This summer has been incredibly busy. Work has been absolutely insane — nearly making me throw in the towel and taking retirement much earlier than the plan is now. I work and work and the pile just continues to grow. I’m beginning to realize I’m too old for all this stuff. Of course, there is the side of me that says I’m a professional and can handle this — I’m a capable human being — but then the other says I’m so tired! Ack. Then there’s the quilting. I’ve been quilting client quilts with one arm (I had another rotator cuff surgery in early July, but had people who would not wait), just steadying the machine with my left hand while not moving my left shoulder has been a real trip, but I’ve managed. I got to go help a friend try to load EQ7 on her Mac, but we couldn’t get her hard drive to partition into Mac and Windows, so perhaps will go help with that when Apple Care helps her out with the drive. I took a trip last Monday to EE Schenck in Portland with a local quilting buddy, and we managed to cram all our goodies into the car and make it back to Eugene without breaking any springs! ;^P Then, yesterday, a quilting friend and I took a trip to Seaside for a meeting of the Moxies — a group of Pacific NW quilters, mostly of the APQS persuasion, who all met at Lynda N’s fabulous studio for sharing, laughter, and wonderful food. Luckily, we got to spend Friday night at Ellen’s cousin’s house in Cornelius, so we didn’t have to make that terribly long drive twice in one day. Now I need to settle in and get a bunch of sewing done. I have a quilt to finish up for the guild show, have a couple of customer quilts to get done, and have another to pick up tomorrow. No rest for the wicked.
In the midst of this, I am experiencing more health problems. Thankfully, no more body parts are needing to be restitched on, but I have plummeting blood sugar which makes my already dizzy life something to contend with. I’m slowly getting it all figured out though, and should be back on an even keel soon. Having to give up all sweet treats is so hard, but I’m finding good natural substitutes and I’m sure there are enough things on this planet to make me happy without missing some of those old bad things.
I’ll post some photos soon. I’ve been clicking away with the camera, but haven’t really had time to edit and upload. I’ll try to get to it soon!