So here's what's been happening with me lately!
My hubby retired in July after 30+ years at the same company. That means he is home all the time and this has been a big change for me. It feels even stranger because I haven't retired. This means that I still have to wash, cook, clean, iron, plan meals, etc. And I still want to sew . . . . another change in the way this gets done. I also continue to substitute a few days here and there.
For sewing/quilting, I have joined in the Splendid Sample project, hosted by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson. It will be 100 - 6" (finished) blocks, plus a few bonus blocks here and there. I am using my stash (mostly) but I bought a fabric to put in a lot of the blocks to tie them together. I'm a little behind but am working to catch up. Here are a few that I finished recently.
At the end of May, I had surgery on my left rotator cuff and expected to be several months without sewing or quilting. It turns out that the tear was much smaller than they thought so they removed a sizable bone spur, which resulted in a much easier rehab. So once I could hold my ruler down without a lot of pain I began sewing again. This is why I got behind in my Splendid Sampler blocks.
I have been doing more embroidery with my machine. Here are a couple of projects that I have done in the last couple of months.