I'm going to have surgery on Monday and get a kick out of the reaction of quilters who seem to have no concern whatsoever about the stitches going into me but are very concerned lest I have not enough to do during my recovery. "I hope you have enough hand projects!" they say.
Well, I do. I have a quilt half hand quilted and a Hawaiian applique project underway.
These days the medical establishment sends you to surgery class. You get to ask questions such as "how long until I can drive?" Of course, what you really want to ask is how long until I can use the sewing machine. I guess the line is less in terms of when you get off the heavy pain pills and more about when you feel less fatigued.