I'm still working on the hand quilting for my valentine runner, and have about 3/4 of the quilting done. I may be able to finish it today if I keep at it. I have a cute pink and white diagonal stripe to use for the binding.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Since I'm still working on the hand quilting on my new Valentine's Day table topper, I thought I would share a photo of the one I made last year.
This one is also hand quilted - but it was really easy, especially in the center. I could quilt around the hearts to make them POP. I love the colors in this one and have used the pattern several times. It can be done as a rectangle like this or as a square. It's a great way to showcase a focus fabric in the middle when you don't want to cut it up in small pieces because it's too pretty.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The day before I got sick I purchased backing fabric for my frosty quilt. And I also purchased a charm pack of Valentine's fabrics. And then I got derailed . . .
I've now pieced the backing to my frosty quilt so I hope to get it quilted soon. And I started working with the charm pack.
The charm pack is from Moda and called "Sent With Love". It's mostly all pinks and reds with a tiny bit of green mixed into some. The pattern I'm using is called "Charlotte" and is from Me and My Sister Designs. It will make a nice little wall hanging. Hopefully I can do a few more blocks every day until I have it finished.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
The short version. On the evening of Dec 29 my husband took me to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain. Turned out to be a perforated colon. So I had surgery shortly after midnight. I now sport a brand new - and temporary - colostomy and a 10 inch open incision in my abdomen. The incision is open to allow infection to NOT be trapped inside - so I've been told. Enough of the gross stuff however.
I am finally home as of yesterday and will be taking off the entire month of January to recover. So far the first couple of days have been long and exhausting just moving around the house. A HUGE thank you to my husband who has waited on me hand and foot since I've gotten home. I've taken my good health for granted for much too long, and find it rather frustrating that just the simple act of taking a shower is so exhausting. Today I slept about 3 hours on the sofa.
I'm hoping that by the time the weekend is over I'll have enough energy to start doing a little sewing each day. I didn't even have any handwork projects laying around that I could play with while sitting in my rocking chair. Bummer!
Some of my readers have already posted well wishes since Sylvia posted about my surgery on her blog. Thanks so much to each of you. I got to read them in the hospital and they were definitely a mood brightner.
OK - I'm out of energy already. I won't be writing much in the next few days, but I will still be reading all of my favorite blogs.