Here's my view, elevating my foot while on the sofa. Ahh, could be worse.
Over my shoulder I can see the Christmas trees flanking the front door.
And I have a sweet Mickey on top of me! He's great company.
And there's Cooper chewing up something he stole from hubby's den, but still sticking close to me.
My toes have turned a lovely color; I'd say it's a shade of the new Pantone color for 2014 - Radiant Orchid! Gotta look on the bright side here! Hubby is taking me back to the doctor this afternoon to get another x-ray. I'm actually hoping he finds a hairline fracture; that would heal faster than tendon and ligament damage.
For now I will rest and elevate. And watch Christmas movies. And appliqué. And rest and elevate.
I woke up yesterday feeling great and ready to sew! Before I even drank my coffee, I went up to the studio to bring down some fabric circles - it was hexie pincushion time!
Coming back down the stairs, I missed the last step and landed (still in my nightgown) in the floor. Hubby took me to the Urgent Care Center; it was a real adventure just getting me in the car.
X-rays say it isn't broken - just very badly sprained. I cannot put any weight on it without excruciating pain. So I'm in an Ace bandage, resting, elevating, icing, and compressing. I have crutches to use to get to the bathroom. The doctor said it should be 50% better after 3 days, but I haven't seen or felt any improvement yet. If it's not significantly better by the end of the week I'm supposed to go back and get x-rayed again.
Hubby stayed home from work yesterday and today to be my legs, but I'm sending him back tomorrow. The daughters can both come help me at lunch time and I'm thinking I'll let them.
Since it's my right foot I can't drive until it get a LOT better. I'm wondering if I could get upstairs to my studio by scooting on my bottom? Until then I do have some fabric circles to make hexies and I have all my Sue Sprargo projects. So I will survive. I shouldn't complain because so many people have problems so much worse than mine. I'm lucky that I like hand sewing. I can sit in my recliner and sew and watch TV, so it could be so much worse!
I'm all set for Thanksgiving tomorrow! The turkey is brining. I made our family's favorite sweet potato recipe - recipe above - click on the image to see it bigger. This is from my absolute favorite cookbook:
from the city where I grew up. I think it's one of the best selling Service League cookbooks of all time. It's still in print decades later. My copy is well worn and stained from frequent use!
I've made the cornbread dressing, and a broccoli salad. There's pumpkin pie and rolls and cranberry sauce. More sides and pies arriving tomorrow with my in-laws. Hubby helped with housework today and everything is polished and ready. We'll have a total of 8 for our late lunch, though none of them will be spending the night. I wish my Mom were coming, but my brother is taking good care of her. Actually, I think she's done a bunch of the cooking for their meal.
Friday we have out-of-towners coming to stay for the big game weekend here.
I'm usually a real stickler for waiting until AFTER Thanksgiving to put out Christmas decorations. But this year I made an exception because our next two weekends will be very busy. So the halls are decked.
It's really a bit of a relief to have all this done already. I've even finished my Christmas shopping! Oh my! Can't believe I'm so on top of things this year. I see a lot of sewing taking place during the month of December.
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I've been treating myself to some "ME" time this week. I've been working on projects just for fun, just for me. I put together the background for the Sue Spargo Swag Bag this morning. Now it's ready to stitch down the wool and do the embellishments. Instead of circles, I cut teal hexies from some of the wool. Gotta' put my own touch on it!
And here's a peak at one of my leaves in the Leaf Play sampler. Yes, I put a hexie on it! I think my new mantra is "Put a hexie on it!" Hexies make everything better, I think.
I'm also working away on my guild mystery quilt. The top is supposed to be done by Thursday evening. And I think I'll actually make the deadline.
Loving the weather we're having: sunny and mild. The doggies like it too.
I spent the morning with a needle and thread. A bit of applique here.
And a finished wool/velvet leaf there.
The rest of the day we were at the football game. I'm glad to be settled in for the evening. Maybe I'll pick up the needle and thread again.
On a totally different subject, we bought new pillows for our bed yesterday. We'd been needing to replace ours for years and finally got around to it. OH. MY. GOODNESS! What a difference! We slept so much better and so much longer this morning! The ones we bought are by Beautyrest: Latex Bed Pillows. Love them! I never knew a pillow could make such a difference. Sorry for that brief bedtime interlude....
I am a wife, mother to two daughters, an avid art quilter, cooking contest entrant, and dog lover. My book, FABRIC PHOTO PLAY, AQS, 2005, demonstrates my original technique for making portrait quilts. My second book (with Peggy Rhodes), Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts was recently released.