Monday, October 29, 2012

A special thank you- I'm feeling better

whew, what a week. . . . . . . .

Last Wednesday I was admitted to Ochsner's Hospital in New Orleans with a very low platelet count. Normal is 150,000 and I was at 1,000.  The diagnosis was ITP.  The doctors and nurses there took great care of me and gave me the meds I needed to get better.  The count went up to 59,000 so they let me go home after 5 days.  Got back home yesterday.  There is NO PLACE LIKE HOME!

I am back to reading and commenting on blogs I follow.  I hope I can increase my following to 50 before the end of the year.  I have a friend that said it will never happen......we will see.

I hope to be able to get to my sewing machine again soon.  I have a couple of Christmas things I have to finish before the end of November.

Life is going great and God is good all the time.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Our grandson sent us this precious video....Happy Halloween to all!  Is this cute or what?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Construction Site baby quilt

I spent today putting this baby quilt together.  I had someone ask me to make a baby quilt with a construction theme.  I had about 3/4 of a yard of this fabric in my stash.  Not enough for a backing or anything so I figured I could make blocks by fussy cutting the equipment.  I pulled out fabric I thought matched pretty good and started sewing.  I have it pinned and ready for quilting tomorrow.  It is about 45 inches square.  I kinda like the polkadots on the back.  Do you think it is too bright for a baby quilt?  I did not have anyone to hold it up for a picture so I hope these show what it looks like.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Another baby quilt completed. first attempt at feathers.....

I finished this baby quilt.  I finished the quilting this afternoon.  I did my first "feathers".  Can you see them?  I put one on each corner.  Not perfect but not bad for the first time.

here are a few pictures, I hope you can see the quilting.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Ready to make a braided rug!

I would like to try making a rag rug by braiding fabric.  I had some old t-shirts that I cut into 1 1/2 - 2 inch wide strips.  Each shirt gave me a pretty long piece to braid with.  I am just not sure where to start.
here are the t-shirt balls I made.....
I have this basket filled with about a dozen balls.  I cut the t-shirts into a continuous strip so they are pretty long.
I will check back later to show you what I do with these if I can figure out how to make the rug.
If anyone has any ideas, please let me know

Friday, October 5, 2012

Sweet and soft flannel baby quilt

I have been working on loads of baby items made with flannel.  I can not bring myself to throw away a scrap that is bigger than 2 inches square so I had lots of flannel scraps.   I decided to use them up instead of saving yet another container of scraps and this is what I ended up with.
 I hope to get it quilted soon.  Not sure what to put on the back yet.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Blankets, Bibs, Burp cloths and Baby washcloths!

I have been able to spend some serious time in front of my sewing machine and I am loving it!

 I made receiving blankets, bibs, burp cloths and baby wash cloths.

Here are some pictures of most of the items I completed.
It feels pretty good to be productive!