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WIP Progress and New Quilting Furniture

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.

And, as a new Craftsy Affilate, I am excited to share that they have added their 1000th class. Congratulations to Craftsy!! And they are offering 50% off right now on their most popular classes!! Click this link to register and get 50% off your favorite classes, or the button on my sidebar.  I have taken some classes with Craftsy and will be posting some reviews about them very soon.  This post contains ad links.

Happy Quilting!!


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5 Comments

  • Reply Heide February 11, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Good Luck with the surgery. Love the new furniture and how inquisitive your sweet kitty is. With your fantastic new storage, lots of organizing for you.

  • Reply Martha Cook February 11, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I am sorry to hear about your surgery coming up. I am ignoring my left shoulder but will have to get it looked at soon. but it sure makes it hard to do simple things like pulling up your pants,blow drying your hair, taking your top off…I think I did something when I pulled on a quilt as I was doing free motion. so be careful guys. love your furniture. Pray you heal quickly and enjoy summer. just up the road,live in Bangor,Me.

  • Reply Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts February 12, 2016 at 3:49 am

    Love the new sewing furniture and that sewing table is fabulous! I hope your surgery goes well and you'll be busy sewing away soon!!

  • Reply Soma @ whimsandfancies.com February 12, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Thank you so much for linking up on Wandering Camera. Very sorry to hear about the surgery. Wishing you a speedy recovery. The furniture looks wonderful, I am sure you will be busy with them. Your kitties are really sweet 🙂

    -Soma

  • Reply Cheryl February 16, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Good luck in your upcoming surgery, I hope that you have an easy and as pain free recovery as possible.

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