As I (think) I mentioned last post, it's just a little destash project- a charm pack I've had for a couple years, the leftovers from the backing of my brother's quilt- I even sewed together batting scraps to fill it! I'd never done that before but the pile of scraps was taking up entirely too much space in the storage ottoman, and I was able to make a dent in that wad with this quilt. For some reason I was thinking it was going to be hard to piece together batting scraps, but it took about 10 minutes and some zig-zag stitching. Not a big deal at all.
So here's the quilt, as simple as it gets. Just simple patchwork. Simple diagonal quilting (I drew the lines on in pencil and just sewed over it). Then I just pulled the backing forward and bound it like that- the whole quilt took about 3 hours and I'm ridiculously happy with it. It's been added to the gift stash for future baby girls. There is one tiny change I would make if I had to do again, and I'd adjust my machine so the stitches were longer in the actual quilting part. I normally do that, and I'm a bit rusty and I just forgot. This might be the first actual quilt I've finished in 2017.
I also had quite a bit of knitting time today at the Dr.'s office. I'll spare you the gory details, but I've been having some girly problems since I had Tia and then went back on birth control. (One and done for me) Anyhow, after about 45 minutes of Feather & Fan with some Posie by Good For Ewe, I found out that there's a mass in my uterus. We were unable to tell exactly from the ultrasound if it's a fibroid, a polyp or something else, so I'll be having a D&C as soon as there's an open OR- probably the first of the year. It's totally not a big deal, just an outpatient surgery. The worst part is the anesthesia, which always takes a couple days for me to shake off. It's probably nothing bad, but I have a family history of uterine cancer on my mom's side, and I'm BRCA2 positive, so it's better to be safe than sorry. Years ago, I came to terms with the fact that my uterus would try to kill me at some point, so I've been staying on top of my reproductive health as best I can.
I also wanted to say thank you for all the kind words on my post a couple weeks ago about my PPD. There's such a stigma about mental health and disorders, and it's been really good for me to talk about it and let it out a bit, and I've had a couple people open to me about their own issues. so it's worth it to know that I'm not suffering through this alone- and there is some sort of comfort in this miserable company. There are starting to be more okay days than bad days, which is a very slow step, but a step in the right direction nonetheless.