Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Moving Forward

My knee is feeling much better and as a result, I've managed to accomplish everything that was on my 'to do' list.  Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and words of encouragement.

I did take it easy for a couple of days and coupled with using the stop/start button on my machine as well as changing the location of my foot pedal so that it's nearer to me seemed to ease the pressure on my knee and appears to have done the trick. If it persists, I'm going to ask my doctor about getting a cortisone shot.

So, the forty-two house blocks are done...

in addition to the one hundred and sixty-four hexies to complete the center medallion for my Brinton Hall quilt.


Next up?

While the stew for tonight's dinner is simmering away in the slow cooker,


I'll be spending the afternoon cutting out copious amounts of sashing strips and cornerstones.

Then, let the piecing begin!

Happy stitching!

15 comments:

Tina Marie the Willow Witch said...

I am so glad your knee is feeling better.

WoolenSails said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better, hard for us to rest when we want to do so many things;)
Wonderful house blocks and I can't wait to see how your hexagons come out.

Debbie

Jeanna said...

You made some wonderful progress, Kaaren. Hope your knee cooperates and you won't have to take the cortisone shots...just yet.

Marta said...

Me encantan los hex√°gonos!!! Besitos

Pam in IL said...

So glad to hear you're knee is doing better. You sure have kept yourself busy! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Mimi said...

So pretty. So glad you are feeling better, too.

Janet O. said...

What a blessing to be feeling better. I am so glad to hear it!
You have accomplished a lot in spite of your pain. Looking forward to seeing these projects come together--save me some stew! : )

Maria said...

Pleased to read your knee is getting better and you did manage to get a lot of sewing done in spite of it..looking forward to seeing the quilt put together.

margaret said...

good to read your knee is so much better now do not overdo it! Houses look lovely and look forward to seeing the quilt completed

gracie said...

So very glad you are feeling better. You certainly have been busy!

PymaGirl said...

You have been a busy bee. What is the size for the house block.

PymaGirl said...

You have been a busy bee. What is the size for the house block.

Louise said...

So glad to hear you had a good day! With spring around the corner this is no time to be down.

Miss Jean said...

What is your trick for lining up the angled white strip in the roof to the vertical white strip in the house? I have made one and it didn't match.

Thanks.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Well, I am so happy to hear you are on the mend! Love the house blocks!