Life is buzzing here under the pines at Sew'n Wild Oaks. Thirty-five quilters will arrive this coming Sunday for the start of the retreat. The tutorials are done, almost all of the handouts are printed. The kits and fabric bundles are all tied up with a ribbon and priced. Today is housecleaning day. I wish I had time to decorate for Fall, but I don't think that is going to happen. I'll be lucky to get the kitchen floor washed!
I've pretty much been sidelined for the last month with the venomous bites on my ankles. They are getting better, but I'm not out of the woods just yet. Healing has been an extremely slow process. I've finally come to terms with the fact that I will never be a swimsuit model. That ship sailed when I was in 4th grade! My right leg is looking pretty good, but the left leg is another story. I still have the burning/searing nerve pain almost 24/7. The medications dull the pain, but I'm always conscious of it. The medications also make me a little loopy and sleepy. There are times during the day when I just need to sit and put my leg up. When I have a long to-do list, sitting down for an hour is a big chunk out of my day.....so today I will fill that downtime with stitching on the wool applique, and stitch the pain away.