Sunday, October 2, 2022

September Recap and October Goals

Leader ender stacks
My September goals were:

✔1. Write one post about the the Ottolenghi recipes that I've been making.
2. Finish the quilting on my Lone Star Quilt which may not happen; but if I can get the bones of the quilting completed, I'll be happy.
3. Get the book club quilt for our current book to the embellishment stage.
4. Keep up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. The color this month is light blue. 
✔5. Write a post about the 2022 Temperature quilt blocks. Keep up with the blocks for this project.
✔6. Inventory the contents of one of the tubs that I've stuffed with projects. This is my organizing project for the month.
7. Choose one of those projects to move forward.

Block in construction
On September ninth, I was rear ended in a car accident. On September 29, I posted about my recovery process. I haven't machine pieced or quilted since September eighth. Consequently, meeting my September goals took a hit. 

I was making good progress on the Lone Star Quilt and was choosing the background for my book club quilt. I did choose a project to move forward; but, I had also planned to make progress on that project before the end of the month. My light blue blocks for the RSC are in the same position they were before the accident. Big sigh. . . 

I did help 51 participants earn their American Heart Basic Life Support CPR certifications. I also helped two participants earn their American Red Cross First Aid/Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED certificates. 

Block layout option
I read one book--I had it three quarters read before my accident. I read "Where the Forest Meets the Stars" by Glendy Vanderah.

For October, I thought about making a list of goals; but, decided against it. Since I have so much dang back pain and finger numbness, I am doubtful that I would feel like my previous self in time to make progress on a list. Not being able to work on goals, makes me feel sad. 

Instead, I'll continue to concentrate on healing. Yesterday, I spent some time piecing on my Temperature quilt. I don't feel worse for the experience today so that is encouraging! Perhaps, I'll be able to continue working on that project this month.  
Another block layout option

Today, I'm attending the Westside Quilter's quilt show. The location of the show is about an hour away from where I live. I'm going for a couple of reasons. One I've wanted to meet Cynthia of Oh Scrap/Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework for years and she is vending at that show.  She has inspired me to create with scraps. I've wanted to thank her in person. Fingers crossed that I will thank her today!

Second, I want to see how my body handles traveling longer than half an hour in the car. I will have my ice pack to start! If I do okay, I might feel like I can handle attending a football game.

I'll leave you with the last bit of scrappiness that I started before the car accident. The photos are of Bonnie Hunter's Leader/Ender project for this year. This one is called Triple Treat. She releases a project in July and you make bits that eventually turn into blocks. When you make enough blocks for a project, you complete the top. 

I thought about using this block as my Rainbow Scrap Challenge for next year. I have too many bold print scraps that have inhabited the scrap storage for too long and this block might be the perfect place to use them. 


Ivani said...

Hope you uring the met Cynthia during the quilt show, and had a free pain travel.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I'm sorry that your recovery process continues to be slow and you're still having lots of pain. It's so frustrating when you can't do the things you love. Those triple treat blocks are very appealing for using up scraps and making a fun design!

Kathy S. said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Life gets in the way all the time, but your health and recovery is more important than any of it. I have some bold prints that need to be used up as well. Great place for them.

Rebecca Grace said...

I hope you were able to attend and enjoy that quilt show and meet Cynthia! Your quilts will be ready and waiting for you when your body is ready for them again. Sending you hugs!