The bird quilt is finished and packaged up for delivery! I sure stretched my mind and muscles on this quilt as the feathered quilting motifs were all designed by me and placed like a pantograph for each triangle-it was a good lesson and one I will apply to future projects.
I just outlined each bird and block and did a little free form quilting in the block.
There is a feather circle in the rose blocks and a simple chain design in the sashing.
I laid out a sheet for a curtain transformation and Sissy went wild-she skidded out and romped for half an hour before she tired of it! I did have to wash the sheets after they were done being sewn as my daughter-in-law (who is the curtain recipient) is allergic to cats! Small price to pay for the fun of watching Sissy play!
I have a million little teeth marks in my measuring tape, too.
The quilting frame was empty for about an hour and then I loaded a quilt Millie had dropped off for quilting.
This was a pile of blocks she inherited and the sizes were a bit wonky and she squared them up and pieced them to make into a quilt instead of a dusty box in the closet!
We have a branch down on our little 30' of exposed power line in the front portion of our yard.
The branch is scorched and weighing the line down but we have power! I had to call the power company to come and remove it-they said since we have power, we are low priority and they will be out within a few weeks. If we should lose power, they will be out that day if I call them and let them know. Oh, brother.
I have a new fashion statement!!! A compression stocking is all I need to solve the swelling issue in my foot! The toes couldn't move because of all the swelling and the swelling was just a bit of overload for my system. The stocking reduced the swelling and I can move my toes-for the first time in 10+ weeks!!!!
I am so happy that the solution is such a painless one and that I do not have to wear the air cast again. I am supposed to wear it for one month and then back to the drs for assessment! I am full speed ahead again!