Friday, December 28, 2012

Before the fall

 Before my fall and wrist injury, I was working on these quilt tops for my nephews little girls for Christmas..  Thankfully my sister-in-love came to the rescue and quilted them for me on her mid arm.  I really appreciated her taking the time to finish these quilts for me.



 I hope each one of you enjoyed a very happy Christmas.  Ours was pretty quiet.  I was dreading the 26th, as that was when I was to get my staples out.  And let me tell you, it was NO picnic.  I had over 30 staples in three incision sites. Let's just say it was like being stung by a bee or wasp over and over.  Still have lots of tenderness and discomfort. And physical therapy to try to get the movement back in my fingers and hand.

I want to say THANK YOU to all of you who expressed concern and sent words of encouragement and cards after I broke my right wrist.  It is a pretty bad break and I have a long way to go for a full recovery (2 plates and 15 screws are holding things in place).  I've been a little low with all this happening right at the holidays, but I am trusting in God to restore my hand so that I can start quilting again.

And a special THANK YOU to three of my blogging buddies who sent me this beautiful bouquet of flowers with their get well wishes.

Thank You
and Barb
You gals are the best!


28 comments:

Michele said...

Your sister-in-love was truly your Santa this year and the quilts turned out wonderful. I too broke my wrist, but it was a number of years ago. The PT went on for months but I can assure you that you will get the use back. Just take your time and do a little bit of PT each day and before you know it, you'll forget that it ever happened, except for when you glance at your scar of course.

Cindy said...

Sending you well wishes and heartfelt hugs. May the New Year bring you a full recovery and smiles.

Hugs.

Kat said...

Your quilts are both beautiful How sweet of your sister-in-love (love that term!) to help you get them finished. I'm sorry about your wrist. I hope it heals quickly and you're back to full use with no pain very soon!

Lesley said...

Just catching up on reading some blogs and read about your unfortunate injury. So sorry to hear about this. Time heals all, so do everything the doctors tell you so that you can return to your quilting! It was sweet of your daughter to update your blog. Take care...

beaquilter said...

ohhh I didn't know you hurt your wrist, quilts look great

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

So good to see you back! Praying for a quick and complete recovery.

Pokey said...

Your gift quilts turned out so nice, I'm sure the girls were thrilled with them. How thoughtful your SIL was to help out.
I'm sorry for the pain and long recovery Jocelyn, I will be praying along with you for healing, for sure!
:-}pokey

Jean(ie) said...

Sending more healing thoughts. hugs!

Kindred Quilts said...

With 15 screws and 2 plates it must be a really bad break! Sending happy wishes your way for a speedy recovery so you can be quilting again soon! The quilts you made for those 2 little girls are so cute... they are lucky little ones for sure!

Terry said...

The quilts are just beautiful! Just remember that every day, you're one day closer to being all healed up! :0)

Mary said...

Thequilts turned out beautifuly. Prayers and good thoughts are still coming your way. Wishes for a great 2013 are also coming your way.

Denise :) said...

Jocelyn, I'm so sorry this has been such a tough time for you -- and very glad you've got the folks around you (both family and bloggy friends) to lift your spirits and lend a (literal) hand! Hugs and more hugs, sweet lady! :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

May you heal quickly and have a wonderful 2013! Hugs!

Dawn White said...

So glad you are on the mend and back to blogging, Jocelyn. Even though it's a long recovery, your friends and fans are rooting for you! The quilts are darling, by the way.

Sara said...

Feel better quickly so you can create again!!

Carrie P. said...

How very nice of your SIL to finish those quilts for you.
So glad to hear you are well on your way to being 100%. I pray the Lord will bring your recovery to completion.

Kathryn Ross said...

Oh, Jocelyn - I am soooo sorry to hear about your wrist! I've not been in Blogland since Thanksgiving so I'm catching up as best I can with everyone - and posted today with my own biz of the season. I hope you are getting some good rest while you mend - and though sewing might be trying at this time - I'm sure there's no end of creative ideas rumbling about. Perhaps you will create something new from this down time.

May you and yours enjoy God's blessings in the new year!
Joy!
Kathy

Sarah Craig said...

Two beautiful quilts and such a wonderful SIL!! Whoop whoop!!

Carol said...

Sending you lots of good thoughts...and wishes for a speedy recovery...take good care!

Helen @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

These quilts turned out so awesome!! I'm sure that recovery of your wrist is gonna be slow and not fun, but you will get better, just hang in there!!

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog
Exercise Encouragement Group Blog

Josie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your injury. Can't imagine the frustration you must be feeling.. never mind the pain. Sounds like you now have a bionic wrist... I'm sure there'll be no stopping you once you've fully healed. Bless you SIL for stepping up to the plate for you.

Take care of yourself.....
Hugs
Jocelyn (me)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm sorry to read about your injury... I went through a long recovery from a badly broken leg 3 years ago. Take it a day at a time and keep focusing on your progress. PT is hard work but you WILL get back to where you were! Beautiful quilts too.

Allie said...

Jocelyn, they turned out beautifully - what a great SIL! Your injury sounds absolutely horrific. I've been praying for the Lord to heal you quickly, and to restore you fully. Drink lots of milk, or other foods with high calcium...and massage your fingers, gently. Be diligent with your therapy, hon. That was so very sweet of the gals to send you flowers, they are lovely! We're all pulling and praying for you, dear Jocelyn, please take care and have a very happy and HEALTHY new year!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Quilters help each other. Your sister in love proves that. Your wrist will heal, mainly because YOU want it to. Hopefully it heals quickly.

SewCalGal said...

Your quilt really look beautiful.Lucky you to have a sister-in-law that quilts and also sweet enough to offer to help finish them.

I think the very worst is behind you and 2013 will be a good and healthy year. We just need to get you back with 100% use of your hand and zero pain. Hang in their.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

15 Screws? Oh darn, you are now up 10 more screws than me. Do I need to go back and ask for more? LOL

I'll just let you win this one :)

Big hugs to you and know there are lots of us who love you and want you to heal and get back to the life you want.

Hugs,
Kelly

Barb said...

I do hope that 2013 is better for you.

Lovely quilts, great that your sister in Love finished them for you.

Best wishes for a wonderful New Year!!

Jessica @ A Humble Creation said...

Those quilts are beautiful! I just stumbled upon your blog tonight, so I wanted to wish you good healing! Hope you are feeling better.
Have a blessed day,
Jessica