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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Few Firsts

Thank you all so much for your sympathy with my leg injury. I'm doing better. Since last I blogged, I have been to the orthopedic doctor and "MY FIRST" time with Physical Therapy. I am now in a hinged knee brace and boy, did it feel great to get out of the immobilizer. Now, after my first PT I'm to do stretching exercises and not wear the brace as much. So I'm making strides! It seems I dislocated my patella (knee) with the impact of the blow to my knee (from the dog). That is why my pain was so severe and the swelling immediate. I need to now strengthen my ligaments, it's amazing how quickly all this deterioration in movement and tightness happens.  I see the light at the end and I'm optimistic!

                                           New hinged knee brace

Now, my exciting "New First" the second one. I made a new design for my crochet hooks. I'm in love along with many others with buntings, thanks to my UK friends!!!! I had the thought to try to made a bunting with the sculpting clay. I enjoyed the challenge and even like the result. What do you think??

                                         Can be found in my shop

Since I have been so stationary, I have made a lot of headway with my Granny Square blanket. Amazing what you can do when you are forced to slowdown.

I think am making a Queen size spread, but not to go over the sides, just to be a coverlet on top, so I have a long way to go!

Well, my friends, that's all I have to tell and show! I'm really quite boring right now, so thanks for  taking the time to visit. I'm really appreciating it more than ever. I leave you with this lovely photo, I found this somewhere on the www. or pinterest!  I do love pinterest, you can really get captivated in it. (in a good way)

Love to all, xoRobin❤


  1. Hi my friend! I'm glad to hear you're improving.. sounds so very painful! Your bunting crochet hook handles are awesome.. what a neat design! Your blanket is amazing and so full of color, that will be such a cheerful family heirloom! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. I'm so glad you are getting better Robin. Get those quads exercises going ;0) Your new hooks look fab and I am sure will be as successful as your others and that blanket is growing beautifully. Something positive always comes out of something negative! Take care,
    Jane x

  3. Poor you Robin! Hopefully you will be back to full fitness soon, enjoy the time you have crafting!

  4. Glad to hear you are on the mend, sounded so painful. I fell up the stairs ( yes up!) many years ago and nearly passed out because of the pain in my knee - and it wasn't even dislodged. Hope your healing goes quickly and all is back to normal soon. Love your granny square blanket, so cheerful and lovely colour combination. Pam x

  5. I'm glad things are improving now and your injured knee is getting better. I love your new crochet hook bunting decorations, Robin, what a cute idea! Your blanket is looking amazing...and what a lot you have got done!!
    Enjoy the enforced rest and I hope you will soon be rushing around again as usual :)
    Helen x

  6. Robin you sweet thing you could never be boring. You are a delight. I love the grannies and the new hooks. So glad you are healing correctly and getting more mobile. I am about to go change a poopy diaper, fun, fun, fun.
    Hugs to you,

  7. I'm so happy to hear there is some improvement to your leg Robin, it's just amazing how some things are so easily done! Who would have thought a dog running into you could cause so much damage.
    Your new hooks are clever and that blanket looks amazing.
    Take care and continue to heal,
    V xxx

  8. I'm glad you are healing nicely and entaining yourself nicely too while immobile. The blanket and hooks are both beautiful.

  9. Your granny square blanket is fabulous. What a riot of color! Love it.