Happy Holidays!

I am still alive, recovering from my spinal surgery. I did manage to sew a few small things until I could barely move my shoulders. Not sure why, But I ended up getting multiple steroid shots in each shoulder. They are better now, not perfect but leaps and bounds better.

Gnomie GNomes – I did finish this, but neighbor Carol needed something holiday for her table, so she went home with it. I think she liked the back better than my gnomes. The back had snowman fabric on it. I failed to get a photo of it. Pretty sure I had it for like 20 years. Lol. She was happy and that is all that matters. It was a super easy pattern that went together quickly.

My daughter is home from college for the holidays. Makes me so happy. She has been baking and wrapping for me. My desire to do either is at an all-time low.

I made a few of these towels as gifts. I wanted to make more but only managed to do a few. Our guild does “Tiny Tutorials” and this was the one from October, I think. Basically used scraps of fabric and batting. I purchased bar mop towels from Amazon which were about $14/per dozen.

I have made a few other things, but not many. I failed to get photos. Not thinking like usual. I will get there. My surgery takes 1+ years to recover from, but I am of course hoping that time is shorter. I feel like I have not been myself for 2 years now. The positive is releasing the pressure on my spinal cord has resolved a few other issues I have had. I have quickly learned that your spinal cord controls everything, literally everything.

My plans are to get back in my sewing room quickly. I also have some organizational goals for 2023. My sewing area is a hot mess.

I hope everyone has a joyous holiday season.

Happy Sewing

Happy Quilting


24 thoughts on “Happy Holidays!

  1. Merry Christmas Lori. I hope you continue to heal and make progress. You are such a beautiful quilter. I love when your posts come through!  Enjoy having your daughter home with you. 

    Happy new year!


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  2. Hi Lori! It’s so nice to see an update from you. I’ve been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the back surgery was successful. The long recovery time is certainly challenging but you’ve faced more difficult challenge head on and conquered them. I know you can do it again this time! I think of you every day as I have been trying to build my number of steps. Remember? You started walking to one mailbox, and then you added another, and another. Don’t you feel wonderful finding a loving home for the sweet gnome table runner?! That’s all we ask for all of our projects. {{Hugs}} a bunch! Merry Christmas to you and your family, and many blessings in 2023. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. I love those little gnomes!! and the gift towels you made! I’m glad to hear you’re making progress after surgery and that your daughter is there to help you during the holiday season. I wish you a full and speedy recovery 🙂


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