Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Thank goodness for sedentary hobbies!

This is one of those times when I am glad that my hobby is one that can be done while sitting down. Yesterday, in karate, while trying out a very simple grab on my son, I tore my right calf muscle. There was an audible POP! which stopped everyone in their place, including me, and then the pain began. I'm in much less pain today, especially after an ice bath for my leg in the training room at the University, but the doctor says I shouldn't use it for the next 48-72 hours, and then gradually begin to introduce weight to the leg. Thank goodness I still have my crutches from last September's mishap. So what will I do? QUILT!

And to cheer me up, look what was waiting for me when I got home today:

I had forgotten about my online purchase from earlier this week. I see a pink and brown quilt in my future! And 4 yards of that polka dot should make a nice backing for something.

I'd rather my leg didn't hurt, but I'm glad to have a reason to NOT clean house, to just sit and sew.


Shay said...

Oh Erin. "Pop" in relation to your body is never good. That's only good when you hear it in a cereal bowl. Hope you make a full recovery . On the up side you have a legitimate reason to sit and relax and enjoy quilting.

I love your new fabrics. They look so pretty!

Rachel said...

OUCH! Your description made me cringe. I hope your calf heals soon - but until then, enjoy the sewing!

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh that is NOT good! Obey the doctor ans enjoy quilting.

Char said...

Erin, so sorry about your leg but you are right, you will get some quilting done.
Love the new fabrics, especially the dots.

Judi said...

Get better soon!

joe tulips said...

That sounds awful (the injury)...on the other hand, that sounds wonderful, you get to sew! Hope you are feeling normal soon!

Auntie Em said...

When I saw that you had a new post my first thought was "so glad to see Erin posting again", then I read what it was about. Ouch!

Take care!

Piece by Piece said...

Love your fabric. Hope you leg is feeling better soon.