Catching up and a little quilting

I have had a few emails asking how I am doing so here’s a catch-up post.

In my previous post I’d said that I was laying around with my leg elevated after an accident…a few asked if I could at least hand quilt. Not really….all scrunched up with a bunch of pillows piled on top of each other at my feet…I just didn’t feel like trying. I watched a Netflix series, checked the news and weather online a bit, and read a lot.

Now I can walk around a bit more and don’t have to elevate it all of the time.

One of the books I thought to revisit here was Agnes Sanfords’ “The Healing Light“, quite appropriate for now. An old classic but still in print due to its enduring popularity and available on Amazon if you are curious. It is a wonderful book.

My DIL Tallica has been such a great help…the wound is on the back of my calf…she handles changing the dressings for me and she has the little kids doing this and that after school with her on a few days.

A picture from Aiselyn of Oma and her :) Tallica pointed out that her funny mouth symbol means a kiss.

Kate was in a play that I had to miss. Her school put on the Wizard of Oz…the tickets were 8.00 each and here were two grandparents missing it! I had the accident and another one was down with the flu. Tallica gave the tickets to her twin sister and niece…not to be wasted.

A teacher took this photo of the family for her after the play. Kate looks so proud and happy! :)

On Sunday they all came after church with take-out from The Texas Roadhouse. “It’s like a FEAST, Oma!” Aiselyn said, grinning from ear to ear.  After that, the children took out garbage, patrolled the yard for dog-poo, Tallica vacuumed, and Scott ran to the store to pick up a few things for me.

They are one busy family but I am so thankful for their help.

On Wednesday, a week + one day after this happened, it was time to see if I could drive a little. My son needed me to run him to a local garage where their van was. I did so and then he ran to the grocery store close by to pick up some fruit for me.

Though Tallica had been here in the morning changing the dressing, and the kids were here as well ( they come with her before school ) since I was in the car now I drove down there to see them after school for awhile. I have missed that as well as their dog! :)  The neighborhood is just coming in to bloom here and there….I took a few snapshots with my phone.

I had started sewing the binding on Stars and Spools before this happened. I had perhaps one side done. I am getting back into that…

And I will return to quilting this Scrappy Granny block.  I can’t really stand around for a long time prepping applique pieces at the ironing board and everything is so behind here that worrying about sewing is the last thing that I need to do, so I think that just picking up these two projects is all that I shall consider working on going forward for awhile.

I don’t have cable TV so the most that I watched of movies or series prior to this was an hour or two in the evenings on my computer. Thank goodness for the firestick that I got at Christmas time and the wifi.

I have probably watched more on the TV  in the last week than on the computer in the last six months :)  I went through 3 seasons of “Reign” ( Netflix )  finished all of “A Place to Call Home” ( Acorn TV / Amazon ) and am now starting on “War and Peace” ( also Acorn / Amazon ).

I have not been visiting blogs as much as I usually do but I’ll catch up down the line :) Thank you to everyone for your concern and I hope that you will enjoy your spring days that are upon us once again.

Sharing at Kathy’s Quilts : Slow Sunday Stitching link-up

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32 Responses to Catching up and a little quilting

  1. Juliana says:

    So glad you are beginning to return to a more normal routine. I have been hoping that all was well with you.

  2. Karen says:

    glad to see you blog and get us all caught up, you spend so much time running after the grandkids and dog that I’m sure you miss it but you will be back to it in no time flat.
    love the family photo and the quilts

  3. Kim says:

    Deb, I’ve been thinking about you. So glad to hear that you are on the mend and feeling a bit better! :)

  4. Sorry to hear of your accident and hope you are feeling better soon. The older we get the harder we fall…your lucky that you family has helped you out and brought a great meal…Take the healing process slow and don’t rush yourself.

  5. Bernie says:

    It is amazing how we crave just the normal bits of our daily life when something like this happens. Hoping you are up and around a little more each day.

    Lucky you to have such a wonderful family Deb!

  6. Joyce says:

    You sound upbeat despite the frustration of not being able to do as much as you usually do. It’s so heartwarming the way the kids have come to your rescue. I’m sure they feel so proud and happy to have a chance to reciprocate what you do for them. Basically, just the simple story of what life is like when a family is bonded with love – no needs are left unmet!

  7. Eileen says:

    Hello, sounds like you are doing better now. Lovely family photo, so glad all the kids were there to help you out. The blossoms, flowers and your quilt are all beautiful. Take care! Have a happy day!

  8. Thank you so much for updating us and sharing these photos. Glad to hear you are recovering even if it seems slowly. mary in Az. Love the eggs hanging from the tree!

  9. Kyle says:

    I’m sorry to hear that you had a serious accident. Somehow I missed that, but I’m glad you’re making a good recovery and starting to get back to “normal”. Take care.

  10. BillieBee says:

    What a sweet family. Glad you are doing better.

  11. Karen in Breezy Point says:

    So glad you are on the mend! Take it slow and get better every day!

  12. rue says:

    Holy moly, Deb! I had no idea you were hurt. I’m so glad you’re doing better and that your family is taking care of you. Your daughter-in law sounds like a great gal and very sweet too.

    Cute pictures from Aiselyn!


  13. Shirley says:

    So glad you posted an update. I had been checking your blog every few days to see if you had posted anything. So wonderful that you are able to be a little more mobile. Sure that will improve your quality of life tremendously. Your DIL is certainly a keeper. I am always so impressed by the things you write about your son, daughter-in-law and their blended family. They seem to be a very special family. Thoughts and prayers for you to get back to normal and enjoy all your activities!

  14. So glad you are progressing and feeling better. And, what a wonderful support group you have – applause to each and every one of them. Love the family photo. I’ve heard of the Firestick but never check it out so I’m off to see what it does. Keep getting better.

  15. Judy says:

    Glad you are back!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Colleen says:

    Good to see a post from you. Be sure to NOT over do set a timer to be sure rest and put your leg up.

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Thanks Colleen. I am back in use a bit…can drive a little and babysat the grands after school for awhile on Friday :)

  17. Margie Miller says:

    I am glad you are getting along so well. It’s good you have the family to help you. But be careful you don’t over do.

  18. Susan says:

    I’m so glad it’s getting better, that you are getting around a little and finally CAN quilt! I know it seems like forever to you, but to heal that much in a week is really pretty good! Thank goodness your family does for you as much as you do for them. =)

  19. So happy to see you improving and back to blogging, Deb. You have such a beautiful family, and so nice to hear of them rallying around in your time of need. A big hug, dear friend.

  20. Pat in WNY says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of your accident but it is good to hear you are on the mend, and have such a wonderful family to help out as you need assistance. They are a beautiful group! Sometimes we just need to take time out to recoup, our bodies heal so much faster than if we try to continue our usual pace and work through an injury.

  21. Gail says:

    Oh Dear! I am sorry to hear that you hurt yourself and hope you will be up and about soon. So nice to see Spring has arrived where you are! Glad to see you are back doing some sewing. Take care!

  22. CathieJ says:

    So glad to hear that you are healing slowly but surely. Your family is a big help, but I am sure that it felt wonderful to be able to get out of the house and drive even for a little while. The projects that you are working on are pretty. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  23. Sarah says:

    Sounds like you are on the mend. Good news and what a lovely family you have!

  24. Karen Beigh says:

    The egg trees… spring looking. I would not be able to do that here. I think you need small trees for that. But I do like the look.

  25. Denise :) says:

    Accidents are no fun…I have first hand empathy. The Crown, on Netflix, was terrific, if you like historical fiction, especially about Great Britain! It was a fun season. Sorry you had to miss out on the play — that’s hard. Looks like you’ve got things to keep you busy! Take care of you and enjoy the coming week! :)

  26. It’s no fun being laid up,but if you have to be, at least you have a great support system surrounding you. You’re very fortunate, and I think you know that :).

    Here’s to a speedy recovery!


  27. Raewyn says:

    Good to hear you are slowing recovering, what a nasty accident that was. Your family sounds fantastic, with all their help and support :-) Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments…sorry I’ve been slow to reply! Nice you’ve got a little handwork to help keep you distracted!

  28. Dewena says:

    This does sound encouraging, Deb. I’m so glad you have some help but I know it must be frustrating sometimes when you’re alone that you can’t do everything you normally would.

    Your family is beautiful and sound darling!

  29. Susan Nixon says:

    I am truly sorry for the loss. The little ones will feel that forever. All of you will. Your family pictures are great. I’m glad your leg is doing better and the stitches are out. My condolences – long time separated or not, there are still things you shared with David that no one else shares with you. It’s hard to lose a part of your past.

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