Monday, December 20, 2010

Racing the Clock

I'm trying to get as much tatting (and decorating, and baking, and shopping) done as I can before my elbow surgery #2 on Thursday. I forgot to take pictures of the snowflakes and ornaments I made for cards before I sent them out, but I do have a picture of my latest hanky. This is for a coworker's daughter's wedding in the spring. I wanted to make sure it was done in plenty of time because I don't know how the elbow rehab will go.

8 comments:

Kathy Niklewicz said...

As I recall, the accident occurred July 4 of 2009, and at this same time LAST year, right before Christmas you also had surgery! Wow! Deja vu all over again! My goodness, this has been quite a saga!

I certainly wish you well, and perhaps this time you'll get relief!
Your tatting doesn't seem to have suffered, though. Your hankies are very nicely done.

Reading your story makes me realize I made the right choice to stay off the ice skates after I broke both my wrists in Feb. 2002. I was very lucky I didn't need surgery on either wrist, AND also lucky that I didn't injure my elbows or knees. It was a long 6-month recovery, though, for the wrists to return to normal. And I thought I better not push my luck, at age 58, by lacing up the skates again; although I still miss skating very much.

Hope you somehow have a good Holiday!

❦TattingChic said...

Wow I'm impressed and I don't know what I'm more impressed with...Joy's impressive tatting racing the clock/picture taking skills or Kathy's memory of Joy's life from last year! LOL!
Do take care Joy!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your hanky edging is beautiful as always! Good luck with your surgery. I hope all goes well!

MimiD said...

Sometimes the simplest of edgings are the most attractive. Such a pretty hanky! Take care, Joy, and I hope the surgery and rehab bring you great results with as little pain as possible.

Joy said...

Thanks everyone. I have a couple hanky patterns that I've developed for quick finishing that people seem to like. This surgery SHOULD be less envasive than the first one. There is a small auxillary nerve trapped in the scar tissue, and we're going to try to release it. It's definitely been a long road. I don't want to face the possibility that the damage may be permanant yet, but it may come to that. Such is life!

Joy said...

Make that "invasive," OOPS!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful hanky!

Good luck with your surgery.

Linda said...

Beautiful hanky. Good luck with your surgery and I hope you get some relief.