Since I can't go back on the longarm machine just yet, I've been scavenging around my house to ward off the boredom of recuperation.
A good friend's daughter is having a baby next month, so of course I told my friend that I would make a quilt. That was back in December. I finished the top yesterday. I'll post a photo when I upload from camera to computer. I procrastinated my butt off until there were no excuses left. She told me the nursery is decorated in a Noah's Ark theme, so for months I looked for a bright Noah's Ark panel. I went to Quilters' Attic and finally found an animal panel. No ark but close enough.
I've been told that babies like bright, crayon colors, and this panel fits the bill. I had some great crayon bright fabrics in my stash so I did 2 borders. I don't have any single fabric big enough for the back, so I'll piece more brights together.
It's funny. I put things off and then when I finally get them done, I tell myself "Gee that was easy." So why do I keep procrastinating? There's a question for the ages.
Today I'm going to a quilting day. I realized that the only way I was going to get anything done was to schedule it. So, several of us get together once or twice a month to quilt. We've recruited a couple of ladies who've always wanted to quilt but just haven't taken the time to learn, and another friend and I take turns helping them.
After I finished the baby quilt top, I sat down and prepared my Quilted Diamonds block to take with me today. Since I'll be the only "teacher",, I didn't want to have to stop in the middle of machine piecing, so a hand piecing project fits the bill. I don't know if I'll do all of the 101 blocks in the book. I have the attention span of a gnat so I lose interest in long range projects. But I'll give it a try.
Two of my friends are nurses and I'm going to ask them if it's normal to feel this bad for this long after surgery. I don't have my followup until Tuesday, but I'd like to hear what my friends have to say.
This has gotten very long and I'm off to get ready. The sun is shining, the temperature is comfortable, it's going to be a nice day.