Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Be-attitudes block progress...and some other stuff!

Good morning to everyone!!! Above is the latest Be-attitudes block, the pattern by Nancy Halverson. Of course, my prim little gardener above does not have an expression yet, but she will...soon. These are all hand blanket stitched, and take a bit of time to do. They are SOOO much fun!! I love them!
And the Be kind block, again without an expression embroidered on.

And the Be positive block. Ok, want to hear a funny story? I am using a pair of my husband's old pajamas for the fabric in the letters. Of course, I have have cut large chunks out of the legs of the PJ's (hope I have enough fabric...). My dear husband was looking for clean PJ's, and grabbed these off the ironing board., instead of looking in his dresser drawer. You should have seen his expression when he put them on!!!! It was priceless. I never thought he would miss these, these had holes and were generally pretty old and worn out. He has several pairs of PJ's, but I got him a BRAND new pair to make up!!! He forgave me.... :)

This block is for a dear friend who shall remain un-named until she receives it. This will be a wonderful story when I can tell it!!
Ok, I have had my first bike wreck!! It was pretty funny, actually, and no, I am not a bit hurt. I was distracted and got too close to the curb, actually drove into the curb! The bike stopped, but I kept on flying, and went "arse over teakettle"! (please pardon my grandmother's old-time expression). A flip and roll, luckily landed in the soft grass, with nothing but my pride injured. Of course, someone drove by and saw me, and also my dear husband was with me. I actually wasn't a bit upset or embarassed, that is a good thing about growing a bit older, I think!! Hehe!!
**************patient update*******************
My precious patient is much, much, better, off the ventilator, up in a chair, and actually transferred to rehab this week. Yahoo!!!! I am so glad for her and her dear family. Now we have a whole 'nother crew of patients, sick and needing love and great care.
*****************A scary tale******************
We were out of town for a day or two, and stayed in a very nice hotel. Well, we were going out for dinner one night, and my dear husband opened the door, and stepped right over a rattle snake! I was right behind him, and could not talk, it frightened me so, to see him step inches by that snake. If he would have stepped on it, I am sure it would have struck him. When I could breath, I yelled "rattlesnake!", and he turned around and saw it. There were some pretty tense heartbeats there! I am so grateful he did not get bitten, and he was carrying our little poodle dog Rusty, too. I have pictures of the snake, does anyone want to see??
I have been hand-quilting the sampler quilt, and loving each moment of that, too.
Please make it a point to have a wonderful day!!! I am off today, so am getting busy cleaning, laundry, and cooking. Oh yeah, better go to the grocery to have something to cook!!! :)


Gina said...

Love your blocks.
What a couple of close calls you've had this week. I'm glad neither you or your hubby were hurt

Love and hugs Gina xxx

TLC said...

Oh my gosh, that is so funny that your husband tried the pants on. It's like that Fons and Porter advertisement where they cut the blocks right out of the man's shirt. I would have loved to have seen his face! So funny!

Vicki W said...

What cute blocks and your husband was so nice to give up his PJs for the cause. I bet that was a funny scene!

Su Bee said...

whew - still trying to catch my breath about the snake - scary!! Your stitches on those blocks are beautiful - what nice nice work! Hubbys' pj pants is my Hunnys worst dream - he's always afraid I'll start snagging his plaid shirts.

Marilyn R said...

The Be Patient block is my favorite so far. It made me smile. When I plant seeds I am never content until I see them sprout. What a snake story! Yikes!

Teresa said...

You are doing great on your Be Attitudes quilt and have caught up with me! I just finished the Be Patient one yesterday. I am still looking for buttons for the seed packs thought. Wow..that is scary about the rattler - so glad he was not bit.

Darcie said...

LOVE your pajama tale! (Tail?! lol) Too funny!

Glad you and your hubby are both ok from your bike and your snake! Adventurous, you are!

Love watching your blocks grow, too. You are a very good time-manager! ;-)

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Wow. Your blocks...lovely! The star is neat, too.

Yes, I want to see a photo of the Rattler! He's part of nature and all that...

...missing me? Love, *karendianne.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Julie love all your blocks and as for your little friend in the next post...I am sure you don't want too many of those around...

Quirky said...

Your blocks are looking lovely! I had a flying something (I don't want to think WHAT!) hit the back of my throat, then go straight down, when I was riding my bike...I promptly started spluttering and coughing....then fell off....so you are in good company!

As for the snake...I'm glad you were both ok. How did you get rid of it?

Anonymous said...

Love the Be Attitude blocks.

Mary said...

I haven't fallen on my bike yet but I came close a couple times when I was getting used to riding again.

Good thing the snake didn't strike!

Linda_J said...

The blocks are wonderful, Julie and from one of my favorite designers. I might have to find these and make my own version though I doubt I can run off with the plaid pj's. I have a whole box full of homespuns that would work great for something like this.

Great story about your hubby. Just like the Fons and Porter ad like tic said only it was the back of George's shirt that aided their cause. The bewildered look on his face would have been a priceless picture!

That snake story and then the pictures of it would scare the beejeebers out of most people with good reason.

I can tell just what a loving and caring nurse you are by your worries and reports of your patient. They are most lucky to have you and others like you watching over them.

Norma said...

I have this book and several others that she has done. Your pictures and Teresa's made me go dig it out and start looking for fabric! I saw it made up at a quilt show and it is wonderful.

Watch out for snakes and bike mishaps!

domi2.5 said...

Beautiful blocks!

Marcie said...

I love your blocks! I really need to take a 2nd look at that quilt pattern. The story of your husband's pj's is a riot! I like your gumption girlie!