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Sunday, June 23, 2013


I haven't been doing much sewing the last week. Bunches of reasons why, but I finally did get to the sewing machine this morning. And that is really weird because it is Sunday, and I'm going to have to get ready for church. I've started going to the second service and that has been making a lot of changes in my life.

One reason that I wasn't sewing is that I was having a hard time figuring out how to turn the corner on Leah Day's Comic Trees. I really like this filler design, It doesn't really matter if you have a hard time with it because it isn't supposed to be perfectly formed. And I'll admit it is very fast to do as well. The corner I did turn isn't all that wonderful, but it really isn't bad either.

I kept drawing, and drawing and drawing. I watched the segment on the Craftsy class a couple of times as well. And finally I decided to just go for it this morning.

There have been a lot of things going on in my life. We are making progress with the chiropractic readjusting of both my back and my knee. The knee doesn't hurt all that much anymore, but the upper leg does because we are moving things and muscles that haven't worked for years, decades, and possibly my entire life, are being worked. And it all makes me very tired. Too tired to do much but sit in my recliner and try very hard to walk a minimum number of steps every day to keep myself in motion at least a little.

I use a pedometer. The normal number of steps start at 6000. Normal people who are pushing it try for 10,000 a day. I am trying to set a floor at 4000+ and don't always make it on a bad day.

Not sure what I'm going to be putting on the second side of that border. It was supposed to be another Leah Day pattern with a corner, but I think I'll do something else with it instead.


  1. At least you are practicing all those lessons. That will pay off later.

    Hope the chiropractic work continues to pay off for you.

  2. Interesting ... I shall have to look up Leah Day. After a couple of years debating it, I bought the supreme slider and ring at a quilt show last year and I have not really used it much. Maybe I need to take it out and play with it someday soon. I went reading back though some of your posts that I have missed and found the dove. She looks like she has found a good place for her nest. May her babies hatch and find their wings. Does she coo in her nest, I wonder? Have fun quilting your log cabin blocks while she broods ... :) Pat

  3. Progress is slow and steady. At least you are working at it. Listen to your body, and do what you can. Those of us who have been caregivers never had time to listen to our bodies, or do as much as we should have done while doing that. Be thankful for all those that are there to help you.

  4. Good for you getting back to sewing! Baby steps work both in quilting and in moving! Whoop whoop for you!!

  5. I really admire you for your advances in machine quilting........ I have still not come up with the nerve to try it............

    Things going well here...... I picked up several tips on the website you led me to........... Thank you so much.....

  6. I admire you too. Such a progress and all those drawings. It pays really off!
    Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I follow your blog and you are a strong woman. Making the AAQI guilt was a pleasure!