IIf you are interested in quilting skip this long paragraph about my health! My health has not been good since last April or May. I had dental work done and got an infection under my new permanent bridge. It was pure hell for awhile there and then I finally went in for a second opinion about MS because I had so many symptoms (and have three relatives with it). Turns out I do not have MS (thank you for that) but I do have a B12 deficiency which actually mimics MS to the point of ridiculousness. It was so bad that between checking for MS the first time and then seeking a second opinion a little over a year later I no longer had a knee reflex in my left knee. That got me further testing anyway and we got to the bottom of my problem. However, all of these issues retriggered Epstein Barr ( I had mono when I was 18) and the fatigue is like nothing I had ever experienced. So after every test under the sun (MRI, bloodwork, lumbar puncture, etc.) it looks like that has been what has made me so weak. Have lovely leg spasms, burning feet, jumping nerves, ugh! It has been really hard to even work since school started and I have been to the ER a few times..pretty sure I had another gallstone (sans gallbladder) and passed it in the ER too. At least that pain is gone. I long for my former healthy life! I have not been going to Pilates for the past two months or so as I am too weak. I can barely climb a flight of stairs and it seems like lifetime ago that I hiked the Grand Canyon. I have gained some weight back though been losing again this past month and am committed to trying. Good news though my migraines are the best they have been in twenty years. I finally figured out a lot of my triggers are food. UGH! I do not eat fake sugar, much MSG, hardly anything processed and viola no more migraines unless I accidentally eat something. I would take the crazy daily migraine pain over the worst of the fatigue though--that was super frustrating to me. In the past week or two I have finally noticed some improvement. I am not sleeping near as much though I do need to be in bed with feet up a lot still. Just a week ago I went out socially for the first time after a work day. I can do some on non work days but on a work day I just have to lay down as soon as I get home.
Anyway enough about that! Some people never recover from EB and I plan to if at all possible.
Several weeks ago on a non work day Barb and I went to a fabric sale at a gal's house (her store in Prescott had closed) and here is the craziness I came home with for 80 ish dolllars. I have not spent money on fabric in forever mainly because I have not been sewing but this came at a time when I was finally getting back in there!
Liz joined us for shopping and we ran into Tina (who was my first quilt camp roomie) so we all went to breakfast together. What a fun bunch! So I put together both mine and Kathy's 35th Ave. BOM from last year. Forgot to get a picture of the second one. It is the same but orange outer border.
The main reason I got back in the quilting studio was to finish On Ringo Lake (On Green Bay). I did finish it, Ros quilted it and has some close up photos here. I love that she puts GO PACK GO on these! She also quilted Love Shack for me. I was so afraid I would not be happy with it if I did it so she did her magic. I found a stripe to bind it with and it is such a happy quilt!
I also finally quilted (by myself!) this tiny Snow Buttons wall hanging. I have quite a collection of little quilts these days! I was overall happy with how it turned out.
Kathy is back to working on her En Provence from two years ago. She has a lot more blocks than this done and with any luck will get closer to done this weekend. She is really trying to finish it up before Good Fortune starts.