September 26, 2021

In the Land of “Feet Up!”

In the Land of "Feet Up!"
In the Land of "Feet Up!"
Photo through the window from where I sat on Sunday Morning –
Zoey and Ivy are loving the cooler morning temps and the warmth of the sun on on their fur.
As for me – trick ankle wrapped in an ice pack and elevated on pillows – there was no way I was going to attempt to get in that hammock on the deck that they are lounging beneath. 
No freaking way!
I am, however, happy to say that Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation have greatly helped the ankle situation.

I’ve rolled my ankle before.  I know it can sometimes take longer than even a break to heal.

I also know how determined I am.
Wheels were already turning as to whether – if I could get myself down to the basement studio that is – I could possibly prop my right ankle up on a stool, wrapped in its brace, and sew using my LEFT foot.

In the Land of "Feet Up!"
25-patch sashings ready!
The answer was yes!  And I’m so glad.  Because a girl can only hand quilt through so many hours.  Can nap only so much of the day away.
My video chats with son Jason had him laughing knowing my predicament of being unable to “JUST SIT STILL.”
I can’t help it.  I am happiest when I am puttering away at something.
There has been much TV watching.
And Zoey watching:


In the Land of "Feet Up!"
What a crazy girl!


In the Land of "Feet Up!"
And even tractor watching from the outdoor seating (with foot elevated) on the deck.
The side of the yard slopes pretty steeply down into the woods and Dave is using the tractor to bring dirt over to the edge to level it out.
We’ll have to grow more grass, but at least it won’t feel like the lawn mower is going to roll off the hill when he is done.  He will keep bringing over soil until that side of the yard is more level.
Yesterday I even hitched a ride with him back to the QPO where the van had been parked for 2 days because I couldn’t drive it with this foot.
I was able to sit on a stool and get the mail order done – labels printed – ready to go for today.  it felt like progress.  Almost normal.
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These two!
Once the outgoing orders were filled, labeled and placed in the outgoing mail tub, I found myself at a loss for what to do next.
A bit of hobbling to get me over to the big Janome where I am paper piecing Cabin Corners blocks also enabled me to put my bum foot up on a stool and to use the stop/go button on the Janome and do some paper piecing. No foot pedal required.
(Where there is a will there is a way!)
I’ve done a lot of TV binging since Friday.  If you are looking for something to watch, check out Crooked House (Agatha Christie!) on Netflix. I love a good who-done-it and Glenn Close is really great in this one!
Since Saturday was 9/11 we also watched WORTH on Netflix.  And yes, definitely worth it. It stars Michael Keaton.
But the most intriguing of all for me was this one while stitching at the QPO:


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What LulaRoe was actually selling was the dream that the retailers — who were mostly mothers — could get rich at home.

It was an interesting 4 part documentary. Great for a girlie binge.
I also spent some time on my laptop – and I want to share something that came my way  from Vicki in Australia.
She writes:
Good evening Bonnie, I saw where you have hurt yourself and of course have got a lot of medical advice. hope you are better soon. Nothing worse than being immobile. Just finished my latest lot of quilts for the shelter. I seem to be getting slower and slower and fabric prices rising or they are here in Australia. Might just be me.”
In the Land of "Feet Up!"
Glorious display!
In the Land of "Feet Up!"
As we know, Australia is doing quite the job of getting a handle on the Covid spread, but to do it the folks have faced lock down upon lock down.  
Vicki has been busy stitching up comfort quilts!
I asked her what size they were and this was her reply:
“They are 42 1/2 and 52 1/2 inch square using 4 4 1/2 or 5 1/2 inch squares . All based on 8×8 blocks and I sew them together with your web technique.”
“I have free tutorials on my Vicki’s Fabric Creations blog. They’re made that size so that I can use the 45 inch width fabric in the border . Yes you certainly may share .More photos on my Bridie’s Blossoms page if you want to take them from there . You are more than welcome .”
Thank you for allowing me to share, Vicki! These quilts are perfect for sharing our love with those in need.


In the Land of "Feet Up!"
More feet up in bed time last night before turning out the light.
Ivy sleeps heavy and hot.  And she chirps in her sleep.  And yes, she is only happy if she is right up on you, making it impossible to roll over. Crazy girl.
This morning I am headed back to the QPO.  Mail has got to go out.  There is pattern writing to finish at my big desk. I can do that with foot elevated.
And if it gets too much, I’ll come back home and couch surf for the afternoon.
How was your weekend? Did you finish anything?  Start anything new?
In the Land of "Feet Up!"


No coupon code required!
The sale price will remain through September 30th, and revert to full on October 1st, 2021.  Don’t miss out!
It’s time to start in on the fall projects – to pull out those oranges, golds and browns and dig in to some comfort sewing with the upcoming change of seasons!
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I think that catches us up to now!
In the Land of "Feet Up!"


Quiltville Quote of the Day –
In the immeasurable words of Kermit the Frog – Let’s be nice!
Geese on a String quilt from my book String Frenzy on sale in the Quiltville Store.
Have a wonderful Monday, friends!
In the Land of "Feet Up!"