Yes, I am on vacation this week...sort of! Yesterday I took Dad to the hospital to get his hip replaced and for the next week or so I'll be hanging out at his house helping him recover.
We've both been looking forward to this surgery for months because Dad's hip was in such bad shape. Thankfully the surgery was quick and we were back home within a few hours. Now comes the hard part - keeping Dad inside and not renovating his kitchen or mulching his garden! LOL!
Since I'm staying with Dad, I don't have a sewing machine, but I decided to bring my small stash of felted wool - my latest quilting addiction:
What I love most about felt applique is you don't actually have to stitch along the edge because felted wool doesn't unravel. The stitches are 100% decorative and I'm looking forward to experimenting with all sorts of funky embroidery designs stitched in bright embroidery thread.
So that's what I'm up to this week. What are you creating? Have you ever helped a loved one recover from surgery? Did you make a special project during that time, or find it too challenging to balance the two tasks at once?
One thing I've learned - portability is key! Having a project with needle and thread already started is really nice to grab and stitch without having to think too hard or make major decisions. Sometimes all you can do is sit and stitch and that's okay!
Let's go quilt,