Sunday, February 28, 2010

Houses for Haiti and Recuperation




















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!

13 comments:

TamboinMO said...

Dulcy,
Maybe I can stop by on Wednesday and keep you company and we can do take-out from somewhere! Really sad you missed the hook-in but I'm going to have gobs of eye candy over the next few days.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Hi Dulcy ~ love those little houses ~ very creative!! And if I were close by, for sure I would drop by and keep you company! And maybe even bring you comfort food! It's great to hear that you are recovering well and quickly!!

Orange Sink said...

Hi Dulcy,
Have been wondering how you are doing! So good to hear you are recouping and doing all the things I said I would if I ever broke my leg!! LOL Hope things continue to go well and you can return to the downward dogs soon! Love and blessings! Cathy G

( Love that wing back chair idea to pieces! I can just see it in your wonderful hooking style! )

Beth Anderson said...

Glad to hear from you - been thinking about you!
Keep that speedy recovery progressing along.

summersundays-jw said...

I'm so glad you posted -- been thinking about you. Sounds like your friends & Jim are taking good care of you. Let me get this week over at Leola's & I'll give you a call. Keep your foot up! Jan

River Glorious said...

So glad you are on "this side" of the operation. :)

You could make a cushion cover to match the granny square afghan.

:)

Ambar

ShabbySheep said...

looks like your coverlet is coming right along! I feel the need to hook something "important" instead of the little mats I have been working on.
I'll call you this week. Keep that foot up!
xo, Sheri

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Dulcy ~
I love my little house! I'm looking at it right now! Most of all I love the thought behind it! And I so enjoyed getting to see you and spend alittle time with you yesterday. I hope your week is filled with loads of happiness and quick restoration! Hope to see you next weekend when we hopefully go to Leolas! <3

Debra@Common Ground said...

Glad to hear you're doing so well!Take it easy and enjoy your time to rest and create.
hugs,
Debra

Amy McPheeters said...

Wow - were we on the same wave length with our granny square projects or what??? I'm almost ready to start joining squares - but I only have 20 to join. I'm rather hapy that babies are so small and require small blankies. Happy to hear you are on the mend. You'll be full speed by garden time!

summersundays-jw said...

Thanks for entering my give-away. You can sign-up at the shop too. Hope you c an come -- we'll make sure you have a chair & maybe a little snack to keep your strength up. I'll be there all day. So glad to know you're doing well. Jan

Relyn said...

Dulcy, I am so glad to hear you sounding so chipper and well. I've been missing you. So much. We're thinkin of you and praying for your quick healing. Love you.

Relyn said...

I'm back. Holy cow! What a Valentine!! Just had to tell you.