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2015
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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.)
#519 #520

The next quilt to be finished was the Wedding Quilt. Made for my son Jon and Steph his bride. I made the quilt, Jackie made it beautiful with her quilting.
#516

Because I was trying to use up some of my scraps and bits and pieces, I decided to design a new scrappy quilt and came up with this one. One of the mystery ladies said it looked like a square dance and with the churn dash blocks, why not call it Churn Dash Square Dance and that I did. I was gifted a bunch of blues, so I made #521. And I happened to have a bunch of left over triangle squares that were 2 1/2 inches, so I used them in #522.
#521#522


#523                         This Missouir Puzzle looks like a complicated quilt but it really isn't. I started making the blocks on April 15th and had the top completely assembled by May 22. (It's waiting it's turn to be quilted.)

More left over triangles
+                    more scraps
another Churn Dash Square Dance

                        #524


Jacob's Maze was actually finished in three days, well the top was anyway.... still waiting to be quilted.
#525

Spinning Stars is another quilt on the waiting list.
#526

I was working on a scrappy Star in a Star quilt when my husband John asked if it was for him. It wasn't going to be, but since he asked, and said he really liked it, I said I'd make it bigger just for him. This is as far as I got when things sort of went wacky on us. This is sort of a cross between an UFO (UnFinished Object) and a WIP (Work In Progress) although I'm not really working on it, it is sitting on my cutting table waiting for me.
#527

          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 next MRI will be January 2018 when hopefully it will be totally gone.
          However, now there are side effects from that, and I still have the tremors and headaches and sometimes I wonder... and I have not sewn since June 2015

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Posted September 7, 2017

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