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What I’m Working On

I worked a little on Georgia’s quilt.  I didn’t get much done.  We’ve had lots of visitors stop by and our grown kids have been home a lot so that translates into a lot of time away from the sewing machine.

Thankfully this project is for a Georgia and Kelli is super patient with me.

One night this week I woke up and laid there and laid there and laid there.  Finally at 2:30am I got up and sewed until 4 am.  Then went to bed and finally was able to sleep.  I know it’s the stress of everything that’s going on with Kramer’s cancer….the next night I went to bed early and slept really well.

Anyway…these blocks got finished that night.


as did these a few of these…. Continue reading

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Last week was another busy week here.  I’ve been playing a lot of catch up and will be this week too.  We’ve had a lot of company and family here so I get behind on the day to day stuff.  Karl is leaving today and after that we should be back to me a Kramer again.  Sadly Karl’s visit was just a quick one.

Because of that I didn’t get a lot of sewing done.  I did get some stitching done though….  Here’s how far I am on my latest piece.

I was able to stitch quite a bit on Friday at Kramer’s last appointment.  You can read about that here if you missed it.

I’m guessing I’ll finish this up one night this week after an evening hanging with Kramer.

As I said we had lots of company over the last week.  Kelli and Kayla were here.  We went to Osage to the cross stitch shop..more on that later this week.  As we were driving back and forth Kayla started trying to convince us to do Flos tube videos on Youtube.  I laughed…and finally just in a effort to think about something else said “what the heck”.

If you don’t know what Flosstube is, it is people talking about primarily cross stitch on Youtube.  I’ve not watched a lot, but what I have watched, I’ve loved.

So here’s our first attempt at it…. Continue reading

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I did touch a sewing machine…FINALLY.

This happened over two sessions.  I told you that my Neighbor Girls sister had a baby and there were complications so the baby went on to Lacrosse.  That left Neighbor Girl needed somewhere to stay so she was here over the weekend.  We ended up in the sewing room on Saturday….I accomplished most of this then.

I worked mostly on stars.  I always put quite a few in a quilt so I was safe to work on them.  I’m trying to come up with a different layout for Georgia’s quilt but haven’t come up with the idea yet.  I’m sure I’ll need stars though so I made stars.  All of these need to be trimmed up and more added to them but it’s a start.

I got some other things done too…see? Continue reading

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Hello…I’m Jo and I used to sew ALL the time.  Lately, now so much.  Well really not at all.

Life has gotten in the way of all of the quilts that I had planned.  I hadn’t touched a sewing machine for TWO whole weeks until yesterday.  Previous to this, I was sure that something terrible would happen to me if I didn’t sew.  Admittedly, I used sewing for therapy to deal with the day to day.  I never imagined I’d be able to be away from it.  But I have been and I’m really okay.

Over the weekend Kayla was here and Kayla told me that Kramer had a talk with her when she took him to town to do errands.  He was worried that I hadn’t been up to the sewing machine to sew.  He was sure I needed to get there.  More than that, I need to get caught up so I feel comfortable to sew again.

Monday we came home from the hospital.  Carver was here when we got here and we had him through Thursday evening when Kalissa and Gannon came home from the hospital.

Kayla came on Thursday night and stayed through Sunday.  Buck came on Saturday and left Sunday afternoon.  We also had company on Sunday afternoon.

Through that I made supper every night and hosted company here on two occasions.  I’ve had a wonderful time.  It’s been great for Kramer.  I looked at him Sunday afternoon after our company left and said, “Honey, can you believe it’s just us?”  It’s been the first time in two weeks that we’ve been in our home by ourselves.

So what did I do….mosied around the house doing little things.  I still hadn’t unpacked my suitcase from when we got home.  I folded laundry.  I did all the little things that needed to get done.  With that, I’m hoping that I get to sew tonight.  I’ll feel so much better about sewing if I feel like my life is caught up.

Lots of people have worried about me thinking I’m not taking care of myself but I really have been.  I moved my alarm clock back last week to go off at 6:30am vs the 5:30am I was getting up at before.  I’ve been better at getting to bed too….so yes…I am doing the best I can right now to take care of myself.

So what am I going to work on tonight…. a baby quilt for Baby Hanken (Kelli’s little one)  I’ve got a start if it’s a boy…..

If it’s a girl I have fabric pulled.  See?? Continue reading