I feel like a one-eyed cat! Thursday last I had the cataracts removed from my right eye and a new lens implanted. It went really well, including me getting a small inspiration for a new wall hanging. I love how well I can see things in the distance. But now I have no close up vision in that eye. I've bought a pair of readers that helps a lot however, I still can only use one eye to read. (I can also read by bringing the Kindle or iPhone up to my nose and reading with my left eye and shutting my right eye.) I go in Wed. to have my left eye done. I had originally planned to go in the following week because I really wanted to go to the Mid Atlantic Quilt Show. I realized it would be really irritating to spend 2 weeks with mismatched eyes. So no quilt show for me this year but I will have far superior vision.
Even with the surgery I was able to get most of what I wanted to get done in the studio -- some before and some after the surgery. Let's look at how I did on my goals.
✅Make last 3 blocks of UFO challenge quilt — finished the blocks and the top!
✅Make a walker bag — One done and ready to give to the guild.
✅Finish making binding for Spider Web Quilt — Binding made but quilt not ready for it.
✅Right eye gets a new lens! Probably won’t get any more sewing done until next week — surgery done! I was back to a bit of sewing on Saturday and Sunday.
Not bad! Here's the pic of the UFO challenge piece for February. I'm always "planning" to get tops done and every once in a while I surprise myself and get more done. Darn, didn't happen this time.
Here's this week's goals. Again, there aren't that many of them because of surgery and a get together of friends in DC on Saturday.
Pick an easy quilt using my stash & AccuQuilt Go dies — cut it out
Begin sewing Melodic Mystery together
Work on hand embroidery🤞🏼if I can see it well enough
Left eye gets a new lens!
I am typing this with my left eye closed and the readers on. If there are mistakes -- I'm blaming the eye for them!
Sunday I spent some time reviewing some boxes of fabric and quilt blocks I've been storing for a friend. She needs to decide what she wants me to do with them and then I'll donate some of the fabric to my guild's charity group and use some to finish some blocks into quilts.
As I was going through a lot of fabric and blocks, this one really struck me. It is a hand sewn flower garden block. This isn't English Paper Piecing this is just sewn together. Check the next picture of the back.
On the left side there's a needle and thread with several stitches ready to be pulled through. I doubt the quilter realized she would never get back to this project.
Which brings me to a question for you. Do you have plans for your stash and projects if something happens to you? I have a plan although my daughter might not be thrilled with it. She can take what she wants and then pass on the rest to the charity committee at my local guild. I used to say my friend Sharon and my daughter could go through the
mess studio and take what they want and spread what is left to charity groups. But Sharon doesn't live all that close anymore. But she is still welcome to check it out.
That's it for me today. The eyes are feeling strained (or is it the head?) I'm linking up with the following parties.
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I hope you can take some time to surf the web to see what quilters are working on these days.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie