Monday Musings 1/16/23

by | Jan 16, 2023 | 13 comments

Welcome back to Monday Musings! I hope you all had a wonderful week. Unfortunately I injured my back last Monday and am still struggling but with taking lots of rests and muscle relaxers, I did manage to get things done.

For the week of 1/9/23 – 1/16/23:

  • Borders and backing for Heavenly Flora. ✔ – done! I can’t show you just yet, though!
  • Quilt Heavenly Flora and Starry Path. ✔ – done! Here are a couple of sneak peeks at the quilting. All the quilting is done for both quilts. Starry Path is trimmed.
  • Make hanging sleeve and label for Retro Dynamic Dresdens. ✔ – done!
  • Take Retro Dynamic Dresdens to our county seat. It was juried into the Shelby County Arts Council art show for 2023!! I am excited to have it hanging there for the next few months!
    ✔ – done! Hubby drove me and helped me deliver it on Wednesday!

For the week of 1/16/23 – 1/30/23:

  • Trim Heavenly Flora.
  • Bind and label both quilts.
  • Send them on a trip to California!!
  • Start cutting fabric for Island Batik February Blog Hop. We are to make a puff quilt. This will be a first for me, but during my breaks from quilting I’ve been watching videos and I think this will be a fun challenge!
  • MD appointment Tuesday for followup of the blood clot and hopefully something for my back pain. At this point I would love a steroid injection for it. That has helped me in the past. We’ll see what he says on Tuesday!
  • That’s all this week, folks!!

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  1. Kathleen McCormick

    Hope you got some good help from your doctor! How wonderful to be juried into a show…and deliver the quilt safely. I am late to your Monday blog, but here!

  2. joymcd305716439

    I’m so sorry to hear you’ve hurt your back… I hope you get better real soon, you have too much to do! You’re doing a lot still though! Hope you’re having a lovely week and thank you for joining in on Monday This and That! xx

  3. Susan Nixon

    Hope the doctor has some magic for your back!

  4. Carol Andrews

    Brenda I’m so sorry to hear about your back. I’m very impressed with all you got done in spite of it. Good luck this week and thank you for your great link party ?

  5. Alycia Quilts - Quiltygirl

    So sorry about your back – but Holee Cow you got a lot done anyways!! That quilting is awesome!!
    Thanks for featuring my little quilt – what a fun surprise!!!

  6. Marti at Plain Stitches

    I’m sorry to hear about your back. Sitting at a sewing machine is probably pretty painful too. I hope you feel better soon. You’ve certainly got a lot done despite the pain. Take care this week. BTW, is that your linky party button on top of your post?

  7. Mia is mine

    Oh Brenda! I’m sorry to hear about your back injury! I pray you recover quickly! Either way, you were “sew” productive!
    Congratulations on your success with Retro Dynamic Dresdens! Wow!

  8. davemelvanolan

    I’m so sorry to hear about your back. I’ll be praying you find relief from the pain. Good luck with your plans. Blessings! M <3

  9. texasquiltgal

    Too bad about your back – I hope the doctor can help you and that your other issues are better! Thanks for the linkup. 🙂

  10. rl2b2017

    Hi Brenda! I’m so sorry to hear about your back. That’s nothing to mess around with, and unfortunately, it won’t let you mess around either. I’m looking forward to seeing all of the sneak peek projects! I hope you backache heads for the hills quickly. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

    • rl2b2017

      P.S. Thanks so much for the linky party!

  11. Gretchen

    I’m sorry about your back, you can’t do anything without moving your back! You did accomplish a lot this week in spite of pain. Congratulations on your quilt being accept into the quilt show!

  12. Melisa-Pinker n Punkin Quilting

    I wish you a very speedy recovery, Brenda. You have got a lot completed this past week; it is good to take breaks though to ease your back. How wonderful to have your quilt on display at the county seat – what an honor. Happy quilting, my dear.


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