Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hand work on the road

 We recently took a little road trip.  While riding, I worked on big stitching this, just the final little bit.  And the binding too. Rosie likes it!
 Big stitches...if you have not tried it, maybe you should!  It is great fun!
 I hand quilted this little quilt, and bound it.  It is a duplicate of a quilt I made last month, in different colors.
 I also bound these hot pads, made all from strings.  They are thick and just right for taking a hot pan of cookies out of the oven.
And at last finished the binding on this quilt too.  So that was my work this past week.  All hand work!




****************************Ebola**************************

Since this is all over the news, I feel I can talk about this case.  The young nurse that has Ebola is one of our nurses. She is part of our health care system here in Texas.  I ask with all my heart that you pray for her safety and that she regains her health, and that this terrible disease does not spread further.  Thank you for all your positive energy, sent through the air, to her bedside and into her heart.



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Julie


27 comments:

Vic in NH said...

I am happy to send prayers to the Texas nurse who so unselfishly put herself at risk to try to help a patient. I also send prayers for your protection from this scourge.
you had quite a good week stitching!

KaHolly said...

Loving those big stitches!! Your nurse is in my thoughts. I'll be in TX soon. I hope by then she is on the mend.

Chantal said...

Wow! You've kept yourself out of trouble being busy like that. Lovely projects all around. Since I first hear the news on the radio, I've been praying for you. But now I will pray for her. Hugs!

Mama Joan said...

Would you explain in a post how you make your string hot pads?

Thanks in advance,
Joan

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

You got lots done. I've been thinking about that nurse. I hope she recovers, and quickly, too. Stay safe and well.

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

My dear niece world's at Harris Downtown. They are all concerned about their colleague's illness. God be with all of you health care providers.

Nancy said...

This nurse was in my prayers the minute I heard the story on the news. God Bless all those who put their lives in danger to help others.

I love all the handwork that you've been doing - great job!

Sherrill said...

Oh gosh, Julie, that's REALLY close to home for you (and me since I live in FW!!). Prayers for all of you in the medical profession as you work to help in the healing process for all who are sick and special prayers for the nurse fighting ebola.

Leeanne said...

Happy healing thoughts to your nursing friend.
Loving all your scrappy features today! I'm just like Rosie!

Karen said...

I like the quilt with the strips but also with pieced areas between. Very interesting look.

Kyle said...

Being on the road doesn't keep you from finishing some great projects. Well done. Nina is defiently in everyone's thoughts and prayers.

audrey said...

Love your stitching! Very scary about your friend. Hope she recovers quickly.:)

Missy Shay said...

I need to try that big hand stitching, it looks great!

Janet O. said...

So many beautiful finishes. I love to see the magic you work with scraps!
Definitely prayers will be offered for this caring young woman!

Sarah said...

I am praying for her. sarah@forrussia.org

Flickenstichlerin said...

My thoughts, prayers and love go out to you and your colleague. For your fellow nurse to get well and for you to be protected and safe. So sorry that Ebola came that close.
I love all your finishes. How do you do all that in one week. I am extremely slow compared to you. Can only dream about such a progress.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Me and My Stitches said...

Rosie has such good taste! I want to try the big stitch one of these days - love hand quilting and it would be nice to be able to get things done a little quicker. Prayers to your fellow nurse (and to you and all of your co-workers) - what an awful situation

Loris said...

Love all your big stitching projects! Big stitch is the only kind of hand quilting I can do :-)
My heart is so broken for those with Ebola and probably even more for those helping them. This Texas hospital is taking the brunt of too much.

Quilter Kathy said...

Such wonderful hand stitching to enjoy! Love it!
So sorry to hear that your nurse is the one we have been hearing about... sending healing and loving thoughts.

Lesley said...

Prayers and positive thoughts going to your nurse friend and everyone impacted by this crisis.
Love your stitching!

Lori said...

That's a lot of hand work! Way to get 'er done!
So sad about the nurse with ebola (now a 2nd one!) Prayers to them today.

Linda O said...

You sure accomplish a lot, Julie! All that hand quilting is so awesome! Prayers for all in this ebola situation.

Mary Jo said...

Please be careful and keep yourself protected. I hope the nurses who have Ebola are well soon.

Belinda said...

Handwork. is. our. friend.

Yes, I love it all. I have been wanting to try some big stitching, even bought some thread but haven't gone for it yet.

Stay safe yourself my friend!!!

joe tulips said...

You are the first person I thought of when the news came out about the nurses! Love the quilt!!

Kim said...

Nurses are so brave and some of the toughest people I have ever met. I have been praying for both nurses even before I knew of the connection with you. The nurse in Spain is recovering and I have a strong feeling both of these ladies will too.
Interesting story in the NY Times this morning about doing CPR on Ebola patients and why there needs to be a strong protocol in place for everyone to follow. Also about drawing the line on justified limits on the risk
health care professionals are expected to take in the care of their patients. ( you may be able to read this online, the article is in science times under " Ethicist calls CPR too risky in Ebola: )
Stitching by hand is such calming therapy, I enjoy it so much.

Happy Sewing, be safe out there!

Sarah said...

I think medical staff are very brave with what they put themselves at risk of in the interest of caring for others. Thank you! I am happy that the affected nurse is recovering.