Things have changed dramatically for me in the past few weeks. I’ve been diagnosed with at least bursitis in my right shoulder (and possibly have a torn rotator cuff). I tried to do the coffin-‘er-tube MRI last week but had to stop it and am now scheduled for an open MRI two hours away this coming Saturday and will start PT in three days. Some days sewing and cutting are really painful, so I’ve postponed or eliminated several projects. I did get my April Modern Pinwheel block completed for Stash Bee but have asked for assistance with my Bee Hive April Hidden Gems paper-pieced block from a good quilty friend, so that block is not yet completed.
I now have 15 out of the 25 sampler blocks completed. I’m still going to try to get this quilt done sometime this year if my shoulder cooperates.
Sadly, I have dropped out of my local quilt store’s Fancy Forest Block-of-the-Month, but I did get one Allie Owl done this month. I’m going to make him a companion some time, sew them into pillows for a good friend, and forget about making the Fancy Forest quilt at least for now.
My biggest upcoming quilt challenge will be going to Glamp Stitchalot June 2-5. I was on a 12-month payment plan to go learn from Elizabeth Hartman, Carolyn Friedlander, Rashida Coleman-Hale, Penny Layman, Monica Solorio-Snow, and Violet Craft, and bad shoulder or not, I will be there. I may not kick butt getting a lot of sewing done, but I sure will soak up the atmosphere and all that quilting expertise!