Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Name that flirty Hummingbird! (presale + a post-surgery update)

Hi all! I'm still recovering from my surgery, which has been SOOOO much harder than I expected! (General anesthesia and I are NOT friends, and for days afterwards I could do nothing but sleep, cry, eat gelatin and take pain-killers.)

... but I wanted to make sure you were all aware of the Hummingbird Presale for Cake Patterns, which runs through April 7!

Also, StephC and I had so much fun working on the girls for the cover (she modeled, I drew), but while you may have met Maya on the cover of Pavlova, our background girl still needs a name. Ideas, please? (Of the suggestions so far, I love Ingrid, Clea and Izzy...). As before, my cartoonist husband Masheka was the designer.

Here's the back image... Oh I just love peplums and flounces! Also, I love green and pink together. And bright colors... you know me!

More details on Hummingbird and the presale over at 3 Hours Past.

As for the surgery... I was on strict bed-rest for a week, and have to take it easy for another week, but I'm now breathing through my nose and free of a sinus infection for the first time in MONTHS. I was actually able to smell my delicious spicy lunch food today. AMAZING. I cannot WAIT to be well enough to SEW, I tell you what! Thank you all for your super sweet well wishes.

Here's a drawing my 2-year-old daughter Z did of her taking care of me during my surgery recovery... she drew a bandage on her face as well (she's the tiny one) to make me feel better. "Mommy is happy because the doctor fixed her hurt nose":

P.S. Not much knitting while lying in bed, but I did weave in the ends on my cardigan and reknit a too-tight hat (scroll down) I had to frog because it was giving me headaches ... pictures when I can! And I wound the balls of yarn for a pair of TARDIS socks (the dear Doctor is back in just a few days after all).

11 comments:

  1. Oh, girl, feel better soon! I'm so sorry! But that drawing by your daughter is so flippin' sweet! What a dear!

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  2. Glad to hear you got good results from the surgery! not so great about the general a, but onwards and upwards from here :o) and a v.cute pic from Z too x

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  3. I hope you feel better soon!

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  4. I'm so glad you're feeling better after the surgery. The *one* time I had to go under, it was awful waking up... I was definitely one of those people who freaks the heck out when waking up from anesthetic. Take care, don't work too hard too fast (good thing there's a holiday weekend coming up.)

    And Maya... Swoon. You did a wonderful gorgeous amazing job with her. :)

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  5. Oh get well soon! Z is a little artist already, I love little person art!

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  6. I'm not good with a general either...makes me hideously sick for days. Glad the surgery was successful...keep taking it easy though. And, as always, great job with the ladies!

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  7. General Anesthetic is nobody's friend. Glad you are recovering and breathing (always a good thing) so you can enjoy your busy, creative life.

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  8. Hang in there. I had sinus surgery last April, and I am SO happy I did. Being able to breathe, and not have infections every 3 months is so worth it. I hope you have similar results!

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  9. Sending healing thoughts your way! Love Z's illustrations...they ooze love.

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  10. Get well soon!!! I really love Z's drawing of you and she :) As to naming your background Hummingbird girl, I like Lucy.

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  11. Glad you are on the mend! I immediately thought Ina or Inez. Her hair is the wrong color to be a Cleo (even misspelled). *wink*

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