Monday, November 2, 2015

Rest and Recovery

My knee surgery was last Thursday and went very well. My Dr. told me to get a stationary bike and ride it instead of going to physical therapy. My bike was delivered on Thursday while I was in surgery, my husband put it together on Friday morning and I started pedaling. Friday I only managed a total of ten minutes, but I'm now up to 45 min total for the day and my knee is feeling pretty good. Now I just have to keep it up. I go in for my post-op appointment on Wednesday to get the surgical dressing and stitches removed. I'm ready to get back to walking and my normal life.

The Weekly Leaf
This week I took close up pictures of several of my pressed and dried leaves and then picked one to print on Jacquards fabric for Ink Jet Printers. This is the leaf I used.

The original picture.
Cropped and printed on the fabric.

Week #44

Daily Stitching updates

Silk Fragments #300-#306

How it looks with less than sixty to go.

Sari Ribbon #228-#234

How it looks together

Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"


  1. The stitching on the (detail) leaf image blew my mind!!! Fabulous….. Good to hear you are recovering….and working so hard to get there!!

  2. Glad to hear you are doing well.
    The stitching looks good. I really like the cheerful look of the sari ribbons.

  3. Weekly leaf is wonderful! AND your knee appears to be doing great!!! I am SO impressed!!! Good for you!!!!

  4. Your stitching is wonderful and inspiring as always. Glad you are recovering well.

  5. So glad that your surgery went well! How interesting that your dr suggested the bike instead of PT! Sooo much easier and cheaper.

    1. Thanks Jenny, I was surprised by the suggestion also, but it is working wonderfully.

  6. Beautiful stitching - I always love how all these little bits look when you put them together. Glad your knee surgery went well.