Friday, February 25, 2011

A post for the day off!!

HI Y'all! Every day I have off this week, they call me into work...a lot of heart surgeries this week. And other assorted illnesses too. Today? This blissful day off...I slept until dear husband left...seems like I get my best sleep that hour in the morning when he is bustling around getting ready for work, just busy, happy sounds... I did the requisite laundry and cleaning today...and worked on my nine patch/churn dash! The border is where I am at...I have finished sashing all the blocks together, and am sewing one zillion little one inch squares together for the border. I like doing this very much...it just takes a very long time!

**************News Flash!!!!!!!!!!!*******************

Julie S, another nine patch swapper is also making a churn dash/nine patch quilt from her nine patches!! Her quilt is drop dead gorgeous, set on point as a couple of you suggested for my quilt...she sent me a picture, and when I can figure out how to put the picture on the blog, I will!!

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In progress pic....
I received a giant gift today. Linda, another swapper, graciously sent me a metric ton of scraps, in exchange for some primitive muslin I had...I was expecting an envelope of scraps...I received two huge boxes stuffed to the gills with gorgeous fabrics and blocks of all sizes and colors!! You can see I just got barely into the hall when I opened them all over the rug!! And then? I just sat there and bawled!! Happy tears, you know??
Here are the blocks I have found in the boxes so far...
And just look at all these broken dishes blocks!! Just so very pretty, and perfect!!! Thank you, Linda, from the bottom of my heart!!!



I am working again tomorrow..the DFW gang is meeting very near here, and I so wanted to go and play with them...quilting play!! Alas...no one could swap shifts with me...booohoooo!!!



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


The patient? A dapper man, not old, not young...but very sick. He was filling his tank with gas (hey, have you seen how the gas prices just soared up in the last couple of days??)...anyway, another person was there at the service station getting gas too, and witnessed the dapper man go down...hard. He had a cardiac arrest, and hit his head, breaking his occipital arch in his head. Immediate CPR and 911 was underway...and they got him back quickly!! So, here he comes from the ER, intubated, on pressers, the whole nine yards...and we were to do hypothermia protocol (super cooling him to prevent tissue/brain damage). Quick, core probe for temperature, iced saline in his IV, wrap him in the cooling suit, central line placement, art line placement, insulin drip, more pressers, nimbex to paralyze him so he would not shiver and get warm again...and so on, and so on...and so on!!! Outcome? Unknown yet...time will tell...but this is miracle stuff the hospitals are up to these days!!!


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Everyone...have a super great weekend!!

36 comments:

Maureen said...

Wow! you hit the jackpot with those scraps. Churn dash/nine patch looks fabulous!

Rita said...

Julie, I just LOVE your churn dash quilt...very inspiring...makes me want to run to my scrap pile.

Elyte said...

Julie the quilt looks wonderful. That border just does special things to the quilt.
Now that you have (almost) successfully completed the challenge of the 9 patch you have the challenge of the "scrap pile".
How is your health?

Texan said...

I am going to use my nine patches from the swap I was in and do them with the churn dash as well! They just look so good! I like the checked border as well!! Lovely just lovely!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Love Love Love your nine patch/churn dash quilt! It's gorgeous!! Congrats on that giant box of fabric goodies. Enjoy!

Cindy N. said...

Your quilt is beautiful:)

AMKreations said...

How sweet! What a wonderful surprise and gift from Linda! I'm so happy for you!

Chookyblue...... said...

the quilt is looking great.......

KaHolly said...

I am quite taken with your 9-patch/churn dash quilt. It is looking just gorgeous. The borders are tedious, but you will be so glad that you took the time when all is said and done. Can't wait to see that picture of Julie S.'s quilt! You hit the jackpot, all right! I rec'd a similar box in the mail a few years ago. Filled so full I couldn't fit it all back in! It was all old 1.5" strips. I had so much fun with them that when I used them all, I decided to keep a basketful and the first thing I do when I get new-to-me fabric is is cut a strip. I help many ladies with their quilts. They come to my home. When they ask me about payment, I just ask for 1.5" strips from whatever they've brought with them. I hope that man recovers. What a sad thing. ~karen

Quilter Kathy said...

Your 9 patch quilt is just so awesome :)
I loved reading about you receiving the scrap boxes...only a quilter would have a weep and a howl over scraps!

Julia said...

I just LOVE your churn dash quilt..great scraps there Julie..
Enjoy some quiet you time..you sure deserve it after all that time at work..
Julia ♥

Pat said...

INCREDIBLE "scraps" you've received. Your churn dash is spectacular. I hope things turn out well for that man you told us about today.

Nancy said...

You made out like a bandit in the swap! Great stuff, and I have no doubt you will come up with several wonderful quilts made from every bit of it.

Churn dash is lovely.

Vicki W said...

I love your 9-patch churn dash! I swear that every quilt you make elicits a "I want to make that" reaction from me!

Leeanne said...

what a great way to put your nine patches together!!! Love it,love all the scrappiness of it.

Lori said...

Is that a lttle cheddar and blue in that quilt?! I love what you chose for the sashign and cornerstones!! The border is perfect too.

What a fun box- almost as good as Christmas.

Susan said...

What a delightful surprise to get such love fabric and blocks in the mail..........

Great work on the Nine Patch Churn Dash Quilt....... It is really moving along.

ferne said...

Quilting must be a great way for you to relax from such a stressful job. I'm sure glad that you are there for people in such need.

Lorraine said...

love the progress on your churn dash quilt...and the box of scraps lools awesome.....hopefully the patient with the cardiac arrest makes a full recovery...!

Merilyn said...

Wonderful nine-patch/churn dash quilt, I love it!!! It will look sensational once it is finished and on a bed!!!
Oh! how I know your schedule!LOL, my days off just fly by too, and then it's back to the hospital for another week of patient care (I'm an RN), didn't get much sewing done this week at all, woe! is me!!

Madame Samm said...

hi Julie....nice quilt...good to hear you had some down time..doesn't happen often when you get called in sew often...I remember those days...
how are you feeling..?

Robert said...

Beautiful quilt - again inspired. Love to go back to the simple/traditional patterns - can do so much with them.

Thoughts and prays go with the man - and the ones that are taking care of him.

Karen said...

The fabric scraps you received look yummylicious! How fun it must have been to look through them all.

The border on your churn dash quilt does look like it has a gazillion little pieces. Lots of stitching.

Karen said...

Your churn dash is looking so good. Congrats on your loot - I know you will revive all those lonely looking scraps.

Linda in NC said...

I'm loving your nine-patch/churn-dash! The itty-bitty squares in the border are so worth the time - perfect!

Michele said...

What a wonderful bunch of scraps.....blogging friends are the best :) You are in such an important job......that is such an understatement.

Jill said...

Loving how the 9-patch churn dash is coming along. Can't wait to see it done and would love to see the one on-point. Thanks for sharing pictures.

Teresa said...

Your churn dash quilt just keeps getting better and better.

Brrrr..sounds like you all are deep freezing that guy.

Deanna said...

great border. I really admire how you work a quilt all the way to the end, including detail at every step and not rushing the finish.

Eileen said...

That quilt is a looking good. Love that outside border. Guess you are going to do another?
What a treasure in those two boxes. Those blocks would be great in s sampler quilt, Bet you have more blocks to add to them and it's so fun to finish the puzzle. Hopefully you have a board to put them on.

Eileen said...

That quilt is a looking good. Love that outside border. Guess you are going to do another?
What a treasure in those two boxes. Those blocks would be great in s sampler quilt, Bet you have more blocks to add to them and it's so fun to finish the puzzle. Hopefully you have a board to put them on.

Debi said...

Love the nine patch blocks...and ooooh those scraps. I guess you won't be wanting mine! lol I wish you could have joined us, everyone really wants to meet you...maybe next time.

McIrish Annie said...

I love the borders! Usually when I get to this point, I am too lazy to do a spectacular pieced border like this. but it adds soooo much to the quilt.

lucky girl to get so many scraps

Cathi said...

What fabulous scraps to receive!!
I love your churn dash quilt -- so colourful and cheerful!

Darcie said...

She cuts. She sews. She makes beautiful quilts. And then she saves lives. You, my dear, are a gift!

Love and hugs....

Jan said...

Love your churn dash and the border is perfect. I'm sorry you couldn't come and play with us last Saturday---we would have liked to have you come! What a great box of scraps and blocks---have lots of fun with them!