Sunday, June 13, 2021

Stitch Along and Shoulder Updates

I really did not expect to be able to post an update for quite some time following my shoulder injury. Here it is, 3 weeks later and I am so happy to be able to cross-stitch a little more each day. Following my orthopedist visit on Friday, I am now allowed to remove my sling during the day for as long as I am comfortable. I also no longer have to sleep with it on. He gave me a couple of really basic exercises to do once a day to start getting my arm and shoulder more flexible. I can't straighten my arm at the elbow just yet. At my next appointment in 3 weeks he will give me a few more exercises to do before I even start rehab. 

All that being said, here is where Santa was on my last update.

This is how he looks now. I have added some more red to his hat and started on the holly.

Thanks so much to Avis at Sewing Beside the Sea for hosting this Stitch Along every three weeks.

Grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and take some time to visit the other talented bloggers below who are part of this stitch-along. You will see a wide variety of stitching projects. These talented stitchers are from all over the world so please allow for the time differences and check back for each post. 

AvisClaireGunCaroleConstanzeChristinaKathy

MargaretCindyHeidiJackie, SunnyMegan,

 Deborah, ReneeCarmelaSharonDaisy,

 AnneAJ, LauraCathieLindaHelen  

Thanks for stopping by! 




30 comments:

  1. I am so glad to hear your shoulder is doing better! I do love your Santa. Beautiful work!

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  2. I just love your Jolly Santa .
    Good news on your shoulder .
    I hurt mine again yesterday .
    So be careful , enjoy your Sunday.

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  3. Cathie: He is beautiful, he has such a jolly look, I am so looking forward to seeing him finished.
    Have a lovely week.

    Catherine

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  4. So glad to hear your shoulder is improving and that you are able to do a bit of stitching each day. Santa looks great,

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  5. Cathie.. so happy you are healing and being such a good patient and following your doctor’s orders!!! I love your Santa progress.. I bet adding in the green holly is fun too!
    Take care … healing prayers continue ❤️‍🩹 !!!
    Kathi

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  6. Excellent progress considering! So glad to hear that your shoulder is healing up so well!

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  7. So glad your shoulder recuperation is making good progress! Fun to see Santa progressing, too?

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  8. Happy to hear you are feeling better. Good to see the progress on santa.

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  9. Santa is looking very jolly, and pleased to hear your shoulder is improving!

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  10. Very happy face to see while putting in more stitches. Hope the healing shoulder progresses well over the next weeks.

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    1. My shoulder is feeling a little better each day. Thanks for visiting.

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  11. Your Santa is looking lovely! So glad your shoulder is doing better. Hope it continues smoothly!

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  12. Definitely progress with santa and sounds like shoulder progress too! Excellent.

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  13. Wow! I never expected you to be able to stitch for a while so well done. I hope you can get some more movement soon. Keep up the exercises :-)

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    1. I will keep on exercising to try to get as good as new.

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  14. So glad to know you are ferling better, and you made progress on Santa. Take care.

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  15. Santa is so life like!! Take care of yourself!! 🙏

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  16. That is excellent news, Cathie, that your shoulder is healing with each day. Wonderful that you are able to stitch a little every day. I think your Santa is the cheeriest one I have ever seen. Love his merry face. Beautiful cross stitching!

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  17. Glad to read that you are slowly getting better after your shoulder injury. I'm also in recovery mode after spinal surgery three weeks ago, taking things easy. We must remember that these things take time and remain patient with our recovery. So lucky I have hand stitching and knitting I can enjoy

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  18. such wonderful news about your shoulder! Don't over do it but isn't it great to be moving it about???

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  19. I was so surprised to see you have actually made some progress. I was not expecting to see anything from you this time. It sounds like you are making excellent progress health wise too. xx

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    1. I am glad my doctor encourages my crafting as a sort of rehab. Thanks for visiting.

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  20. Glad to hear progress is being made on the shoulder AND on the gorgeous Santa.

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  21. Glad to hear you are getting better! Love the Santa!

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  22. Glad to hear you are on the mend, and able to do a bit of stitching!

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  23. Lovely progress and I'm glad you're able to stitch even during this time, I would have thought a repetitive hand strain would have been discouraged by doctor but this is good news.

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    1. The doctor wants to get my hand and wrist moving. He also thinks that the crafting close to my body will wake up my upper arm muscle and allow me to start lifting my arm a little bit.

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