Sunday, September 28, 2008

September 28. 2008 - The Bionic Woman?

I broke my wrist on Tuesday. On Thursday I found out I needed surgery and a titanium plate to repair the break. So Friday we headed out to the hospital for the repair and an overnight stay. It really is true, you don't get much sleep in the hospital.

Friends and relatives have sent food, fruit and flowers. We are well cared for.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

September 26, 2008 - An unplanned break in quilting : (

Yesterday I was going down some uneven stairs that were covered in pine straw. I slipped and reached down with my right hand to break the fall. Instead of breaking the fall, I broke my wrist. Ouch. It was Not pleasant.

I'm splinted up and will see an orthopedic surgeon later this week.

So sad. No quilting for a while.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

September 18, 2008 - Getting closer

I sewed together strips for a trip around the world style baby quilt for a friend. Something got mixed up and when it came time to assemble the sections, the pattern was no where near correct. I had already spent about 12 hours assembling, so we decided to go with a scrappy look. The fabrics are by April Cornell from a couple years ago.

The Ohio Star blocks are assembled with sashing and the first border is on!! It is long and narrow because it will be hung to cover an old doorway.

I bought 2 Recess charm packs and some yardage to make Miss Rosie's Quilt Company Plan C quilt.

So that gives me 3 projects in the queue, plus another set of bean bags for my friend's school. So glad I am able to be home and do my quilting : )


Monday, September 8, 2008

September 8, 2008 - The blocks are finished!

I finished all 40 blocks and now I in the process of attaching the sashing.

There is light at the end of the tunnel!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

September 7, 2008 - 34 finished, 6 to go

Sunday we dropped the kids off at their apartments; their classes started on Tuesday.

I resumed helping out in 2 classrooms this week, we planted mums, and I spent a good part of Saturday working on the Ohio Star blocks. I hope I can start sewing on sashing this week and get this quilt wrapped up soon.

Also, on Friday I drove out to Madison to take more requested items to the kids. Kristin and I went out to lunch and then I took her grocery shopping.

More bean bags are on the list of things to do, the ones I made last week were a hit.

Fall has arrived, I am really enjoying temperatures in the upper 60s!