My mom made a SunBonnet Sue quilt in the 1930's. She told me she made it when she was expecting her first baby. She lost that baby and 2 more. Full term babies that died at birth. All girls. She said she packed the quilt away and when I came along (C Section baby) in 1952 she was finally able to wrap her baby girl in it. I have loved that quilt forever. I copied the Sue and made several versions of the quilt using my mom's pattern. I need to take a picture of mom's quilt and post it. It is made out of feed sack fabrics and all hand made.
These were made for a couple of my girl friends. I sold a few made like these and I gave several away at baby showers. I need to make one for me!
Rheumatoid arthritis is a royal pain to live with. I am working with my doctor to try to find the right meds. Humira, a shot you take every other week, did not work as we hoped it would. I am now on Simponi. It is a once a month injection. It seems to be working better than the Humira did. I have only had 3 shots so we will see what the next few months bring. I thank God everyday that I have a great insurance company helping me.
God gives us gifts everyday. My gift is this condition and I am thankful for it. I do believe it is making me a better person. I refuse to ask why...He knows why and I just have to do what I have to do to make it through each day.
Even though I have RA I refuse to just sit and moan about pain. Some mornings when I get up, I can barely walk because my knees hurt so bad. I make myself walk around the house and after a while they start to feel better. It is a strange condition. On some days I am almost pain free and on some days I have so much pain that I can hardly walk. I try not to cry and feel sorry for myself. Sometimes I do cry but I shake it off and keep going. Keeping busy helps me so much. I love taking care of my 2 year old grandbabies. When they are around it seems the pain is almost gone. I guess I am too busy to think about it! I love them so much and I need to have them with me as often as possible. Sewing also takes my mind off the pain. My hands are swollen all the time. I can not even slip on a size 10 ring! I am unable to make a tight fist. But!!!! I keep on with my sewing projects. I am able to hold the rotary cutter tight enough to cut my fabric. I also can use my machine to quilt the tops I make. I have made about a dozen quilts in the past 12 months. I allow my self time in my sewing room an hour at a time. I keep praying I will wake up and the pain will be gone. One day that will happen. It would be so easy to just sit and be sorry for myself but I am not going to do that. If you know anyone with RA please be patient with them. It may seem they are not hurting but believe me they are.
Today is a good day, hardly any pain at all. Thank you Lord! My hands are swollen but that's normal for me.
I pray all of you have a wonderful weekend.
I saved the triangles I cut off while making the double ohio star blocks for Marlene. I decided to use them to make a block of my own. I did not have a pattern or a block in mind when I started. I just sewed them into little squares. Trimed them to 2 and 1/2 squares and put them up on my planning board. This is what I came out with...neat huh? I am going to save the scraps from all future Online Bee Blocks I make and use them to complete a quilt for ME!!!Let me know what you think!
I finished these blocks for Marlene today! The pattern is Double Ohio Star!
My points are not perfect but I really enjoyed doing this block
I love this pattern and hope to make a quilt with this pattern one day!
I hope she likes them. I will be mailing them to New Zealand tomorow!!!