stairs soon. That is where I sew too.

Barb said...

It must have felt great to be out and about - Hope you continue to improve. spring is on the way!