I feel so bad that I have been away so long! It has been so long that I am not sure I can cover everything in one post but let me at least get started on the catching up.
I have had some health problems that have slowed me down. I had a bout of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome , rather than try to explain all of that here is a link if you want to read about it. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ramsay-hunt-syndrome/home/ovc-20257238
I still have a lot of facial pain from that …. but it is much better than it was. I am fortunate to have pretty good medical insurance but the cost would have been nearly 30 thousand dollars for all the tests and the time in the emergency room etc. Still it does eat up money that I had other plans for 🙂
Also having a lot of trouble with the nerves in my elbow on my left arm, and both shoulders, and arthritis in both hands. All of that has made me unable to hand quilt for more than just very short periods of time and that has been hard to deal with. I am going back to the Dr. mid July and I am determined to get back to hand quilting so I have not given up on that. Fortunately I learned to machine quilt on my treadle so I can still quilt!
I didn’t want to make this post into a pity part so on to the good news .
I got a new pair of glasses, Trifocals, and I can see again ! So nice to go to a good Dr and a good optician to fit them properly!!
My quilting business on Etsy has been keeping me very busy! Here are a few of the things I have been making.
And to shamelessly self promote here is the link to the store to purchase. https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts
As long as I can remember I have always wanted to make things for a living. I always said “I want to be an artist” even at the age of 5. So it has been a great joy to me to be able to finally do that 45 years later! People often ask what I am working on quilting. My answer lately is “a new furnace and replacement windows” I have sold enough bags for the furnace but a lot of that went to medical expenses and other household needs and garden costs so I am starting over….still plenty of time before winter 🙂 and I love making them!
Now for my garden…..there are a million pictures but here are many ( click on any of the pictures to enlarge)
So that is the garden summary for the season so far.
Here is Teddy supervising the replacement of the deck boards.
I have several new sewing machines to share….and a ton of quilt projects in my head but I will save that for the next post…..
Again I am sorry to have been away so long! But I promise to post at least once a week .
Happy Quilting and gardening!