Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

I Like Thursday #309

 I've been adulting this week.  And it's hard work!  

  • Eye doctor visit and planning for cataract surgery, which, of course, involves phone calls to see what insurance covers, and then scheduling.
  • Primary care doc visit - my *wellness* checkup for the year. 
  • As a result of that, go pick up new blood pressure meds.  
  • She ordered labs, so I went and did that - just routine stuff and everything is fine.

  • The doc also put in orders for my yearly mammogram and a bone density scan (that one's every two years) so more phone calls and appointments.
So, don't you think I deserved a splurge at my LQS?!  Here's what I came home with:

My holiday stash needed a boost! 
For my penguin-enabling friends - do you see the penguins on blue?
The light blue with little flowers - or maybe they're stars - 
is for the setting triangles on my chandelier quilt.

And the Buffalo plaid is for this guy!  He's going to be a (planned) Drop Everything and Make It.  
This is a free tutorial from The Crafty Quilter.
Find it HERE.

I was happy to send off a quilt to a new little family member yesterday.  We have a newborn great-great niece.  Yikes, that makes me feel old!  She would be Mike's brother's (who passed away in the summer) great granddaughter.  They named her after him, Ronnie, so Mike asked if I had a quilt to send her.  And I did!

I just finished this book and LOVED it!  It's about a 70 year old woman who works at an aquarium near Seattle and forms a connection with an octopus who lives at the aquarium.  

LeeAnna asked us about apple cider this week, and that is something I haven't had in a long time, but remember loving as a child.  I grew up in upstate New York where there were/are lots of apple orchards, and you could go and see how apple cider was made.  Nowadays when you Google apple cider, you get info about hard cider which is now a popular beverage like craft beer and wine.

But I did find out out that we could make our own cider with this recipe!

Homemade apple cider at Sally's Baking Addiction.

I might just have to try that!

Hope you're having a great week!  Joining in with "I Like Thursday," hosted by LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color. 


Kate said...

Glad you got a mostly clean bill of health and that's over for this year. Check ups are not my favorite thing. You came home with some fun additions and have some fun plans for them already. Happy stitching!

Libby in TN said...

Those yearly visits are so important. Bone density will be my last test for this year. Your Santa is going to be so cute!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I see my doctor later in the month and I can't remember if I need the bone density this year or next but they schedule it all for me and let me know when it is needed. I had one cataract removed some years back and so far have not needed the next one done.
The little quilt turned out perfect. I used to make apple cider but haven't in a long time.

Linda said...

Hmmm cataract surgery - I am a wealth of info on that! :D Roseanne at Homesewn by Us has a page of information she wrote after Sue's surgery - you might want to check that out. You certainly did deserve the LQS treat! What a cute little baby quilt, and how sweet they named her Ronnie - love it!

LA Paylor said...

you are really gonna see colors brighter after your surgery and recovery! I love your fabrics, and that baby quilt. Sara left an idea for cider on my post today, to drink. Warm it with orange slices, cloves and cinnamon sticks, a touch of fruit juices. I love upstate NY, miss going there too. LeeAnna

piecefulwendy said...

Oh boy, after all that, you definitely deserved some time at your LQS! I made homemade apple cider one year (had completely forgotten that) and it was so easy and good! That gnome is too cute!

Angela said...

You definitely deserved a splurge!!!

grammajudyb said...

Oh! I dislike Dr appts! But they are necessary! Hope your new BP meds work for you! I take them too! Love your fabric “haul”! Good job on the buffalo plaid! Gonna be cute!

So glad you found the perfect home for Crumb Hearts! It’s adorable!

Make apple cider? Yes ,please! Off to check the recipe “

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Jocelyn! That squirrel looks so guilty - caught literally red handed. We use turkey bacon, too. Sometimes though - turkey bacon is just not the same as bacon bacon. HAHA! Cute freebies that you've shared. I'm going to have to call you an enabler, too - giving us ideas for great drop-everything-and-make-it projects. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Oh yes indeed you deserved a little treat after all of that and what lovely fabrics that you acquired. Love the cute freebie. Thank you so much for the link. Congrats on the new sweet great great niece. What a sweet gift for the newest family member.Have a great weekend, Diann

PaintedThread said...

Good luck with the surgery. Love your fabrics. Yay to send out a baby quilt. Another generation!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Yes, indeed you did deserve some retail therapy! Fun prints.

Susie H said...

Ugh! Cataract surgery. So far, so good with my eyes on that but hubby has gone thru it for both eyes now. I suppose it's pretty much inevitable that I'll need it one day too. That apple cider recipe looks so easy & delicious. I'm going to try it maybe around Christmas when the gang arrives! Have a great day!

Sonia said...

These are amazing quilts. Best wishes for the surgery.

Sandy Panagos said...

Adulting should always earn a trip to the LQS! I thought that was a fun book, too. Loved that quilt while you were making it. What a special someone to share it with.

Miaismine said...

Yes! You absolutely deserve a splurge at your LQS! What fun fabrics!
Love that gnome pattern! In fact, I visited The Crafty Quilter and went down such a fun rabbit hole!
Such a sweet quilt for you new great-great niece!
I added Remarkably Bright Creatures to my TBR – it sounds like a great read!
I sure enjoyed visiting your blog! Take good care!

Michele McLaughlin said...

It's that doctor time of year. Good luck on all your tests and your surgery! The new cataract surgery is certainly different and easier on the patient! I love that quilt for your great-great niece! Visiting the Craft Quilter now...thank Diann! You always inspire me!