Life as I know it -- which is pretty boring most of the time -- began to fall apart with the 24-hour power outage in late June. Then came the news that our planned vacation, The Greenbrier Golf Classic, was cancelled due to the flooding in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
In this two-month period we've had to replace a TV, DVD player, microwave, and HVAC, unrelated to the power outage (at least that's what I think), as well as Alex's glasses. My Faithful Pfaff had to go to the hospital this week after a needle got jammed in the bobbin area.
MIL's physical condition has slipped a bit more, Alex had two diagnostic medical procedures (two more to go), and SIL got so stressed about caring for her mother while we were on vacation that she convinced herself she had a brain tumor! (In reality she was having allergic reactions to some medications.)
I mention all this to explain why I didn't meet my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for July. Even though I had time, it's hard to concentrate with all those distractions. I did put Terrific Triangles up on the design wall, even bought some fabric for setting triangles, but I'm still dithering about how to finish it since I'm not happy with the size and I have fabric available to add more triangles.
|Bloom Where Planted|
The positives: Alex and I cobbled together a most enjoyable alternative vacation trip (still no refund on the tournament tickets, though). Alex's test results were negative and the professionals convinced him he has serious sleep apnea (something I've been telling him for years) so that study still needs to be scheduled. After a battery of tests it was determined that SIL's condition can be improved with an occasional Xanax.
ALSO, I finished a top for RSC16 ...
|Ohio Watermelon Stars|
|That Purple Project|
So that's it for July. Hop over to Red Letter Quilts to see how others managed their OMGs.