Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Coiled Fabric Bowl

Yesterday was quilt guild. Had a great time and lots of show and tell! I always enjoy looking at what others have made, it is very inspiring to me. So I rushed home ready to sew...and then I saw my table. It was piled high with several projects that I have been working on. I started to clean it off and by the time I got half way through it...I took a nap! So by the time I got back up, it was time for the boys to get home from school. After I got everyone fed for the evening, homework done, bathed and off to bed, I sat down and made my bowl!

Several people have been making them lately. I found my pattern in a Fon's and Porter magazine that I had bought last year. Very easy to make, just fabric strips wrapped around clothesline and then zig-zag stitched around. The worst part is wrapping the clothesline. I had to take a few breaks because my hand started cramping. Chantal really liked it when I showed it to her this morning. I may try to make her a real small one to put on her computer desk. She usually keeps small candies or something there so a small one would work perfect.

I found out yesterday that my Aunt Deb has to have a heart catheterization. As most of you know she is my favorite aunt!!! She is my mom's sister and I am closer to her than I am any of the others. Mom is very worried about her and so am I. They haven't scheduled it yet, but mom and I will go to the hospital with her. I'm sure all of her kids and husband will be there but we want to go too. It just seems like sometimes it never ends...trust me I know things could always be worse and we have no major sickness in the family but it's just been one thing right after another...Hunter's surgery, Andrew's heart problems, My thyroid radiation stuff, Richard's fall, and now this! I guess I'm just complaining, but I am thankful that these are things that can be fixed. Okay I will shut up on that stuff for now...

I have been in the bedroom this morning doing some Spring Cleaning! I have everything piled on the bed and in the hallway! It looks worse than what it did when I started. Hopefully, I will get it all put back together before anyone gets home. But right now I think I will take a nap! This medication is killing me all I want to do is sleep.

I have plans to sew this evening. I would like to finish my Step 3 on the Orange Crush quilt, make a block or two for my Civil War Diary quilt or my Dear Jane. I guess I will have to wait and see if I can stay awake long enough to do it.
Kristie

6 comments:

Suzan said...

Glad you found your magazine! The bowl is very pretty. I have made several and that was before I got my new machine that does the double zigzag stitch. I haven't made one since them but now that I have been inspired by everyone else, I think I will.

Andrea said...

Poor you - your family is certainly having it's health troubles lately. They say it never rains but it pours :-( Chin up - sure things will improve. You have got me thinking about doing a bit more on my Dear Jane which has been sadly neglected.

Carol Van Rooy said...

Sometimes, when it rains it's pours. Keep your chin up, our prayers are with you.

Quiltlady said...

Kristie,
Sounds like you stay busy. I am enjoying looking at your beautiful quilts and projects. I pray God will heal each of your family.

Brenda

julieQ said...

Would love to see your step 3 when you are finished! I am sorry about the health concerns...seems like they come in waves! Your basket is wonderful.

Guðrún said...

The basket is great. I hope there won´t be any more news of sickness in the future, I think you have had your share and more than that. Take care.