Monday, February 17, 2014

Where Have I Been...You Ask? (And a FREE Silhouette Cut File!)

Once again I've been missing for a's the reason why....

Early in January, I had a procedure on my left thumb called Zancolli Arthroplasty.  The procedure basically removes some disintegrated bone from between my thumb bones and my wrist bone and replaces the joint by moving one of the tendons in my wrist/hand between my thumb bones and my wrist bone so that I no longer have the pain of bone on bone when using my thumb.  OUCH!

It's been almost 6 weeks now and this is how my incision is looking....not bad.  I still have to complete some occupational therapy to regain the motion and strength in my thumb, hand, and wrist, but at least the worse part is over with! I had this same procedure on my right thumb four years ago and the time frame for complete mobility and healing is about 9 months!

Since my crafting has been restricted to what I can do with my right hand, I've been doing a little designing in my Silhouette program and I wanted to share it with everyone.  These cute little guys can be cut and pieced together or you can do what I did and make them into a print and cut by turning off the cut lines from areas that you just want to print.

These guys are about 4 inches tall, but it you group the pieces together for each robot, you will be able to re-size them to whatever size you want!

Get your free cut file here.  I've uploaded the file to my google docs, so I hope this works right! I haven't added any of my cut files before, but it this works and you want to see more, just let me know! I'm always happy to share.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments and your visits are always appreciated!! Until next time...

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Sandra H said...

OOoh that looks painful so pleased you have popped up l was beginning to wonder where you was and this of course explains it, these guys look amazing and they have been keeping your busy thank you for the freebie and don't over do things rest up take care xx

Valerie Nolan said...

Hi Susan, how nice to see you back and not letting your creativity be daunted by the lack of a thumb!! Love your little robots, thanks for sharing:)
Val x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Glad to see you back, Susan, and now I see why you've been away again!! My goodness, that's a new one on me. Isn't medical science wonderful with what they can do?! I am glad to see that huge contraption is gone now; that alone must make you feel tons better. I'm sorry it is such a long process, but I wish you all the best with continued good healing!!

I don't have a Silhouette, but I love your design!!

Hugs, Darnell

Kathyk said...

Looking good on the scar front, hope the physical therapy does the trick for you - best of luck with it.

Your silhouette designs look great too


Suze Bain said...

Oh my Susan, the past 6 weeks must have been very frustrating for you and it must have felt very weird getting that big bandage off! Wishing you all the very best for a full recovery. Take care. Xx

massofhair said...

Looks & sounds painful, hope you recover very soon!

Glad you are up to creating cutting files, having a purpose helps to heal:-) xxx

Karen B said...

Oh ouch Susan, that must have been painful but looks great after such a short time. Bet you're glad to get rid of that cast! Great seeing you back in the blogosphere. Super cute robots.

Karen x

canStampada said...

Take time to recover, Susan! Soooo good to know you'll soon be back on line - I've missed your cards but really love your tanglin'!

canStampada said...

(Not sure if this will be the 2nd post - not too savvy)
Glad to know you'll be back online when your physio/rehab is complete! Miss your cards and especially your beautiful tanglin'!!

Lynne said...

I was only thinking about you the other day, I had no idea the reason for your absence was as drastic as this. At least it`s done now and you can look forward to a full recovery. I`m looking forward to you creating beautiful cards again.
Lynne xxx

Kristie Goulet said...

Praying for a quick recovery for you, Susan! Thank you for the cute robots. ♥

Erica said...

Hi Susan, I did miss you...especially at LIM. I hope you heal good as new and get back to all things you consider as fun.

Deborah Frings said...

Hi Susan - so good to hear from you, I was beginning to wonder! Looks like a very uncomfortable procedure, but if it means you have painfree movment back, worth it! Hope everything goes will with the physio.

BTW I adore the cute little robots!

Take care xx

Faith A said...

Glad to see you back blogging, that looks like a nasty op, hope it won't be 9 months this time for you.

Great idea for the cut files, looks like I will have to invest in a Silhouette cutting machine LOL.

Mrs Harry said...

Hi Susan. Sorry to hear you've been out of commission. Please take it easy and get fully recovered. And what cute robots you've shared with us, thank you so much.


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