What a week!! Lots of good things to share, and one not so good.
Let’s get the not so good out of the way. On February 22, I will be having my 5th surgery due to early onset, chronic arthritis and osteoporosis. Fortunately, this surgery, on my right shoulder, will be done arthroscopically, and on an outpatient basis.
I’ll continue blogging, but I may have to halt machine sewing for up to four weeks. I will find out from the doctor after he sees how many stitches it will take to repair a small, rotator cuff tear. And, there are a few bone spurs to remove. Hopefully, it will take very few stitches, and I’ll be out of a sling, and sewing on a machine in a week.
Turning now to WIP’s, Cheryl’s Midnight Mystery Quilt has been my top priority.
I am really trying to have the top completed by 2/22. It took a little less than a week to re-do nine courthouse squares. I showed the first of them in my last post. I don’t want to be repetitive and show nine of the same squares. Needless to say, I learned a lot from this, and will have a few posts in the near future about it.
Below are the scraps after I trimmed all of the 19″ squares. Not many, and I am feeling very good about that.
Another Work in Progess – Today new furniture for the sewing room came. Ron and Zachary, from Above and Beyond Creative Sewing in Nanuet, NY, delivered the furniture, brought it up a flight of stairs and assembled it. They don’t do delivery and set-up, so it was incredibly kind that they did this, and I am truly grateful.
Look for an interview and spotlight about Ron and his his store in the near future. I want to underscore what a genuine kindness this really was. There was not barter up front involved in the transaction, or the delivery and set-up. I offered to do a blog post on them, later this afternoon, when they returned to their store, which is an hour and a half away.
Below is the sewing table. The window faces east and gets lots of light. And it’s a big table. Really big. Did I mention how nice and big that sewing table is?
Just really happy with it.
These are three useful storage cabinets, with compartments for organization.
Inside Cabinet A
Biscuit was very interested in checking out Cabinet B.
He is a real quilting cat and loves everything in the quilt room. He’s been this way since he was a kitten.
Of course he is in the chair, ready to sew!! Actually he loves to lie on whatever table I am sewing on, and he naps off and on.
Today HVQ, is linking up with Let’s be Social at Sew Fresh Quilts, and Wandering Camera at Whims and Fancies.
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