Monday, May 18, 2020

It's Raining....

It's pouring and my dog is snoring.  I can't believe how much rain we have had and continue to have.  I could do with a little bit of sunshine.  One good thing, it makes for some sewing time.

Here's my list of projects I've been working on.

1.  Barbara Brackman's Yankee Notions.

2.  Pat Sloan's Out West.

3.  Quilt Doodles BOM.

4.  Connecting Threads Providence BOM.

I finished this quilt top a couple of months ago and yesterday I got it pin basted and ready to quilt.

My husband fixed up an area in the basement so I could set up a banquet table and use it to baste quilts.  I brought down my Juki, ironing board, iron, some fabric, quilt books, batting and supplies.  I also have a garment stand for hanging quilt tops on.  I have about 15 hanging.  I also have 2 boxes full of quilt tops.  So as I finish some I can bring more done.  Hopefully this will inspire me to get some quilts finished.  It has been so nice to sew on this big table.  After I finish my BOM I will get the above quilt quilted and bound.  

I've been doing the arm exercises that the doctor showed me and my breast pain has decreased quite a bit.  She did tell me it could take a year or two for it to completely go away.

I hope you are all doing well and are social distancing.  Hopefully this will be over soon

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy


Julierose said...

Oh nice to hear you have your own spot to work in now!! It is so nice to have a place where you can leave things in progress packing up every time~~ Glad to hear you are doing well with your arm strengthening--must be difficult...
Your rainbow piece is just lovely..I am going to do the Pat Sloan Rainbow hst piece after my BAD (block-a-day snowballs for MAy) is
sewn...gotta go and do today's Keep up the good work stay safe
~ ~ ~ waving in the milky sunshine here Julierose

Robin said...

Your blocks are looking great. I especially like that sawtooth star block with the round hourglass in the middle. I have all my sewing stuff downstairs and it has been so cool this spring that I was ready to bring it all upstairs so my nose doesn't run while I sew. Our thermostat is in the upstairs hall and if it isn't cold enough for it to turn the heat on, then the basement stays cold, too cold. But, it's supposed to be 85 F today and so I've changed my mind and everything will stay where it is. Hope you are pain-free soon.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great blocks.

Karen said...

I wish we had some of that rain here. It has been a very dry spring.

You have a quilting plan. Go for it. If you run out of quilt tops, I have plenty to add to the mix.

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE that cheerful rainbow Plus quilt!! Hope your new set up helps you get the quilting done faster and easier.

Janet O. said...

The rainbow quilt is very cheerful!
We are having the driest couple of months on record for this time of year--send the rain back our way!!

Kyle said...

Hope the rain has stopped and the sun is out. Your blocks are perfect as always and it sounds like you have a little bit of quilting to work on. Should be fun.

QuiltGranma said...

You are making good progress!