Saturday, February 4, 2017

Where do I start!

What a month January was...I've seen the operating room at St Lukes hospital
more than I care to!
First I had a bone spur removed from my right ankle and 2 weeks later I was in there again for a broken first joint on my left index finger...that will be 2 weeks Tuesday.
I have 2 pins in the tip of the finger and a cast style splint higher up than mid arm.

So this ole gal is typing one handed.  Approx. 8 weeks like this....
so no sewing or punching and I'm going bonkers.
I try to do one handed cleaning - minus water because I can't wring out the cloth -
lots of organizing and reading.

But...I can draw so I have been doing some patterns designing.
Doug made me a really nice light box this week and it works great -
so that has kept me kind of busy.

A couple weeks ago I did finish my latest punch needle design
and it is available as a pattern on my selling site

This one was in the process - needs some yellow in the flower petals
yet but it will be quite awhile for that now.

Oh, I want to THANK EVERYONE for posting a comment on my last post - by disabling Google+ it cleared up the inability for some of you to comment.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Linda in Fl - let's see if I can send a message now.
    Sorry about all your hospital visits. Prayers going up for you.

  2. Oh dear, I am so sorry. I worry about my fingers too. I have tons of arthritis. I can only stitch some each day, not nearly as much as I would like to. I hope you do well and get free of the cast soon.

  3. So sorry to hear about your finger-hope you heal soon!

  4. OH sorry to hear Karen. On the bright side, St. Luke's is one of the best hospitals in the country! Hope you heal quickly. Jane

  5. Dear Karen,
    Oh, dear, I know how frustrating it is to have your hand/wrist in a cast. Just taking care of the daily tasks is a challenge. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

    Take care, ~Natalie

  6. Hi Karen, so sorry you have been through so much. Prayers for you to have a speedy recovery. Love your light board that hubby made you. Love your needle bunch and the designs you have been working on. Hugs,Lecia

  7. So sorry for all of your health troubles. Wishing you a fast recovery. The light box is wonderful, and very helpful I'm sure. Your needle punching is so pretty :)

  8. Oh boy. The thought of the pin made me queasy and then I saw the xrays! I hope you are not in too much pain now but it had to be terrible right after the surgery.

  9. Wow not fun....but knowing you I'm sure you will at all your creations soon!! Feel better ❤. Carolyn

  10. Hi Karen, Oh my you certainly have been through a lot with all the surgeries! I hope all goes well and you heal quickly! I like the light box Doug created for you! I think he knows we can't be without our creative vices for too long! Great job Doug! I love your punch needle creations... your work is always so wonderful! Keep positive and soon you will be back at it again!
    All the best!!
    Cathy G

  11. Oh No Karen! That doesn't sound like fun. I hope you have some help while you heal.

    Wishing you the best!

  12. Karen, Sending gentle hugs & prayers for healing. So glad you got that Google thing worked out. Hubby did a great job with the light box! Is that plastic wrap on a snap on frame? Thank heavens that you can at least do something creative while on the mend. xxoo

  13. Oh No! I'm wishing the time goes by quickly and you heal real fast so you can get back to your normal life. Sending hugs! Maggie

  14. Very sorry to hear this Karen. You are so upbeat and caring and yet you go through so much with surgeries and pain....the Lord definitely uses you to bless others! Hope you are able to allow yourself some time to just relax and heal.

  15. Oh my goodness, Karen. I wish you a continued upbeat attitude and quick healing.

  16. So very sorry
    Karen, but wowzers, that looks bad.
    Bless your heart, hoping for better days.
    Love his light table!

  17. Karen, Just seeing this as I check in once in a while. I still don't get notice of your posts.
    You have been through so much lately and this looks like a bute to say the least. You have a great
    attitude and still plug away. Love the light table.

  18. Oh goodness! I'm just seeing this. Bless your heart. Wishing you a speedy recovery! That light box is sweet!!

  19. May each day get better and better for you. Ouch the xrays make me hurt. God bless you and I pray you heal up. SPRING will be here soon and I am ever so ready for flowers and milder weather.

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