Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Friday, July 17, 2015

I Have Graduated

Hi friends! Our friend Maggee received the Hands On Design pattern she won in my giveaway. Now I can show you the bookmark that I made her and sent along also. :)
Maggee's favorite color is purple. I stitched the cross with DMC silver metallic. The cross and the M are stitched one over one on 28ct white evenweave.

I finished a small gift I have been making a friend. Cannot show you until it arrives at her house. ;)

I am done with physical therapy!  Yes, I have graduated. I need to continue on with my home exercise program. I had asked over a month ago how long I would need to continue my exercises at home. My therapist told me "For as long as you want to be better." ;) I am definitely improved. My pain is a 2 or 3 most days. We were never able to get rid of that deep muscle cramp that I have way down underneath my left butt muscle. So when pain is bad(rainy weather), it is like a strong cramp in that spot for hours. The stretches she gave me just do NOT get rid of that muscle spasm and cramping when things are not going good.  The TENS unit(muscle stimulator) that we purchased helps. I have not needed percocet in weeks.
I want to thank you for your kind words of encouragement. I appreciate every one of you taking time to stop by and say hi.

Stitching and praying,


Mii Stitch said...

Another lovely little bookmark for Maggee :)
Love the choice of colour!

Justine said...

Lovely bookmark - glad to hear you're feeling better.

Angela Tucker said...

Congratulations on your PT Graduation!!!

I want that poppy! LOL If you see someone creeping through your garden, with a tiny shovel, it is not me. LOL It is beautiful, so delicate it almost doesn't seem real.

Lesley said...

Such a pretty bookmark.
It is fantastic that your PT has made such a positive difference.

Vicki said...

The bookmark is so pretty! I'm glad you're feeling so much better. Enjoy the weekend!

gracie said...

Congratulations on finishing the formal therapy. I continue mine hopeful for a short time more. I think home therapy will continue for both of us!

Manuela said...

A wonderful little bookmark.
Happy Weekend, Manuela

Carolien said...

I am so happy you are feeling better!!!

Hugs and have a nice weekend,

Annie said...

Yea! So great to have much less pain and not need to take meds to get there! Good job and I hope the good health continues.

Barbara said...

Vickie, very good news about the level of your pain and knowing that you can control it with therapy. Your bookmark is so pretty....love purple. And once again you make me so jealous with your beautiful flowers. Ho hum....destined to have a brown thumb.

Bea said...

Such a beautiful bookmark, I'm sure Maggee is delighted with it.

Gorgeous flowers.

butterfly said...

An other beautiful book mark love the colour.
Beautiful flowers love the pink poppy , and the day liles I brought a purple one this year but the slugs just eat the flower before I got to take a photo .

Ele said...

glad you're feeling better
lovely photos, thank you for sharing

gominam said...

Beautiful bookmark, love the fabric you picked. Glad to hear you're doing much better:) Great photos!

CJ said...

The bookmark is beautiful. It is always good to graduate from PT. So happy to read that you are doing better.


diamondc said...

Congratulations on graduating from PT it is sometimes hard to just leave the house to do PT just for a half hour or hour, Mike finished his two weeks ago and is doing well at home with therapy.
Love the dog picture so cute.
Such a pretty bookmark and floral pictures.


Margaret said...

I'm so so happy you are doing so well after your PT! Makes sense that you will be doing the exercises from now on. I hope someday that deep down cramp goes away too.

Cindy's Stitching said...

pretty bookmark. The photos are really pretty. Have a great weekend Vickie.

Maggee said...

yes, by all means, keep doing the exercises to stay relatively pain free! I love all of your flowers, but that pink poppy is so cool--having come from CA where poppies are orange, that intrigues me! Next year will be a flower year for me! Hugs!

Ma, Herself said...

So glad to hear that things are improving, Vickie, and I hope that they continue to only get better...deep tissue pain is not fun :/ Congrats on your PT graduation...I remember with my foot, what a huge relief and milestone that is!
I love your gift, and I know Maggee did too!
Hugs and have a great weekend

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Physio can make such a difference Vickie, working alongside them every day I see how much their work can help patients to improve.

Meari said...

Congrats on graduating. ;) I'm happy for you that your pain level is manageable now.

stitchersanon said...

I remember Maggee's love of the colour purple lol. The book mark is amazing...really pretty. Congrats on finishing the physio. I get a pain there as well...in the maxiumus glutimus..hot baths help xx

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching! Congrats on graduating :D Hoping you continue to get better!

rosey175 said...

Hooray for graduating! Even more hooray for not needing the percocet!! The bookmark is lovely, the initial matches so perfectly too!

I must say, even for the pink that poppy is absolutely stunning. It will not be me creeping through your garden with a tiny shovel either lol!

Brigitte said...

So good to read that you don't need your painkillers on a daily basis any longer. Wonderful to get rid of most of that pain through physio.