Monday, March 11, 2013

Off the Grid

I'll be off the grid for a while longer.  The injections in my neck didn't help at all, so surgery is scheduled for tomorrow.  Not how I wanted this to play out, but it is what it is.

There has been no sewing going on.  I poked a button or two, but truly didn't even want to look at fabric online.  As I said the last time I posted, I've conjured up a bunch of new quilts in my head but that's as far as I've gotten.  I probably should at least note what they are because I'm sure I won't remember any of them later.

The new sewing machines are sitting in my garage.  I loving run my hand across the boxes every time I walk out there. 

I was missing a piece of fabric that I wanted to use to add a border to a quilt to make it bigger.  This was the Heritage line from Moda.  I even went to the storage room to see if I had inadvertently packed it away.  Last night while just sitting in a straight chair in the living room, I remembered where it was.  It was in the little tin "suitcase" that the kit came in.  I guess I thought that too logical a place to look for it.  Anyway, that is found and I can add the simple borders and get it off to be quilted.  Don't know when that will be, though, but at least I'm ready.

I stopped by Ginger's for a few minutes last Friday.  She is closing the doors on the shop in two weeks.  Their inventory is really sold down, but I picked up a bunch of fat quarters of  '30s fabrics.  One of the bedrooms in my future retirement home will be done up in '30s.  Don't laugh!  I already have that planned! 

So that's it from here.  Other than a bunch of medical and dental appointments the last couple of weeks, I've hardly gone anywhere or done anything.   Dental -- forgot to mention that the veneer broke on a front tooth a week ago while I was at a doctor's appointment.  Went straight to the dentist afterwards.  Why does everything happen all at once?

I think I'll have a good result from this surgery.  If it doesn't work, then I guess I'll have to retire but I don't want to do that just yet.

Please think happy thoughts tomorrow.  Don't know when I'll be back online, but hopefully sooner than later.  I look forward to seeing what everyone has accomplished while I've been off the grid!

38 comments:

Carolyn said...

I'll be saying prayers for a successful surgery and rapid recovery. Please let us know how it all goes.

Mary said...

I am so sorry about your situation. My thoughts and prayers are with you right now.
Mary

Patricia said...

Happy Thoughts and Prayers coming from Middle TN---from a nurse---so you are over half-way there LOL! Take care!!!!

Sherry said...

I hope all goes well with the operation. . . .good thoughts & prayers are winging their way from NJ to you.

Sandy said...

Get well soon, will keep you in my prayers!

Monica said...

Good luck with your surgery.

Chris Wright said...

I'll be thinking of you and saying prayers. I hope everything goes well and you are sitting with one of your new machines real soon. There's nothing like a new sewing machine, well on second thought maybe a puppy named Penny to snuggle up with.

Thinking of you,
Chris

Churn Dash said...

Thinking of you and wishing you all the best.

Carol said...

Darn, Darn, Darn Vicky...sending you lots of good thoughts! Take good care...sending prayers for a great result!

Laura said...

Hoping for the best possible results from your surgery.

Susan R. said...

Sending prayers and good wishes for your surgery and speedy, healthy recovery.

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Wishing you a successful surgery and a quick recovery!!!

Diane said...

Hopefully by now you will be finished with the surgery and recovering. I pray it all went well and you will feel better quickly.
Take care.

julieQ said...

Dang...all happening at once!! Feel better soon...hope surgery is wonderfully healing!

Miss Jean said...

Good luck and keep us posted!!!

jlk said...

Sending good thoughts that everything will go well and that surgery will cure the pain.

Deb said...

Here's praying for a speedy recovery and you'll be back to sewing and back on-line soon!

Penny said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you for tomorrow, Vicki! Then I will continue to keep you in my prayers and send get will wishes with happy thoughts that you will be up and about then quilting soon. Take care ~
Penny Holliday

Lynne in Hawaii said...

You will be in our prayers for a speedy recovery. Take care, behave yourself :-)

the ark said...

You poor baby! I am sooo sorry that so much is going wrong for you right now. I will start thinking good thoughts for you IMMEDIATELY!
Take care of yourself and your cute little dog, too!
Tricia

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Wishing you a successful surgery and quick recovery so you can get back to doing all the things you love. T&P's sent! Gentle ((hugs))

Sharon said...

Sounds like you have a great attitude and that's a big part of any medical issue. Sending you big hugs for a speedy recovery.

dianne said...

i was wondering what happened to you - i hope that this one will do the trick and you can get back to it cuz you have a LOT of "it" to do ... in the meantime, i will be sending requests Heavenward, so keep your arms open wide for when the Answers arrive...

ytsmom said...

You poor baby! I wish you the best with the surgery. I know you haven't been well if you have not even wanted to look at fabric.

katie z. said...

Many, many prayers.

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Best wishes for a successful procedure and a quick and lasting recovery! Hugs!

Melinda said...

I will be thinking of you and praying of you and the surgeon. Think good thoughts!

Thelma said...

You'll be in my thoughts, best wishes!

dortha said...

Hope you get better soon. I hope you can get back to doing the things you enjoy.

Dee said...

I'm sorry the shots didn't work. I'll be praying the surgery does!

Melanie said...

Prayers for you...keep that positive attitude. You'll be sewing before you know it.....

Vicki W said...

Good luck tomorrow! I'll be thinking of you.

suz said...

sending you good thoughts and prayers that everything goes well. take care of yourself.

Vivian said...

Sending happy thoughts and prayers for a successful procedure and a speedy recovery.

Looking forwardto seeing ou back on the grid!

Meg said...

Vicky, sending good result and speedy healing thoughts your way. Best to you!

Anonymous said...

Oh, sweet friend, I'm so sorry I missed seeing this yesterday. I pray you are now resting and recovering from your surgery. I love you! Eve in GA

Mimi said...

wishing you good luck. my surgery was today and came home with a nerve block drip and drugs. i should be feeling good for a few days and then god only knows from there, but at least i am on the road to true recovery.

Sarah said...

Best wishes for your surgery going well, some answers and release from pain. I can't imagine the tease of having new toys to play with and having to wait!