It’s been a crazy week. I’ve said before that August is one of the busiest months for me and it truly is. We’ve been super busy working in the garage getting things ready for Antiques in the Park in Clear Lake. That will be next Sunday in Clear Lake. We’ve had so much to clean, fix, and price. It’s crazy. I hit an auction on Saturday. I’ll tell you more about it on Tuesday here on the blog.
Kelli was home this week. She had a quilt that needed to be quilted for her sister-in-laws wedding which was on Saturday. She had wanted me to quilt it but my shoulder has been acting up and I opted that I’d rather to take time to teach her and make her do it. She did and did a fine job. Well being she was home I told her I needed her to help me load a charity quilt. I think it’s the loading of the quilts onto the frame that bothers my shoulder more than the actual quilting. Here’s the quilt I worked on.
The top was donated by Laura in Dallas. It’s a simple nine patch but the colors are my favorite!
Here it is all finished.
…and a close up of the quilting. I’m waiting to get another one done then this one and the other will get packaged up and headed out to a volunteer binder.
I found a sheet that made the perfect backing. The pinks and browns are just what it needed.
I’ve learned that loading the quilt is when there is stress on my shoulder. The pulling and spreading is not fun. The actually work of machine quilting it isn’t a problem. So Kelli said every time she comes home, she’ll help me load.
In other news about my shoulder. I gave up with wondering and went in to the doctor. They moved me on to get an MRI. That happened on Friday….no results yet.
Hubby went to the doctor last Monday in Lacrosse…just routine. I road along and de-papered blocks. I’m up to 44 now. I have other things I should be doing…but I do need a little me time and these blocks have been my guilty pleasure.
So much so I’ve been trying to sneak in a bit more time to do them even if it’s only 15 minutes before bed time. This bunch is ready to de-paper and I have a few that need to be trimmed and added to the pile too.
All in all…I did get some sewing time in this week even if it really didn’t feel like much. Oh-my I can’t wait until things slow down a bit again. I long to take a day to clean my sewing room and another few days to simply sit and sew!!