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Friday, May 2, 2014

Return to the World!

Well, I decided that it was about time I return to the world!! This has not been the most fun two weeks of my life, but things are progressing along pretty well.  I missed all of you out in blogland and thank you for all the well wishes.  I was in the hospital for 4 days and then the biggest problem was medicine making me feel very sick.  Rather ironic that the meds you need to help you get well, make you sick!!! Oh well, I think that phase is pretty well over.  I have been back to stitching and have done lots of reading.  A book I just loved was called "Whistling Past the Graveyard."  If you like stories about a spunky little girl, this would be a book you would enjoy. I am working on Liberty lane.  I love the color change and I am thinking of putting an alphabet in place of the word Liberty Lane.  I will have to see when I get that far.  I'm not sure how it would fit but I like the idea of it looking more like a sampler.

 I get to wear this lovely leg gear 24/7 for a month or so!

 Here we have a wrinkled Liberty Lane! I am using more primary colors, more like American flag colors.


We have had an unusual warm spell.  I have really enjoyed being able to sit out on the deck.

The Golden Rain Crab Apple is in full bloom!

Thanks again for all the well wishes and support.  I'm so happy to be back in the world!!!!!

33 comments:

  1. Do I see a new knee? I'm almost two years and it's good!

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  2. Not an easy recovery! Glad to hear it's going well.

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  3. Just do your physical therapy, and you'll be on the right track.

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  4. It's good to see a post from you and to hear that you are doing well. Welcome back!!

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  5. Glad you've managed to work some stitching into your recovery. That always makes me feel better! Laura

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  6. Hope you are feeling better very very soon - getting the meds just right can be quite difficult. Love the stitching and of course I think an alphabet is always the way to go.

    hugs -

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  7. Slow and steady wins the race Barb. Take it easy!

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  8. Happy to hear that you got to sit outside and stitch! Your tree looks beautiful in full bloom. The best part - your surgery is OVER!! WOOHOO!!! It takes time to heal.
    Love your progress on Liberty Lane. i like your colors.
    love Annette

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  9. Good to see you Barb,may you make progress every day:-)
    Stitching and reading are ideal for when one has to take it easy and Liberty Lane looks great. Gorgeous photos too.

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  10. Glad you are healing and not sick anymore.
    That looks heavy to carry around!
    Love your changes on Liberty Lane, so pretty with the vibrant colors.
    Your Crab Apple is gorgeous!!!
    Take care and don't overdo it.
    Marilyn

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  11. Glad you are doing better Barb ! Beautiful blossoms ! Glad you are having nice weather and get to sit outside :) Love Liberty Lane ! Probably going to have to stitch that one !

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  12. Good to hear you are feeling better and on the mend. Nice progress on Liberty Lane.

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  13. Hi Barb! I'm happy to read you're feeling better. Liberty Lane looks really good.

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  14. Liberty Lane is looking good. I like your color changes. I'm glad to read that things are going better for you. It's nice that you are able to be outside on your deck...take it easy.

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  15. Good to see you back!
    Hope you'll be right as rain in no time!

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  16. Love your color changes in Liberty Lane! Wow! Lovely nature pictures to see! Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery.

    Robin in Virginia

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  17. glad you are making good progress! meds make me so sick. i am so sensitive to them! i hope you are out and hiking soon!

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  18. Love your stitching on Liberty Lane. Glad you are back to blogland and hope for continued success with your new knee

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  19. YAY! So glad to see you back! Healing takes time but I am sorry to hear the meds were making you unwell. Glad to hear you have been stitching, reading and enjoying the warm weather. We have yet to have any weather warm or otherwise. Why just a while ago great big huge flakes of snow were falling from the sky. This is beginning to get so not funny!!! Take care Barb!

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  20. So this is what happens when I'm on a blog break - you get new knees! Well, I hope you are healing well, but am sorry to read that the medicine is making you feel ill. Here's to a rapid return to good health and the the pleasures of walking on two good knees!

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  21. We missed you, Barb! So glad you are back and recovering well... At least you have some hobbies that you can still do while resting :) Your Liberty Lane is so cute and I like your color changes...

    Hope you're feeling better and better with each passing day!

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  22. YEOW...you're back. Hope your on the road to full recovery. Take it easy and happy stitching, ((((GENTLE HUGS)))

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  23. Glad that you are back - Liberty Lane is looking so good. It is lovely to see it in a different colourway. Oh, I do so love your crab apple tree. Take care now.

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  24. So glad that things are progressing! PT is hard work!! Hopefully everyday you will feel better and stronger.
    Gorgeous stitching.
    Hugs!

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  25. Welcome back to the world of the blogging. I hope the rest of your recovery progresses smoothly!

    Liberty is looking great!

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  26. Oh no Barb! I hope you are okay now!! It's ironic that the medicine that's supposed to help, makes things worse. Take it easy okay! Love the liberty lane and the flowers are beautiful. Hugs!!

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  27. Glad to see you posting again. Sending hugs and prayers for smooth sailing for the rest of your recovery. Liberty Lane is looking great!

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  28. Glad to hear that things are slowly getting better. Just sorry that the meds made you sick.

    Take time to heel completely although I'm sure that you are getting impatient. Hopefully you'll be able to get lots of stitching done during your recovery time.

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  29. My goodness! I hope you and your leg are feeling better. Just take it easy and all will mend with time + lots of cross stitch (the ultimate medication).

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  30. Glad that you are feeling better, Barb!

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  31. So great to see you again and to read that your recovery is going well. Now that you are not feeling sick any longer you can use the extra time for reading and stitching. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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  32. Best Wishes with your knee!! I had double knee replacement last Oct, it is a challenge!!!!
    Kim~

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