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Friday, July 5, 2013

First a Plan for the Month of July and then the Moment You Have All been Waiting For

I have really been remiss in my plan to conquer UFOs in 2013.  In an effort to catch up, I plan to finish 2 quilts in the month of July.  They will be made from the scrappy  101 nine patch Gumdrop/Potato Chip blocks I made in June.  It's true, these are relatively new, but they need to be finished before they join the box of old crotchety UFOs.  To keep me honest, I will be linking up at Sew Bittersweet Designs for the July Goal Setting Party of A Lovely Year of Finishes.


I'm keeping my goals manageable for July in the hopes that I will actually complete them.

Now for the important business. My loyal assistant, Retired Guy, has been bribed to pick a winner for the charm pack giveaway.




The winner is number 5;  Gill from the UK, who said: "Now following you on bloglovin."  I will notify Gill by email that this lovely charm pack will be winging its way over the ocean.

Breaking News:  I just returned from the Orthopedist who gave me the report of the MRI I had on Wednesday.  Apparently, I have moderate tricompartment osteoarthritis.  The technical translation is worn out old lady knees.  The good news is nothing is torn.  The bad news is most of cartilage is gone.  The crunching sound I hear when I move my knee is bone rubbing on bone.  Ouch!!  A knee replacement is forecast for the not so distant future, but in the meantime, I will be receiving a series of injections made from the cockscomb of a rooster in my knee to help cushion the fading cartilage.

17 comments:

  1. Ouch - I think there needs to be a 'badge' we could all wear with that on it - Old Lady Knees.

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  2. Best of luck with your July goals. You can do it!

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  3. Your blocks are so pretty! :0)

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  4. Popping over from a Lovely Year of Finishes. I look forward to seeing your quilts finished at the end of this month! Good luck with the quilting and the creaking knees....I know how you feel!

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  5. Sorry to hear about your knees but hopefully the shots will help! Good luck on those goals for July - you can do it!!!

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  6. Ooooo, sorry about those knees. I hope you are able to get the replacement soon and that you heal very quickly. Great time to work on UFOs.

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  7. My husband had the same shots and they work wonders. I do see him out in the backyard scratching at the dirt every now and then, though. (Just kidding!) So sorry to hear about your pain, hope your feeling better soon!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement. I wouldn't mind getting up at dawn to crow at the sun as long as I wasn't limping. I don't know anyone who has had the shots so it is good to hear that they actually work.
      Sorry to reply on the blog, but you seem to be a "no reply" blogger.

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  8. Wow! Sorry to hear about your knees, I hope the pain isn't terrible. In the meantime, good luck with your goals!

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  9. Your gumdrop blocks are so pretty and fresh. My husband had a knee replacement at 45. He is now 54 and says it is one of the best decisions he ever made. Do your therapy diligently and you will be happy.

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  10. I love 9 patch blocks and your top 2 pictures of your blocks are great!

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  11. My friend has the shots to give her knees the needed cushioning. It has helped her stall off knee replacement for a long time. Hope you are as fortunate.

    I really love those blocks. How about combining them in one big quilt for you to enjoy?

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  12. Those quilt tops look so cheerful! Glad you had good news and hope the shots work well for you and your knees!

    Thanks for the link to the July Goals! I think I might need some help staying on task. Maybe I will join you?

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  13. Yippee! Thanks Katie - I'm emailing you now!

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  14. Can't wait to see your lovely quilts this month, Katie! I'm with you, not setting too many goals for sewing - summer is such a busy time :0)! congrats to the winner! Dang it, I was hoping for a better report on your knee - hoping the shots help, and that the surgery will go well and you'll be healed up in no time :0)!!

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  15. OMGoodness katie! I am so sorry about your knee! Maybe the injection will help, ALOT! I love your Gumdrop quilt and can't wait to see that finish! I am a new follower!
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  16. Boo about your knees! Keep working on the things you can! You have fantastic projects. Thanks for linking up

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