Good morning Blogland Neighborhood! Well, here we are the second full day after Moonbeams Boy Matt's knee surgery. He started outpatient physical therapy yesterday afternoon. As part of his P.T. program he was given a home exercise program that he does lying down. A couple of the exercises are made much easier with a smooth surface. Now, since our regular day job here at MBIAJ Headquarters for the past 30 (GASP) years has been none other than that of a physical therapist (in particular a home care physical therapist) these exercises are well known to us. AND, in homecare, you do NOT have all the fancy equipment that they have in outpatient PT Depts and Rehabs, etc, and you learn to make do. For example, a bag of frozen peas or corn works just fine as an ice pack. Also, a cookie sheet has long been the standard for a smooth surface to do certain leg exercises on while lying down. Well, today, the MBIAJ Sewing/Quilting Dept has graciously donated something that is a bit bigger and works just as well........
....this (slighly warped) rotary cutting mat!
.....with a towel under his heel to make sliding easier (and a little help ) Matt has plenty of room to slide his leg out to the side, or to try and bend his knee (OUCH !!!! NOT his favorite excercise right now!)
So, hopefully, the MBIAJ Phys Therapy Dept will have Matt back on his feet fairly soon, and the MBIAJ Sewing/Quilting Dept can have the rotary cutting mat back to do some rotary cutting with ! ....because as usual, they have plans to make yet another graduation quilt from ....
.....this new pile of fabrics .... adding to the already rather large pile of unfinished I.O.U. Graduation Quilt tops from previous years!
Be back soon!
Mary Anne (aka Mare)