Waiting In The Wings

Monday, June 25, 2018

Back on board - slowly!

I have had my leave of absence and now I'm ready to 
get back to work!

Even though I haven't been posting I have been
sewing for short periods at a time on my
Tula Pink Plus One quilt.

Eleven rows which now have to be stitched together,
and working with an assortment of splints and supports on
hands and wrists does not make photography easy,
so excuse wonkiness!
If you supersize this photo you should be able to see the critters
a little more clearly.

I hope I haven't missed thanking anyone for their good wishes,
if I have then please accept my apologies.

There was good news with my cardiac investigations in that
my heart valves are declared OK and working as they should.
Bad news was xrays of my hands. I do have arthritis, that was known and obvious 
and the reason for a review, but unfortunately they have discovered
that I have several cysts in the carpal bones, actually in the bones, I couldn't
quite get my head around that result.

This is a huge worry for me because of my quilting but I'm taking steps
to minimise damage. I'm thinking of buying one of the
newer Accuquilt Go BIG electric cutters my ordinary GO can find
a new home.
I only had the news of the cysts this morning so I'm sure I'll come up with more

I have had a wonderful friend keep me company, no, not my
four legged friend but a two legged one

he has been feeling braver and braver and now sits on the
branch directly outside the sliders. I adore kingfishers.

Thats all from me, and I'm hoping that Blogger
will work if, as suggested, I leave myself the first comment and
I've also changed my settings.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Taking a break

I've been pretty lax with my blogging lately, due
for the most part to heath issues.

After three weeks of hospital/clinic visits for a number of problems and
cardiac tests all Wednesday morning I feel the need to
concentrate on relaxing and waiting to see what
comes from all the investigations. 

Because of all that's going on in my life at the moment
I've decided to not post anything on my blog for the next two weeks or so,
I hope by then to be in a position to know what's happening
on the medical side and will hopefully be in a happier frame of mind
and ready to go forward.

I'm still going to be quilting as and when I feel I have the energy
and will definitely be sitting reading blog posts from
all of you, how could I not - they are now, and will be over
the next two weeks, a very welcome part of my days.

Happy quilting, take care and I'll be back soon.


Saturday, June 2, 2018

June already

June began at our place with a beautifully sunny day,
today just the opposite, cold and windy.

I've been working on my Plus One quilt, progress as of yesterday below

and so far my favourite character is
the owl below.

I've strayed a little from the original quilt, which sparked my
interest in making one just the same, I'm fussy cutting
for the creatures in the 6" blocks.
The same procedure for the two 3" pieces either side of the rows,
 but here I've done a reverse fussy cut.

This morning I'm onto the squirrels and they're a different
fussy cut setting again, they'll be parading about
in the next post.

Winter is now with us and I realised early yesterday morning that
the oak tree in the next door garden was looking pretty bare,

but I do still have a few flowers in the garden, this vireya was
soaking up the sun and celebrating 1st June yesterday,

colourwise it's a pretty good match with the pinks in the
Plus One quilt.

The China Doll trees have huge long seed pods now,
they provided a good breakfast for this guy

and I wish I could have moved closer too him but he was off too quickly.

Back to the squirrels now but I'm heading off to 
make the link up with
Linda at kokaquilts
for Sew,Stitch,Snap,SHARE
hope to see you there.

Oh, before I go, I guess by now everyone knows
about the problem we're all having with blogger, no email
notification of comments, I'll still try and get a response out to any commenters,
but it may take me a little longer.

Enjoy the weekend and happy quilting until next time.