Wednesday, July 14, 2010

On the mend

Well, I had knee surgery almost a week ago. I haven't been doing any sewing. In fact, I haven't been doing much of anything! My leg is in a machine that keeps it moving most of the day, and when I'm not doing that, I'm in the living room with my foot up watching TV. In fact, I have watched over 30 episodes of Grey's Anatomy!! The good news is, I feel like everything is healing quickly and I'm not really in any pain. The doctor said the surgery went really well. We thought I had a torn ACL, but actually, the ACL was totally gone and they had to build a new one. I had this done about 8 years ago on my other leg, but this time it is going much better.

Last night, I did go into the sewing room, clear off the cutting table, and pull out some fabric. I keep changing my mind about what to make. I want to make PANTS! Of course, my leg is in a huge brace, so I probably won't even get to wear pants for a couple of months. I'm pretty sure I'm going to make a dress next. I will be wearing a lot of dresses for a while - which is a good thing. It is very hot here, so dresses are the coolest thing to wear. Also, I really, really need to make a dent in my stash

From Summer 2010

That top row is all fabric for jackets and coats. The next shelf down is knits, except for the far left stack, which is misc novelty fabric.
The third row is cotton, rayon, and linen;
the fourth row is woolens and suit weight blends.
The bottom shelf is denim, a box of linings, and muslin fabric.

I have a couple of other boxes and baskets with fabrics as well. I need to get everything to fit in this cabinet! So, I'm hoping to get busy sewing SOON.
Unfortunately, my surgery was on my right knee. I have to keep it elevated and the brace keeps me from bending my knee. I'm either going to have to learn to sew left footed, or use the push button feature on my machine!


Nancy K said...

It's beautifully organized. You can gaze at it and dream. Good luck with the knee. Kind of ruins your whole summer. Ah well I assume that you will be pain free at the end of it all, so worth it.

Marybeth said...

I hope you feel better soon! I'm impressed with how neatly your store your fabric!

Rhoda K said...

Glad you're knee is healing well. You have a beautiful selection of fabric and don't doubt you're getting anxious. Good luck sewing with your left foot. Think of it as a new adventure. ;-)

Toocutedobs said...

I am interested in hearing more about the building of a new ACL and the surgery you had. Would you mind? Shoot me an email at
As you may have guessed I have crappy knees too.

Summerset said...

It sounds like you're having a pretty good recovery - I hope it continues. It is good to organize and plan!

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Oh it's sooooo pretty and so nicely is just sooooo nice! Okay I admit I'm a fabricaholic and just looking at those pretties makes me wanna shop!

Glad your knee is doing okay!

Nancy Winningham said...

yes, Carolyn, I thought of you when I posted this!

Lori said...

Nice, organized closet. Hope your feel better soon.

MareeAlison said...

Nancy - it sounds like your recuperation is well on track. I'm really impressed by your organised fabrics - they look very pretty too.

That's a lot of episodes of Greys Anatomy by the way.

Elaray said...

I'm glad to hear your recovery is going well. You'll be up and dancing in no time!!

Your fabric closet is so organized! I can't imagine having so much fabric!

Linda T said...

Glad you are mending well! Your fabric is so organized! Wish mine was that way..........sigh