Wednesday, July 20, 2022

A Quick Hello -

Hello from my "one floor" living experience!

When you are used to living on 3 levels and everything is spread from top to bottom, it's quite an abrupt change to limit yourself to one floor!

I am sharing this photo so you can see how I am surviving.  

Quite well, actually!

Yesterday we moved my laptop and monitor up from the basement studio to the end of the kitchen table.

I felt well enough to tackle some email replies yesterday, but not much else.

Today - We will see if things improve just a bit better from here.

Monday's appointment with the podiatrist I was referred to.

The red circle shows the fracture - two chunks. I was referred to the podiatrist as this is more a "foot" issue rather than an ankle issue.

All of those foot bones - they are all small moving parts and each one affects the other.  So any movement of toes, etc is painful.

The good thing - no cast is needed.  I'm wrapped and booted.

Sock thing first, and then wrap wrap wrap.

Those broken bits need to refuse to the rest of the bone.

One big boot, one cute shoe.

The hard part for me is being non-weight-bearing for 2 weeks.  Then I can start walking in the boot - but for now - it's still crutches and one level.

Crutches are EVIL - so a knee scooter has been ordered along with a shower bag to keep my leg dry.

It's been sink baths for the past few days.  It will be nice to take a real shower.

I need to go back in 4 weeks for more x-rays to determine how long I need to stay in the boot.  Likely 6 to 8 weeks. 

We stopped for ice cream treats on the way home -

Definitely the best part of the day -

This is a Butterfinger cyclone - my favorite.

This is NOT my favorite.

And I have an appointment with the ENT folks on Monday - they needed me to wait a week for the swelling to go down so they can check this fracture across the bridge of my nose and make sure that nothing is displaced or needs to be reset.

My care team.

I have antibiotics for the broken bones - they make me sick to my stomach.  There is ginger ale on hand.

I have hydrocodone for pain - it also makes me sick to my stomach so I am keeping that just for bedtime so I sleep through the night.

And I've been sleeping.  A lot.

There has been no sewing, though I do have my hand quilting to keep me company - maybe today.

And yes - I need a haircut!  I was supposed to go tomorrow, but I'm just going to put it off until I am more mobile.  

I have a feeling those bangs are going to be a self-chop job because they really need it.

The Pieceful Hearts gals left yesterday - 

Dave, Martha and Susan have been fantastic in getting the inn ready for Chris's Christmas in July week.  They will arrive at 4pm today, and are totally understanding of what is going on with me.

They've been here twice before so they already know where things are and that makes me feel better about not being there.

I'm thinking that Friday Dave can drive me over to the QPO - there are NO stairs - and they can come visit me and Lola for a bit.

I keep thinking that this could have been so much worse.

I didn't get a concussion.  I didn't get my eyes poked out.  I didn't have that pole take out my teeth.

These bruises will fade.  The foot will heal.

And maybe this is a way for me to just earn to relax a bit instead of always being go go go go go to see what needs to be done DONE.

Did you know this is still going on even thought I haven't posted about it since Saturday?

Did you see this happened Last Friday?

It's my newest PDF pattern release - Kismet!
What happens when you combine traditional triangle units with improv inspired string blocks? Kismet, that’s what!⁣

I had enough units left over to make a wall hanging size!

(Little Kismet is sure cute!)
Quilt Sizes: Full: 78’’X 78’’ Wall: 42’’X 42’’⁣
I'm so in love with this quilt, I can't wait to share it with you - so we are kicking everything off with 25% off introductory pricing and no coupon needed, good through 7/31/22!👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

And two lucky winners will each receive the PDF pattern for Kismet AND Nearly Lemoyne (Also on sale at 25% off) from me along with a Kaleidoscope fabric roll from CottonToQuilts.com! 😊👍
Whoowhooo! We will draw for those winners on Wednesday 7/27/22 - so hurry and get those entries in on the Gift-Away Post.

And I think that's all I can get out here for this morning. I have some photos from the Pieceful Hearts gals to post tomorrow.

I see a nap in my very near future -

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

People too often forget that it is our own choice how we want to spend the rest of our lives. 

Choose not to just go with the flow!

Have a great Wednesday -



  1. So glad to see you are up and getting back to part of your routine. Circumstances have a way of slowing us down, and that’s not always a bad thing. Maybe one of the incoming quilters is a former beautician….💝. Have a wonderful day with some naps, puppy cuddling, and slow sewing. We’re all here cheering you on to recovery!🥰

  2. Feel better and I feel your pain. A one level house might be in my future. I love my Basement but it is getting harder to navigate the stairs. Gotta get a few totes moved today. Company is coming. Glad you can hand stitch. Naps are a good thing. Thanks for checking in. You're in my Prayers.

  3. welcome back!! no fair with 'swinging' puns... grateful it wasn't worse, but not playing the 'coulda been worse' game either! Prayers and blessings, I've tweaked my knee and cannot put weight on it! So, I, too am hobbling about!! Not as severe as you TBTG and no crutches! They would be dangerous for me to attempt! You'll be glad when the scooter arrives... hack & whack bangs? Let us see... I won't attempt encouraging words, you know you have my prayers and blessings for speedy recovery and eat yogurt for the upset tummy/anti-botic/pain killer side effects... noosa brand is my go to favorite, so very much like ice cream!!! Love and best, Cats in Carlsbad CA

  4. looks similar to my daughter's...she broke 5 foot bones, one was ankle crack...she is into 4th week nonweightbearing, is loving the scooter, itching to do more, 2 weeks to next ortho appt when she might be able to bear weight...just be thankful it wasn't a hip and yes, all those extremity bones ARE connected...

  5. Sorry for your accident. I have a suggestion for you -- once you are weight bearing on the boot, wear a shoe on the good foot that is close to the same height as the boot. Otherwise you'll quickly develop hip and back pain from uneven legs. This is coming from personal experience! Good luck in your healing.

    1. I'll second this suggestion! I had bunion surgery several years and bought a pair of platform tennis shoes. Something I would never have worn, but they kept me the same height. A back saver!!! I gave them to a teenager who was happy to get them when I was back to normal.

    2. Yes my daughter broke her ankle just recently and when she became weight bearing an even-up shoe platform from Amazon was a life saver. She quickly developed hip and back pain before she got this little gadget.

  6. Bless your heart, Bonnie!! There is never a good time to not be mobile, but it just may be that you needed this time to unwind and simply "BE"!!! Praying and sending "Positive Thoughts" your way for a speedy recovery!!!

  7. Your update is encouraging! Thanks for letting us know how you're doing. Hoping you continue to see steady improvement.

  8. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Your positive attitude can be a lesson for us all to take the best from what our situation is. I have always wanted to ride a scooter-have fun!!

  9. Prayers for swift healing.

  10. If you have any disposable gloves, take one and fill it with ice for your face. It will help with the swelling and can be manipulated to fit the areas that need the icing most. So sorry that this happened but it sounds like you are doing well with the plans to move forward. Sending purrayers from my two feline companions and healing wishes from me.
    Anna in IL

    1. Anna! What a clever idea. I am going to have to do that. Thanks for sharing. Loretta in PA

  11. Ice cream cures many ills!

  12. Glad to see your post. Soon this will be a memory. Pray your pain continues to abate and healing is uneventful.

  13. Glad you are feeling better. I broke my ankle 6/16/19 when the cellar step gave way. Had to stay with my best friend for 6 weeks, as my only Bathroom is on the second floor (100 yr old house) and I was non weight wearing also. Your nurses will see to it that you are well taken care of. Rest!!!

  14. One level living is tough when you are used to three. Went thru that twice. But with time things heal. Hope it goes smoothly and fairly quick.
    Your two caregivers look like they are taking good care of themselves.
    At least they are keeping the bed warm. lol Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. Bless you Bonnie! I know from experience what you are dealing with. I had 5 breaks in my ankle, surgery and was non weight bearing in a wheelchair for 3 months. I fell UP the stairs! Now who does that??? Had to have a wheelchair ramp constructed so I could get out of the house! I am a widow and live alone. You really find out who your friends are! Follow orders and rest!! Saying prayers for you!

  16. I’m so sorry for your accident.
    Wanted to drop a line to share that the shrink wrap you use for moving works really well for not getting wet when you shower.
    Praying for speedy recovery.

  17. You'll be amazed how sensitive your foot will be even after it heals! My first time in the sun this summer, both feet were propped up in the sun, but only one burned. LOL The scooter is so much help when you're moving around.

  18. Wishing you a speedy recovery. I understand the cruches problem, I couldn't use them so they provided a walker. I learned to hop. Not fun.

  19. Wishing you the best of luck with the ENT - The ENT for me (1+ weeks ago) did surgery to fix my nose. He took the splints, etc. out yesterday. Looking forward to the day I can breathe normally.

  20. OUCH! Sorry to hear of your difficulties, and being remote is probably not helping. Question: I signed up for your July class. Do you envision that that will still happen?

  21. It's good to hear you are making some progress. Lots of rest, lots of ice and a good support network will make healing happen. Hope you feel better fast! I love the photo of the big boot and cute shoe. What brand of shoe is that, they are really cute!

  22. I wish you a speedy recovery, sometimes it is good to slow down,you can dream up more quilts for the future!

  23. So glad you felt up to posting an update. Those little bones are a royal pain been there done that. When I broke my ankle I got a walker to keep the weight off that leg so much easier than crutches. Your scooter is a good idea. They didn't have the. When I did the numb we on my ankle. Heal fast. Praying for that.

  24. Bless your heart! I just cringe when I see your face. I got the double whammy black eyes, too, when my then toddler son (now grown) threw a toy truck and hit me smack between the eyes. Thanks for the updates on the foot and your positive outlook will carry you through this. Sending prayers on-going.

  25. Bonnie - thank you for the update on your progress. Get plenty of rest and allow your friends and family to help out.

  26. Bonnie, Beware of the knee scooter........I'm afraid I've had some bad sprains, etc. like you, unfortunately. Broke my foot in Ecuador 3 days into our 14 day vacation. It's amazing how good you can become at getting up bus stairs and over boats with your bum. So when we got back statesid, I got the boot and KNEE SCOOTER....PLEASE, PLEASE, be careful. Don't try to go too fast or try to take sharp turns. Know this isn't really funny, but it is now. The first day I tried to reach something and fell off backwards and head right into corner of wooded chair. Needed a cat scan for that one. The good ones were when I fell off the toilet twicee. I missed the bowl and slid down to the floor. Second time, I couldn't stop laughing to have my husband help me up. Fell off that darn thing at least 10 times,but my family can't get over falling off the toilet. There's a way to get on and off it. Find the safe way Gotta have humor in these accidents. S long as you don't get more bruised up. They're my battle scars, lol

  27. Just looking at your poor foot x-rays or the picture of your face gives me chills--. You poor lady! So painful looking! Guess it was a big hint to slow down. Still, sorry you're in pain. No fun. Take care Miss Bonnie and enjoy your naps.

  28. Glad to hear that you are surviving and dealing as best you can. And that your injuries although not trivial were limited. Just do what you need to and can do.

  29. Oh Bonnie! I hope you heal fast, and I hope you take some time to rest. Love Kismet! Really pretty quilt. Jan in MA

  30. Oh, honey! I feel your pain. Poor sweetheart. Sleep and heal. Hoping for better days very soon.

  31. Very sorry for your condition. Been there, done that. I wore a boot for 9 MONTHS with a broken ankle! No weight bearing for 4 months. No scooter, just crutches in a 2 story house. My best advise is to get a shoe lift for the other foot. They have them that fits over your shoes. This will prevent the trashing of your hips and pulling of your piraformis muscle. That is a real pain in the butt! Take life slow and let your friends and family guide you to good health! You are loved and all this will heal!

  32. Bonnie - I am glad you are feeling better today and actually able to post something for us. I hope that you can rest as much as possible and that your nausea will go away soon. Pain meds make me feel the same way! I hope that your care team is giving you lots of snuggles that are too painful! :-) I am very close to having the last of those cute hourglasses done from the mystery last year. They truly have been a great leader ender for me! I have the main blocks all set up and ready to sew. I hope to get them sewn soon but we are moving in about 6 weeks with a 3 week vacation in the middle of that time. So we will see. So much to be done. It is just for a year so we are not clearing the house. Renting an apartment that is much smaller. Now what to take from my sewing room. hmmm. Hope you get better soon and I love your newest pattern! So glad you have so much help. Get better and don't feel rushed. Relax and rest. K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

  33. FYI If you need to keep bandages or casts dry when you shower Press and Seal works great! I used it for my back surgeries and was able to shower without a problem. Everything that needed to stay dry, stayed dry! Heal quickly!

  34. Praying for a full recovery!

  35. Prayers for a complete and speedy recovery

  36. Oh, Bonnie! Your poor beat up body. Years ago - befoe walking boots - I broke my foot in the same place. They put me in a plaster cast with a walking heel since I had a newborn and two children under 4. I walked that cast to pieces and had to have it replaced. It did heal quickly, though.

    I will say, when the cast was removed, they said all better, go home. I gues they hadn't heard of PT. PT is your friend, so if it is warranted, please do it. Do I sound like your Mom? Sorry! Rest easy and I hope you feel better. So thaankful you've such a helpful family and friends.

  37. Praying for your full recovery Bonnie. Bless you.

  38. Prayers and Healing! CC


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