Saturday, June 6, 2020

Still Here

Although time has passed quickly, it's been 2.5 years since the stroke.  Still walking with a cane outside. 

 Left hand still impaired.  Am able to machine sew and have started quilting with a walking foot.

 My first quilt about a year ago.  Did not use walking foot for quilting.  Corners meet sporadically.  Great quilting print on back.  I signed it, dated it, said it was my first quilt since the stroke, and moved on.  Could not pin yet.

 A bit later.  Still not quilted with the walking foot, but corners now match, binding betterAble to pin better.

 Close-up of kind of wood grain quilting.

Opps, my area was not cleared off and two scraps of white fabric stuck to the back.  I had finished the quilting when I discovered it and would have had to remove 6 lines of quilting to remove them (not skilled enough at that point to partially remove anything)..It's a cool Easter print on the back, it looks like a rabbit tail, so I chenilled it, and left it.  A funny story for this piece!

I had fussy-cut and machine pieced the top before I got sick, walking foot machine quilted and bound it last year.  Love it!  New and old skills together.

I'm making baby stuff for a shower, have made about 200 and still counting masks that are all over the country, before Covid had started riding lessons, have mowed my own lawn, and have a family of foxes that play on my back porch.  I am well inside the house and do not interact with them, but the four kits are so fun to watch!  Two adults and four kits!

Just off the porch, with my camera phone.

That's it for now.  Hope everyone is well and wearing a mask in public.  Still typing with one finger.  Stay safe!

Blissful, if distant, hugs,

P.S.  Dickens is fine!


  1. Your quilt projects are great. Glad to see you are making progress. Glad you have foxes. They are great at taking care of things in the area you don't want. They are special animals. I'm sure they are great entertainment for you. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

  2. Ah - I know how to get that fabric off the back... Just take tiny scissors and cut the unwanted fabric between each line of stitches... then the short threads will pull out from under the quilting stitches - sometimes I use a tweezer, sometimes not - easy peasy, no unsewing necessary ! (ask me how I know this trick?????) take care, Sharon, Kathleen

  3. It is so good to hear from you and see that you are getting better. I can see that your sense of humor and wonder is still there. Take care of yourself, beautiful lady.

  4. Good to her from you. I kinda like the mistake-it looks like a BIG Easter basket!!!

  5. Sharon you are truly an inspiration! Margie/was living in NY but now in TN


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