Happy New Year 2020! Today is 9 August 2020 and I am now beginning my New Year Quilting Life. Yes, if you have been following me at all this year you are aware it has been a disaster! So here is the bottom line!
Clay’s hand is doing extremely well for what happened on New Year’s Eve 2019, AND his Transcather Aorta Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a 100% success! He is back to being Clay, working on getting over the “sit in a chair for 6 months” and “do nothing or die”. AND thanks to our blessings I still have him with me – lucky guy – I can still drive him nuts!
I made it through my corrective eyelid surgery from the October 2019 Cataract surgery. What fun! I am glad that is over with. The icing on the cake was the fact that BAMC does not bill Medicare (or our other 2 insurances) for Part B charges. I got to do that one! I will NOT go into detail on how much time and stress it caused me – just know it was the icing on the cake. I mailed the package to Medicare on Friday – ALL 250 pages! I fixed it so there is NO WAY they can come back for more backup information! (It paid to work for the Government for 33 years). Hope this package drives someone to stress out processing it. LOL Hopefully by the time I submit all charges to the other 2 insurances we will have our money back by November! (Hope I am not dreaming). Life is getting back to our ‘normal’ quiet life – most people are calling it Quarantine Time, but we are calling it Happy Time and loving it. All the time others were complaining, we were either at the Doctors Offices, Hospitals, or having Surgeries. We took all precautions – even to the point of carrying around by Super cart with all the necessities required to prevent the possibility of a Virus looking to land on these two old souls!!! Did not happen on our watch during that time. THIS NOW ENDS THE DRAMA FOR THIS HOUSEHOLD!
Update on love South Texas Summer of 2020! We tried to continue doing our walk early in the morning, but it is just too hot. I ride the stationery bike while Clay is talking with his Ham Buddies, then he rides it while I enjoy my coffee in the Studio. We have ordered a Nordic Trak treadmill from Amazon and having issues getting them to get it in their system and shipped. I hope it comes this week. Having the bike and the treadmill will allow us to continue our exercise without wearing ourselves out from the horrible 100+ temps we continue to have each summer.
How about some quilting talk? Needless to say all I have to show today for HQAL and Slow Sunday Stitching is the beginning of Block 10 for Sweet Stitches – this one is for December – Santa Claus. I started my hand work again yesterday and this is as far as I have gotten.
Now that I am back on track with life and quilting, I have set a few goals for this month.
- Finish the 3 blocks for Sweet Stitches
- Finish the 2 remaining blocks for Mary Brown (this gives me a total of 16 blocks finished)
- Work on OMIGOSH quilt – I am doing this in Reproduction fabrics
- Work on a Blue and White quilt that I started to play with a year ago… (time passes quickly!)
I also will be doing hand work at night again, sewing during the day, and just enjoy doing nothing – depending on my mood. I want to do some knitting and working with my wooden lap weaving hoops. Sew much to do and sew little time! So many of my blogging buddies are so far ahead of me for the year I will never catch up, but at least I am now able to start on the many projects that I want to make.
Thank you all for supporting us in our time of crisis and I am praying that all stay safe and well, and take care when out and about!
Hugs to all,
Linking To: My Quilt Infatuation; Confessions of a Fabric Addict; Finished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap Bag; BOM’s Away; Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts; Oh Scrap; Scrap Happy Saturday; Slow Sunday Stitching Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock Party; Design Wall Monday
This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.