A Little Bit Done

Handful of Scraps, Quilty 365 – The Final Frontier

Not very much by a long shot worked on yesterday – having the cataract surgery took a little out of me yesterday and as wrote this last night my eye was still dilated – a lot!  But my close up vision was back and not distorted so that was great.  I could see the computer to type before the afternoon was done, I could put my kindle on the tiniest print and read it, I threaded a needle and sewed a couple hexies in place.  Now if my distance vision improves too that would be great although I know glasses will be needed.

When I say the surgery took a bit out of me I am referring to being exhausted – getting up at 4:45 AM so we could make the drive did it – whenever I know I have to get up early I do not sleep well, I was waking up every 30-45 minutes after 12:15 yuk!!  Back to the doctor this morning for him to check his work but not as early –so more sleep for us – then lets see what I can do in the afternoon.  Other than an “eye ache” instead of a headache” most of the day went fine.

I had started this hexie on Saturday I think and didn’t get a photo of it – I sewed the last two light color hexies on late yesterday – the burgundy colors are next – this hexie flower I think will go on the upper left side of the Handful of Scraps – photo a couple days back.


This quilting on Final Frontier from Sunday night.  I am linking to Sew Fresh Quilts today and Quilt Fabrication.


And look what came in the mail yesterday late afternoon – I had some credit available on Amazon and looked through the books and spotted this one – I had been seeing a lot of the blocks from this book on Pinterest lately and liked them – the book just has small miniature quilts which I do not do but if you make a hundred more blocks or enlarge your set!  Love that quilt on the cover – I’m  not necessarily think Civil War colors – I’m thinking scrappy any color!


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8 comments… add one
  • Leanne Parsons Aug 17, 2016

    I hope you’re recovering well from your surgery! Your Final Frontier quilt looks beautiful 🙂

  • Kathi Aug 17, 2016

    Karen.. I am ecstatic that your surgery went well and you are now able to read and thread needles !!! Excellent 🙂 Hope when you wake this morning it is even better for you. Sending more happy thoughts today that your follow up is a good report also!!!
    Congrats on your new book purchase.. I have so many projects already I have tried to turn down the buying presently… and so much going on personally as well! lol
    Your quilting is lovely.. like your latest hexi flower and LOVE how you are making it look as you quilt Final Frontier… that quilt is def growing on me!!!
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  • Thimbleanna Aug 17, 2016

    Glad that surgery went well and now it’s behind you — hope the recovery is great too. That book looks really interesting — and like you, I really like that quilt on the cover — perfect for a scrappy quilt!

  • Kathi Riemer Aug 17, 2016

    Eye surgery sounds difficult. The lucky thing is you will be able to see much better. Your quilt projects are lovely.

  • Vicki W Aug 17, 2016

    I do the exact same thing when I have to get up early. Hopefully you are back to full speed today.

  • Mari Aug 17, 2016

    Yikes! I’m glad your surgery went well. Looks like it hasn’t stopped your stitching! I agree–any scraps would be great for that quilt. Best wishes for continued recovery!
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  • Susan Aug 17, 2016

    Yeah! New vision! Sounds like everything went well so that you can get back to work on those pretty quilt projects. Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

  • Teresa Rawson Aug 17, 2016

    Congrats on having the surgery behind you. I have early cataracts and I am trying to decide whether to wait or go ahead and do it. My vision is so bad, that I am tempted to go ahead and do it. But then again, I just got new glasses and contacts, to maybe I will put it off a little. I am glad you are finding some sewing possible so soon! I wear rigid contacts, and 2 years ago I was fitted with one near vision, one far vision. I stopped wearing them because I could see to thread a needle! My new lenses are just for far vision and I will wear reading classes for sewing…MUCH happier! Sewing is just no fun when the vision is not adequate! Have you noticed that colors are better now that you had the procedure?
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