Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Blessings

Hi friends! Above is ...Tada! the plaid quilt top put together! I still have to add three borders, but the middle is at last a middle. I had a giggle about some of the fabrics, especially the hot, hot pink plaid with the gold thread shot through it? I can just imagine a proud highland warrior, as we see of the covers of lots of books these days, sword in hand, bare chested, muscles bulging, preparing to to battle...in hot pink plaid with gold threads!! Hee!! No subtle red/blue/green/brown plaid for our warrior...hot pink are his colors! Maybe these plaids are not true to the old colors and patterns of the true highlanders, what do you think?

Lyn at http://www.bluebirdquilts-lyn.blogspot.com/ and I have had a thimble exchange. I have already received mine, isn't it pretty? Thank you Lyn! Yours is on the way!


Nancy of http://www.wyomingbreezes.blogspot.com/ made this amazing hand braided and woven rug. She used denim for the warp? I think that is what it is called, and loads of colorful fabric for the weaving. It is so heavy and lovely. I love it!! It so reminds me of my mother and her braided and rag rugs.




My great friend Karen of http://www.leehaven.blogspot.com/ made the above bowl. Cool! It is so gorgeous is person, saturated with color and love and has it's own jewel to cap it all off. Gorgeous! Thank you, Karen! I truly treasure this.






This is when I had all the rows done, before I picked them up to sweep and mop. I am so glad the middle is a middle!






***********************Nursing notes*******************************


We have the youngest and the sickest of the Weggener's patient still in our unit, just fighting for her life. She is 19 years old, and I call her the princess. She is tiny, and has a massive head of curly blond locks. Just a doll, and just married one month! Her young husband is doing a valiant job of staying right with her and loving her. She is a black belt in karate, by the way, so maybe she is a warrier princess. Her mom is a nurse too, and they are just a fine family. The family said I could mention her in my blog, and gave me permission to tell you all her name: Carrie. She is still on the vent, paralyzed and sedated with medicines, still on dialysis every day, liver problems now...and I pray to the good lord her neuro status will be OK when she is off all the sedation. She is on chemo, and it is terrible for her reproduction system, and they want lots of kids. Hope everything will still work perfectly for that part of it. Would you each keep her in your prayers and thoughts this week? She really needs it so much. I will keep you informed of her progress.


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Have a super day! It was my birthday yesterday, my son called, we went out to eat, and just had a quiet day. Fun!!



JulieK



32 comments:

Stina said...

CONGRTAULATIONS... on a middle!!!! :o))
Ahh.. I just could imagine a very proud highland warrior in hot pink plaid... GORGEOUS!!! ;o)))

Nancy said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

I think your quilt is beautiful. It inspires me to work with some plaids.

Glad to see you got the rug. I hope you get many, many years of wear out of it, and revive your memories of your mother.

Vicki W said...

Your quilt middle is fantastic! Lots of prayers for Carrie too.

Gita said...

Love your plaidquilt!
I´ll have Carrie in my mind.

Pat said...

Of course I will add Carrie to my prayers. What a difficult time....a young bride should still be in the honeymoon stage and not fighting for her life in the hospital. Please keep us updated. Oh...yes, you quilt is looking GREAT and I enjoyed the other photos you showed, too.

Amelia said...

Another year wiser - and a year older too!

Love the plaid quilt...what color are you going to use for the binding? I suggest one solid color to bring all the other colors to a stopping point for your eyes...perhaps navy or black?

Weekend is almost here - enjoy it!

Loris said...

Great projects and photos in your post. Absolutely will put Carrie and her family in my prayers. Hang in there as you give her your best care. It must pull at your heart to see her so sick.

Julie in the Barn said...

I am absolutely mad about your plaid quilt. I am going to blatently steal...errr borrow your design for myself and use up a whole bunch of my string blocks. I'm sending lots of positive thoughts out into the universe for Carrie. You nurses are such valuable people to our lives. Thank you for all you do.

Julie in the Barn said...

Oh...and Happy Birthday, too.

Terry said...

Your plaid quilt is looking fabulous! I can just see the guy in the pink! LOL Got my magazine too...thanks again for that! :0)

Elaine Adair said...

The plaid quilt is a stunner, hot pink/gold threads and all - from here, I'm seeing light, a sparkle, which adds even MORE to this delightful quilt!

I will add Carrie to MY prayers - tough duty for her family and loved ones.

Colleen said...

Happy belated birthday, Julie :o)

I will definitely keep your patient in my prayers.

Your quilt is gorgeous!

Quilter Kathy said...

Happy Birthday!
Love the plaid quilt middle! Look forward to seeing what you are doing with the borders!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Julie, looking forward to seeing the plaid quilt with her borders...my thoughts and prayers for young Carrie....hugs lyn

The Calico Cat said...

Love the plaid! (I officially had my doubts.)

AnnieO said...

That "middle" is better than six pack abs! Congratulations on a bright and happy quilt. On the pink plaid--my very manly brother with large shoulders and thick, stout legs wore a generic plaid kilt at the Highland Games a couple of years ago. It had purple in the plaid and he could hardly stand it! Thanks for sharing your patient's stories. I will send healing thoughts and support to them.

Teresa said...

That is a mighty fine quilt - I like it! So sad about your Warrior Princess. You see so much in your job and it is wonderful for the family to have a caring nurse.

Texan said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

I so hope your young patient Carrie will recover!! Bless her heart...

The bowl you friend made you is lovely, it made me think of the book purchased last year, to learn how to make those!!

crazypatch dreamer said...

Your quilt is beautiful and the sashing treatment really adds to it. Everyday I see a different quilt that I want to make! Louise

Ginger Patches said...

It looks great...when you said you still had three borders it took me a minute...I was picturing borders on just 3 sides lol...yes it's been a long day!

dot said...

Love the plaid quilt. It is so inviting. Your colors are wonderful and the design is great.

~Bren~ said...

Happy belated birthday Julie!!!!
I love the quilt. Gorgeous!!!
I will be praying for Carrie.

Stephanie D. said...

Happy Belated Birthday--I'm playing catch-up here!

The plaid quilt looks terrific! Can't wait to see it all done.

I'm hoping Princess Carrie is getting better. What a tough thing to put a newlywed couple through. Hugs to all her family from the nurse in NC.

Had a tough week here, too--had to call a patient's sister to let her know he'd taken a turn for the worse--and she didn't even know he was in the hospital. They'd had a disagreement and he'd moved out. Thank goodness he asked me to call her. Maybe they got things worked out.

Oh, and I have you to blame for this--every time I pop a lid off a vial now, I hesitate before tossing it. Like I need to save ONE MORE THING! lol!

Terrie Sandelin said...

That plaid quilt is absolutely stunning! I love it! And will keep Carrie in my thoughts.

Cheryl said...

I just love that quilt...what a great way to use plaids and wovens..just wonderful! I will definitely keep Carrie in my prayers.

Trisha said...

Happy Birthday, Julie! I can't believe you already (almost) finished your top! It looks amazing. You have such a great variety of plaid fabrics in it, even the pink plaid! LOL

Meggie said...

Happy Belated Birthday Julie.
I love that plaid quilt top!!XX

Shasta said...

Happy birthday Julie. That plaid top is gorgeous - I didn't know plaid could be that pretty.

Anne Heidi said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a lovely day :-) LOVE your plaid quilt, it is stunning!

Darcie said...

I love your middle!!! And I love your thoughts about the he-man in she-colors! lol Hilarious.

Such lovely giftage for an even lovelier lady. Many years of health to you, my dear. ;-)

I will certainly keep Carrie in my prayers. What a battle she's fighting. She's fortunate to have you in her corner, Jules.

Hugs.

monica said...

Hi, first visit from me... wow I love that 'middle'. It's going to look stunning!!!

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