Rained again off and on again yesterday and other than exercise and grocery shopping I was at home – sewing in the morning on the scrappy bricks and made progress!! All single units are now sewn into double units. I wanted them this size as to me it is easier to place them in rows now and figure out where I want them – just a little bigger makes them easier to handle I think. I will be laying them out on the floor and figure out rows then stack them and number so I can sew. I had thought about putting them on the wall but it isn’t big enough so why bother.
I’m finding it hard to photograph The Final Frontier and have the quilting show up when trying to get in a large area! Right now I am quilting about 8 inches in from the rolled area in the front – the yellow square at the bottom of the shot with the two small circles is where I have gotten to before I started to quilt last night. That is close to half way across this section so I am getting back into my quilting groove and making progress.
Sunday night quilting. Someone thought the empty spaces might be too large of areas with no quilting in them – these blocks are 4.5 inches so the empty areas really aren’t that large and I’m kind of keeping it simple this time – sometimes I put in a heck of a lot of quilting and then wish I hadn’t so this time it is less – if I really feels it needs more I can always add more later. Linking to Quilt Story and Esther’s Quilt Blog.
worked this area on Sunday night
I haven’t a clue what I will get done with today – I have cataract surgery on my right eye first thing in the AM (I write at night), it isn’t supposed to take long and we will find out how it goes and how well I can see when it gets done – I will let you all know. Surgery in the morning means I need to be there at 6:30 AM!! and it is a 45 minute minimum drive to get there which means up and at it early in the morning for me and no food or drink after mid-night — I will still need to wear glasses and only one eye needs the surgery – no double cataract surgery for me and seeing as I do need glasses to see out of the left eye the right eye can not be made perfect from what I was told the eyes need to balance out. The right eye will be made better but not perfect. The only reason the cataract got bad so quickly is because of the partial detached retina last winter – they say if you already have a cataract no matter the size (mine was tiny) it can grow very quickly after that surgery which mine did. Anything has to be better than how I am seeing now!! Surgery is supposed to take about 10 minutes – you are sedated and after surgery in recovery for about 30 minutes then on to home – I will need to run back in the next morning for the doctor to check his work – 2 kinds of eye drops for a week then stop one and continue the other one for a whole month total – new prescription for glasses after a month I believe. Let’s all hope this works the way it is supposed to!!
EDITED: 11:10 PM back home from eye surgery the doctor said all went as planned and see him again in the morning for a check up. Today vision will blurry for about 24 hours I was told but will improve by tomorrow. No restrictions do what I want and what I can see good enough to do – eyes are really dilated so well take most the day for that to clear up