Thursday, May 10, 2012

Up most of the night...

 Well, I'm still sore and slow moving but I'm sure I'm probably getting a little better everyday.  It just probably doesn't feel like I am.  LOL!  I am getting restless and eating everything in site!  I hate that!  I did work on a few yo-yo's for Hunter's quilt.  I didn't really get many done before I lost interest in them.
 Richard had to start his practicum last night so I had him to bring my sewing machine downstairs before he left.  :)  The funny part was trying to tell him which fabric and stuff to bring me.  LOL!
 I made him let me snap this photo before he left.  I am so proud of him, can you tell????  LOL!  This has been such a long hard road for us but at least we can now see the end of it.  The Lord has truly Blessed us during this time.  It has been hard but well worth it in the end.  Hmmmm.....I'm not sure what Donkey is even doing in this photo!  LOL!  Crazy cat!
 So here is my little setup for the evening!  I just scooted my table runner and stuff over to the side and had everything that I needed right there.  I needed to make a baby quilt and I had him to bring down a little box that I had sorted and labeled "kids scraps"  Most of what was in there was small scraps so I decided to do a simple "stacked coins" design.  Very simple and easy.  I plan on setting it up in solid white to make the prints really stand out.
 I couldn't really lay the strips out on the floor because I can't bend over so I used magnets and put them on my refrigerator!  LOL!  It worked!
I'm not really sure how pleased I will be in the end with this.  I need this quilt to be suited for a girl and even though it has a few girly fabrics in it, from a distance it looks more suited for a boy!  Don't you think?
So I'm wondering if I should try to border it with something that will go with the scraps and pull it more towards "girly" which I don't have a clue what I would use to do that.  I'm sure I don't have anything in my stash that would work so I would have to pick something up.  Or should I just start over with something else that screams "GIRL"?   BTW...these strips will not go in this order and I have another strip to sew together.

Hmmmm....I guess I will have to think on that.  I've been up most of the night.  I just can't sleep.  Of course, I am hurting and can't seem to get comfortable but I also miss Richard!  I am used to him being home with me at night....I'm sure I will get used to it again.  He used to work mostly nights when he drove a coal truck but that has been a few years ago.

Back to sewing....


Texan said...

I hope you feel better, I am so behind on reading blogs I do not know what has happened to you. But whatever it was I hope you heal up fast! The quilt is cute :O).

You guys have worked so hard, on your house and Richard going to school. That is super he is almost done! YEAH!

Rhonda said...

I'm so glad you are up and around. I know it's slow going but doing a little each day will make you feel better faster.... LOL.... that maybe didn't come out right so I'm sending warm feelings and prayers your way!!

Floss said...

I'm happy that you are starting to feel better, good thing to have a nurse in the family to keep you moving.

Janet O. said...

Glad you are (probably) doing better. Richard looks very handsome in his scrubs. : )
I like your magnetic design fridge--clever!
If you used a pink or purple, or even yellow instead of white for the sashings I think it would be good for a girl.

Narelle said...

I wonder if sashing with a pale pink would make it more 'girly' and bring out the pinks in the strips?