Whazzup?

That’s what DS#2 says when he hasn’t talked to me in a while. Well, here’s whazzup.
First – WOW! Did we have a wonderful quilting retreat! Bev and Barb we have got to do this more often!!! It felt so good to be able to just sew all weekend. Well we did talk a lot, too! And eat!! And shop!! It was all good!

I woke up early on Saturday morning and finished the quilting on my little hexie quilt. Due to the open floor plan, the only room that I could turn the lights on and not disturb other sleepy heads was the bathroom! I’ve quilted in stranger places!! I was told later that I needn’t have worried, the lights wouldn’t have bothered them.

A close up of the quilting. I just did an outline of each flower. I am not the best hand quilter, but I’m happy with it.
Next was the binding. I wanted to try the idea that I had learned at the last quilt group where you make a two color binding so that there is a small strip of “piping” included. There were a number of choices for the piping fabric, but we all decided on this:

I love it! The purple just sets it off. I decided to hand stitch the edge instead of machine stitching in the ditch between the binding and piping. It makes it look more like a tiny border.

My finished quilt. DH doesn’t “get” it because it isn’t big enough to wrap up in. I admit, I usually make bed quilts, but just this once I wanted to make a small quilt.

I also finished a test block for the Christmas block that I’m supposed to make for my quilt group. I wasn’t sure if I had drafted everything right and I didn’t want to cut into the fabric that I had received and then have it turn out wrong. So I made a test block with Christmas fabric from my stash. I didn’t get the points exactly right with this one, but I know how to fix that. All in all, I’m happy with the design and, best of all, it lays FLAT!! So my pattern drafting skills are acceptable.
I was also able to work on my little log cabins and started cutting for DS#3 quilt. Woo-hoo! I got a lot accomplished! Then I had to come home to reality 😦
There were messages on my phones (land line and cell) from my mom. She had been feeling poorly all weekend and was going to the ER. Her neighbor took her (God Bless!) She was feeling better Monday, but then yesterday she started feeling sick again. I had to take her back to the ER last night and sit there for 6 hrs while they pumped more fluids and medicines into her. She felt much better (as in she wanted to stop somewhere and get a milkshake on the way home!! But at midnight there wasn’t anywhere open.), but no one seems to be able to figure out what is causing the stomach problems. All the tests come back normal, but she gets so sick she can’t eat or drink anything. I would have a lot more faith in Doctors if they could just say what IS wrong instead of what isn’t!

5 thoughts on “Whazzup?

  1. Hi Cheryl!
    Thanks for such a wonderful, peaceful (or is it pieceful) weekend. Barb and I would love to be able to get together once a month. I think we’d be much more pleasant and productive in our “regular” lives if we could do that. Maybe we can find a Dr. to agree and write us prescription for quilting weekends to “improve our health”!

    I’m sorry your Mom is having problems again. I knew something was up when you didn’t post to your blog earlier in the week. Hopefully, they’ll find a reason soon and be able to help her.

    I need to call you soon about the Christmas luncheon. Plans have changed, but maybe we don’t need to tell Tim.

    We leave tomorrow to go see Amber. I can’t wait! Have a nice weekend.

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  2. Hi!
    I think once a month is a great idea! I could find a lot of “piece” in that! Or even once every two months would be great, too, and maybe more doable for us busy ladies. Can we watch for a thaw in January?
    Barbara

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    1. Bev and Barb,
      Once a month works for me!! We’ll just have to play it by ear. I’m afraid December might be too busy for all of us. I have all day plans on Sun. 12/18 and I can’t get anyone else to cover for me. And your luncheon is the 10th. Guys will still be hunting on the first weekend most likely. Let’s aim for January!

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