Can you believe in 6 months it will be the end of 2017? Once Daylight Savings Time comes that is it for the year – it just races by. All the rain that has come this far South has missed us although we did get a few drops last night and rain is in the forecast the rest of the week. Just maybe….
This month did not go as I had planned it and it appears that June will be interesting. One of my Unforeseen Requirements (UFRs) was a problem with my hands, on 12 June I will have CTS and release of a trigger thumb (yup like a trigger finger) that appeared about 3 weeks ago one morning. So that has ended any ideas of entering quilts in the San Antonio Show this year! They will repair the right hand and if successful he will do the left hand. Looking like a “Surgery Summer” here. Wednesday we find out how bad the meniscus tear is in Clay’s right knee.
I was unable to attend the Kerrville Quilt Show but Jan sent me pictures of the quilts. I really missed a great show. Here is a picture of the Best of Show, it is Sue Garman’s Twirley Balls and Pinwheels. Sue passed away earlier this year and she has left a treasure trove of beautiful quilts for us to make! The person who made this quilt did an excellent job and I am so glad that it won Best of Show!
To prepare for some limitations for a couple of weeks from surgery I washed some of the wonderful fabrics I purchased last year for my birthday to have them ready to select for different projects that I can work on after surgery. I started that project on Friday and ironed for 2 days. Here are before and after pictures of the amount of fabric that have been washed and ironed.
This is my ironing board – I love it. I no longer have to lean over to iron. The fabrics are ready to be put back in place for future use. Our Studio is about 800 square feet and my two rooms are 14′ x 16′ and this room is 14′ x 19′. I am so blessed to have this wonderful space to quilt in. I have another room in the house where I have shelves for more fabric and all of my batting and knitting yarn. Now to just live to be 100 and have all my quilts made! LOL
My goals for the next two weeks are to have all the new fabrics washed and ironed, Xmas Heart quilted, Nesting Block 2 completed, and 4 blocks for Ms Potts ready for applique. I know that I will be able to machine stitch so I will cut out some more Dresden Plates and prepare one more quilt for stitching. I think rotary cutting will be limited for a while. Now the room is clean and the cutting table is ready for new “catch up” work.
Clay and I would like to thank all the Veterans for their Service to our Country, those who lost their lives serving and to those families who have been left behind. We so enjoyed the PBS Memorial Concert last night. When all the UFRs are completed this summer I would love to travel to Louisiana to the WWII Museum. We were born during WWII and lived through the Korean, Vietnam, the beginning of Terrorism, The Gulf War, 911, and the current wars. We owe a great deal to those who served voluntarily, or during the time when we had the Draft. Before the concert we watched the movie The Shack. It was such a moving and inspirational movie. It is based on the book The Shack and the movie is powerful and a must see for those seeking peace and tranquility in their lives.
God Bless America and the President of the United States of America! Have a great day with family and friends and be thankful for your gift from God, namely your Life.