Monday, September 29, 2008

Remember this one? The sampler above? Well...it is finished! Please, Finn, count me for a finish! It even has the hanging sleeve on it...whoops, no label, but will have it on soonest. I hand quilted it, and it was such a pleasure to work with. The batting is from Darcie of October's Child quilting. It is made of corn fibers! And I can say, it hand-quilts like a dream. I call it corn silk batting, but it is made of cotton and corn fibers. Green batting! (not the color, but the concept) Thank you to Darcie for letting me have a little bit to play with. I will wash it and report on the shrink factor, but it is stable and yummy soft and drape-able.
Here is another little bit of fall creeping in! DH found this one and got it for me. This little scarecrow is so cute to me, with a sweet expression. The fall season is one we really look forward to and enjoy, for the cool temperatures and harvest times.
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I took a heart today. Which means I recovered a heart bypass patient fresh from the operating room to our unit. A thankfully stable patient. Busy today! The fall and winter seasons are so very busy at hospitals, with people waiting for beds.
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Well, scary isn't it? I guess we can just pray for the best.
Grins!! Hope each one of you have a truly wonderful day!
JulieK

14 comments:

Lyn said...

Good Afternoon Julie, you have made a lovely sampler quilt.I love the scarecrow your DH bought for you.We don't decorate our homes here for the fall (autumn) seasons here.Love the pumpkiny colours.Regards Lyn

Amelia said...

The little scarecrow is so cute...such a sweet man to buy something like that for you...sure can tell he loves you.

Enjoy your week and may God bless you in many ways.

Amelia

Darcie said...

What a darling little Sampler! Good for you! And thank you for reporting on the corn batting. I just used up the last of it in the king sized Delectable Mountains.

Your house is all set for this lovely season, isn't it! You are still a farm girl at heart!

Hugs of wellness for you and your patients!

Jackie said...

I love your quilt! That batting sounds interesting, I can't wait to hear how it holds up for the shrinkage test. Yes, fall is coming here too. They say by the weekend that it will be very chilly at night and cooler days.

Vicki W said...

I think your sampler quilt turned out great! I can't wait to hear how the new batting performs. I'm always a little leery of new battings - I'm never confident that they are really tested thoroughly.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

LOVE your quilt!!!!

and what a sweet dh you have, first the pumpkins and now a scarecrow :O)... I would say he is piling up those brownie points big time girly ... wink wink :O)....

quilterpolly said...

love your scarecrow:) looks so fallish...glad work is going good:) Most important you found a little time to quilt:)

Libby said...

It's such fun to see quilters experimenting with different fibers . . . just like our foremothers, we must learn to find and use what we have available. The quilt turned out wonderful *s*

Teresa said...

Love reading your upbeat cheerful blog. You must have a lot of stress in your work and I know you have to be one of those nurses that just instills confidence.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I remember "this one" and I totally dig it! Interesting to read about the batting.

And a "fresh heart" kept you busy I'm sure. It's hard to imagine these procedures are so normal.

Routine Orders Love, *karendianne.

Marilyn R said...

Your Sampler quilt is just fabulous! Please let us know how that batting washes up. Did the batting tend to cling to your top and batting or did it slide around like poly battings like to do?

Nan said...

I am intriqued by the batting you used! The quilt is beautiful. I think that scarecrow is adorable, and your DH has very good taste. After all, he married you!!

Finn said...

Hi Julie, congratulations!! I will, indeed, mark you for a finish. Maybe it needs to be 2???
I sure don't mind, and hurray for the effort to try free motion quilting. I'm not that brave...LOL
Both quilts look wonderful to me. Big hugs, Finn

Miri said...

Thanks for the info on the corn/cotton blend batt-I've been thinking of trying it. The sampler quilt looks great-I love the sashing-I did the same thing on a King David's Crown quilt-it adds so much.