Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Still in bed.....but thinking about DQS8...

Hi everyone,

Would you believe it, a week since I came home and still in bed.... I was unlucky enough to get an infection in the incision so a trip to the emergency doctors at midnight and some more antibiotics later and I am still in bed!

I was extremely lucky though to have the advice of my good friend Leslie (who is a nurse) who issued advice from over the oceans at all hours and made a real difference. I don't know what I would have done without her (ended back up in the hospital most likely!) THANK YOU SO MUCH Leslie! you are a rock!

Lucky too that indeed it is getting better every day. I can now sit out in a chair for about an hour (after which I go back to bed and sleep two to three!). As it was a heavy operation and now with secondary infection, the doctor says to count on about 3 months recovery time and with the snails pace of improvement every day I can totally imagine that!!

BUT I am lucky it was caught in time, and I am on the mend and am thankful for that too. I have started to write a few people individually to thank them for comments, good wishes, cards and presents. I hope this week to start commenting again and surfing a bit and hopefully can start to think about DQS8....

I don't think the person who is making for me will have a problem. my tastes are far and wide! my favourite line at the moment is French General Rouenneries. but I also like romantic like the beach fabrics that were in a giveaway a few weeks back (on my blog). Then I love Kaffe Fassett and big bold prints and colourful quilts too. Meadowsweet (sandi henderson) nicey jane (heather bailey) and Timber (jessica levitt) are the next lines on my fabric buying list. Pattern wise I love art quilts but would be equally happy with a modern twist on an traditional block or anything else. Really I am SO easy!! So just go for it and do what YOU think is really nice and I am sure to love it. After all, sometimes it is really nice just receiving something that you would never have thought of making yourself and then growing to love it and adding a whole new dimension to your quilt making. So no worries, just GO for it, I am allready looking forward to getting it.

The person I am making for is more of a problem to me... She is not posting at all and very very quiet... I have been doing a search for her in blogland but cannot find much.... She has given me a little bit of an idea of colours she likes... so I have to just go for it and hope for the best... If you recognise yourself as not posting... please do!!! As my person was quite active before I am a little worried about her being so quiet.... I think I will write to my swap mama and ask for confirmation all is well. I am beginning to have some vague ideas but nothing concrete yet.

I will leave you all here for now and have a little snooze to recover from posting, lol!! Who would have thought I'd imitate being an old lady before my time, ha ha ha...

Looking forward to catching up... soooo much happening I have missed......

13 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, phooey on infections! I was hoping you would have an easy recovery, Marg. But just take it slow and easy and every day will be a little better!

I'm sorry you have an elusive partner to make for. There's a LOT of that going around, I hear. Good luck getting more info. For me, half the fun was going to be snooping and stalking, but if your person isn't open about likes and dislikes, I figure they'll just have to take what they get, then. It's really a shame- if they would only participate more, they'd have more fun, too!

Sleep, lady. And eat nutritious foods, and please feel better soon!

Jo said...

Just take your time in recovery, and listen to your body, if it says sleep, then sleep you must. Before you know it you will be back to your sewing and enjoying making the DQS for your partner. Jo (sewjo)

imquilternity said...

Oh, I'm so glad to hear you are doing better each day. I think the idea of sleeping during the day (and just whenever you feel like it) sounds like heaven!! Recovery takes time, and in our busy world, it is difficult for us to allow ourselves the time it takes without feeling anxious, but I say....enjoy it, if you can!

DeeRoo said...

Hey, hey Margie girl!! Glad to see a nice long post from you....sit up a little, sleep a lot...sounds great!

Listen to your body...don't try to push anything....you have plenty of time to do this DQS8 thing...at least now you can brainstorm...don't forget to write down your ideas!:)

Micki said...

Have a quick recovery and so glad that you are on the mend!
Micki

Marls said...

Just follow what your body is telling you and take time in your recovery.
Having an elusive partner is not easy. I recently had a partner who seldom blogged and I just had to hope I had chosen correctly.

Lara said...

Marg I am so sorry you've been so unwell! Recover quickly! We miss you at the ORBC!!! Just take it easy and listen to your body. xx

PS has your secret santa gift arrived yet?

Terrie Sandelin said...

Oh, you've been having such a time of it! I'm sorry to hear. Rest up and we're all wishing you feel better way sooner than expected!

leslie said...

you are a sweetie. you just have to rest and i agree with deeroo...great time to brainstorm!!

susan said...

glad you are on the mend!

karen said...

Good to hear you are up a little but do take care of yourself and take it easy...recovery will ironically be faster if you take it slowly

Marianne said...

So sorry you had to deal with a secondary infection. I've been praying for your recovery and I'm glad you are starting to feel a little better.

I'm sure your DQS8 partner will figure out what you like and I'm sure your other partner will be happy with whatever you make for her, just like you will be. No need to stress.

MrsQuilts said...

Hi Marg,
I am new to blogging and have been reading about your recent trials and tribulations. I wish you a speedy recovery and hope that you are able to get some stitching done to help you pass the time away.
Kind regards,
Kathryn
http://www.mrsquilts.blogspot.com/