Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Last week Monday was surgery, instead of going into rehab I was such a superstar patient I was sent home.  Lucky for me my hubby is taking 3 weeks off to help take care of me and the girls.  
 Flowers from my baby girl who is traveling
Now onto quilting things~ I have had time to read so many more blogs with all this non sewing time, I have 20-30 I read every week.  With all this extra time on my hands I have ventured out into some new territory, a silver lining to my week of torture.  Do you have any favorites that I can add to my list during recuperation?
Our New Quilt Bloggers Bee October block was sent this week, it's going to be a maple leaf block.  I LOVE MAPLE LEAVES!  My childhood home had such a gorgeous maple tree I picked October to get married so I could use it as a backdrop.  The weather was beautiful and my tree was perfect that weekend.
My wedding day
After checking out my wedding album I decided I could at least pick out some fabrics, I REALLY WANT TO SEW.  I can easily cut out squares on my spinning 12" cutting board on my lap while still elevating and icing my knee right?
fabric pull
We have the option to do either two 12" blocks or one 18" block.  Our queen liked the gold, orange and red so I am making her all three.  Kate was able at the last minute to move her month from November to October to fill in for a member who has yet to make any blocks. BIG THANK YOU KATE!

18" Block

12" Block
12" Block
The burgundy/red one is I need to revisit at the sewing machine.  Each of the squares are a perfect 6 1/2" square~ but its not as flat as it should be?  Its not the difference in fabric, the gray is Kona cotton and the burgundy/red is quilt shop cotton (Joel Dewberry) MmmMmmm, I will figure it out before I send it off.
The orange one I need to look for a solid to compliment the leaf as a stem.  Sometimes I think I have more solids than prints so it shouldn't be a problem
Ice, ice elevate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Well I was able to work on one WIP over the weekend.  It was a pop up on my FB feed from an Aurifil LIKE featuring Spoon Full of Sugar blog the " Folded Star mat"  I decided I didn't want mine to be round, so I am still playing with it

I already had Christmas fabrics out from working on Bee blocks.  It could be interesting, Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for. 

For now I am at a pause,  I will be reading all your wonderful sewing/quilting with envy while I will be joining a team for my adventures in rehab.  On Monday after putting it off for 2+ years I finally had my knee replaced.  Now to get through the worst of it before the better and yay I received pretty flowers to brighten my room.

I will be reading!

Ice, ice elevate!