Monday, November 2, 2015

More back surgery!

Hi to everyone out there in blog-land.
Well it’s that time again for more back surgery.  It is going to be tomorrow (Nov. 3rd).
I’m hoping that this time I won’t have problems and end up in PT for 8 days – but this surgery is supposed to take care of the problem that was still there after my first one and gave me so much grief.

I haven’t been blogging much at all because my head just isn’t in it – and I’ve been trying to make some things to sell and get a couple orders finished up before I go in…so far all is on schedule in that department.

I have a few Christmas things I will be working on when I come home so all my projected work is piled up in the corner of the den where I’ll be resting for a week or so. 
Lots of punch needle designs and some rug hooking along with 2 runners that will get their final stitching done one them.

Besides the work in the corner – I bought several books to keep me busy when I don’t want to stitch anymore.
Hopefully I won’t be laid up much more than a couple weeks because that would be the max. for my laying around tolerance – it’s difficult for me to just lay around.

I’m hoping I am able to get my Fall decorations taken down and packed away right after Thanksgiving and then get the Christmas things up that weekend as well – big plans but most likely will get nipped in the bud by my family saying I’m doing too much too soon….and maybe they will be right….we’ll see….decorations this Christmas may be very minimal.

Here’s just a couple Fall pictures I didn’t get posted last time.

Mitten box

Table riser 1


Top of blue pie safe

Pie safe

Red pie safe

Pewter cupboard

I hope if some of you get to go to the Primitive shows that are now happening that you will post pictures.  We had plans to go to a couple of them this month but now that won’t be happening.

Thanks again for all your wonderful comments and words of encouragement – I will be back on line again as soon as my body feels up to the computer.



  1. Prayers for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery!

  2. Hope all goes well and that you are %100 after the surgery. Take care.

  3. Praying that the Dr's hands are in "His" hands, and all goes as planned. Hope this is the last time you will have to have surgery. Blessings!

  4. Hi Karen, It's Cootie Bug Connie saying hello and I want to wish you a successful surgery tomorrow. I will be thinking of you! While you have having your downtime I hope that you enjoy reading and resting.

  5. Best wishes for an uneventful recovery from successful surgery. I'll be sending good thoughts tomorrow. ...jan

  6. Best of luck with the surgery Karen. On Oct. 14 I had back surgery. I am still getting over it. I had a burst fracture of the L1 Vertebrae.No fun at all! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope this fixes everything!

  7. Good luck to you! I hope you have a speedy recovery.
    Hugs :)

  8. Karen, I have been following your blog for a long time. I guess I am a "closet" follower. Please know that your words and pictures have been a true blessing to me. I am so sorry for the back problems you have had and am praying that this surgery will give you the relief you are seeking. May your recovery go smoothly and I hope that you will be surrounded by joy and peace. God Bless, Lorraine

  9. Oh Karen, bless you. We will be praying for a speedy recovery time for you.

  10. Hi Karen, I will be praying for the surgery to go well and for you to have a fast recovery!!!
    Love all of your fall decor, it is magazine material. hugs, Lecia

  11. God Bless you, Karen!! Prayers heading your way....

  12. Karen, will be thinking of you. Good luck with the surgery! I really love your pictures and your home.

  13. Karen, your Fall photos are just lovely. Your home looks so cozy and warm. I'm sorry to hear you need to have back surgery. I've had 3 spinal fusion surgeries (T11 to L4) & 2 other back surgeries over the past 15 years. Knowing what I know now, I would say I had 2 fusion surgeries too many. I know there have been many improvements in back surgery in the past decade, so I'm glad to know you will be able to avail yourself of the advancements made. I wish you a speedy recovery.
    Best wishes, Lisa in Oregon

  14. Thinking of you as you head for more surgery. God Bless and may this be successful.
    Blessings always,

  15. Wishing you all the luck in the world for a successful surgery and recovery.

  16. Hi Karen,
    I pray that your surgery will go smoothly and that you will recover quickly! It is so good that you have so many projects to keep you busy during recovery time!!!
    Take care and God's Blessings, my friend!
    Warm Hugs~

  17. Sending good thoughts your way for a speedy recovery. Sometimes less is best so you relax and enjoy the holidays.

  18. Hi Karen - I'll be thinking of you tomorrow and sending prayers your way. Your fall decor is lovely, but if Christmas decor is a bit sparse at your place this year, just remember the ornaments of a home are family. I know your house will be overflowing with love and ornaments! Jane

  19. Ik hoop dat u voorspoedig zult herstellen!
    En u genoeg afleiding zult vinden in lezen en uw handwerken.
    One step at the time- maar daar houd ik mezelf ook niet altijd aan.
    Veel beterschap toegewenst vanuit Nederland

  20. Praying that all goes well Karen! Keep in tough!
    Be blessed,

  21. I love your website-I've never posted a comment before. Hope all will be well-and I will keep you in my prayers.

  22. Praying for a return to good health for you.
    Take the time you need to recover.
    Holidays can be beautiful and meaningful when done simply.

  23. Hi Karen....I will be praying for skill and precision for the surgeon and for complete healing and a productive "rest" period afterward....I feel the same way about recovery times! LOL Much love to you.....Donna

  24. Prayers for you, your family and the surgeon. Please rest and don't try to do too much to soon. Less is more for holiday decorating....just relax and enjoy your sewing, reading and resting time.

  25. Can you tell me what the garland hanging on your pie safe is made of? Love the looks of it! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  26. Best wishes for a uneventful surgery and a speedy recovery! You have the right idea for when you get home by taking it easy and do some stitching and sewing.

  27. Hope all goes well with your surgery and I will be Praying for you a speedy recovery.
    Take Care!


  28. Karen, I wish you all the very best and a speedy recovery! Lynn

  29. Prayers that all is going well. Hope you can relax and not hinder your recovery by trying to do too much.

  30. Take care Karen, wishing you well from the uk. Love your blog you bring joy to many people. Speedy recovery xx

  31. Send love and prayers for a successful surgery...please have DH post to let us know all went well!
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart

  32. Karen how was the surgery? We have not heard from you.


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