Thursday, July 9, 2020

Long Time No See...

So, apparently 2019 was a wash. Here we are in the second half of 2020 and I'm only now getting around to posting again. I did almost no sewing in 2019, so there really wasn't much to write about on the quilting front. I developed a frozen shoulder early in the year and that put a halt to most of my activities. If you don't know what a frozen shoulder is, you're definitely not alone! I had no idea what it was until the doctor told me. Suffice to say it is extremely painful and I would not wish it on anyone. It takes 1-3 years to heal. Fortunately I'm now in the unfreezing stage some 15 months later. It's much less painful and I'm getting some range of motion back. Between it getting better and being quarantined for so many months, I'm getting to spend some time in my sewing room again. It's reminding me how much I LOVE creating things.

In my last post (back in 2018), I talked about my progress on the Moda Blockheads 2 quilt.  Thanks to my very generous and helpful mom (love you mom!), I managed to get all of the blocks cut out and put into individual bags.

Prepping and labeling one of the blocks.
That way I can pull out a block whenever I have a little bit of time and sew it together.

Each block is bagged separately along with the instructions.
Currently I've finished 24 of the blocks. I'm loving how it's looking so far! (My design wall isn't large enough for all of them, so some are layered on top of others...)

24 of the Moda Blockheads 2 blocks
This is obviously another long term project, but I have finished a few things and will hopefully share them soon.

Our girl Jack is quickly approaching 20 years old! And yet, she is still so playful and energetic. She looks and acts like a much younger cat. She loves to gather up and nap on her babies.

Jack with 3 of her toys.

My suffering was good for me,
for it taught me to pay attention
to your decrees.
Psalm 119:71 NLT