Saturday, August 2, 2008

Updates 8-2-08

Hope everyone is sleeping in and has plans for a fun weekend! Above it my second block in the be-attitudes series...the "Be Loving " block, next to the first one "Be Warm". I still need to add some embellishment, but hopefully can find some time to do that today. It seems like a common theme for me is that my quilting life is fitted around my work life, so I post when I am off.



A lady at work said she had a package for me, and when I went to her office I was surprised to be given a WHOLE quilt kit!! This is a Thimbleberries sampler kit. All the blocks are 16 inches square, with very pretty fabrics in each kit. You could have knocked me over with a feather! She said she had been given it by a lady who did not like the kit, and wanted me to have this one. Wow! what a fun surprise!! So that should be fun to do...sometime!!


This is the closeup of the block patterns, you can zoom in if you want!!




For the updates: We are riding our bikes and loving it!! Fun!!!


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The Jalapeno plant: Do you remember the plant that got eaten down to the stalk I mentioned in a previous post? Well, I kept on watering it, and it has new leaves and 20 new pepper buds on it!!! Can't believe it made it from being eaten down to the bare stalk.


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My precious little old lady at work: She made it through surgery, then had kidney failure and respiratory failure, and is back on the ventilator with continuous dialysis. I pray for her, she is just about as critically ill as you can be and still be here on this earth. She is so precious, and her family so loving. That is the part I love about being a nurse, the interactions between family, patient and me.


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Ok, have a most marvelous day!!! And please, everyone stop for a second right now and say a prayer and beam it right to Karen : http://www.leehaven.blogspot.com/ . She is healing up from a bad bout with her MS. She is precious and wonderful and I am sure she would love to hear from you!!!



JulieK






22 comments:

Linda said...

Love your new block Julie and how wonderful to have received such a lovely kit, lucky you.

Amelia said...

I love how your blog covered a series of events...says you are a busy lady - but still wants to stay in touch with us cyber friends.

Amelia

Libby said...

What a treat the kit is - you'll have such fun putting it together *s*

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Praying for Karen Dianne Lee and now your precious little lady at work. Guess what? I'm getting ready to work on my Be- Attitudes, too!! ;) Have a great weekend.

Teresa said...

Blocks are looking great. I see you are sewing the rows together as you go.

That was sure a nice surprise your friend gave to you. I have seen a lot of Thimbleberries kits half finished that were given away, but never one that was not even started.

I follow Karen's blog and have always been inspired by her faith, courage and cheerful spirit.

Chookyblue...... said...

great quilt kits........vry lucky

Screen Door said...

I made this quilt!!!! You're going to love it and it goes together so easily!! Congrats...

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Your second block is just super like the first one!!!

How nice the kit is that you were given :O)... very sweet gift :O)...

Good for you guys riding those bikes! This heat of ours is making it tough to exercise outside...we will just have to hang in there :O)... Texas in, well I started to say July but guess that would be August now wouldn't it LOL :O)

Kristie said...

I love your new block!!! You did a wonderful job on it! You are so lucky to have recieved that kit!! I made that quilt a few months ago. I didn't have the kit, just the pattern! Hope the old lady does better, I will keep her in my prayers too!
Kristie

Lyn said...

Hi Julie, enjoy your new kit. I have always had a great love of Thimbleberries fabrics.What a generous gift.Life is precious.Warmest Regards Lyn

Debi said...

Wow Julie, that quilt is awesome. However, I am biased because I love Thimbleberries patterns and fabrics. I can't wait to see if finished.

Jan said...

What a nice thing your co-worker did in giving that quilt kit to you--enjoy making the quilt!!! Love your blocks!

Leanne said...

Your attitudes block is really sweet......what a lovely gift looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

Darlene said...

Love your new block, Julie. I purchased the Be Attitudes book a couple of weeks ago and have been on the fence. It's darling - enjoy!

Wow, what a delightful surprise you got - you'll have doing that one someday in the future.

gwen said...

I wish I had a collegue like that! What a wonderful gift. Thimbleberries fabrics are gorgeous and I bet you can them even if it is not in that kit.
I am curious to see the whole attitude blocks together. The first 2 look very promising. Take care.

Ginger Patches said...

I'm glad you're enjoying your bikes! I love your new block! Your care and concern for your patients warms my heart :)

Eileen said...

WOW julie how lucky to have been given that whole kit of TB blocks. Have fun sewing them together.

This seems to have been a summer of rejurination. my trees are sprouting out where some of the limbs broke off. So is your Jalepena plant.

Wonderful to love your job, sometimes.

Nancy in MT said...

Thank you JulieK for sending me to Karen's blog, she will force me to keep running, not swiftly, but running and not giving up. Now to get Jim to do the same thing. What a soul she has. I'm overwhelmed by her perserverance. Nancy

Nan said...

I am loving every block you've made from the be-attitudes series! They're so precious, each and every one.
Lucky you to receive an entire quilt kit! WOWEE!! It looks gorgeous. Hooray for the jalapeno plant! It's all that TLC you're giving it.
I did stop by to visit Karen - what a marvelous lady she is! She's dealing very well with her health issues, isn't she?

Sew Prim Khris said...

Ohh Julie these Bee-Attitude blocks are just gorgeous...love them. Hugs KHris in Oz

Marilyn R said...

Julie, your block looks great! What fun to receive a quilt kit!

Finn said...

The block looks wonderful Julie...you are doing a great job. Hope all goes well for your little lady *VBS* Big hugs, Finn