Thursday, September 24, 2009

My Quilt Holder is BACK!

We're celebrating...my quilt holder is back!!!!!!!! I sure haven't gotten much sewing done these past 3 weeks, but we have him on his feet, walking without his cane and that's what matters. We went back to the surgeon today and she was just thrilled with his progress. They did an X-ray and the knee is in there perfectly...perfect fit...she measured his ability to bend it and was very, very pleased. He's going to start out patient physical therapy tomorrow to get stronger. She wants him to do some work on a stationary bike to really get it moving. He'll do the therapy for 2-3 weeks. Since the surgery was on his left knee, she released him today to drive again...OMG he nearly kissed her. He's not very good at being a passenger so that was all very hard for him. He's free...he's one happy man. Again, a big thank you for all of your comments and e-mails checking in on him.

Here he is...and here's my Schnibble for this month...I wasn't at all sure I was going to get this done, but I went upstairs today and didn't come down until I was done...It was lots of fun to do and it will be so cute on my kitchen table for Thanksgiving when the kids come.

I'm seeing more sewing in the days to come now that Andy is getting more and more back to normal...he's really enjoying doing things for himself again...and if he's happy...I'm happy!

44 comments:

Sherri said...

Yay for the quilt holder!!! And I love your Schnibbles!!!

Kate said...

Thats awesome news, you must be over the moon! Great work on the quilt too :-)

Sue said...

That is just lovely! I have been in a slump in regards to sewing. I have got to get back into the swing of things!
Glad your husband is doing better!

joantufts said...

Oh such good news! and a lovely quilt to boot! The quilt holder adds to its charm!
♥♥♥

Allie said...

How great is that!!! SO glad he's doing so well. And getting to drive - that's a biggie!
I love love love your quilt. Very autumnal!

Gretchen said...

I love your Schnibbles! Great fabric choice!!! Hooray for all the good news about Mr. Quilt Holder!!!!!

Lea said...

Your quilt holder is charming as your quilts. :-) Love the way you use the words, quilt holder,you are so funny.*S*
BTW, your Schnibbles is stunning. I love those rich autumn colors!!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Yeah for your hubby! Yeah for you! and Yeah for your cute Schibbles!


Have a good weekend!

Candace said...

Congratulations to you and your quilt holder. It's always good to get good news, and your little quilt is really cute.

merumo said...

I love your Schnibbles with autumn fabrics!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Hooray for the quilt holder being back on the job! And what a good way to celebrate...cute, cute, cute quilt. So glad to hear your good news.

Pat said...

Great news!!

Kathie said...

I am so happy for you!
and for him of course!!!!!!
great quilt and it will be perfect for your table this fall.
Kathie

Julie in the Barn said...

Great to hear your quilt holder is on the mend. Your Schnibbles is just perfect for Fall! Love it.

Screen Door said...

Perfect for fall. Love the colors. Throw it on a table and slap a pumpkin on top and your done.....:)

Marie said...

So happy he is well on the mend.I have had both knees replaced and not fun, one went great and the other didn't. Love your post very nice quilt for the holidays. . Hugs, Marie

Lori said...

Woo-Hoo! Excellent news and a beautiful quilt as a bonus!!!

Cornfield Quilter said...

Congrats on the wonderful quilt and the great quilt holder!! Much to be thankful for. :D

Thimbleanna said...

Yay for hubby independence -- that's a big hurdle to get past! Cute Schnibble!

Lisa D. said...

What wonderful news that your quilt holder is back in biz - you both must be thrilled! Love your Schnibbles - great use of the fabric!

Judy said...

It's very hard for most men to suddenly have to rely on other to do everything for them. Some women too, but men especially. I KNOW he's happy to be released to work even harder at getting back to normal!

Cute as a bug! That will look fab on your table!

Kim said...

Bright and beautiful, this Schnibbles quilt is! Great news for hubby. Yay! Always good when life can get back to a normal routine!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Yeah for Andy, aka The Quilt Holder, I am happy for both of you. Life is just grand when you feel Good!
Love your Schnibble, I guess I better plant myself in the ROOM too and get mine done. Love your fabric choices.

*karendianne. said...

Congratulations! Love the great news on the healing. Fantastic to have the Dear Quilt Holder back. Surely missed him in the picture and by the way, I'm really extra happy he can drive again. There's something I can relate to - being without on rare occasion - is not fun at all. I'm extra EXTRA happy for the freedom, release and independence. Let's hear it for Independence Day!

Libby said...

Yeah for the return of the Quilt Holder! He's been missed *s*

Angie said...

That is wonderful, Carol!! I'm so glad your hubby is doing so well, and I LOVE your quilt top---you're right, it will be great for Thanksgiving! :)

Karen said...

Good to hear that things are going well.
I can see your new quilt as a Thanksgiving piece. I bet it feels good to get it done.

Quilt Hollow said...

Hi Carol...I feel late in replying as I haven't been on computer much these past few days. It is good to hear Andy is doing so well in recovering. Your Schnibbles is just adorable too! Can't remember...but thank you for the signature block and fabric arrived safely! It is perfect!!!

Carrie P. said...

Well, that is fabulous news. I know you are both glad he is recovering so greatly.
Love your quilt and the quilt holder is doing a great job too.

Jeanne said...

That's terrific news, Carol. I hope he continues to improve. Great quilt, too.

Carol said...

I love the colors you used in your schnibbles quilt.

Trish said...

Love your snibbles done in the autumn colors....just beautiful. I started on mine today...hope I get it finished before the deadline! Your colors are awesome, just in time for fall.

Nicole said...

Your quilt holder is doing a magnificent job! Love the Schnibble too.

Teresa said...

Yea!!!! So glad he is doing well. Your fall table topper is very nice.

Wendy said...

That quilt would look really great on your table.

suz said...

Hoo rah for the quilt holder!

Lynda said...

Yeah! So glad Andy is doing well...please ask him if you can be excused as his nurse to go have breakfast or lunch! You choose.
Hope to see you soon.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Sew very glad to hear your quilt holder is back and doing well. Love that table topper. I think it would really nice in my kitchen. If I ever actually get the table moved in . . .that is.

Cathy said...

Love the little peek of Andy's head! Your quilt is just beautiful. I think that I need to try a Schnibble's pattern.
Cathy

Sweettata said...

I love the fall colors - just beautiful!!

Kim said...

Great job! Great news too... Your Thanksgiving will have lots to be thankful for.

Carrie said...

I bet that head at the top of the quilt is your favorite part of the picture! It is definitely my favorite part! A great big WOOHOO-ATTABOY-THAT ROCKS! to you both!

Oh and I like the quilt. :)

Okay, I love it. An almost as big woohoo-attagirl-that rocks to you!

Ginger Patches said...

Yipee for both the quilt holder and the quilt!! I'm so glad he's back and doing so well. That is an adorable little quilt...love the pattern and the fabric!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love your schnibble quilt, Carol. WIsh Glad to hear that Andy is doing well.