Monday, September 17, 2012

A New-FU, completed to flimsy!

 Hi everyone!!  Hope your Monday is just perfect!!  You may or may not recognize Lisa Bongean's design for Primitive Gatherings BOW last summer.  I was sucked in, I loved the pretty wools so much!  Valiantly I toiled to stay abreast of the block of the week...but succumbed to the trials of time, work, keeping house, family, etc...so TADA!  I at last got all the blocks put together!  I did get the finishing kit with all the wool, but did not use it. ( If you need it, give me a nudge)  I just could not face all that applique in the border, no matter how much I loved it.  Instead, when I recently saw another quilter's project put together like this, it was an "AHAH!" moment!  So here is my version.
And my favorite block, in the center!  I did not sign up this year for her BOW, 'cause I was still working on this one.  Maybe next year again, if I can catch up on some projects.  Lisa is a very fun designer!


***********************Nurse's Notes******************

They were the perfect couple.  Married right after he got back from WW2, she was petite and gorgeous, he a strapping young man, I saw from the pictures.  After he finished engineering school, they settle down to a wonderful life of children and little league and life...................................................
Years and years went by...and this couple came into my life.  I cared for this dear man at the hospital 20 years, and his wife too,  through heart attacks and congestive heart failure...until he passed away last year.  One of the last things he said to us was, "I am so worried about Georgia...what will she do when I am gone?"  ............................Well, Georgia came in last week to the hospital...totally confused. No family came to see about her.  She wandered, and tried to leave, and just was totally bewildered.  I was so proud of our staff, caring for her, wheeling her around in a wheelchair, talking to her for hours...loving her, just as they had all these many years of caring for her and her husband.  I will find out what happened to her when I go back to work...
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Have a good day...every day!  Enjoy each moment...


Julie

27 comments:

Terry said...

What a beautiful UFO! Well done on getting it finished! :0)

Lois Arnold said...

Julie, another beautiful quilt and a beautiful story of love and life! Thank you for sharing!

Pam P said...

Hi Julie! (nudge) :) I'd be interested in the wools from your finishing kit, if they're not already spoken for . . . I love this quilt!! So beautiful - you did such a great job!

Karen M said...

I love hearing your nurse stories too. Thanks so much for sharing. I am waiting for 'the rest of the story.'

Angie said...

Life is just so full---of everything---including so much sadness. Thank goodness for people you and your staff mates. Love the quilt---you are soooo fast, girl!! Hugs of love and light

Sherrill said...

That's so sad that no children came to see about her--and she's so fortunate to have been at your facility. Many, sadly, wouldn't be THAT involved.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous! Are you spending any time at all sleeping? Your productivity is amazing!

KaHolly said...

My goodness, that'a a masterpiece!! You must be some kind of nurse. I applaud you!

Prima Donna said...

Julie, that is gorgeous! I haven't worked with wool. But, a lady in my guild made the "Hop to It" quilt in wool. I was star struck. Think I'd probably be star struck if I could see yours in person, too. Beautiful job.

Karen said...

A very good finish. The setting is good for the blocks. Good choice.

Sharon said...

This is fabulous, you did a great job on the setting, I love the 9 patch corner posts. I"ve never worked with wool, but I might give it a try this winter for a small wall hanging type project.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

The quilt is jaw-droppingly gorgeous! WOW, well done!

I am so sad to read about Georgia; sadly, the ravages of aging are not for the weak or timid.

Missy Shay said...

That is so sad when family does not take care of the elderly, just makes me want to cry. Your quilt turned out gorgeous!

AnnieO said...

Beautiful quilt top! Love the triple sashing. I always forget about that sashing idea.

Poor old woman! I hope someone knows where she is and what troubles she is having.

Leeanne said...

Another stunner! happy quilting this beauty.
love your story, it is the small things in life that matter most, the fact that this sweet dear has some caring nurses is sure to help.

Janet O. said...

Oh, I hope Georgia's family will rally round her. We would bring any of our parents home with us in a heartbeat if they needed it. Until then we try to honor their independence.
Gorgeous quilt, Julie. Oh, I can so relate about the applique. The difference is that you actually did the blocks.
Lisa's stuff is wonderful and I am so excited that I am signed up for a day retreat and a dinner/trunk show she is doing in our area in January. Boy, did those three days of classes fill up fast!!

paulette said...

Your quilt is AMAZING!! Just love it!!
Poor Georgia!! I hope her family comes..and soon!! Maybe there is no family and that is why her husband was so worried! Very sad...Keep us posted!
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Kyle said...

I love hearing your stories from work as well. They really touch the heart.

Dianne Mitzel said...

Absolutely beautiful, aren't you proud of yourself?? This is a once in a lifetime achievement, or it would be for this old lady...

Kaaren said...

Gorgeous job on your newest flimsy, Julie. Wool-on-cotton is my favorite so you know I just love it!

I still have tears in my eyes after reading your "nurse's notes". Why is life so unkind to most seniors? My heart is breaking for this unknown lady. Thank goodness for Florence NIghtengales like you who care.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! And what a touching story...please let us know what happens to her.

Elyte said...

Enjoyed your post and the fabulous flimsy.

Mary said...

As always, LOVE the quilt. You always do such fabulous work!

I remember Georgia! AWWWWWW! The poor dear! I'm glad ya'll helped her out, she such a sweet lady and her husband was a doll. It's so hard when you've been together forever. My Dad was destroyed when my momma passed. It was like half of him was missing. Huggies to Georgia!

Lori said...

That top is amazing! I love seeing it finished! You did good keeping up with it.

O'faigh said...

Hello Julie, such a beautiful quilt you have made....I love your choice of borders...Hugs, O'faigh

bleuet said...

vraiment magnifique !! bravo !

Lourdes said...

What a beautiful quilt! Well done!!! Did you use a certain pattern? I have just been bitten by the applique bug, I would love to tackle something like this.
And your story touched my heart. I have a love for little old people.