Progress is slow right now, I have too many irons in the fire, too many ideas competing for recognition. Oh, hell! What’s new! I am thrilled to have that feeling again and to be able to act on it. I’ve come to realize that needlework is just part of my breathing, I need it to survive. The ceramics, not so much. So, my goal to hold a paint brush has taken a back burner to being completely efficient with my needles. I am half way there and really working hard at not becoming discouraged. Every day, Steven reminds me it has only been 3 months of physical therapy. So, I have 9 months to go, they said it could take up to a year before I regain all the use of my hand and shoulder. My mantra now is “Patience, Persistence, and Perspective”.
The crocheting has been a life line! I needed to be busy with my hands (thanks to the cast I have stopped chewing my fingernails!) sitting idol was depressing me. I showed you the afghan I had started. I only had 4 squares done. Wow, this is how I measure my rehab. I now have 2 rows completed and assembled, that is 12 squares! Here take a look……
I decided to use the blue as the assembling color and it will be the edging too. It is very pretty. I have 4 more rows of 6 to go. This time I will make an adult afghan for the Linus Project, we seem to have a grave need for this size lately. Even if it takes me a year to complete, I will be so proud and thankful to be able to hold that crochet hook and contribute to the cause.
So, if any of you are dealing with adversity remember the 3 P’s of my mantra, “Patience, Persistence, and Perspective”. My Pop used to say, “It always works out as it is supposed to”. He is right as usual….. Cyn