Happy Spring & National Quilting Day — and a BIG Thank YOU!

Happy Spring and Happy National Quilting Day! Did you know that the National Quilting Association has designed a free pattern for your group or guild as you celebrate National Quilting Day?

Check it out:  http://nqaquilts.org/nqday/nqday2010.php (this link opens in a new window).

I want to say a BIG “Thank YOU!” to everyone who wrote such warm and encouraging notes (both on the blog and through private email) to my last blog post.  It meant more than you can imagine! I really, REALLY appreciate your all your kindness, concern and understanding.

Status update – I have made good progress this week. I am down to one crutch (comfortably) and doc says I can get rid of it as soon as I feel ready.  I am ‘shooting’ for Tuesday, but we will see.  I have been diligent in working on my Physical Therapy, home exercises, stationary bike (I’m up to 35+ minutes now and have added resistance & a little speed), as well as the 6-8 hours a day on the CPM. It’s still a little (OK, a LOT) frustrating how much time is eaten up by all these requirements; but I believe that my investment of time and energy now will pay off.  In fact, I am already beginning to see proof of that.

Patience–especially with myself–has never been my strong suit, so I am learning life lessons on many levels. Thanks again for your kindness, encouragement and understanding.  I truly feel like I’m well on my way back to my energetic, creative self.

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7 Responses to “Happy Spring & National Quilting Day — and a BIG Thank YOU!”

  1. Su Scott says:

    Tracy….Happy Easter… remember, you’ll feel better as each day goes by. YOU are working hard to feel better and I KNOW that very soon, you’ll be back in ship shape…then, look back at this experience and remember that patience combined with perseveranceis a very good thing. You go, girl~
    Miss the weather in New Mexico! cheers, su :-]

  2. barbara says:

    Tracy
    I work in surgery and help the doctors do the surgery you had on your knee. I am so glad they can repair them now …Ive worked in surgery over 30 years and have seen so many wnderful things happen. ACL’s are the most awsome thing … the way we can can be repaired is so wonderful now days. I belive we live in the most wonderful times right now … We are so blessed … I comment many times in surgery about how my quilting and sewing experience has helped me and some doctors during surgery. Bless you and please do your excercise..and physical therapy … Barbara

  3. Millie says:

    Hello Tracy,
    Glad to hear you’re on the mend. I know how you feel. I’m going to therapy also for a hip out of place. It is very hard and painful but I’m trying to do what they want so I can be without pain again.
    So keep up the good work and don’t try to go to fast.

  4. Jane Lemasters says:

    I have not made an order from your site, but I read all the comments that you write every time I get it. In fact, I look forward to reading them each time. My son, age 66, just had his second knee replacement and he is getting along just fine now. We went to visit him a couple weeks ago. The main thing you must do, is the exercise for the knee, and I think you are aware of that and doing a great job at it. Kudos to you.

    I know how frustrating it is not to do the things you want or go where you want. I had back surgery and quilting is about the only thing I have been able to do since. I would go crazy if I could not use my sewing machines!!!
    Jane

  5. Janet Collar says:

    Tracy, I pray for a quick & full recovery for you. In case you need a little boost with that knee mending, there’s some referral points in the elbow that would help. If no one has told you, and you’re interested in knowing the details, e-mail me and I’ll go into the info further. Was a Massage Therapist for about 20 years. No reason to hide the light under this bushel basket. Blessings; Jan

  6. Nina McGee says:

    I love your site have recommended it several times…and have ordered from you. (and will again, when I can) We lived at Las Cruces, many years ago, and loved New Mexico and its people.

    Soo happy you are on the mend and doing so well. May you continue in good health. Remembering you in my prayers. NinaSue

  7. Hi,
    I’m sorry about your knee, and I know what you mean about patience.On June 1st of last year I fell down the stairs and broke my neck. According to the doctors I’m lucky to be alive and walking as it was the same kind of break that either kills you are puts you in a wheelchair for life. It has taken me almost a full year to be able to move around without the collar or halo. I don’t know how you feel, but I hate asking for help. I’ve always done for myself, and I feel like I am imposing on people. I have learn patience and how much faith I really have. Keep up your spirits, and try to laugh a lot. I find that is the best medicine.
    Mary Ann Blair

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