Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Late Pictures and Weather

This is a picture of some of the things I bought on my birthday before I fell. I love teddy bears and this one was at the craft store and he is so fluffy and soft hubby insisted I get him and I wanted him anyway. The fabric is some of what I bought at 2 different quilt shops that day. This is the rest of the fabric I bought. Some of it was really marked down because of a flood in the store. It did not get wet but was near the water so she was selling it at a very low price.
This morning I looked out my window and saw this jet trail and thought it looked really neat.

Right after lunch it started snowing and I took this picture about 3 PM.

This picture was taken about 5:30 PM. It is suppose to be spring but in Ohio we can get snow for a few weeks yet. I just hope it melts before I have to go out to therapy at 3 PM.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


First day of therapy and it was not too bad. Lots of exercises to do twice a day and he wants me to walk at the track at our Rec. Center, even if it is only 1 lap at first. That is for the ankles. One more time this week and then just once a week. He says I can do the rest of the exercises on my own. He also said the ankles and knee do not look too bad in their movement.

Friday, March 25, 2011

This and That

This is my new brace as of this morning. The MRI showed a crack in my knee cap, a torn cartilage in the back of my knee and a tear in my meniscus. I start therapy on Tues. and will go back to the doctor in a month to see how things are going. He thinks the crack should heal itself but he is not sure if I will need surgery for the torn cartilage and meniscus then or not. I also have a lot of arthritus in my knee.

Front view of brace. If anyone has an idea of how to keep it from sliding down my leg when I walk please let me know.
My Crocus the other day.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I have an MRI set for Thur. around noon. They will read it after that and let me know what they find. Do not think anything is broken but will not know for sure till they read the MRI.

Thanks for all the nice comments wishing me a fast healing. Everyone have a good week.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

After the Fall

This is how I am spending my days. Both ankles in supports and a knee stablizer. Also using a walker to help me get around. Not very comfortable and they are not made for easy moving around. I am feeling somewhat better and I want to thank Terry for posting about my accident. I just turned to go back down our outside back steps and fell about 1 or 2 steps to the ground. I am not sure how it happened because it happened so fast.

I want to thank all those who sent best wishes to heal fast and those who wished me Happy Birthday. The day was good till the Fall and the rest of the day sucked. It is hard to get my leg under the computer table and it hurts more to sit upright so I may not be on much for a little longer. I may not be able to reply to everyone either till this knee thing is gone. As you can see it does a good job of keeping me from bending my knee.

Wishing you all a good week.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Under the weather

Hi everyone! This is Terry, Tudy's daughter. Mom took a little spill yesterday and sprained both her ankles and her one knee. She's fine but because of the support thing she has on her right knee, her leg has to stay straight and it won't fit under her computer desk! At least she hasn't figured out how to make it fit just yet. So it may be a few days before she gets back to blogging. She just wanted me to let you all know so nobody worried about her! :0)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Wishing you all a great day tomorrow. We are all Irish on St. Patrick's Day.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Early Family Birthday

We had a family birthday gathering for Feb. and March Birthdays today at Terry and John's. Terry made this for me and it fits perfectly on my desk in the living room. I had commented on how I liked it when she posted it on her blog, not knowing it was for me. She has done that in the past to me. With so many March birthdays I never know who she is making things for. I also got a nice gift card from Eric and Terry. I love handmade gifts and gift cards. Now to figure out what to spend it on.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Something Besides Snow

I won this charm pack from Lucky-1 awhile ago but with all that went on in Australia she got it mailed late, but it was worth the wait. I love it. Thanks again.

Friday, March 11, 2011

New Fallen Snow and Some Crafting

This is the snow we got overnight. We had 2 days of rain and then this snow, which is beautiful to look at. The roads were warm enough that they are clear this morning but the trees and everything else is snow covered. This tree is out my hall window.

This picture was taken before sunrise out my porch door at the bird house on the end of our fence. We had about 4 or 5 inches of snow overnight.

This is the fence near our porch door. The green is the very top of the fence. This is the back side of it. It has painted spots on the other side to make each slat look like a bird house.

I finished stitching this yesterday. I need to get it framed with fabric and quilted yet. It will be a small hanging.

Here are the 3 dish cloths I have finished this last week. I did not get them posted till now. The burgandy one is crocheted and the other 2 are knitted.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rain Go Away

It has rained all day yesterday and is going to rain today till it turns to wet snow tonight. I heard we could get from 5 to 8 inches or more by tomorrow night. We are under a winter storm and flood watch till Sat. I need Spring to come. Would someone with warmer weather send it my way please.

Sorry for the complaining but I have had more than enough winter this year.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Terry

I want to wish our daughter Terry a very Happy Birthday today. She is a very special person and we love you very much. She is stronger than most of us. If you get a chance stop over and wish her a Happy Birthday. Love you. Mom & Dad

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ohio Weather in March

This is looking out my front window on Sat. morning. Heavy rain yet again.

This is looking south of our home toward a field. In this picture the bright color is water. In an earlier post the dark was water. Sorry for the blur but it is rain drops on the window.

This is looking out our back door. The property is fairly flat so the water has nowhere to go. The ground can hold no more water after all the wet weather and snow melt we have already had. We are not near a creek so we should not flood. At the bottom of the picture is some of the leftover snow that has not melted away yet.

This is the same view out to the south but this time it is again snow covered. Last nights rain turned to a mix and then snow.

Out my front window again. Will spring ever come and stay?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring Is Peaking Out

My Crocus were buried under a pile of snow that I removed and look what I found. Click on the picture to get a better view.

These are Daffodils in my flower bed by the sidewalk. They are trying to get through the snow.

These are also Daffodils but are in front of my home and blocked from a lot of the bad snow.

Does this mean Spring is out there somewhere? I sure hope so.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Critters, Weather and Finishes

Here are pictures of just 2 of our squirrels. This one is a black squirrel and the next picture down is a gray squirrel. We have many of both colors. They are the same kind of squirrel but a slightly different color gene. At least that is what I have read. Click on the picture to see better.

After the heavy snow of Thur. night and Friday we got heavy rain Sunday night and this is the water standing on top of the snow in the field to the south of us. All the darker color is water. The second picture is my back yard. That is my neighbors mobile home in the picture. It was taken from my back door. There was major flooding in many areas aroud us. Our mobile home sits high enough to never get flooded but our sheds are a different story but it would still take a lot to flood them. The sun is out in full force today. Hope all the major flooding gets dried out.

Here are 5 coin purses or card purses I finished today. All they needed was sewn up the side and bottom and buttons sewn on. They will be for the craft show this fall or for gifts.