Saturday, November 19, 2011

Things are getting a little busy...

This has been a long week! I'll start with the quilting first. I cut out part of two quilts. These are special order quilts. I don't have the background fabric cut for them but I will do that tonight. I cut the color fabrics at the same time for both, it was just much easier and faster that way. When finished they will be lap quilts. Here is my "Strip Twist" with the binding all finished! I was glad to get it finished and marked off my list. Here is a beautiful customer quilt that I loaded on the frame on Saturday morning. It measures 92x92 inches. You really can't tell much about it here on the frame but it has a big star in the center and other stars towards the corners and such. This belongs to the lady that owns the quilt shop. I must say that it is very well piece and lays really flat! If you are a machine quilter you know how important this is for it to quilt nicely. Anyway, I am at the halfway point on the quilt. I hope to finish it up after Church. She will be doing the binding so all I have to do is the quilting. I spoke with her this afternoon and told her that I would drop this one off at the shop on Monday. She said she had 5 more waiting for me!!!! So with this one that is on the frame that will make a total of 10 that I need to have finished BEFORE CHRISTMAS!! :)
Even though I have been quilting on this quilt most of the day and I cut the others out last night, I haven't been doing much of anything else. This is why....
My blood pressure here is 134/112 and that is with me taking 2 pills a day for it. So first thing Friday morning I was at the doctor's office. I took my monitor with me to show him how high it had been running. (BTW...I had my monitor checked and it is accurate) So the doctor flips out on me and said that I should have gone to the ER. So he changed my medication once again and over the next several weeks I will have lots of testing done on my heart and everything else. :(


Here are some photos of Andrew and his new colt that I took over the weekend. The photos are not that good, it was raining and his horse was muddy. Anyway he is 6 months old and a good size for his age. Andrew is very proud of him and you know how that goes when your kids are happy, you are happy! :)I promised Andrew we would take more photos of him when the weather was nicer and his horse was cleaned up. I guess that is all for now...I'm going to hit the couch and rest for a bit and then cut out the background for those two lap quilts.

Kristie

7 comments:

Janet O. said...

Oh, Kristie, take care! I hope the pressure of having those quilts to get finished before Christmas doesn't exacerbate the problem with your blood pressure. You will be in my prayers.

jillquilts said...

Great job on the 10 quilts to be quilted!! But get your BP in order! I hope you don't have a lot of adjusting to do for the new meds.

Yvette said...

You better take care of yourself and make sure you get on the right medication.

Way to go on getting all those quilting jobs.

Andrew looks so proud of his new baby.

Honey Bear said...

Kristie, I sure hope they can figure out what is causing your blood pressure problem. You stay so busy and do such beautiful work. Take care of yourself.

Libby said...

Yikes! I hope thid bp med does the trick. You get some rest then you will be back up and quilting.

Suzan said...

Good grief, Kristie! Lots on your plate and then the blood pressure issue...take it easy, kiddo. Hope the new meds make a big difference.

Connie said...

I hope you get your blood pressure under control! Your strip quilt looks so neat!