Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Snowballs are flying & PT / Couch to 5k

Want to see something fabulous and something so me?  It was snowball time at my house the other day!  Yea, I know, it's not quite that time yet and since I'm basically a summer person I usually don't get too excited about "snow" - this time I did!

This is a different kind of snowball.  I signed up for a Snowball exchange swap on CQI.  My very first snowball was made by Rita who is from Kansas.  Rita and I have been in a few CQ swaps together and when she said she would swap with me I was thrilled as I love her work.  We all signed up with  the color, theme and style of snowball we wanted.  Now mind you, all of this CQing is to fit in a 4.5" circle or hexagon!  I of course, went with UTS (under the sea) and anything to do with mermaids.  Is this not the most incredible snowball!

Under the Sea Mermaid Snowball
made for me by Rita

Check out the beautiful stitching for the hair and body!
Saturday I mailed and finished Rita's snowball so I'm thinking it might be sitting in her mailbox by now.  Rita had asked for roses and dragonflies in a hexagon shape.   I found this cute little girl and decided she would look cute walking through a garden of roses. 

Today I had my first PT session.  Therapist bent, pulled and measured my shoulder and arm and determined that my range of motion was far better than expected.  Yea me - I guess it pays to do the mandatory exercises after surgery!  I walked out of the clinic with my PT schedule for the next 2+ months.  Not thrilled with the idea of  3 times a week but if it means I'll be back in my kayak fishing in the spring - I'm all for it!

For those of your who mentioned they would like to start on the Couchto5k  program with me.  I have to put it off a little bit longer.  I tried to start the program by walking/jogging on Monday but 15 minutes into it my shoulder felt like I had a concrete brick tied to it.  I mentioned it to my PT Therapist and she said it was too early after surgery to be shaking up my body like that and that I need time to heal a bit more.  Hopefully I can get started in October so if anyone is serious about joining me, let me know and we can chit chat about our daily/weekly progress. 


  1. Now those are the kind of snowballs I like!!
    Beautiful work by both you and Rita.
    Way to go on the post-op exercises!

  2. As always, your work is just gorgeous!

    Take care of yourself and get well. Then you can go skipping to your lou.. :)

    Love you girlfriend!

  3. great to hear you are making such progress with your shoulder, pays to do as you are told!!

    Love the snowball idea, would love to join in with various swaps when I get a bit better with stitching and also inspiration needs to flow

  4. Very cute Japanese girl! Lovely how the blue and pink of her clothes return in the flower beads and the roses.

  5. OH MY both Rita's Mermaid and your Japanese girl snowballs are just PRECIOUS - yes the stitching in both is so exquisite! LOVELY!!!

  6. Love the Mermaid and the Japanese girl Nicki!! Thanks for a quick delivery, I love the ballerinas, and the charm is wonderful, will use in next years project as it will be my Granddaughter's one day anyhow! All so sweet I must get the other ballerina in pink next! Hugs Marilou


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