Sunday, June 18, 2017
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
With all this purple floating around from sewing purple and green quilt blocks, I just had to make a small purple heart quilt.
I did something really good! I went through all my green and purple fabrics, and eliminated those I will never use, like a piece of green velvet and a chunk of purple corduroy. I have a surprising small stack of each!! I am making headway in using everything I have up...at least that is what I say, and I am sticking to it!
I tend to remember what I was doing, when I hand stitch quilts, and this one will be forevermore known as the day that the Baseball team in Washington was attacked...I went from hot tears to hot anger about that situation today. I pray for swift recovery for those attacked and peace and unity for our nation.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
One funny thing about this was...I cut out all the pieces and parts ahead of time, and labeled them. Well, I labeled one batch wrong, and ended up with a bunch of miscellaneous parts. So...that is why I have at least one block that is not the same as the pattern...I just winged it, and made my own block from those parts!
Have a great day, each of you!
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Above are some scraps from my 3.5 inch bin. Stay tuned! Something may be swimming toward you soon! Does these scraps look a little rainbow-like to you??
Have a great day, each of you!!
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Please go and look at all the fun projects, in a rainbow of colors! Yellow is the color for June and someone (Please let me know who? If it is you, please let me know, and I salute you! OINK!) made a delightful piggy pattern!! So, here is a yellow piggy for June. Hurrah!! I am going to use polka dots for these pigs.
Update! Chantal found the piggy designer!! Here is the link...thank you dear Chantal!
Sally Trude was the designer!
Thank you for all your comments on last post, about how you do your bindings. Wonderful wisdom being shared, and I appreciate you!!
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Have a great day, everyone!!
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
We had a patient code... (cardiac arrest)...and was shocked over 30 times. I got him the next morning, and he did it again!! So, my first code blue in a little while. My nerves were jangling all morning after that, watching him, his rhythm...just every little nuance that I could imagine to make sure he STAYED OK!! I sat in his room and watched him, minute by minute! Miraculously, he was neuro intact after all this and was joking and playing around with the nurses and his family. I truly think this was a miracle...so this balances out some of those tougher nursing day!! Hurrah!!
Hope you are having a wonderful quilty day!!
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017
I got the lawn mowed and curbs swept today. Dishes loaded in dish washer, laundry (one load) done, made beds, and walked 1.5 miles. I think I am going to rest a bit and sew some!
Have a super day, everyone!!
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
I unfolded it. It is about 28 inches, selvage to selvage, which I think may tell some of you the age of the fabric. I threw it in the washer, and washed and dried it. Modern quilt fabrics are 44-45 inches wide.
It feels so funky!! I cannot get a pin through it easily!! I cannot iron it flat, even though soaking it with spray starch and water!! It is slippery and squirrelly!! What is it!!? I love the subtle stripe and love the soft blue...but I will be darned if I know what it is. It looks like the end was cut on the bias, like someone used it for binding? LOL! It is FUNKY!! Do you know what it is??? I still like it, however...Hee!!!
Have a super day!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Home blessing: vacuum, empty all garbage and recycle, cull magazines, clean mirrors, sweep and mop, clean bathrooms, change all linens and towels, and then do the laundry. That is my routine...and yours??
Have a wonderful day!!
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Here are my blocks so far, using batik fabrics. Great fun! The pinwheels are made from the cut off triangles, using the connector corner method for piecing the blocks. Super fun so far!!
We had only 3 critical care nurses on the whole floor yesterday. I had two fresh hearts with swan ganz catheters, art lines, central lines, ventilators, chest tubes, pacer wires, foleys....all of it! Plus!! I had a fresh tracheostomy and peg patient, on the vent. Non of them stable, 2/3 on tons of drips with hourly blood sugars.
I ran my BACKSIDE off. Literally. It is all gone (NOT! hee!) I was so exhausted that I just collapsed when I got home, with over 20,000 steps on the step counter. But? I am OK today, and raring to go for the next day! Sleep is a great re-set for me...how about for you?
Have a great day!!
Friday, May 19, 2017
Have a super evening!
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Have a great day, from the blogger who has posted twice today...Haha!!
Have a great day, everyone!!
Friday, May 5, 2017
Hope each of you has a great weekend!!