In preparation for recovery after surgery on Wednesday I've made a list of things I can do if I can't do much. (No matter how bad it may be, at least I will be mobile, unlike after hip replacements and foot surgeries.)
I have a half-bushel basket of strings to sort. I toss them into this basket where they get wrinkled. The ones on the bottom get really wrinkled. I should at least be able to straighten and organize them.
I have these small scraps that I toss into a 12" box. I would probably find some useful pieces if I sorted and organized them.
I have a picnic basket of larger scraps -- too small to stack with larger pieces of fabric but too large to toss into the string basket or small scrap box. I could at least neatly fold these and organize them by color.
And there is this box of light-colored strings that could be combined with the other strings.
I have these fabrics ready (more or less, though I may eliminate some and use others not in this photo), chosen for applique on the scrappy background blocks.
I machine-stitched the binding onto the scrappy string quilt so I can hand sew it to the back and have a finish this month (finally!).
And I have quilt pictures, patterns, and images to organize into binders. (I know I'll find more quilty inspiration as I do that.)
If I feel really miserable and/or recovery is slower than I expect, I have a few books and magazines to read,
and some videos to watch. Can you recommend some of your favorite books or videos (that aren't R-rated)?
There's always family history to do if I can sit at the computer for a while. I want to find those ancestors, you know.
And, of course, I can always sleep/rest. So there's a variety I can choose from depending on how I feel. I think I'm just about ready. Tomorrow I'll finish sewing the red wings and stars quilt together. I don't know if I'll get it layered and basted but I hope so because if I don't I'll be without hand quilting until I do. I also have some cleaning to do, bills to pay, and a few other odds and ends.
Quilty Inspiration #7. Quilty Inspiration #8 will post late Saturday evening at its regular time and be open through Thursday evening. I hope you'll link a post to one or the other.
I'm linking this post to Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework.