Saturday, May 29, 2010

Whew!

I don't think I should talk about the past week too much - let's stay on a happy note! My shoulders? - let's just say I had some fairly decent sleep last night - was sadly mistaken and don't see my surgeon until next Wednesday and I am choosing not to speculate about the outcome! I have a computer up and running, now let's cross fingers - I have an exchange camera Olympus E-PLI with inbuilt flash - seems beautiful, but again, I am too frightened to be too optimistic! Down to business - I had some applique pieces prepared for GT&SB - here they are and two fat-quarters I bought at the show - along with a donkey pattern that was it!

Another block finished - without too much difficulty I might add - perhaps I will become a quilter again!
I had seen this gorgeous book around in Blogland so ordered it - I am thrilled - now to decide which blocks to use for a small rug. I have a lovely range of DK wool!
I am going to lunch today with a few Girlfriends! - really looking forward to that as I am not quite the socialite I would like to be these days. Oh, when will I get to drive that car again? Again, enjoy your weekend, maybe a little stitching and crocheting for me. Off to have a little browse at your Posts - hope everyone is fine and happy!

35 Lovely People said ...:

Margaret said...

I sure hope the doctor has good news when you do see him! Good about the computer, and the camera, I think. :D Love your block finish! And that crochet book! Cool! Is it good for beginners too? I'd love to learn!

sharon said...

I hope all goes well at the docs next week. Your sewing looks wonderful, even wounded you do wonders. Sharonj.

Maree: said...

Your GT&B is coming along Beautifully...Nice that you have been able to do a little stitching..Good Luck at the Dr's and Hope you had a Lovely time out with the Girl's...
take care
hugs

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

My fingers are crossed Lurline...thinking of you..love the block..

Nedra said...

You really have had your challenges lately. So happy to at least hear from you and know you are trying your best to keep your spirits up. I haven't seen the crochet book before. Looks like a great one.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

It is so nice to hear from you. I will be sending good thoughts your way and will think only positive things for you!

sue niven said...

Love the applique flowers, and adore the crochet book, i guess that winter is the time for wool and yarn crafts for me.

Maggey and Jim said...

Hope that shoulder stays good. Love those flowers, look so happy.
Maggey

PatchworkRose said...

Love the block Lurline. Sending lots of positive thoughts you way.
The very Best of Luck for next week
Hugs
Lynne

Lizzie said...

I'm with Lynne, sending positive vibes over the ethernet for you Lurline. Good luck with the docs, glad that you've sorted out your computer and camera woes, now the only way is UP!
Lizzie
xxx

Sue-Anne said...

Same here with what Lizzie and Lynne said! Yor applique block is gorgeous and pleased you are back up and running in the computer department. Have a great lunch with the girls!!

Christine said...

Lovely to read your post, Lurline I hope all will get better soon.

hugs
Christine

Kathie said...

have been thinking of you glad to see your post, hope you had fun with your friends, we all need outings like that
like your new blocks too :)
take care of your self and keep us posted
Kathie

luv2quilt2 said...

I love the applique block. I'm sorry you're still having so much shoulder pain. Enjoy your time out with the girls.

limpingalong said...

Hope your shoulder gets better soon but my experience is that it usually happens later rather than soon. Love your new work -- if we ever get home from this trip I plan to do some sewing -- I think Monday will be my sewing/quilting day. If "we" are truly retired I should be able to have one day - right?

Chartreuse Moose said...

Lovely block! Our hugs and prayers go with you as you approach medical issues! Keep patting fabric and enjoy your new book!

Myra said...

A wonderful block Lurline! Good for you! You may just become that quilter again indeed! 8-)

What a colorful looking book! Enjoy! 8-)

Hope you had a wonderful lunch visit with your friends!

West Michigan Quilter said...

So nice to hear from you. I hope the doctor has good news for you. Hugs and prayers.

Micki said...

Glad that you showed us that crochet book...where did you order it from? Hope you are feeling better soon!
Micki

Shiree said...

hmmm hard to get it alltogether sometimes when life throws up curve balls, but you are are a lovely positive person Lurline, so I know that you will get there. I hope the visit to the surgeon goes well, and he has good news for you. (shoulders take time to heal, so let it rest and don't be too hasty and overdo it!!)

Cardygirl said...

Hope you are not in too much pain & the shoulder can be mended. Love that GTASB block.

Cathy said...

Praying for you and your shoulder over here Lurline. Your gtasb is gorgeous. I still haven't started block 1 yet! xo

imquilternity said...

Lovely, lovely applique! That book looks yummy too! You'll have to show us the blocks you end up making. I love to crochet too, but right now I'm busy knitting socks!

Sue said...

Love your block Lurline and lets hope the gloomy days are all behind you now.

Narelle said...

Oh dear Lurline! I'm so sorry to hear of your unpleasantries. I do hope that they are behind you.
I'm glad that you have been able to do some sewing ... beautiful as always.
I too haven't had much computer time and my bloglines is overflowing.
Please no reply is necessary ... It is always a pleasure to visit your blog and I look foward to seeing some crochet blocks.
Here's to more lunches with girlfriends!

Kris said...

Hope this week is a better one for you! I have that crochet book too.

soggibottom said...

You might be a fair few miles away... but will be thinking of you x x x

Notjustnat said...

Hi Lurline, I love your appliqué flowers, they are such happy and perfect pieces. Take care of yourself. I miss you - Hugs Nat

Kate said...

Those applique pieces are so pretty!

Mel said...

FUN block!

Kim D. said...

Your applique is lovely and that book looks great. I hope all goes well at the Dr's office.

Rumi said...

Your applique flowers are darling! That great looking books makes me wish I was a decent crocheter! Looking forward to seeing what you make out of it.

Sending happy thought for your visit to the Dr. Hope all goes well!

julieQ said...

Such wonderful applique! I love your flowers, so cheerful and fun.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The flowers are sweet. Good for you. I hope today is a good day for you.

Nancy said...

I just wanted to tell you how much I absolutely adore (ADORE!) your little flowers. They are fabulous!