Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching

My slow stitching project continues to be Friendship Chain. One of my very good friends left a comment on my last post about this that I just had to share here because it describes exactly what I was thinking when I named this quilt. In fact I like her statement so much that I am going to include it in the write up that is going into the pattern. "This friendship chain quilt is varied and unique not unlike each of our friends who bring a mixture of personalities and color to our lives."(Thanks Susan!) 
It is so close to being finished and yet so far away..... sigh....... I’ve had a major flare up of the fibromyalgia that most of the time is just an accustomed background noise that I can deal with and ignore. But not lately.... the pain has intruded into every part of my life and trying to sleep has been a major trial since it is not happening. I finally went to the doctor and he’s given me a new to me medication to try called Lyrica. It has helped with the pain. But sleeping is still not happening and the medication is causing some unpleasant side effects..... dizziness and mental fogginess. I’m giving it a good trial and I’ll stick with it until I see the doctor again on the 30th to see if my body will adjust. But all this is having a serious impact on doing what I love......  sigh........ But anyway.... enough of that.....
Here’s a picture of the quilt so far. It measures 63x70. It will contain 110 different fabrics once the last of he chains are finished, all from stash. No new fabrics were purchased for making this quilt.
The pieces for the remainder of the row are all cut and organized so it’s just a matter of finishing basting them and the getting them sewn together. I’ve gotten a start on writing up the pattern and my editor friend Charlene has read them over and says they are clear and understandable so far, which means I can continue on past writing the first step and get the instructions finished. I can’t put a time or date for it at the moment.
I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.


  1. A testament to your extensive stash! Looking great! I hope you are feeling better soon.

  2. I hope the side effects of the meds get better, and also the reason for the meds. Sorry.


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