so here is the update on my medical journey. I have stones in my pancreas. I went in for a procedure on Thursday to see if they could be removed, the procedure was Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, it is done with a scope inserted through the mouth and down through the stomach into the intestines and then into the pancreas. . The Doctor was unable to get them out but was able to place some stints in the pancreatic duct. (the procedure triggered a bout of pancreatitis, but it was short and I was over it quickly ) the next step will be extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. which will break up the stones. stage 3 willl be for another Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography to remove the stints and clear out any of the stone fragments. I am home and feeling good today, just waiting on scheduling the next step (the medical world seems to come to a complete stop on the weekends 🙂 ) It might be wishful thinking but I think just having the stints in is making it better, and reducing the constant pain I had.
So it looks like it will be all done by sometime this winter.
Meanwhile the cold crisp November mornings are reminding me of my favorite Christmas Story
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!
Will be posting some quilting right after the holiday
I have been working away on a Teddy Bear quilt. I started it quite a while ago.
I stopped working on it because I was not feeling well, but I decided I need to finish it while the baby is still a baby ( I hope to get it in the mail tomorrow)
I was very careful to get all the steps on video and just finished downloading the video to find out that there is no sound! So here are a few still pictures.
I just have to finish the binding.
I have my procedure on Thursday and hopefully I will be back t o work on Friday! I have so many things I want to do.
The Capitol Area Quilt Guild show is this week.
And Teddy won 2 ribbons! best machine quilting and best original design
I am so excited to get an award for machine quilting because I did the quilting on an antique treadle machine.
I am still not feeling up to par (I could only take a few hours at the quilt show) but I rally when I get to talk quilts…..I will be doing a presentation for the Tri-County Quilt Guild in Warren MI on Thursday, November 2nd at 10:00 am (First United Methodist Church of Warren 5005 Chicago Road Warren, MI. 48092.
I will be bringing the Teddy quilt to show at that meeting. (as well as about 25 others)
My new furnace was installed today!
It took most of the day for installation so while that was happening I worked on a new bag. It will hopefully be up for sale at the Etsy store soon https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts
I used the Wheeler and Wilson for one side and Singer VS for the other. The furnace guy appreciated my old machines (and I counted them today and there are 50)
Here is a link to a nice interview I did with Quiltmaker http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/2017/10/saturday-morning-quilt-break-quilting-with-tim-latimer/
The trees outside my studio windows are changing.
My appointment to have the stones removed from my pancreas is Nov 16th. After that I hope to be my old self again!!
I am way behind on reading and responding to comments but I hope to catch up soon 🙂
I started the fall cleanup in the garden today. Here are the bags of what I did today.
I imagine this is about 1/10 of the total I need to do but good to make a start.
I also got some of my bulbs planted (100 today). I need to clean up the beds so I can find the spaces where I want to plant them. Here is a cleaned out bed.
Today I planted Tulips and anemone. I still have 100 daffodil and 100 crocus to plant.
There are still some things that look good in the garden. The grasses look great .
Here are a few more pictures (click on the pics to enlarge)
I picked the gourds today as well.
I also bought a few MI grown apples (ran out of steam today but maybe a pie tomorrow)
Teddy is glad I am done because he was tired of supervising.
He is sleeping now……his favorite activity is napping
I am about 1/2 way to my sales goal for the new furnace (thankfully it is still working but on its last legs)
More items added to the 25% off sale in the Etsy store here https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts
I think I will try to get some more yard work done tomorrow and get the rest of the bulbs planted.
Happy Gardening and Quilting
I made a video of a Wheeler and Wilson W9 sewing machine that I have . I found an attachment that allows it to use standard singer type feet.
I also added a few more quilts for sale to my etsy site https://timquilts.patternbyetsy.com
And I plan to add these tomorrow.
I heard back from my Dr and I have another appointment on Oct 11. The appointment is to discuss the procedure to remove the stones and add a stent to the blocked duct. Looking forward to it!