I swear, I really do make stuff….

I do not know why I am finding it so hard to write a blog post. I really do have the best intentions, but somehow it never gets done. I have made things….I did, I really did.

This quilt is the TRIAD Puzzle Quilt. What does that mean? Triad is my daughters school and their colors are red and black (she claimed this one early). “Puzzle”? When Nanette send me tis bunch of blocks. I had no instructions and just figured out how to put them together. Certainly not what it was intended to look like, but it works.

This was also the quilt that sat on my long arm for nearly a year as I recovered (sort of) from my neck surgery. It is an accomplishment that I finished it and got it off the long arm.

As you can see my daughter immediately put it to use. It has a lot of crazy quilting on it. Messages to her…..practice stuff etc… All that matters is that she loves it.

The Recovery

So, I am still recovering and feel like I may be doing it the rest of my life. I have taken my walks from the neighborhood to the walking path. The town that I live in has a very nice/beautiful walking/riding path. I ran out of mailboxes (and sidewalk) on my side of the street and did not like crossing the street. I am just too slow and it is a main road. So, I am not counting mailboxes any longer, but distance. Some days I can get to .64 miles. SO, just over 1/2 mile. Other days, I am lucky to walk 100 yards. I do not understand the rhyme or reason why some days I can do it and other days I feel so weak that I am holding on walking around my own house. To me this is the really frustrating part. I have gone for well over a week without being able to walk very far. When this happens I do try an increase my steps within the house, but sometimes even that is a stretch.

I have been spending time with my daughter. Last week she had her wisdom teeth out. If she knew I even had this photo she would be annoyed. It was last Wednesday. She is better but still can’t open up her mouth well. You would think I have silence, but I do not.

Happy Sewing

Happy Quilting


16 thoughts on “I swear, I really do make stuff….

  1. You are trying and that is the main thing. Well done for your efforts towards recovery. Daughters! Such pests and blessings rolled into one. I haven’t seen mine for a couple of years with this Covid thing. How wonderful you have yours there for company. x


  2. Hi Lori! Your quilt turned out just fabulous!! And yes, your daughter would kill you if she knew you shared that photo . . . but now you have. No going back! Poor thing – those wisdom teeth are no joke. You know, each of us are on a journey. Some days I can get my steps in without an issue. Other days, it is a struggle to get 10 steps in. As long as you keep trying!! Look how far you’ve come. You are amazing, and resilient, and dedicated to your recovery. How about celebrating those .64 miles and the 100 yards the same. Both are better than what you were able to do AND better than zero. {{Hugs}} a bunch for you. I’m keeping you in my prayers. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. You did an excellent job in putting a quilt together from the blocks I sent you.

    Congrats on you recovering from a difficult surgery and showing the Doctors they were wrong

    I have days like you. Remember Fibro and Chronic Fatigue go hand in hand.

    But I am VERY proud of your walking. You will surpass their Predictions! Hugs.

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  4. Ooooh! What a fabulous quilt from a bunch of gifted blocks! It’s beautiful and I’m sure your daughter claimed it quickly. What a fantastic effort you are putting in to your walking and what a great idea to move to a safer location for your efforts. No matter how far you walk, just give yourself credit for the fact that you ARE walking! Sending a virtual hug and a prayer (or ten) for your continued improvement.

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  5. First – sending you thoughts of ongoing healing and progress. I just read an awesome quote by Confucius on another blog and maybe this is helpful: “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
    Second – what a wonderful quilt and gift. Is there anything better than seeing someone wrapped up and comforted in a quilt you made?!?!? It is why we quilt 🙂

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  6. That quilt is gorgeous and perfect for your daughter’s school colors. I wonder about the energy thing, too. Mostly, I feel like a baby bird with no feathers and a scrawny neck! You are doing great. It’ll be months before I can walk a half mile, or even 1/10th, but you are persevering and getting there when you can. Yay for you! Keep up the good work and do what you can.

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