This week has been a blur. It flew by so quickly. Here I am and it’s Friday. I had hoped to have more done but all in all I’m doing okay. The Christmas things are put away…I made some good meals….I got caught up on some blog posts. What I didn’t finish was my birthday quilt. I had so hoped to have in finished and ready to show you…but alas….Life happened.
I just rolled onto the half way mark. I started out thinking “this isn’t a big quilt, I can get this done quickly”. Then I found myself slowing down and looking at the blocks. I love this simple one. It’s shirt pieces sewn together, then a but in them and a mustard color added. At first Kelli and I thought the blues were all one piece of fabric but it’s not. Those blues are pieced first. I love the idea. Kelli and I both tried to image what a whole quilt of these would look like.
This is my favorite block of the bunch. That’s the block we picked for the center focus block. It was done by Anne from Minnesota. The center of the star is pieced and the images all represent something about me. How VERY thoughtful don’t you think?
There are several signed blocks. This one is from Nell!
How fun is this beagle block…again a very thoughtful block.
You can see why I slowed my machine quilting down to enjoy the blocks.
I’m hoping to finish the quilt up today. I’m also hoping to get my next mystery quilt clue tackled…or at least started…but first more important things. I have the day off so I just might be able to tackle all of that…but first….
I’m off to the dentist to get a crown put on. UGH. I hate the dentist, but dental health is important….then off to get a mammogram.
It’s so important to get a regular mammogram. PLEASE do it. When I had my first mammogram done I vowed I would never go back. It was awful. I had a poor technician. I was more or less forced to go back as I was on hormone replacements and my doctor wouldn’t refill my prescription unless I went. That next experience was MUCH better. I had a different tech and she’s awesome. Since then, I go back all of the time. Please don’t let an unpleasant experience with a bad technician sour you from a needed exam. Go again. It will likely be MUCH better.
All of us know have someone in our lives who had breast cancer…honor them by going and having your mammogram done.
After that, I’m off to get my annual physical done. I was one who put those off as well. I would stretch the yearly into every 18 month appointments. In 2014 I went and my doctor found my enlarged thyroid. That’s how my thyroid cancer was found. This appointment also helps me manage and control other medical issues. Please make and keep these appointments. Nothing is more important than your health. If it’s something that’s hard for you manage, take the time to make to make it happen. If you’re a caregiver and it’s hard for you to get away…ask for help. If money is an issue. Advocate for yourself. Many health care facilities offer help.
Sorry, I ended up on a soap box with a little lecture. I truly believe in taking care of yourself…I know too many women that put their own health aside because they are too busy caring for others. I was one of them. Thankfully I finally went!
So for me, it’s a me day….Taking care of my health…a little thrifting in between appointments…doing a couple errands…and then SEWING!! I think it’s going to be a great “me” day….even if the “squeeze” is a little uncomfortable.