Yes, I am still here, but seem to be in a state of suspended animation since my spell in the hospital. I am not a human blimp any longer, and can breathe, but have little energy, either physical or mental/emotional. I am doing a lot of sleeping, sitting and reading and fretting about all that needs to be done. I am really enjoying sitting out on my new patio by the back door during the cool evenings (with lots of Off and mosquito candles).
Joe has been such a dear and pulled a cart full of weeds and elm seedlings from the flower beds around the front door, even though he is so busy with all the refrigeration jobs brought on by the hot August days.
We are expecting our third great grandchild in September, and I naturally wanted to make a baby quilt. I had received a bundle of fat quarters of the Laurel Birch Mythical Horses collection last year and decided that was what I wanted to use. I knew that I was going to have to come up with a very simple pattern, in order to get it done in time. Luckily, I was able to find a panel and yardage of a wonderful striped fabric online and have gotten a top sewn up. I cut broad stipes from the fabric to border the panel and used the turquoise swirl fabric for cornerstones. I think I'll have it machine quilted by one of our local quilt guild members, since I just don't have enough energy to quilt it myself. This is the only quilting I've done in a couple of months. I hope that my energy will increase when the weather cools off a bit, hopefully soon. It just is not natural for me to feel so lethargic.
ChoCho was very happy to test the quilttop for napability.