WIP Wednesday: Radio Silence

We’ve been getting used to the new normal around here after my husband’s shoulder surgery last week. The surgery went fine and he’s on the road to recovery but he’s in some pain and having difficulty sleeping on top of the frustration of not being able to do normal things like wear pants (not all that bad actually) or do dishes (bummer for me). So as I’ve been taking care of him and the pets and the kids and the house on my own, honestly by the time all the kids are in bed and pets are fed and walked I just feel like going to bed so I haven’t spent much time in my sewing room since last week. Except for when I’m working at my actual job, which has also gone a bit insane this month as well.

But I did finish a sheep in the waiting room while he was getting operated on.

SheepWIP WednesdayI’ve started on the next piece of the nativity – the Baby Jesus. So far his swaddling clothes are in shades of white and honky. Here the sheep with some perspective on his size.

I did manage to finish all the blocks for the signature quilt (upper left) and piece the borders for it (bottom). The blocks are 6″ unfinished, and the border has 2 1/2″ finished HSTs.  I’ll be setting this aside until all the blocks are signed, which I’m giving a month or so.

I’ve got a couple small projects to whip out this week to get my mojo back, and then I’m going to tackle a baby quilt. I’ve got 4 more blocks to make for the rainbow 16-patch before I can piece those together into a top, and I’ve got to design the baby quilt for my niece – whichever of those happens first is up the fates at this point.

6 Replies to “WIP Wednesday: Radio Silence”

  1. Wow, that’s a small block! Lucky you’re wearing glasses already you’d sure need them! :))) Hope Brief recovers quickly and will be able to wear something other than skirts 🙂 (Please don’t tell him!) You’re signature blocks look awesome, I love the crisp white in the middle!

  2. Looks like you are getting quite a bit done even without your favorite helper, you’ll have to remind him how much you miss and appreciate all he does to help.

    Lovely little sheep………I miss doing cross stitch the results are so beautiful. So many ideas so little time!

    Happy Sewing

  3. Your sheep looks awesome! Cross stitch is baffling to me. I can appreciate the finished product but do not like doing tiny fiddly things. It is super stressful to me, not relaxing.
    Glad to hear the surgery went well. I hope he heals quickly and can sleep soon. Good luck with the dishes!
    I meant to tell you before, but have not had much time for commenting, that I like what you are doing with the signature quilt. Simple but not boring. A great gift!

  4. I love the sheep! I haven’t done cross stitch in years, and seeing your sheep reminded me of how much I enjoyed it. I’m glad to hear you and your husband are surviving his post surgery status. I am undergoing the same surgery this week, and I am in full panic mode at the thought of not being able to sew for quite a while. I’m also very suspicious of my family’s ability to take care of me, when I do most everything around the house ((sigh)). I have prepared by having pajama pants at the ready, loaded up my Kindle, and my Netflix queue is 10.5 miles long.

    P.S. Thanks for referencing the recipe for the Alien Poop Trifle. I plan on making that as soon as I can move my arm more than one inch. For now, I’ll have to make do with a bottle of Bailey’s and a straw.

  5. That sheep is WONDERFUL! I remember cross stitching a sheep on a blanket for my soon to be born daughter, sitting in a hospital room with my sick two year old son. When ever I see cross stitched sheep, I think of that. You may think like that too!

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