I had my post-op appointment with the surgeon this week. I’ve pretty much been released to do whatever I want as long as I listen to my body and rest during the day. Woohoo! There won’t be any problem with the listening portion since I can tell when it’s time to rest and have had no problem taking a nap. I sort of immediately nod off when it’s time ;) Tomorrow is another doctor appointment and hopefully I’ll be on the track to normal again after that one. I do get to start back to work, part-time, on Tuesday.
I also sewed this past week. I had a Tumbler Quilt class on Thursday evening and went in early to buy the fleece for my design wall and get it cut and sewn together. I used it that evening too, and it’s currently rolled up with the beginnings of the Tumbler Quilt. I was exhausted when I got home since it’s the first time I’ve bent over that much (it was all spread out on the floor and the shop owner did the majority of the moving around for me since I still can’t get down that far. LOL). Mister is out of school Monday and Tuesday and I’m hoping he can help me get it hung up. Here’s what the quilt looks like so far (it will be going to my niece):
I also attended my first Civil War Club meeting on Friday morning. We are working on the majority of the items in The Blue and The Grey and our first project is a tablerunner. Most of the other ladies left after noon, but since I had my machine set up (still there from Thursday evening) I finished sewing all my hourglass blocks together. I was worn out when I got home.
This weekend is my Virtual Quilting Retreat (email me if you’re interested) and I have so far spent the time squaring up the hourglass blocks and have started sewing them into rows, and then those rows being pieced together.
Here are a few of the blocks on one of the border fabrics.
If this gets finished I’ll be working more on the tumblers.
I did purchase fabric this week, but only the border fabric for the tablerunner
Fabric added this week : 1/3
Fabric out this week : 7 3/8
Fabric added this year (April – present): 149 3/4
Fabric out this year (April – present): 51 1/2
Last, but not least, here’s a progress photo of my Elizabeth Sheffield reproduction sampler. Still loving her, and working on her most evenings.