These cute little "Houses for Haiti" are magnets and were made by students of my dear friend Ann, art teacher extraordinaire. She is selling these at several shops in our town, and so far has raised over $400! Ann came over to keep me company yesterday with mocha latte and pumpkin bread. I'm doing really well so far, and all the credit goes to my talented surgeon, sweet husband Jim, and many years of thousands of downward dogs (yoga pose). I'm just so excited, have a shoe on today, but will need to get it off after this post to ice and elevate.
What have I been doing?
Well.......I've been reading, drawing, and crocheting mostly. I've had to re-teach myself how to crochet. Kind of winging it by making this granny square coverlet. It's hard to follow the tutorial on-line with my foot propped up, so gave that up and just dove in. Keeps these antsy hands busy! My need to hook has really taken over though. I've been spending time pouring over books of wonderful rugs and mats by some of my favorite rug artists. I have also been doing some sketching. I think I'm going to start hooking a small mat of something simple, perhaps a cute little old wing-backed chair I bought from Leolas a few years ago. It's right in my line of vision during foot elevation. I think it may be time to set up a still life at the dining room table and move me, my sketchbook, and my foot in there......
Thanks to you blog pals who have posted your kind words of support, and also to friends who have called and dropped by with food and good conversation (Cyndi and Claire, who will probably never read this...but got in person hugs, what pals and wonderful cooks!). I still have about three more weeks that I will be mostly home-bound. Oh dear, this may be one giant granny square coverlet!