I’m in the mood for fall colors!
I just returned from a trip to physical therapy. Yes, I am seeing results, but I also know that some things will always be a constant battle. As Quilters, we are “Seated Chair Victims”.
I knew this from my years as a massage therapist --- Any sitting position puts you in jeopardy of shortened abdominal muscles, and shortened hamstrings ---and then those go on to cause other things because abdominal muscles attach not only to the front of the pelvis, but the front of the spinal column, pulling on them. Same with hamstrings. They connect to the back of the pelvis and below the knee to work both the hip and the knee joints.
GET UP! STRETCH OFTEN!!
And it’s not easy all the time when sitting in planes, and driving in cars long distances.
And it's not easy with hours spent sitting at the computer and the sewing machine either.
But I am working on it. My next trip is a long drive to Lexington and Shepherdsville, Kentucky. I'm planning lots of stops to stretch and walk out the hours of sitting in the car.
Back to THIS topic of Autumn Bounty though ----
YESTERDAY when I woke up in Indiana – the morning was crisp and cool and sweat shirts were a cozy necessity!
It’s gotten that way here in NC too! The rains have come, leaving everything fresh ---and with the cooler temps, the verdant green of summer is turning toward the yellow-green of early Autumn.
I stopped at the grocery to pick up a few things after my appointment ----And what did I see?
GOURDS!! PUMPKINS! MUMS in all varieties!
Don’t the colors of fall make you want to dress in the colors of the season? Make you want to dig into those autumn fabrics and maybe start an autumn leaf quilt? I know I’m dying to work in the warmer autumn tones!
SO I’m giving you a heads up ---I’ll be sewing for QuiltCam time tonight. It may be back on my Cheddar Bowties –at least many of those qualify as Fall colors ----with an orange background! Look for me about 9pm eastern time.
In the mean time between now and then – I’ve got some book orders to get out now that I am back from appointments and then I’ll be working on some Mystery Stuff in the mean time.
I realize that I fell OFF the wagon on Monday ---I was out of town and totally spaced the linky for the One Hour of Needle & Thread time. I’m still working on mine – are you working on yours? We can post our progress this coming Monday. How’s that?
And MORE bounty:
Pieced Hexies is Here!
Along with featuring my friend Tonya Ricucci’s book, Word Play Quilts in my online book store, I’ve added Pieced Hexies! I’m honored that Mickey included me by name in the book, and it’s a great addition to the variety all things SCRAPPY that I want to promote and carry! I’m considering adding other books to the book section as well to round things out.
Anyway –check out the BOOK STORE for my 4 books, Tonya’s Word Play Quilts, and Mickey’s Pieced Hexies! Remember that shipping is FREE in the USA with any order of 3 books or more. You can also purchase my favorite 1/4” seam guide with any book purchase.
See ya tonight at 9pm Eastern!