A day with my friend
Yesterday started off bright and early. I left my house at 4:45 so that I could get my friend to the surgery center by 6:00. After her successful (and efficient) surgery, I had her home and relaxing on the sofa by 10:30. I stayed with her until about 5:30 and then another friend spent some of the evening with her. She reports that she is doing great today now that the drugs and nerve block have worn off.
She's a very low maintenance patient so I had a lot of time to fill.
I took my hat bag to the surgery center and finished this one up while I was waiting. The lady next to me noticed and we talked a bit about our various crochet projects and preferences. It's always nice to meet another maker.
The donation place is a mile from my friend's house so I dropped off the other hats, with this one, when I went out to pick up her prescriptions. In all, I dropped off 7 hats and 4 lap blankets yesterday. I have a ton of this soft gray yarn so I'll just keep making this hat until it's all gone.
Back at my friend's house I had this big blanket to work on and made good progress because she didn't need my help much. It's about 44"square now and I'm pretty sure I have enough yarn to add another 14 or so inches. It will be good for a dialysis patient....or wherever the charity feels it's needed.
It was really beautiful and warm yesterday so Chris got all of the latest load of wood chopped. If you need me I'll be stacking and then I'll go check on my friend and buy a new small fridge for the dye studio. My old one is quickly dying on me.
2/9/2023 12:55:45 pm
glad your friends surgery went great and that she is doing fine. I don't know how many times when I was in a waiting room at a surgery center or hospital and had hand work of some type with me that someone didn't come over to chat and examine the work. Looks like you made good progress
2/10/2023 08:15:54 am
When I need to wait for someone, I like to have some type of project to work on. Sometimes, I just read, depending on whether I have a portable project that I can take.
2/10/2023 09:45:33 am
You are a good friend to help out the way you did. I am sure it meant a lot to her. There is nothing worse than waiting and not have something to keep your hands busy! You made another cute hat and sounds like you made a lot of progress on the blanket. You must not be having any issues with your hands since you have been crocheting a lot lately. Good luck to you and the Eagles on Sunday!
2/10/2023 10:24:42 am
Glad your friend is doing well. I can't imagine the poor people that have to sit around in waiting rooms for hours on end and don't have anything to do. We never seem to have that problem!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.