Thursday, June 5, 2014

Heart felt addition

 There are three different kinds of applique in this quilt.  The starch method version is what I used for the basket handles...they still need to be appliqued down.  For the circles in the border, it is blanket stitching.  For the triangles in the border, I tried something different.  I backed each piece with muslin, sewed around the edges right sides together, and turned them.  A Eleanor Burns method, I think, from long ago.  Just trying it out...they are loosey goosey still, and it will be fun to sew them down too!
 A favorite heart...
And another!!  I trim all threads at one time, at the end...so forgive the thready parts!!Seems like the best use of time...my mother would have had a hissy fit...she was a REAL seamstress, LOL!!



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

PTSD...post traumatic stress disorder.  I had a 80 year old fellow yesterday as my patient.  He said he was in the Vietnam war.  Just a very nice gentleman, but he really needed to have oxygen.  He fell asleep, and his oxygen mask slipped to the side, so I crept in to fix it for him, trying not to disturb him.  BIG mistake!!  He woke up seriously swinging!!!  Poor guy...after so many years, his war experiences still haunt him.   I was so sorry to have alarmed him...and learned...   He was so sorry...I was so very sorry...what a darling man.  What a honor it is to serve our veterans; to a person, they are just amazing to care for!!


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Have a great day, everyone!

Julie


11 comments:

Janet O. said...

The hearts are a delightful little touch!
What a tender story. Love your nurse's notes.

audrey said...

It's almost impossible to get all the threads off for each picture! I used to used that muslin backing on my applique years ago. Made me feel like I couldn't mess things up too badly.:)

Sandi said...

Lovely quilt, you reference Quilt Hollow a resource but I can't find a post re your little quilt. Can you point me in the right direction. Thanks.

Vic in NH said...

Great scrap baskets, Julie!
when I worked as a nurse's aide before there was certification (1970) our RN taught us to stand quietly at the foot of the bed of a sleeping patient and speak their name softly but clearly again and again until they responded. We had one geriatric lady who would wake up swinging if startled, too. I can so relate to your story.

Vicki W said...

What a cute quilt!

Vicki W said...

What a cute quilt!

Chantal said...

Love the addition of the hearts on the baskets. It is just lovely!

Rebecca in AK said...

This is a delightful quilt, especially love the little hearts on the baskets. Nursing is full of surprises! Glad you are both okay!

O'faigh said...

LOve this quilt Julie, Warm Regards, Lyn

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un edredón precioso!!!!
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¡¡¡buena cuidadora!!!
saludos

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