August 11, 2022

On The Mend, and On The Move!

On The Mend, and On The Move!
On The Mend, and On The Move!


Look who is in the kitchen and joining the July Quiltvillians!
Don’t worry – I’m taking it slow and easy – 
I brought my scooter to get me from the van across the back walkway to the back steps.
There are 2 steps up to the back porch – manageable if I use a porch pillar for support and with a few easy shuffles I am in like Flynn!
On The Mend, and On The Move!
It had been a full 2 weeks since I had been inside!
On The Mend, and On The Move!
Dinner with these gals was just the medicine I needed!
It was a lovely evening out on the porch – everything is so green, and the mooing of cows coming from down around the creek could be heard.
I just sat there for the longest time, not wanting to move – wanting to make it last. Just listening to the sound of talking and conversation was music to my ears.


On The Mend, and On The Move!
Just look at the busy quilty activity happening in here!


On The Mend, and On The Move!
Fun projects everywhere!


On The Mend, and On The Move!
Way to go, Quiltvillians!


On The Mend, and On The Move!
Every big of creative mess I see brings joy!


On The Mend, and On The Move!
On The Mend, and On The Move!


And also here! Yay!


On The Mend, and On The Move!
Oh, how lovely!
(And the machine color too!)


On The Mend, and On The Move!
A couple of dining room finishes!
This one features a Christmas print in the alternate blocks!


On The Mend, and On The Move!


On The Mend, and On The Move!
And her Moth in the Window from the Addicted to Scraps book!  All of those triangles in the border really make this quilt – great job, Betty!


On The Mend, and On The Move!
I didn’t stay long – really.  After making the rounds and visiting and seeing what was going on, I rolled the scooter back to the van and home I went to go get this leg up.
This -photo is here to show you what is making my life a bit more level when it comes to walking: 
There are things in this world I never knew I would need, but thanks to suggestions from my doctor I ordered this right away: It’s called “Level Up” and is worn on the good shoe, to make that leg even with the boot side.  It really helps with balance and in keeping most of the weight on my good leg as the broken foot continues to heal.
I did manage to make it down the stairs to the basement sewing room at the cabin for a couple of short sessions, about an hour each. Any aching lets me know it’s time to elevate and give it a rest.
Where I usually spend days getting everything cut out and kitted up, I found I had to switch that up and cut out one block at a time, and then go sit down and sew it so I wasn’t doing too much standing all at once. (No, I do not cut well sitting down.)
2 weeks from today – next x-rays to determine just how long I have to wear this boot.  I’m remaining on my best behavior because I want it OFF as soon as possible.
On The Mend, and On The Move!
And the hand quilting is ever present –
I am picking it up and working on it several times a day – just because I “HAVE” to be doing something.
You can see from where the hoop is that I am working further away from the center – I’ve gone ALMOST all the way around up to that last floral border. My current stitching follows the outlining of those 4 diamonds found in each corner of the center medallion.  It’s getting there.
I started the hand quilting in May, and it has been an almost every evening grab-and-stitch.
There is still a lot to go.  But it is also definite proof that baby steps will still get us there!


On The Mend, and On The Move!
Unless these 3 are taking over the couch.  LOL!
So the obvious question is – which UFO quilt top is going to be pulled into the hand quilting line up next?
All in all it was a wonderful weekend with being able to be “just a bit” mobile.  It makes ALL the difference in the world to be able to get in the car and go – even if I have to think about how many steps will be needed to get from the car to Point B. So not thinking I need to go to town for shopping or anything yet by myself.
But I can get to the inn.  I can get to the back porch.  I can manage the ground floor.  I can visit with everyone and share in their fun – and that’s what I’m all about right now.
How about your own weekend?  Did you make any progress on anything?
On The Mend, and On The Move!


Quiltville Quote of the Day –
There is a lot going on in the world and opinions are flying at a rapid rate.
Google is right there at our fingertips.
I would rather go into a deep dive looking up something I know little to nothing about, than just dismiss it all together.
Don’t just keep an open mind – fill it with a bit of research and learn something along the way.
(Yes, there has been a lot of time for that too!)
Have a great Monday, everyone!
On The Mend, and On The Move!