Friday, July 27, 2012

Quilting & Adventures

 The bird quilt is finished and packaged up for delivery!  I sure stretched my mind and muscles on this quilt as the feathered quilting motifs were all designed by me and placed like a pantograph for each triangle-it was a good lesson and one I will apply to future projects.
 I just outlined each bird and block and did a little free form quilting in the block.
 There is a feather circle in the rose blocks and a simple chain design in the sashing.
 I laid out a sheet for a curtain transformation and Sissy went wild-she skidded out and romped for half an hour before she tired of it!  I did have to wash the sheets after they were done being sewn as my daughter-in-law (who is the curtain recipient) is allergic to cats!  Small price to pay for the fun of watching Sissy play!
 I have a million little teeth marks in my measuring tape, too.
 The quilting frame was empty for about an hour and then I loaded a quilt Millie had dropped off for quilting.
 This was a pile of blocks she inherited and the sizes were a bit wonky and she squared them up and pieced them to make into a quilt instead of a dusty box in the closet!
 We have a branch down on our little 30' of exposed power line in the front portion of our yard.
 The branch is scorched and weighing the line down but we have power!  I had to call the power company to come and remove it-they said since we have power, we are low priority and they will be out within a few weeks.  If we should lose power, they will be out that day if I call them and let them know.  Oh, brother.
 I have a new fashion statement!!!  A compression stocking is all I need to solve the swelling issue in my foot!  The toes couldn't move because of all the swelling and the swelling was just a bit of overload for my system.  The stocking reduced the swelling and I can move my toes-for the first time in 10+ weeks!!!!
I am so happy that the solution is such a painless one and that I do not have to wear the air cast again.  I am supposed to wear it for one month and then back to the drs for assessment!  I am full speed ahead again!

5 comments:

  1. The bird quilt is so so beautiful!
    If you think your stocking is sexy, you should have seen my neck brace. Wooo! I had to beat the men off with a club! Ok, not so much.
    I think Sissy might be part Maine Coon...she has that coonie "M" on her forhead

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  2. I am glad the solution was so simple!

    Utility companies can be a bit of a pain at times!

    Lovely quilting on the bird quilt - well done you!

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  3. that cat does look happy:) and it's good to be back on your feet, though I would imagine that the sock is very warm in your climate?
    and the quilt is gorgeous - now you know what I meant when I said that I could have done my bird quilt better:)

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  4. The quilting is stunning...Karen and I opened it up and enjoyed it together today!

    Sissy is adorable. My measuring tape has Mindy-teethmarks all over it...every proper measuring tape should, I think. :)

    So glad you finally have an easy solution to the foot problem, although I am a little bummed that you don't need me to come back and nurse you again...!

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  5. Yea! Great blessing to not have to be hampered in your productivity. Love the bird quilt. Let me know where I could get the pattern. It looks like paper piecing on the bird blocks. Am I right? K

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