Saturday, September 24, 2011

A completed project

My oldest son is back in the hospital yet again with another infection of the fracture that happened Super Bowl weekend way back in Feburary.  Poor kid just cannot catch a break.  He had surgery this past Thursday and is hooked up to a wound vac and a bunch of other tubes and hoses.  He will go back for more surgery on Monday to see of the wound can be closed and will hopefully go home Tuesday and will do 6 weeks of IV infustions 2 times a day .............just like the last time.  His spirits were pretty good Thursday but today he is a cranky boy so I am home to work and start cleaning my sewing room to keep my mind off things.  Work an hour...tidy an hour.....or that is at least the plan :-)

I have finished 2 scarves while sitting at the hospital.  I miss my quilting but yarn projects are so much easier to transport and are not so hard to put away if you have to jump when he "needs you" as he is completely immobile again.

The photo does not do the colors justice. The green is silk and varigated shades of green and a lemon green/yello color... very pretty with glass beeds and sequines spread throughout.  The blue one is lightly varigated and almost looks like denim.  It was for someone else but Ed watched me work on it and wants it so he will probably end up with it.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Mini Flower Garden

So this is my mini flower garden.  I have no idea how big or small it will end up to be.  When I get tired of working on the size will be determined.  The glare is kind of bad but I am not looking down my nose at a sunny 75 degree day....will take them all!!

One pic is how much I have done so far.  The other is my little pencil box I carry the goodies in.  My scraps, scissors, thread, needles and seam ripper all fit in this box and will fit into my purse for traveling when necessary.

OMG I cannot believe it

I just cannot believe it has been over a month since I posted!!  Will need to fix that this weekend.  Life has been busy with work at work, work at home, spending time with the kids and grandbabies etc...\
I did make it to a small quilt show last week and will post some photos from that.  I gained inspiration so the desire to get back to the machine has bitten me.....

I have been busy trying to tidy up my quilt studio.  It is in the family room which is in the basement.   Lots of space but dark...even though there are windows.  It's cold in the winter and cool in the summer.  I had thought about moving things upstairs where there are more windows but the spare bedroom gets so warm in the summer months that it does not make sense to do this.

So the thought has crossed my mind to turn a tiny corner of the dining room into a sewing station.  Only the machine and a box lid with the blocks to be sewn can be there (those who know me know I cannot do the clutter).  Anyway, the stairs to the basement is off the dining room so it would work.  I could chain piece, go downstairs to iron then back up.  Not only would I be able to view the outside world from the french door but I would get the exercise from going up and down the stairs (which I need) AND some UFO's would get done...yeah!