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TTMT 3/31/22: Tops Completed in March

Please pardon the blurry pictures; I blame it on my phone.

The guitar pattern is Rock Concert by on Williams Street.

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TTMT 3/29/22: Busy, busy, busy!

I am just about to reach my goal for 2022. I had hoped to make 12 charity quilts for 2022 in addition to any that I made for personal use or to give to family/friends. Earlier this month I sent 3 charity (I think) to Jennifer O. for Linus. In the past couple of weeks I have finished 4 more tops for Linus and 3 wheelchair or lap quilts tops for Cancer Services here near me which I plan to TRY to quilt myself with simple straight line stitching. We’ll see how that goes.

Two weeks ago (my last post) I mentioned that I had completed a quilt top for Garrick and my my Year of Doom quilt for Tim and me. Well, I lied about the YOD (inadvertently). I decided to add something to it and have now completed it. Jennifer R. will be getting those for her yummy quilting very soon.

In the next couple of days, I will try to post pics of the 9 quilts I’ve finished in March.

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TTMT 3/8/2022: Finally on track for 2022 Goals

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TTMT: 2/18/22 – Busy (but not crafty) week

Hello my friends. This has not been the best of weeks for the Pepper household. On Monday our oldest son, Chris, called to let us know that he had developed a blister on the side of his foot late last week. When it started getting bigger, turning red and becoming painful, he went to urgent care to have it checked. They said it was probably diabetic foot wound and was infected. They referred him to a specialist who, unfortunately, can’t see him until a week or so into March. They prescribed a pretty strong antibiotic and told him to keep off his foot as much as possible and not let the blister pop. The foot is not as painful now but the blister is still red. The good news is that Chris’s supervisor called him Tuesday and told him that made sure that Chris would be on short-term disability and that his job would be there whenever he could come back.

After we got home from delivering some groceries and a cane to help keep pressure off the foot when he had to get up, we got a call from Patrick to let us know that Vanessa and Garrick have tested positive for Covid. They have both had cold symptoms for a week or so and figured it was just a cold or allergies. Then Vanessa developed headaches and they both got low-grade fever and the four of them (Pat, Vanessa, Garrick and Vanessa’s mother) went to get the test. Pat and Marianne tested negative. Good news there is that V & G are both feeling better. The bad news is that Pat will be out of work for a couple of weeks and he will not be paid for the time he’s out of work.

Pat went out on Tuesday to pick up some groceries and things from the drugstore. He was able to stay in the car and have the groceries loaded in the back. On the way home, his car broke down and had to be towed to the repair shop. He had no way of going to pick it up Wednesday so Tim and I went to get it and drove it to their house and talked with them from afar. Patrick started exhibiting symptoms during the night on Tuesday and they went back for further testing. Patrick and Marianne have now tested positive so their whole household is down.

And last, because we had babysat Garrick the Monday before they tested positive, Tim and I were possibly exposed. I had some symptoms a couple of days ago (headache, sweats, chills) and went today for testing. I’ll hear from it in a day or two. I’m so glad we can have groceries and drugs delivered to our homes.

I’m not posting any of this on Facebook and just wanted to let you guys know what’s happening. I am so glad we have all had our vaccines and booster. This could have been much worse!

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TTMT 2/2/22: She’s baaaack!

Cabinet is looking better.

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TTMT 8/31/21: Two quilt tops done

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TTMT 5/17/21: 2 New Flimsies

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TTMT 8-10-21: Completed quilt and completed flimsy

Wanda and Vanessa holding up Wanda’s quilt in the wind.
Chris’s quilt (I can’t remember if I posted this or not.)

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TTMT 7/15/21: I’m gonna ‘splain it to you, Lucy.

I’m sorry I haven’t recorded for a few weeks. I had planned to get back to it this week, but, alas, no video.

I haven’t been very crafty lately but I have done some cleaning and organizing in my sewing room and I can find things a bit better now. But that’s not the main reason I haven’t been recording or crafting. The main reason is because I’ve been depressed for a few weeks. My nephew and his wife were riding their motorcycle (he was driving; she was on the back) about 3 weeks ago and they were in a wreck. Lolita was killed and Mike was seriously injured. He was in ICU for 2 weeks with surgery, several broken bones (including the sternum) and was on feeding and breathing tubes. He was finally moved to a regular floor last week with no tubes. I heard yesterday that he will soon be moving to a rehab center. As bad as his physical injuries were, the loss of his wife is a much deeper injury.

Then this past weekend I found out that a friend of about 15 years, her brother and 20 year old son were in a car accident. Her son, Josh, was killed. Josh was one of the sweetest children I’ve ever known. He had Down’s Syndrome and autism. Although he was nonverbal, he was a loving child.

So, this has not been a very happy month for me. And I need to get back to the sewing room for some quilt therapy.

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TTMT 6/16/21: No Video This Week

I don’t have anything to show this week but have made some progress on a couple of things. I put blocks together to form rows on a UFO so the top should should be done for next week. I’ve decided to make the top row of my YOD a family picture gallery and have put a couple of photos in frames but I don’t want to show this row or the blocks on it until I show the completed quilt top. I’ve also still been working on organizing my sewing room.

Have a great week everybody! I’ll be watching your videos.