Mystery and More

I’ve had quite a bit of sewing time.  Karl’s been home so we hang in the quilting room quite a bit in the evenings and I’ve had some days off from childcare too.  It’s been so nice.  My thoughts are: the world would be a happier place if we all could somehow only work four days a week vs five.  I love my job but boy-oh-boy do I ever love some free time.

The weather was expected to be a little iffy around here on Friday.  I had a regular routine physical and mammogram scheduled and Kalissa needed someone to take care of Carver as she worked the overnight and needed to sleep.  Auntie Kelli and Uncle Karl to the rescue.

While they held down the fort here I was off….

Routine physical first.  Blood draw next and then MAMMOGRAM.  Ladies…Please get a mammogram done.  It’s important.  It’s necessary.  You need to do what you can to take care of your of you are no help to anyone!!

My niece is struggling with a metastasized breast cancer right now.  It’s so important to catch it early.  Please…make the appointment.

After that it was thrift stores, some take out food and I headed home.  These two, and Carver wanted me home.

We ate…put Carver down for a nap and then snuck off to sew.  Karl and Kelli were ready to play.

Yep…that’s baby Hanken starting to show.  Kelli is due with what will be our 5th grandbaby in March.  She’s slowly feeling a little better and finally has gained a couple pounds back from the 20 or so she lost because she was so sick.

Kelli was trimming her scrap vortex blocks.  I am sure she already has enough for TWO LARGE quilts.

Karl is sewing these.  YES they are tiny.  Less than an inch finished.  He started out making them this small without asking me first.  I’d have advised bigger as it’s his second sewing project.  I sent the picture to Connie and she said, “I can tell he’s been in your scraps….it’s all red and polka dot”. two favorites!!

While they were doing that….I was doing this….

Any guesses on what it is?  If you guessed putting borders on our Block of the Month challenge quilts, you’d be right.  For those of you new here last year we put out a challenge to finish up an old block of the month project readers had languishing in their closets.  We started with two months finished.  We were doing our Civil War Tribute quilts. On Saturday we are checking and showing off our progress.  I want these done by then…so I push.

As for the mystery….
I kind of skipped thinking about it.  With the kids home…Kayla came Sunday and Karl’s still here, I had family stuff going on.  Karl and Kayla took off on Sunday afternoon to hang out so I flew up to the sewing room to see how far I could get.  I’m this far.

I’m sewing the 8 – 1 1/2 strips together and need to cut them yet.  I don’t know if I have enough or need to sew more together.

Kayla was planning on sticking around for some fun today but the weatherman is calling for “a wintery mix with possible ice” so she’s up early and heading home to miss it.

So…I’ll be heading to the sewing room…I’m going to tackle these and they try to work on a quilt I loaded in the quilting frame over the weekend.

Stop by tomorrow to check out my New Year’s goals….While I’ve been cleaning the sewing room, I came up with a few goals… (I refuse to call it a resolution-I always fail at them!!)

Thanks for stopping by.  If you want to learn more about the mystery quilt…all things mystery can be found here on Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt page including clues and link ups.  It’s the place to go for all things mystery.  Here is the link to today’s specific post there.

If you are new here, I hope you stop by again.  We are busy bloggers who publish new blog posts every morning and evening.  We’d love to have you as a regular reader.


9 thoughts on “Mystery and More”

  1. Betty from Canada

    Hi from Canada: Happy New Year. I was wondering if you did anything with the blocks we all sent you for your birthday or did i miss that post? I also am trying to put myself on your fabric diet-boy is it hard. Ha Ha

  2. Yes, get a mammogram. I had a breast biopsy in May last year and the dr wanted a follow up in August. I delayed and finally got it in October. Had a tumor and surgery in Nov. Now going through radiation. The tumor would have been much smaller had I gone in early and I would be done. Don’t delay! I dont have to have chemo which is good!

  3. Yes, get those mammograms. I went in for my annual one last April. Was called back to check something out and after many other tests, found it was breast cancer. It was a lucky catch, the doctor couldn’t even feel the lump it was so tiny. Anyway, this last year has seen me through surgery, chemo and radiation. Just finished the radiation and only have one chemo infusion left. I am starting the new year cancer free. Without the mammogram, the tumor would have grown much larger and harder to deal with, so go get it done!

    Sending prayers for your niece to beat this!

  4. Can not say enough how important it is to get your mammograms. There was no breast cancer in my family when I was in my 40’s and a mammogram found my breast cancer. Have had chemo and a mastectomy and am cancer free over 20 years later. So glad to have been getting mammograms in my 40s.

  5. Thanks for the PSA for mammograms. They’re too important to skip. Prayers for your niece.
    You’re quilting antics look like a lot of fun!

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