Surgery was yesterday, and I’m pleased to say that I seem to be bouncing back nicely. I’m feeling alert and fairly energetic, and am already off painkillers! Thank goodness – I wasn’t looking forward to being on opiates (they put me out like a light). I’ve even been walking around 5-10 minutes per waking hour, as per doctor’s orders.
I am, however, not planning to push my luck. So I’ll be spending the next few days mostly in bed, catching up on my reading. Hopefully I can make a dent in the 30-inch stack of unread books/magazines currently cluttering my worktable.
I’ve also started trialing beads for the sea-turtle scarf fringe. Alas, my dark blue beads are not a good color match – too green compared to the indigo of the pattern weft. So it looks good from the front side, where not much pattern weft is showing, but looks badly mismatched from the back side. I tried taking a photo, but unfortunately the color-shift of the iPhone camera doesn’t capture the difference – it looks perfectly color matched in the photo!
So the fringe will likely have to wait until I can get matching beads. The problem is that the local shop with the best selection of seed beads (General Beads) is in San Francisco, which is an hour’s drive away. That’s further than I’m comfortable going right now, and I’m not supposed to drive for a week, so going there is impractical for now. I could order online but colors are tricky on monitors, and they would still take a week to arrive. So, a project for another week. Or else I’ll have to eliminate the indigo blue and stick with lighter shades of turquoise and sea green.
Book-wise, I heard back from my editor at Schiffer Publishing, saying she’d get feedback to me on Monday or Tuesday, so I should be able to start work on the book early next week. I’ve completed the second draft, but there is still a lot of editing work to do. And I will have to start sending the manuscript out to the artists for them to review their quotes, etc. Lots to be done!
Anyway, not much creative going on since yesterday, but wanted to let you all know that surgery went well and recovery appears to be proceeding smoothly.
And the cats? They are setting a good moral example for me during recovery:
I’d join them, but I don’t think I’d fit in the cat tree! So I guess I’ll just have to nap in bed. 🙂