Recovering and Inspiration from Flowers!

Well I can not quite believe it but I can actually stand up straight and walk upright again! Yes I went into hospital a week ago – (HAPPY FRIDAY!) –  for the injections under sedation and so far they seem to have made a good improvement to my pain levels!  Gone is the excruciating electric shock pain in my leg which is so debilitating, and in its place is a low backache and hip-ache, which, is normal at this point, and should improve as time goes on, although it’s not guaranteed.

I am so happy to be better I haven’t been able to keep from trying out a little time in the sewing room although I am trying to be sensible and not do too much too quick.

This is what I have started to make, two small lap quilts for my grandsons which I will back with fleece.

Max's quilt!

Max’s quilt!

Some of max's favourite characters!

Some of max’s favourite characters!

As you can see, at nearly 8, the elder grandson is into Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario (as well as Minecraft but I don’t know how I’d do that!). I won’t be selling anything like this as the images are copyrighted, I am just cutting them out and sewing into the family gifts!

It’s not as neat as it could be as I probably should have waited till I was a little for comfortable before beginning!  I did feel though that I couldn’t start the crib quilt for my new expected granddaughter without giving the boys something first!

Here’s what I will be working on next:

pinks and creams colours in fabrics

pink and cream fat quarters

Lovely pinks – fat quarters from Create and Craft – I do enjoy the sewing and patchwork shows but you do have to be strong and resist buying everything!

As well as sewing quilt for the children I was very inspired by the colours of some flowers I received for Mothers’ Day and have managed to select some cotton yarn which I hope I can make into a delicate blanket for the new baby as she is due in July so cotton will be quite appropriate.

pale pink and cream rose

Vintage rose from boquet

Here are the cottons I have selected:

drops cotton balls

cotton yarn in vintage rose colours

The cotton in the picture is a little lighter than in reality but not too much so is quite a good match.  This will keep me going as soon as I have finished the Simply Crochet Poncho – I will not let myself start anything before that is complete or it will be too hot to wear it!!

I will now be popping over to Planet Penny Happy Friday and Handmade Monday to see what else has been going on while I was away!

7 thoughts on “Recovering and Inspiration from Flowers!

  1. Ooops it looks like I got the sum wrong and have to start again…. maths has never been my strong point 🙂
    So a quick recap…. love the yarn colours, so delicate. Make sure you take time to rest up, plenty of rest breaks, read blogs, drink tea and eat chocolate (or the treat of your choice)
    Take care
    Jan x

  2. I like all the projects you have on the go at the moment. I loved the bright characters for the boys quilts and the pretty pinks and creams for your new grandaughter. The yarn you chose to reflect the subtle colours in the rose is gorgeous too 🙂

  3. Love the colours of the new yarn, right up my street pink and ivory with a soft green, that rose is delicious. The quilts are looking very good but make sure you get yourself better first you need time to heal.

  4. It’s great to hear that the pain is easing now, but be careful not to overdo it. I love all of your quilts, I’m sure they’ll love them.

  5. I particularly like the pink fat quarters, but do be careful not to overdo it (must be so tempting to just crack on with some sewing!!)

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