Catching up and a little quilting

I have had a few emails asking how I am doing so here’s a catch-up post.

In my previous post I’d said that I was laying around with my leg elevated after an accident…a few asked if I could at least hand quilt. Not really….all scrunched up with a bunch of pillows piled on top of each other at my feet…I just didn’t feel like trying. I watched a Netflix series, checked the news and weather online a bit, and read a lot.

Now I can walk around a bit more and don’t have to elevate it all of the time.

One of the books I thought to revisit here was Agnes Sanfords’ “The Healing Light“, quite appropriate for now. An old classic but still in print due to its enduring popularity and available on Amazon if you are curious. It is a wonderful book.

My DIL Tallica has been such a great help…the wound is on the back of my calf…she handles changing the dressings for me and she has the little kids doing this and that after school with her on a few days.

A picture from Aiselyn of Oma and her :) Tallica pointed out that her funny mouth symbol means a kiss.

Kate was in a play that I had to miss. Her school put on the Wizard of Oz…the tickets were 8.00 each and here were two grandparents missing it! I had the accident and another one was down with the flu. Tallica gave the tickets to her twin sister and niece…not to be wasted.

A teacher took this photo of the family for her after the play. Kate looks so proud and happy! :)

On Sunday they all came after church with take-out from The Texas Roadhouse. “It’s like a FEAST, Oma!” Aiselyn said, grinning from ear to ear.  After that, the children took out garbage, patrolled the yard for dog-poo, Tallica vacuumed, and Scott ran to the store to pick up a few things for me.

They are one busy family but I am so thankful for their help.

On Wednesday, a week + one day after this happened, it was time to see if I could drive a little. My son needed me to run him to a local garage where their van was. I did so and then he ran to the grocery store close by to pick up some fruit for me.

Though Tallica had been here in the morning changing the dressing, and the kids were here as well ( they come with her before school ) since I was in the car now I drove down there to see them after school for awhile. I have missed that as well as their dog! :)  The neighborhood is just coming in to bloom here and there….I took a few snapshots with my phone.

I had started sewing the binding on Stars and Spools before this happened. I had perhaps one side done. I am getting back into that…

And I will return to quilting this Scrappy Granny block.  I can’t really stand around for a long time prepping applique pieces at the ironing board and everything is so behind here that worrying about sewing is the last thing that I need to do, so I think that just picking up these two projects is all that I shall consider working on going forward for awhile.

I don’t have cable TV so the most that I watched of movies or series prior to this was an hour or two in the evenings on my computer. Thank goodness for the firestick that I got at Christmas time and the wifi.

I have probably watched more on the TV  in the last week than on the computer in the last six months :)  I went through 3 seasons of “Reign” ( Netflix )  finished all of “A Place to Call Home” ( Acorn TV / Amazon ) and am now starting on “War and Peace” ( also Acorn / Amazon ).

I have not been visiting blogs as much as I usually do but I’ll catch up down the line :) Thank you to everyone for your concern and I hope that you will enjoy your spring days that are upon us once again.

Sharing at Kathy’s Quilts : Slow Sunday Stitching link-up

January: One Monthly Goal : Stars & Spools

I linked up with Elm Street Quits for my One Monthly Goal at the beginning of January.

I wanted to finish hand-quilting the last appliqued border on my Stars and Spools quilt, and while I had quite a bit to finish yet, I thought that it was an achievable goal.  I was quite pleased when I took those last few stitches.

A few shots of the back:

The quilt is not finished yet; it still requires stitching around the brown border and then binding, but it is getting closer to its’ finish.

I will be linking up with Elm Street Quilts. / Esther’s Quilt Blog / Sew Fresh Quilts

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