Reaching Goals, Forgetting and Relearning

Shock and Awe!!!!!  I have finished my goal for the week, well OK, I am 24 hours late, but they are completed.

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Oh Glory – Ready to go to the Long Arm!

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Circa 2016 – Miniature Size

 

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Pat Sloan’s Sewing Machine

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Dear Jane – Miniature

Remember when we were in school and we had the summer months off to play and dump the memory bank??? Well, guess what happens when one does not quilt a quilt, much less put binding on……….A mess! Hubby told me that everything one needs to know is on You-Tube – so I found this video and found two small new techniques are on the video that I was not aware of – corners and endings (doing it a different way).  So now I have to remember this video as I will be quilting quite a few quilts in the next few months and they cannot be “messed up”.

Now I plan on getting Oh Glory pinned on the long arm and tomorrow I will quilt it!  In the meantime, I really need to finish sewing those 25 + grapes on Block 5 of A Bountiful Life – will try to hold my nose and complete it tonight!

Tomorrow is the first block for Two-Step Mystery Quilt  so I will be deciding on fabrics for that project.  I like it because it is one block every 3 weeks! Next I will have to decide on pattern (and get going on it) for RSC 2017.  I have a few patterns in mind, but just not sure yet!   I am also thinking THINKING about working on the Mystery Quilt in this months Quiltmania.  It is reverse applique and I think I would love to work on that one.  There are only 6 issues in a year so I can slip a little on the start time on this one.  It would be another “fabric” decision.  Darn – looking like I will be having to really put the ole’ brain in action for the next week.  Maybe I need to check my 2017 list – I am sure that I had selected others.  Oh for more hours in a day!

I feel great as I have now completed 5 quilting projects, and applique again at night!  YEA for me!  I thought many times over the last year to just give up on my passion and sit in a chair.  Boy am I ever-blessed to have pushed the Doctor limit for my back!  In the last week even without the brace I can stand up straight again but will continue to use the brace which evidently is helping me to tell my brain to get with the program!  TENS and Braces are my favorite thing to have.  In fact, because I am not sitting so much, I THINK I am beginning to lose a pound or two out of the 8 pounds I have gained in the last 6 months due to the back hurting!  Joy to me is being able to do my walking and quilting and put in a full 10 hour day of fun!

Tomorrow my guy is going to become the President of the United States.  I never thought that what is about to take place in this great Nation tomorrow with the transfer of power would have come while I was still alive!

May the Lord Bless President Trump and the First Lady (who is such a beautiful Lady) and his entire family!  And continue to bless this Nation.  Bless all of his nominated Cabinet Members and our Congress – even those  who are so nasty and hateful at this time and chose to not attend the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America.  We are all of God’s children!

6 thoughts on “Reaching Goals, Forgetting and Relearning

  1. Congratulations on completing your goals! Happy quilting tomorrow, you were wise to practice on some smaller projects first. Good luck selecting fabrics for all the projects you want make and coming up with a pattern for the RSC too.

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    • Thank you Gretchen and thank you for all of your wonderful and helpful suggestions on the RSC and Mystery Quilt! So nice to have other quilters to share and get the creativity flowing!

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    • I really have to shut my eyes and get with the grapes – almost through with the first bunch – just 2 more ‘bunches’ to go! Love my brace! Yesterday I walked 7,716 steps which is 3.3 miles. I did 2.3 miles on my morning walk…. A little tired yesterday, but doing so well that with the 40 MPH winds today I am taking the “morning walk” off.

      I stay active all day and steps goal is 6,000 and sleeping very well! Of course I look like a walking brace because I have braces on my feet that go up to mid calf! FUNNY but if it keeps me going – who cares! Quilt more!

      Have a great day and thx for the comment.

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  2. You certainly are a busy bee! Glad to have you on board with the OWQAL! I too am working in walking and am trying to be more active. Good for you!

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    • I am trying to catch up for the last 3 years I have lost due to ‘unforeseen requirements’ as we say in the Government! I am excited about making a block today. Have not decided on colors, but will probably be batiks! Thx for commenting

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