Tuesday, November 27, 2018

One Christmas Quilt, Finished




I finished hand stitching the binding on one of these! My version of On Ringo Lake...

My friend, Beth, quilted them for me a few months ago. I took a few days off between stitching down the binding of the other one. I had Hubby put it beside my chair this morning and hopefully I'll begin it later this afternoon.

I'm slowly getting a bit better. But I'm much weaker at this point than I was hoping to be. That second stay in the hospital really took a toll on me. I can dress myself now, which is good. I can fix myself a cup of hot tea. But that's about all I can do. Hubby is doing a great job at meals, laundry, and everything else. I'm lucky to have him.

Tomorrow I have doctor appointments and I hope I'll get my remaining 2 surgical drains removed - that would be nice.

In about a week we'll be heading back to our cottage in the Auburn/Opelika area. We are looking forward to being there during Christmas. I think my two Christmas quilts will be our only decorations, and that's just fine.

For now I spend a lot of time on Pinterest and I've been watching YouTube videos of Japanese hand sewing - making little pouches and bags. I've had a sudden interest in making some funky jewelry. I want to make some little sewing projects, too (hence the Japanese videos). Once we return to our cottage and I am able, I want to sort through all my sewing stuff and reorganize. I want to focus on finishing my UFO's. I don't have any big quilts in my queue at the moment - just want to finish some things and work on some small Japanese inspired stuff.  Sounds like a plan to me.

When I knew my surgery was approaching, I ordered a few Lularoe legging outfits because I knew they'd be comfortable during recovery. Okay, so now I have a problem. I've ordered two more this week. If you see me out and about, I will most like be wearing Lularoe. I think I have 7 outfits now. They are so comfy. And the knit fabric feels soft against my incisions. And the Christmas ones are so stinking cute!

And that's my update for today!


7 comments:

  1. Beautiful Christmas quilt - sounds like you have been quite inspired by pinterest and youtube :)

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  2. Just take this time to heal! Hope the drains get out soon....we are all pulling for you!!! Love your quilt!!! It's beautiful and will be festive for the holidays!!!

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  3. Quilts look great. I didn't know you were sick. I need to look at your old posts.

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  4. My recovery from things always seems to take longer than I think it should. Don’t forget you had quite a serious setback there. Relax some of those expectations so you can enjoy the season and the holidays. It sounds like you have some interesting handwork in mind. Hope you’ll share some photos!

    Your quilt is just gorgeous, and what a great idea to do it in Christmas colors. I really need a good Christmas quilt. Maybe I’ll follow your lead and do that with a Bonnie Hunter quilt.

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  5. This is one of those times you have to put yourself first. Listen to your body and it will tell you what you need to do...I'm guessing it will say a lot of rest! So thankful you have your husband to take such good care of you! Prayers for a speedy recovery without any more issues. Hope you are able to enjoy Christmas with your family!

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