Wednesday, September 16, 2020

QOV-DONE (nearly)

 I sewed the last rows together and got this puppy in one piece; not pressed but it IS sewn together and that’s a win in my book!).   It would have been an easy one to sew in a single hard day of sewing but that’s not my style, sadly.

Now to get a couple more projects finished.  This one will need a back so I can take it and the other QOV I finished awhile back to the quilter.  These two are going to specific vets and I’m hoping our church group will be able to award these maybe in November.  They didn’t get to do one last time around (they typically do them twice a year).

I’ve been trying to clean up some of the mess I’ve made and came across a few of the ‘cute’ blocks that still needed sewing so got those done as well!  YAY. I’ll post pix of them later.

I got a flu shot yesterday as the senior center was offering them free and I figured that would be the easiest way to get it done.  And I received the results from my most recent covid test—NEGATIVE AGAIN!  This is the 3rd I’ve done and not because I was exposed or thought I could have it.  If they offer testing nearby, I try to take advantage of it.  They have done 2 on me (the up the nose kind..yuck) in conjuction with the covid vaccine trial I’m doing but I’m not privy to the results of those although I bet I would be if they’d been positive!

Sunday, September 13, 2020

I HAVE been getting SOME stuff done (really I have)

 But not nearly as much as I should have with all the time I’ve had!  Just thought I’d share a snippet of one of my projects currently in the queue.  This is a QOV that I saw a picture of somewhere out there in the quilting world online

It’s more than three quarters done as I have half of the lower half already sewn together and the last pieces are pinned and ready to be stitched.  This will wind up 60x72.  I’m really liking it.  The star blocks are 12” and the red and white squares are cut 6 1/2” so it goes pretty quickly.

There’s another project coming along that I spotted somewhere in blogland and that one is also moving along at a decent clip.  I also pulled out a Christmas wall hanging that I put together last year (I think) and got a back made for it.  I’m hoping to take 3 or 4 quilts to the longarmer soon.  We’ll see how that works out.  HA!

Friday, September 11, 2020

Friday, August 14, 2020

I had to change it


I left it out where I could see it every day and every day I'd think 'I really need to make it right'!  So today was the day to rip and re-stitch.  I need to do a tad more before it's ready for quilting so now we'll see how long it takes me to do that tad more!

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Eight years

This guy left me eight years ago and it seems like an eternity.  I still miss him like crazy and rail at God often for taking him from me.  It’s been a really long and lonely eight years and I don’t even want to think of how many more I have to go without him. 

Thursday, August 6, 2020


I've been wanting to participate in a covid vaccine clinical trial for awhile now but hadn't been able to locate one nearby.  Finally on the news a week or so ago was a story about one and one of the locations was VERY nearby!  So I sent 'em an email stating my interest and heard back a couple of days ago.  My appointment was this afternoon and I was qualified to participate and received my first of 2 injections!  The entirety of the trial is 24 months (of course I wish they'd have an ACTUAL vaccine that works before that!!) with a total of 7 visits AND it pays me to participate (I've done clinical trials in the past, all dealing with diabetes, but was never paid for those).  

I have to fill out a diary for 7 days after this first injection and then go in again in about 3 weeks for the 2nd injection, not knowing whether it's the actual vaccine or saline placebo.  I'm thinking that I most likely got the placebo as I felt NOTHING going in and usually when I get a shot of medication of some kind, I feel it!  There was LOTS and LOTS of questions, paperwork, signatures, etc.  And I got a very rudementary exam.  The pay is pretty good and it only takes me about 10 min. to get to the office.  This was the longest of all the visits so not bad at all.  AND I feel like I'm at least doing something to bust this stupid virus!

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Stars for Covered in Love

I put together these 12” star blocks to send to Kat for her July/August donation project.  She asks for any 12" star block in red, white and blue so check it out.  You have until the end of Aug. to send in blocks.  She does different blocks throughout the year.  I liked her string project earlier in the year but missed out..will do it next time if there is one.

CATASTROPHE UPDATE--The tree is removed from my house, yard and ceiling and the holes (all 7 of them!!) in the roof are tarped.  Yet to be done is roof and ceiling repair and for the neighbors to get the darned open space in their part of the privacy fence fixed (I HATE that my yard is open to their yard!!).