Saturday, March 16, 2019

touching base . . .

Greetings!  Just checking in real briefly to update my shoulder progress . . .
Which, all things considered, is going extremely well!  I'm very pleased, as are my PT gurus and my doc. What I need to be careful of is not getting ahead of myself; I feel so good I want to do things it's not time to do yet. Yikes! 

And to say Happy National Quilting Day! I'm totally bummed that I'm not ready to do any quilting (or stitching of any kind, for that matter--typing is exhausting enough), but when I googled "national quilting day", I came upon a link to National Day Calendar and wanted to note here what it said about this {ahem} auspicious and important holiday:
National Quilting Day is observed annually on the third Saturday in March. It is a day that is celebrated around the country with special quilting shows, classes, open museums and much more. This is a day to appreciate and to recognize quilt makers, along with all of their long labor, love and skill that goes into the making of each quilt.
A quilt is a layer of batting or stuffing between two layers of pieced together fabric. Early American quilts were the result of patched together pieces of worn out blankets and clothing. Since they had to weave their own fabrics, there was little time for creative piecing together of colorful, artful patterns. These items were purely functional.
By the mid 18th century Americans were making elaborate quilts designed to be handed down from mother to daughter, often pieced together from salvaged pieces of clothing and other bedding.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Buy a homemade quilt or make one yourself. Use #NationalQuiltingDay to post on social media.
HISTORY
At the 22nd annual show of the National Quilting Association in Lincoln, Nebraska in June of 1991, a resolution was passed and National Quilting Day was started.
Did you read what I read?!?  I feel like I just got permission to BUY. A. QUILT.  A homemade one, at that! :)

I probably will NOT go that far to celebrate, but I have purchased some sweet embroidery patterns and a darling wool sampler pattern during my recovery.  
Let those who can stitch, stitch stuff.  And those who can't, buy stitching stuff.  I'd better recover soon!

Enjoy the day ... stitch a little something and think of meeeee!!  In the meantime, I'll have a spot of tea and stick to something I *can* do . . . 

:)

8 expressed . . .:

Janet O. said...

I am glad to hear that recovery is going so well. I totally know what you mean about feeling good and wanting to do things. I had to go back to wearing my sling, a week or two after I had been excused from it, because I would forget that I still needed to be careful. Hence the exacerbations and longer recovery time.
I'd like to buy a lovely vintage quilt today--but not in my budget. However, I did take advantage of the Martingale book sale and bought a couple of titles I have eyed in the past, that were now priced too low to pass up. All in honor of National Quilting Day, of course.
I will try to stitch something on your behalf today, Denise, and I may even enjoy a cup of my favorite herbal brew along the way, in your honor. :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Oh my, that bicycle embroidery pattern is darling! The 'other' grandmother loves bicycles (she babysits my granddaughter every day, and sends me lots of videos so that I don't miss anything). I hope you heal quickly, but yes, don't over do things. PS: I didn't stitch any yesterday, but I did iron fabrics and prepped paper piecing patterns.

Creations By Cindy said...

So glad you are feeling better girl! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Kate said...

So glad your PT is going well and your recovery is on track. I did get in some nice stitching time on National Quilting day. Hope you are soon back to stitching and quilting.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

So good to hear that you are doing well, and recovering from the shoulder surgery! It must be hard to not be able to do any stitching, I know how you love it so! I am working on my first quilt this winter, a quilting store just opened in our area, and I took a quilting class. I am enjoying it very much! I hope you continue to recover quickly, and are able to get back to quilting soon :) Blessings to you!

Quilter Kathy said...

I hope you have a quick and complete recovery... stitching is wait!!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Hi there, pleased that you are doing so well with your recovery..I didn't know as I have been out of the loop with bogger and have not been using as problems with it..Geek Agent visit a few days ago and got me going again..also taught me how to post on our tablet..lots easier than using laptop computer..so now I can catch up with my quilting friends..looks as though you are creating some great things..keep up the great work and happy you are doing well!
Hug's, Carolyn

Creations By Cindy said...

So glad you doing well dear lady . You look beautiful as always . Hugs and blessings, Cindy