Friday, July 29, 2011

Happenings here!

I am trying to keep up with the BOW Woolie blocks from Primitive Gatherings...whew! I am pretty behind...I have about half of the stitching done, and most of the prepping done...and block nine will be here tomorrow! The bottom right block need lots more prepping done, but at least I am making headway, right?
Hey, I won something! Debi of www.debiquilts.blogspot.com had a giveaway of these wonderful charms...and I won a package! Wow, what a ton of fun fabrics! Thank you, Debi...my wheels are turning and I am figuring out what to make with these...thank you!!
The string quilt had just a little bit of border left over...well, maybe a lot left over! I cut off a little bit and made a different sort of mug mat, hand quilted it with big stitches...and called it good! Just another way for me to use every little bit of fabric I have left! I am making a larger one for the table too...

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Guess what? The guy we defibrillated and got him back...three times? Sent me a big box of chocolate covered strawberries! Yum, yum!! Yes, I did share...in fact, only ate one of those...but, hey, I am on a diet anyway....so that was a bright spot in my day for sure!!


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Have a great day, all!!!


Julie

25 comments:

Nancy said...

It's always important to thank others who have helped you out of a bad spot. I'm glad the man and his wife acknowledged your great care.

As always, great quilt projects and progress.

Barb said...

Your quilt is looking awesome.

That is great about that guy and totally fantastic about the chocolates...just one...you are strong!!

Sharon said...

I like that you got thanked, I know people say "you were doing your job and got paid" but I have gone back several times to the nurses station who looked after my mom and my husband. Anyways, you wool app is gorgeous, are you doing blanket stitch on it? What thread are you using?

Sharon said...

"you" wool app hahaha, typo!! I meant youR ;-)

Janet O. said...

The wool blocks look so nice!
It is nice to have people respond with thanks for a job well done (saving a life--that is pretty good, I'd say!!).
Your rug mug is cute. Nice idea.
Also, I just got Evelyn Sloppy's book--I've coveted your header quilt so long, but couldn't do the sew-along recently. Someday!

LeKaQuilt said...

Awesome blocks! And your Mug Rug is cute :o)

Nicky said...

Cute little mug rug and a great way to finish up - have you any scraps left after the bigger one for the table??

Merilyn said...

Love that little mug-rug! just to cute!!! Nice to get a thankyou from a patient! it doesn't happen too often, but when it does it's really special!!!

Karen said...

Julie, your applique blocks are beautiful. Just don't give up, you'll get there!

Libby said...

Love those 'found' quilts - the big stitch is just perfect *s*
So wonderful to hear that there is still gratitude being expressed in the world. It's not always easy to find.

Lori said...

It is so nice to be appreciated. Good for you for only eating one;)

Love your smaller table mat! it si so cute!! Nice work on the wool blocks too.

quiltingnana said...

great project...and lovely charms...chocolate I could go for some now

Melanie said...

I prepped 2 blocks tonight. You are doing great. I have one more and should have one in the mailbox tomorrow. I am having fun. They are beautiful. I tooka class with Lisa and she talked about saving your scraps...are you saving yours?

Darlene said...

Your wool blocks are wonderful.

There's always so much fabulous eye candy to see when I pop in to visit with you.

Nice to be acknowledged - well deserved.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh your prim gathering blocks are gorgeous! And I LOVE that little quilt you made with the leftovers! How cute is that!

Donna K from N.TX said...

Beautiful applique project, neat fabric charms, and saving a life to boot. That's the good life.

Donna K. from N. TX @ http://www.quitlingbeargal.blogspot.com

Elyte said...

Your woolie blocks are beautiful, is that something a little different for you to do?
You do very important work and isn't it lovely to get a thank you from time to time.

Teresa said...

Cute little mug rug. I have had those chocolate covered strawberries - YUMMY

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Your wool applique started me drooling, and then I read about the chocolate covered strawberries... this was not good for the computer keyboard! Next time post a warning!!
One? Only one?? WOW!

Jan said...

Great little mug rug! Love the quilt--nice job!

Loris said...

Love the applique! The blocks are looking rich together. And the mug rug is wonderful...who wouldn't love plaids along with their tea :-)

Valerie said...

Everything is so pretty and I love the quilt in your header... :)

Heartsdesire said...

It's nice to know that you are appreciated. And what a great thank you it was. Love your cute little mug rug, especially the big stitching. I still haven't tried it, but have finished two doll quilts, so I really should try the big stitching on them.

Lois Arnold said...

Julie, I gave you the Blog on Fire Award. You can read about it on my blog. I'm so glad we met out here in blogland! I love reading your posts and seeing your quilts.

Debi said...

You are so welcome Julie, I know you will find something scrappy to use them.