Monday, December 10, 2012

A bump in the road...

You may have noticed that I've been absent for a bit. Yes, we definitely hit a bump in the road that brought my quilting to a halt. After 4 days of doctor visits and tests, my husband had open heart surgery on Friday to repair a valve in his heart. The whole thing took us by surprise and scared the dickens out of us. All is now well, though we're in for a long recovery time. But in many ways we are so thankful and looking forward to a quiet, relaxing winter at home.

So, before the bump, I did finish a couple small projects. This pincushion was for a Christmas party exchange at my quilt guild. I didn't get to go to the party and I think I ended up with a super cute pincushion.


the back...


I also had this unfinished pouch sitting on my UFO pile. Sometimes I wonder why I wait. It took me 20 minutes to finish it! And it will make a nice gift!


Just so you know - my blogging may be sporadic in the next few weeks. I'll be taking care of my favorite guy before any sewing gets done. He really is not very demanding, so hopefully I'll sneak a little quilting in here and there. Say a little prayer for us - we'll be over the bump in no time. . . .Cindy

29 comments:

  1. I am sorry about your husband's surgery, Cindy. Hope he is doing well and has a fast recovery. Love your pouch and pincushion... have a great week!

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  2. Here's hoping for a faster than expected recovery for your husband.

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  3. So sorry you missed the party. I wondered where you were. Your pincushion is very cute.
    Prayers are coming your way for a speedy recovery for your honey and to have a blessed Christmas season.

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  4. Cute little projects, are they from patterns or your own design? I'm wishing the best for Mr. Hyacinth (and his caregiver) and hope he gets well soon.

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  5. Love your projects and my prayers are with you for a speedy recovery.

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  6. I missed you! Your pincushion and pouch are adorable. Have a peaceful holiday and I hope the recovery period goes by quickly and smoothly.

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  7. I am glad he is home, rest is the best thing for him and you are together.

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  8. Hey Cindy - sorry to hear about your husband. I have an artificial heart valve myself, so I know first hand how not fun open heart surgery is. Good news though - at least your husband is on his way to recovery - hoping that it is nice and speedy.

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's roller-coaster, I sure hope that he's on his way to recovery now. I hope that his recovery is uneventful and that you two have a peaceful winter ahead of you :)

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  10. I will think of you and your husband, saying prayers for family to find more "sunshine" in your days ahead. =)

    hugZ,
    annie

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  11. I'm sorry to hear about your husband. I hope recovery goes as well as (so it sounds) surgery went. *best*

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  12. Wow! Your life sure has taken a turn when you least expected it. I am so happy that your have a good report and the problem was caught now. My son had to have a valve replacement two years ago, so I can imagine what you have been through..my thoughts and prayers are with you both. Your projects are adorable, btw!

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  13. Yikes! Very scary - glad he's ok. Sewing can definitely wait! Take care...

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  14. Sorry to hear about your husband. I hope he has a speedy recovery and you all have a great Christmas

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  15. Sending my best 'get well' wishes to your husband - thinking of you both x

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  16. Cindy you both are in our prayers, have kept up with what is going on with friends in STL. Enjoy the holiday season and enjoy life.

    CAB

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  17. Best wishes to your husband for a speedy recovery. I'm glad that the problem was found and fixed.

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  18. So scary! Hope he's feeling better soon!

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  19. Praying your husband has a speedy recovery. Don't forget to take care of yourself while you're taking care of him (advice learned from experience).

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  20. Glad to hear you are all on the upside of things now. A speady recovery to your dear man!

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  21. Wow, that's some bump in the road! I'm so glad that we live in a place where we can get great medical care. Take care and we hope to hear continuing good news about his recovery.

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  22. That pin cushion is so cute! Where did you find the pattern for it? Hope the recovery goes well.

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  23. Oh I can totally sypathize with you and how scary that had to be for you both. I'm sorry but, glad to hear he's doing well now.

    My husband had a heart attack (and surgery a few days after)a week after our first wedding anniversary in 2003 and I still am on edge if he coughs wrong or looks strange when he is sick, even though it's only in my head. Be strong.

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  24. I hope that you and your husband are well and that things will soon be a little more normal for you! Take care!

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  25. Prayers go out for his speedy recovery. Take care of yourself too and have a lovely Christmas. My heart is broken for families who lost loved ones in Newtown, CN. N. A retired teacher

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  26. That is very scary, but thankfully all is well. I hope you are both well and enjoying the holiday season.

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  27. Thinking of you and your husband and hoping for a quick, easy recovery!

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  28. Thinking about you. Glad it all went well. Enjoy the quiet time and recovery. Send him good cheer. Candy

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