Sunday, May 22, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

What Goes Around, Comes Around

As you know, I've been working on multiple quilting projects! And this has been going on for years. I've sewn and quilted all the way through raising a family and working full time. 

We, the young couple grew older together. 

Our children became adults and moved into their own lives.

We are doing something that most families don't do, its live together!

Now, this is very funny when I hear about parents talking about their college graduates moving back home and don't leave again. 

That is another whole subject, this is our sons saying "come, move in with us"

When parenting our sons in the early years, we made a commitment to holding each \Sunday evening, a family meeting.  We've returned to what worked for us in the past. Communication is key in this plan and these are the things keeping me busy outside of quilting.

All of my sewing machine type sewing is packed and ready to be moved.

I can only do hand work and that is satisfying at this time, so I still keep my hands busy!

Thank you to all of my loyal readers for sticking with me while on this latest transition!

Blogging time has taken a back seat in so many ways. I just do not have any time to work on major projects because I'm so busy with all the other family projects which are so interesting, but not in a crafty way!

I've barely been able to read the occasional blog of those I've faithfully followed and commented on things you are all doing, please forgive me for just reading and dashing....

Rusty is used to running  beside my car clocking 22 km/per hour down our lovely dead end road, to keep her fit and lean that we've all had to adapt to new ways of getting exercise.

Then, let me tell you about the dental appointments I've become so familiar that the entire dental office staff knows me by my first name!

Only to discover that a root canal done back in 1980 was only half done and now, its become an abscessed tooth, its schedule for extraction new week. 

I've been on antibiotics for this and sinus infection too.

I was sniffling along waiting for the next dental appointment and one morning I work up three weeks ago to have the ceiling spin like a unwinding clock. I've been rocked by vertigo three times before and suffered.

I was instantly depressed! OMG, what next is going to happen!

Three weeks later, I've come full circle and received some excellent maneuvers from Ross Baines of PhyioPlus on Fairfield Rd in Victoria that I must  tell you, its worked!! 

But not before I needed to have two sets of maneuvers, with a series of throwing up, feeling like ^%$# for days sitting upright. Sleeping only on my left side, propped up and not to turn to my right side.

If you have an vertigo symptoms, find a therapist who knows how to do this maneuver really well otherwise, its ineffective and you'll go without knowing this can work to get the crystals in your inner ear back where they are supposed  be.

Maneuver here on youtube.

I little quilt given to a good friend made a couple of years ago. 

This bag was discovered at a modern quilt guild meeting last year and I will find it online.

So this is what is happening with me and thank you for reading the whole story!

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Invented Circles

I have a pile of hexies that finally found a home. They were just lonely souls until placed with these circles.

I intend to do hand embroidery around the outside edges of the hexie blocks to make them circles.

This quilt will become our new summer quilt.
I'm using up all sorts of small bits and scraps of bright colors that just disappear in the bin.

Hand embroidery stem stitch between the hexie edges to complete the circle.

Happy Quilting quilty friends!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Circles Ongoing Progress

Making circles and applique them onto my squares is most enjoyable. Its slow quilting at its best.

I'm using an old fashioned approach of cereal box cardboard circles as my template.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Lazy days of summer

Missy and Rusty lazing on living room floor and couch. It's been a busy time and BBQ #4 is done and the cool ocean breeze flowing through the windows.

Rain is coming to cool the parched earth.


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