Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Clotted cream!

Hi Y'all: This is where I am on the cream strips...I am about 3/4 through the strips, so however many blocks can be made from the materials I have is how many blocks I will make. I think probably 30 blocks...I have some old lace and buttons and pretties to put on the blocks, and I will decide on that a little later. (Why is this underlined and blue?) I have no idea...being a computer neanderthalette!

Nine patches!! These arrived from Carol in Arizona...aren't they just so gorgeous!? I love them...and Carol spoiled me and made a wonderful pincushion. Thank you so much, I really love it, Carol! Her points all match...how do people do that on each and every point??
Isn't this just so pretty??

A big part of this nine patch exchange was to get to know my fellow quilting bloggers better, and that has been great fun. Carolyn of Iowa sent these above....such cute little nine patches!! Tied with string, like an old fashioned parcel. She also sent her patterns!! She has her own pattern company, Lee Prairie Designs. How fun is that!!



************************Nurse's notes****************************

Work has been busy with the new computer system, but OK, I am learning a lot about it and it has great capability. One patient I had recently (alert and oriented, mind you) decided to kick me in the stomach and head when I was bending over...sigh...I long for a sweet little old person to care for in times like that!! Otherwise, I still don't know about the move, and whether I will have a job. I am praying that I will end up where I need to end up, and I know I will.

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********************Weight loss journey with WW.***********************

Nerves. When I am stressed out nervous, I eat. That is not good, especially because I eat mostly carbs and junk, and not lean protein and veggies. So, to counter that, I ran outside for the first time in about 3 years. The doc told me not to run after my back surgery, because he had to take out some vertebrae pieces in order to move the disc fragments off my spinal nerves. So, I have been walking pretty religiously...but today! I decided just to try a small jog, so went about a mile...and loved it! I forgot how good I felt after exercise...so sweating and panting, I walked the rest of my route to home...yahoo! I am so glad!

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Have a great day!!!


Julie

20 comments:

Nancy said...

The cream strips are going to make a stunningly beautiful quilt especially if you add the lace and other goodies. I LOVE it!

SubeeSews said...

I LOVE the name Clotted Cream. Those are my forte'...the neutrals I mean.
I have been sewing all day and am 3/4 through all the sub assemblies. I am afraid that my blocks are going to be very scrappy not like the ones you keep posting having received.
Maybe I need to make a trip to the quilt shop..??????????

Elyte said...

Glad you didn't throw those blocks away, they are looking great!
It is raining 9 patches at your house! Mine will be on their way today or tomorrow.
Take care.

KaHolly said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I think I'm in love!~karen

Lori said...

Oh, what a mean patient! I can't imagine not wanting to stuff my face with carbs after that! LOL
Good for you for amping up your walk a bit.

quiltingnana said...

clotted cream...will be so nice with some scones and tea!...your block exchange has been very successful!

Carol said...

Julie, I'm glad my nine patches arrived. And, I'm happy that you like the pincushion too.

Carol

Texan said...

LOVE the clotted cream quilt blocks.. ewww nice girly.. really lke it a lot...

Well WTG on your run.. i know dh Dr told him no more running after his back surgery as well.. he didn't run till about 3 yrs ago and he did some then, it really went well. he has done a tiny bit here and there.. he is not sure whether to go for it or not...

I told him seemed like if it wasnt a good idea his body would let him know pretty darn quick.. but then I too am not sure is it okay LOL...

You being in the medical field I am sure you will know if its not okay.. good for you! There is something that about running isnt there ...nothing else like it :O)..

A Garden of Threads said...

The cream blocks look fabulous. How do you find all this time and work?

Karen said...

I have wanted to make a very neutral quilt for a long time. Your "Clotted Cream" would be a good one to make. Very pretty.

Loris said...

Yes, still love those neutral strips..great name you gave them!
I'm glad you are surviving the computer changes well. We start next week with our training...and "go live" in October. I've warned everyone not to get sick during that month...our service won't be quite as usual. I think I 'met' that same pt who kicked you. Amazing isn't it? Hope those kind don't follow you to the new unit!

Stephanie D. said...

I LOVE your Clotted Cream quilt! It's going to be even more gorgeous with all the doodads on it!

I think that patient gets around a lot.

ria vogelzang said...

Just love your creams and tose little nine-patches!
And I think you are being a great nurse!!
Good luck on the weightloss, I know it isn't easy!! Hang in there!!
Big hug!

Carol said...

Love Clotted Cream! It's going to be just gorgeous. Oh the 9 patches are just wonderful...can't wait to put this quilt together. Cute pincushion!

Quilter Kathy said...

How fun to see these packages arriving for the swap! Love that tiny pincushion!
Love your strip quilt...makes me want to get back to work on mine :)

Pat said...

The 9-patches are all looking so nice and how special that you are getting some nice little gifts along the way! Good idea to embellish Clotted Cream with things like buttons and lace...it is going to look spectacular.

Mary said...

The neutral blocks are looking great!

Nines said...

Violent patients are no any fun, but the nasty one were worse, ya know? Love the strings.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Mmmmm - I like that too!

SheilaC said...

I LOVE those cream blocks, so glad you decided to keep going.

I know you love your colors, but this is going to be a beauty :)

SheilaC