Saturday, August 22, 2009

Just a little southern hospitality

Well each day seems that my sprained foot is a little better. But still, I am very limited in what I can do. Standing too long, or even not elevating my foot brings on a little bit of swelling.

So I found the knitting needles and watched a youtube instructional. Amazingly, I remembered how to do the basic stitches.

I've only been knitting one row and then purling the next. Just taking the time to practice the stitches. There are several mistakes along the way, but at least it has given me something to do while I wait on the mend.

I've also taken time to do a little blog surfing. It is certainly amazing how many talented and creative people are out there. Like Trends and Traditions (be sure to check out Heather's giveaway!) When I started this blog, my intention was to share my quilting adventure. I don't have an etsy shop, I don't do ebay, and I also don't advertise to monetize. I would really like to keep the Happy Cottage Quilter a blog for my creative endeavors. So with all this time that I have had on the computer, I thought I would try adding another blog for the treasure/thrifting posts. You are all invited to surf on over to Just a Little Southern Hospitality, and pay me a visit over there :-) Please be sure to leave a comment, so I know you stopped by. If I could, I would offer you a tall glass of sweet Iced Tea and a seat on the swing. We could chat for a while and enjoy a lovely sunset.

Have a wonderful weekend! Ya'll come back, hear ;-)

17 comments:

blushing rose said...

.. on my way over, scoot, scoot, make room for me! Chuckle! Hope you feet back up & moving quickly, my friend. TTFN ~Marydon

Crispy said...

I'm a headin' on over :0)

Crispy

Tam said...

Good luck with your knitting and I hope your foot heals quickly...I'm on my way over for some Southern Hospitality :-)

Pat said...

I'm on my way now, too.

kwiltmakr said...

A glass of tea and a seat on the porch sounds very good right now and of course some quilting company to talk with.

Micki said...

Good luck with your knitting. I love to knit, and I am sure that you will really adore it.
Micki

Allie said...

I hope you're up and around soon - your knitting is lovely, but it can get so boring not being able to get around! Heading on over to your new blog - I surely do miss Southern hospitality. I would love me some sweet tea!

Terry said...

I'm glad you have your knitting and blog surfing to keep you busy while your foot is up! Hope you're better soon! :0)

Terri said...

Oh!! You must be bored....you started another one...I can hardly manage one blog! Good for you picking up the knitting. Now, I'm off to check out your 2nd blog!

Mary said...

Glad you're on the mend, and have something creative to do while you're down, but not out! I used to knit...I'd like to start crocheting again, but for now, I'd be happy to make at least one quilt out of my piles of stash...hopefully before Christmas! Take care! Mary

ivoryspring said...

Hi Jocelyn,

I hadn't known you had sprained your foot. I wish you a speedy recovery! Your knitting is coming along nicely. I can't knit, so anyone who does impresses me!

Julia said...

I can empathize with the foot problem. It will be 5 weeks tomorrow since my surgery. I am getting around much better now, but elevation, ice, and something to keep me busy are the best meds I can come up with to make it feel better. I'm on my way over to your other blog.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Sorry to hear your foot is still giving you problems. Good for you for picking up the knitting needles though :^)

Cindy said...

I'll be right there...

bettyp said...

Glad to see there is something that you can do while you heal up ......

sunshine said...

Hey, I just found out about your foot, sorry to hear that, though you're having so much time for quilting now, I'm jealous (almost) :)

Cheers,
Christine

Ahipara Girl said...

yay, happy knitting, i too love to knit and am slowly working my way through my yarn, slowly.