Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A June Blur

What happened to the month?  Seriously, it's almost over!  The month started with a liquid diet after my esophagael POEM procedure.  Then I graduated to a full-liquid diet.  And before I could get back to the doctor for my post-op appointment, I developed Shingles (yes, I had the vaccine).  So my best-laid sewing plans have been derailed.  Today has been my first "normal" day in two weeks - and I must quickly add I am still on drugs.  These little lightning shots coursing through my abdomen are more than annoying.  Did you know I used to quilt?  So here's a little bit of eye candy for June, starting with the two graduation quilt recipients.  Thanks to mom Janice!

The HS graduation quilt
The June college graduation quilt. 

I was all set to turn this into a duffel bag but wanted to change the dimensions of an existing pattern.  Quilty Holly pointed out that doing this sort of thing on drugs might not be the best idea.  
These fabrics are the backing for...

this quilt.  It's for Cristina.
Tools of the trade - gloves, safety pins, grapefruit spoon.  It's what works.

This t-shirt quilt is all pin-basted and ready to quilt
Julie's "going-away" quilt - the batting is even acclimating.  Just have to quilt it...    

July was going to be my sew-for-charity month - for SewPowerful.Org.  It still will be.  But I may not get started until mid-month...  Life is a constant readjustment.  Let me end with some gratitude:

  • I'm thankful my shingles weren't in my eyes.  That really looks uncomfortable.
  • I'm thankful for the LaGrange Hospital Emergency Room - I was in and out Monday, June 12, in less than 3 hours, complete with antivirals, opioids, and steroids.  
  • I'm thankful for John - he continues to be attentive to every need.
  • I'm thankful for the medical expertise of my sister and brother-in-law - they again were there with their support the past few weeks.
  • I'm thankful for my GI surgeon - this POEM procedure seems to be successful!
  • I'm thankful that I feel like sewing and doing something other than sitting!  
Here's to a normal July!