If you have been reading my blog for the last couple of months you know that I turned 71 on Thanksgiving. I was very proud of the fact that I am pretty spry and get around as well as most people a lot younger than I am.
Well, spry is not what I am today.
All day Tuesday I moved furniture. You know, move this piece to be able to move this other piece and then move this piece again because it is in the way of another piece that has to move, too. In the afternoon DH came home and he helped me for about 3 hours, moving the larger pieces. Then I spent the evening setting up this half of the room.
This is the other side of the room where the tread climber will go, along with the Pilates machine. I still need to clean the carpet but first I have to recover: extreme back pain. When I get up, after sitting for even a short while, I can’t straighten up. Now I look like I am 100, walking all bent over and taking short steps. I really look quite funny but fortunately it only lasts for a short while and then I am going again.
Today I finally got enough heat into the studio to get a little work done. I pieced the backing for this quilt and loaded it on the frame.
This is the Carol Doak Mystery BOM from last year.
I have the batting and top draped over the frame and hope to get them loaded tomorrow.
Now I just need to figure out how to quilt each of the blocks and the open space I created.
It would be very easy to use a pantograph but I think I want to feather the open spaces. Anyway, I am going to play with a drawing program this evening so I can be ready to begin either tomorrow or Saturday.
I have been knitting but have nothing to show for it. I can’t seem to remember the M1L and M1R. So I keep practicing on waste yarn. I plan to get back to my little sock toes and grow them next week, I really want to be able to make two socks at a time.
I hope everyone is getting warmer and can have a great weekend. Gari