Well the carpal tunnel surgery went well and I'm sitting here typing - carefully - with stitches in my palm. Other than forgetting not to push myself up with my left hand, I'd say I've managed pretty well. It is amazing, however all the things we do with 2 hands and never really pay attention until we have only one. I elected to have left hand done first - since I'm left handed - as it was worst one. My cat, SamWise enjoyed having his mama lie about on the sofa the first 2 days and he took his "doctoring" duties very seriously. He'd lie on my chest to make sure I didn't get up. I think the only real trouble I had was in trying to get out of the bathroom, I had so much trouble trying to open the door until, dummy me, realized I should put what I had in my right hand down and THEN I could open the door -- duh!
Did manage to sew, with 1 hand, a flannel top made out of shirt pieces that belonged to a very dear friend's late hubby. She herself has passed away and I, along with a dear friend nicknamed Squirrel, are putting together the unfinished top she started, they will be quilted adn then returned to the family. I had enough to blocks to make a good size lap quilt and three 9-patch pillows (small). I still have some applique flower blocks to do and assemble. Will try to get pictures of these to post later.
Happy Fourth of July everyone. Please make it a safe one by not playing with fireworks or letting your children set off fireworks, leave those things to the professionals. That way you and your family can ohhh and ahhh together and not have to worry about where little Jimmie is with a rocket or sparkler.
Namaste - Terri at the Drake's Nest in beautiful, but firework noisey Ossineke, MI