Nov 11, 2007

Post Op Update and...

Well, here it is... Day 11 after surgery. I'm happy to say that I am venturing into eating more solid foods other than soup and mashed potatoes. I tried pizza today! As long as I chew really well and take small bites, it goes down pretty well. I also had my first sneeze today. LOL It wasn't as bad as I feared it might feel. Eating/drinking cold things still hurt more than the sneeze did. Tomorrow, I'm going to try macaroni and cheese again, hoping it tastes good this time! Talking is still a bit difficult, but at least I sound "normal" even if it is guarded and tentative.

I had a work emergency on Friday. I received a frantic phone call that a client needed work redone (our office screwed it up). Everyone was out of the office at a seminar. Since I felt OK, just couldn't talk, I went in and redid the work. The client was really wigged out over the issue. One of the partners was there and very appreciative that I came in and saved the day.

In the past few days, I've been feeling well enough to work on some ornaments. I've had two... one, two... finishes. They are both "Christmas Tree Ornament" by X's & Oh's. I stitched them on 14ct white aida with DMC floss. Krenik gold blending filament was used to embellish the garland and star. Red Mill Hill beads created the ornaments on the trees. The hanger was created using 1/8" satin ribbon that goes around the entire ornament. Gold pearlized pins decorate the borders of the ornament. The back of the ornaments are covered in a green fabric with tiny gold trees. It took me about 4 hours to do the stitching, and another hour to create the ornament.

15 comments:

Paisley said...

Your ornaments are so pretty!

Glad to hear you're feeling better, too!

Sweet Pea said...

Cute ornaments! I just picked up some fabric and cording this afternoon to finish off my 2 lighthouse ornaments, but I sort of got involved in football, so that fell by the wayside. LOL

Glad to hear you're feeling better!

Barbara said...

Your ornaments are so cute. Great job.
Barb in TX

Chiloe said...

Great that you feel better and saved the day at work!!! I love the ornament !!! Any news from S.?

Irene said...

Great ornaments they look lovely. Hope you are feeling better.

Shelleen said...

I love your ornaments and how you finished them.

ndmurdock said...

Meari, I have been gone during your surgery, but so glad to hear that you are improving, probably too slow for your liking, but take it easy and heal fully!!! Your ornies look great! How long before you have to get back to work??

imbrilyent said...

They look good!

Mary

glenda said...

I can't believe you went to work!! LOL

I absolutely love those ornaments. you always do such lovely work.

Brenda said...

So glad that you are doing well after your surgery, Meari. My mother and 8 year old brother had this done on the same day. You would be surprised at the difference in their recovery. Hope everyday finds you feeling better.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

These little trees are so cute. Glad to hear you are on the mend. And you even got to play the hero at work. You go girl.

Sharon said...

Your ornaments are cute, cute, cute!! I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better - take care and dono't overdo it though...keep sharing your wonderful finishes!!

stitcherw said...

I'm so glad that it sounds like you're feeling better. Your two finishes are lovely too, the colors are so pretty and Christmassy. I'm seeing some wonderful Christmas finishes lately, makes me think I need to get moving on something too (I'm still working on an Autumn piece).
Sue

Jenna said...

Yay! I'm glad that you are able to eat more normal food now. I was starting to get concerned. Your ornaments look lovely! And congrats on saving the day at work. :)

Julie R said...

Very cute ornaments.