Friday, March 25, 2011

Surgery is over

Early this morning my husband had some vertebrae in his spine fused and the procedure went quite well. He has had a broken back for years and we just found out when his spine began slipping.Thank goodness it is over. I had forgotten the stress and anxiety that goes hand in hand with hospital stays. Back surgery has come a very very long way and his stay will only be a very brief one. I just wanted to offer you a quick thank you from our household for your prayers and thoughts. I have discovered that I have a great deal of trouble sewing when my mind is horribly preoccupied with the "what ifs" that have plagued me. I have a ton of things started, but very little finished due to my very very short attention span. My house is very clean...apparently I like to clean and vacuum if I am not sewing. Who knew?

So, since no blog post would be complete without a pretty picture, what do you think of my Heaven and Earth quilt? Most of the quilting is finished...I am debating going back and doing some hand quilting , but I do need to bind it. I started this beasty back in September when my mom and I went to Michigan for Gwen Marston's Beaver Island Quilt Retreat.

Ok, I am heading back to the hospital to check on my husband. Have a lovely evening.

Tia

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

SO glad to hear that the husband is through surgery and doing well. This quilt is absolutely beautiful. I am blown away by it. The different elements (crosses, stars, triangly pennants) are your signature pieces. The colors are so lively! I think this might be my most favorite thing of yours I have ever seen. And that is miraculous because you have a ton of awesome work!

the Campfollower said...

You and me both Jennifer! Thank you so much! I will bring the quilt up to Dallas so Gwen can see it. It is sooooo much better in real life. Has anyone dropped out yet? I hope you can come!!!

Needled Mom said...

I am glad the surgery went so well and I hope the recovery will go as nicely.

Pretty quilt!

Melissa said...

I know you are relieved now that your husband is through the surgery and can concentrate on recovering. I hope it's a speedy process.

Amazing quilt! I absolutely love those stars. And the memories it holds of your trip with your mom are priceless.

Ann Marie said...

Glad to hear you husband came through surgery with flying colors, take care of hi first, then you will lots of time to sew.

LJ said...

I'm happy to hear things have gone well. Here's to a speedy recovery for CampfollowerbagDad! ;)
hugs

Brenda said...

that quilt sparkles! best wishes to you and your husband.

Kristin L said...

I like your quilt VERY much!

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