October Update – PHD in 2021

Hi Quilting Friends,

October was a very slow month in terms of stitching and quilting. I may have lost my sewing mojo, at least for now. No worries; it will be back before you know it!

I’ve been slowly recovering from a shoulder injury that I got this summer when I fell partway out of the attic. (How clumsy of me!) The pain level is decreasing, and my range of motion has improved, so I’m hopeful for a complete recovery with physical therapy. (I can definitely advise against falling out of an attic, in case you were considering it. Gravity is not always a friend.)

Instead of sewing, I’ve been working on my physical therapy, organizing our guest room, catching up on some home maintenance projects, and making my “wish list” for a much-anticipated sewing studio in our upstairs game room. It’s going to take a while to get everything sorted and organized, but it will be worth it for sure.

PHD Projects

I’ve done nothing on the projects that remain. Nothing, and it doesn’t even bother me.

New Projects

White / Cream Scrappy Basket

I had some fun this month, sorting my cream & white scraps and making this brand new cream & white scrappy storage box. It was a logical project, since the scraps were being stored in a drawer unit that needed to exit the guest room. I got a little off-theme on two sides, and I’ll admit that using just cream and white was a stretch for me, but I am very happy with how it turned out. 😊

  • White Cream Scrappy Basket A by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA
  • White Cream Scrappy Basket B by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA
  • White Cream Scrappy Basket C by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA
  • White Cream Scrappy Basket D by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA

Sewing scrappy baskets might help my sewing mojo to return. I still plan to make two more neutral-toned scrappy baskets to finish my collection.

Scrappy Road to Oklahoma

All done! My October “One Monthly Goal” was to stitch down the binding, and it’s finished.

Road to Oklahoma RWB Finish by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA
Patriotic 4-Patch

My “One Monthly Goal” for November is to add borders to this quilt -in-progress, to make it ready for quilting.

Patriotic Double 4 Patch by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA
RSC 2021

October’s color was LIME GREEN, so I made two pretty LIME GREEN Sawtooth Stars!

And I had enough little strips to make 12 more string blocks, all in LIME GREEN!

October String Blocks by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA

Here’s my task list spreadsheet for October, which hasn’t changed since September:

End September PHD Progress by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA

And my UFO list for 2021:

End October PHD Progress by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USAEnd October PHD Progress by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA

Happy quilting,


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6 thoughts on “October Update – PHD in 2021

  1. I’m so sorry about your injury, Sharon. But your lists look AWESOME!! Mine, not so much. Still trying to get all my energy back from my illness in September. Plus that mojo thing too! LOL Congrats on your finishes! I hope the PT brings you back to a full recover and ROM. Take good care of yourself!

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    1. Thanks Brenda! I hope that your mojo will return as you recover from being ill; hard to want to quilt when all one wants to do is rest. I’m feeling so much better now, but I’m not quite ready to tackle much sewing so far.

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  2. I was happy to see that you weren’t bothered by not finishing any UFOs … there’s no point in stressing over them! And then I saw that you have already completed 14 so far this year! Way to go!
    Just complete those few “new starts” and the PHD in 2021 will be yours!
    Thanks for linking up to the PHD in 2021 Linky party!

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    1. Thanks Gail! It looks like I still have two “new starts” to finish up for my PHD, so I’ll be focused on them during November and December. And I’m trying to not get distracted by other tempting projects. . .


  3. I’m sorry you weren’t able to get much sewing done this month but I’m glad it hasn’t gotten you down. Sounds like you were still pretty productive in spite of the shoulder injury. Getting better is definitely your #1 priority!

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