Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Cats And Other Things

Good morning friends!  It may be after noon, but I'm still on my second cup of coffee - they're very large - so morning it is.

My son and his girl went away this weekend, so I had to run over on Sunday to check on his kitty.  Mum went with me.  He has a tri-level home, which means lots of stairs, and mum doesn't do well with stairs - 

She went in on the ground floor level, walked over to the stairs going up, sat down, bumped her way to the floor, and we scooted her over to the stairs going down - she bumped her way down those, then we placed her walker so she could pull herself up.  There's no bathroom on the ground floor level so this was totally necessary, lol.  We laughed so hard!!!!  She's a trooper, always.  Sophie was so very glad to see us, I don't think she stopped purring the whole time!

I wanted to give you an explanation why I haven't been around to your blogs.  I've had a great deal of trouble lately with my right shoulder, so computer time is very limited.  I think it's my pillow (that I've been using for years without issue) and am on the hunt for a new one.  Now my jaw is giving me fits - I have serious TMJ issues - can hardly open my mouth to eat.  I did buy a new pillow yesterday, and while it's better today, I'm still hunting for the perfect pillow.  Behave yourselves until I'm better, ok?

I've also been working very hard on October's issue of the Applique Club.  

October's Calendar Bird is ready for applique, and some detailed stitching!  Needs his hat brim, pumpkins need detail, and all that....

Before fusing

So you see, I haven't just been sitting around!  I've been watching the news coming out of the Bahamas while I work, and praying for all I'm worth.  Please, please keep those folks in your prayers.

Now some news.  In 2016, I participated in The Road Home Row-Along with Marian at Seams To Be Sew.  Every year she hosts one and they are fantastic!!  Well, Marian has set up a gallery of each row-along, you can click here: Row-Along Gallery to see each year and find the patterns.  Some are still free, some are not - mine is, and Marian is hosting it on her blog in the gallery.  The pictures of each year are at the bottom of the post, click on a picture to be taken to that year's gallery.
Note: you can also find my pattern in my facebook group files, link on sidebar.

Marian is hosting another row-along this year, it just started, 

how fun!  She has some great sponsors and giveaways as well!  Click here:  Once Upon A Story Row Along to see the posts and collect the patterns!

That's all from me today, I hope you all have a wonderful day spending time doing what you love best - I'll be doing laundry and dishes in between sewing!  Not that laundry and dishes are what I love, but I do love having clean dishes to eat on and clothes fresh from the dryer.....
See you soon!


Julierose said...

Oh hope your shoulder issue goes away soon and you feel better---I did in my rotary cuff a few years ago and so i totally understand how difficult that can be. (Just trying to lie on one side or the other with a sore shoulder is the pits) Your pumpkins and little bird are really cute under the light of that moon...hugs, Julierose

WoolenSails said...

I hope your shoulder gets better. I am trying to work on a new pattern and punching is killing me, so had to quit for the day, definitely will take longer. I have two levels and that is bad enough, your mom is definitely a trooper and lucky that you can spend so much time with her.


BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Look at Mum sitting on the floor. Too funny getting up the stairs. So sorry about your shoulder and jaw. My daughter Shelley would tell you there is no perfect pillow. However, if you find one let me know and I'll pass the information on to her.

Feel better and enjoy the laughter.

Terry said...

Your mum always makes me smile! lol I love the acorns and oak leaves! I need to make something like that for my mom as they have a huge oak tree on their property.

Jocelyn said...

Looks like you have been a busy bee. Hope the shoulder is better.

Tanya said...

Your mom is great to even want to attempt a bunch of stairs. Good for her! And so nice of you to go and take care of the kitty. She needs love while her family is away. Take care of your shoulder!

Fiona said...

My surrogate mother is such a character... I hope her bum is not bruised from all that bumping!
Oh I do hope your shoulder fixes.... I got a memory foam pillow last year and it helped me..

Kathleen Kingsbury said...

Allie, if you have been doing more sewing machine work than you usually do, you may want to check on the ideal positioning of your sewing machine and chair height. You may be reaching up to high to sew and it could be affecting your shoulders. Just a thought
kakingsbury at verizon dot net

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Just caught up on your posts, Allie. You have a lot going on. You and your Mom
are a wonderful hoot; I love how you always seem to have a laugh together. Are you clenching your jaw while sleeping? I used to do that in times of stress and still have to remind myself not to do it. Very painful and annoying. Take care of your shoulder too my dear.

Cindy A. said...

Your comment about TMJ reminded me about the first time I went to my chiropractor last year. He adjusted my neck, which was too straight, and it took care of my jaw problems. So, it might not be the pillow at all. You might need adjusting.

I'm loving the projects from the Applique Club. Haven't had time to make anything yet, but I love to dream about making them.

KaHolly said...

If it isn’t one thing, it’s another! We got hit by Dorian and I’ve been w/out power since Saturday. It got old fast! Glad I had lots of handwork to do. You mum is an incredible lady the way she embraces life and makes do. Give her a big hug for me!

Susan said...

That's one question explained! Your jaw. I hope no dental adjustments are required. Your mom makes me smile.


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