Since the last check-in for Hand Quilt Along I did finish my Father Christmas top, which I had previously shared. The Father Christmases were all hand-appliqued. I started this around 1999 with the guy up in the right hand corner, and he has hung around my sewing room lonely until around 2018 when I started working on a few blocks at a time. I am thrilled to finally have the top completed. It probably won't be quilted until next year.
While this was not hand work, I also completed all 12 blocks of the QAL by the Sea by Partners in Design. The last 4 blocks, and all 12 blocks together. I have a plan for another larger block, but this also will have to wait till next year.
I finally got one more tea towel embroidered this week. These are iron-on transfers from Quilters Revolution.
I was also able to finish up a couple more blocks from the Ella Maria Deacon from last month. I am trying to finish the last one up, as next month's have been released, which I probably won't be able to get to till after Thanksgiving.
The hand-quilting and stitching links are below. Check out what everyone has been doing!
Hand Quilt Along Links
This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.
I will be linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching @ Kathy's Quilts. Check out what everyone has been doing there too. I will be working on my last Ella Maria Deacon block, and I also have another Stitcher's Revolution prepped to stitch.
This week has been a hard one again. My husband has been home, is till bed bound. He has had BP issues this week, being too high, but it is probably because he has been in bed. It is not usually this high when he is sitting up. This has necessitated calls to the Dr., changes in medications.
We have had multiple therapies coming in everyday 2-3 which take up most of the day. I am helping him with some exercises in bed. Home Health has been worried enough about him that they have are coming all weekend. We collected a specimen for urine testing today, and hopefully that is clear. He is still eating poorly off and on, though this evening he asked for more pasta which is good. But his appetite has been up and down.
I finally picked up all my quilting stuff out of the kitchen and dining room to get ready for Thanksgiving. BIL Roger has been a big help with John and helping me move furniture to clean carpets. I had hoped to get a few more things prepped for hand sewing, but I am tired, and couldn't get myself to do it.
I was able to get an appointment on Monday to get a cortisone injection in my knee. My knee has been hurting so bad at night I can only get 2-3 hours of sleep, and it has been killing me with the barometric pressure changes.
One bright spot this week has been a package I received from Tasmania, Australia this week from Kim @Sarah Lizzies. I won one of her beautiful Parisian boots. Her pictures here do the boot justice. I won the cream colored one. My picture does it no justice at all, poor lighting on a gloomy day. The boot is exquisite, and came after a particularly stressful day with mix ups with a couple of the therapists coming over, and things seeming to be falling through this way and that. I love the boot, and so much appreciate Kim and all the work she put into it. It made my day for sure, as did her beautiful note!
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