2015 - 2020
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In January 2015 I started a new project, a Nine Inch Sampler Quilt. (#518) I'd completed 49 blocks when I sat that project aside to work on something else.
Something else was a request from my son Michael for his wife Kelly, a chevron quilt she'd seen in a magazine on line she really liked... and he wondered if I could duplicate it. Lucky for him it was an easy project and I could, especially since he wanted it in a hurry. (And then I made a doll quilt for Kelly's niece with the scraps.)
And I happened to have a bunch of left over triangle squares that were 2 1/2 inches, so I used them in #522.
Spinning Stars is another quilt on the waiting list.
In June 2014 I started getting tremors in my hands, making sewing a little hard, especially cutting. After a series of doctors' appointments and all kinds of tests it was discovered that I had a meningioma adjacent to my cerebellum. (Which by the way we now know had nothing to do with the tremors)
"meningioma is a tumor that arises from the meninges - the membranes that surround your brain and spinal cord. Although not technically a brain tumor, it is included in this category because it may compress or squeeze the adjacent brain, nerves and vessels. Meningioma is the most common type of tumor that forms in the head.
Most meningiomas grow very slowly, often over many years without causing symptoms. But in some instances, their effects on adjacent brain tissue, nerves or vessels may cause serious disability." From mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/meningioma
Finally, July 2016 I underwent cyber knife surgery and then waited and waited and waited for results. Six months after cyber knife I had another MRI which showed positive signs that the meningioma was dying, which is good news. My last MRI was in February 2020 and hopefully that will be the last one. I won't know until the Dr does or doesn't order one next year!
However, I still have the tremors although slight ones, just enough to be annoying at times... but I have not done any serious sewing since June 2015. I made several strings table toppers with plastic table cloth backings to protect tables from leaky plants at the retreat in 2018.
And in 2019 I made a bunch of strings purses to sell to raise money for Relay For Life. Thanks to everyone who bought one.
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