Hi everyone! Doing a blog post today, feeling---maybe not better but more optimistic. Please do not worry, my health issues will be addressed in the months to come. [by definition, chronic illness never goes away/ is incurable]. My main point is, pls understand if I don't post as often as we like, and maybe can't answer comments right away. Still love comments though, don't give up on me.
Anyway it is now astronomical Fall,
the sun sets very early and while the days are hot and sun filled, that darkness hints of winter to come...
Part of my current problem has been blurry vision, a sudden onset cataract or cataracts that will be treated surgically fairly soon. I am super squeamish about medical issues, so pls do NOT share any eye surgery stories. I just can't deal.
What happened---I was needleturning the Pine Trees on Silent Night but suddenly could not see to sew.
I finished them somehow! Forgive the wrinkly cotton and seams. Humidity here is 96% with a wind off the water, everything is soggy.
And I went on the the wool animals. Wool is far more forgiving.
Stripey and all the other much loved tabby tomcats in my lifetime of loving cats.
I decided not to applique the snow baby children [also wool] until this is quilted, as I do not want lines across their faces and snowsuits.
This is a different quilt, with the same Mo and in this case, Kitty, the feral black cat in my neighborhood. I don't mind the lines on the animals.
I always love having kits on hand. These are two tiny wool pillows or sachets. The black thread on bright was see-able and I had fun sewing them. I'll fill them with autumnal herbs, pine, cinnamon, lavender, etc, and tuck them in a big bowl with tiny jacks. Orange I think!
I especially liked doing the ''pennies'', a Victorian name for the wool circles.
The sunflower is cute too. I was sad because it got no ''likes'' on IG at first. Has some now finally though, poor cutie.
My last project was to dig out this tied quilt for evaluation and redo.
It was one of my mom's Midwestern Mennonite quilt tops. She used it as a decorative table cloth. I lent the piece to a friend who to my surprise had it finished! But with poly batting and ties, not quilting.[I believe she asked my ok, it was very long ago. I think I imagined real quilting. But I was happy to share.] Later after I had my mom's other gorgeous top [that had the same fabrics] I asked for this piece back.
My mom's top that I had quilted in her memory.
The blue oxford backing is interesting. Very vintage Ralph Lauren. My friend used this quilt and another on her sons' beds. Not sure how great that worked, lol. Bet they wanted Power Rangers! Marvel heroes?
Mo went for another big bucks ear treatment today. My Fall home spruce up budget got dipped into again. Mo comes first.
where is my sucker*, mommy?
A few late season potted flowers are blooming in the stalks and crabgrass.
On Instagram we decided this is a coreopsis, much to my surprise.
As these are what coreopsis look like in my mind.
Good wishes to all! Enjoy the hot sunny days, don't rush through ife looking for Fall and holidays to come.
gone to the beach...
today's photos from a friend....