Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Sun Is Shining!

Oh, yes and I am starting to feel wonderful! I've had a week in hospital with pneumonia and collapsed left lung - aren't I lucky that I could lie there and think about beautiful quilts to make. I haven't been great for a long time, so let's just hope I have turned a big corner.

Enough of that - I've had a lovely fleeting little browse of all your work in the last couple of days and I'm now tidying up this computer - great feeling! I have just picked the puppies up from their overdue overdue beauty parlour visit and soon I am going to cook a lovely, simple dinner for us.


I am sure you must have all seen the quilt above featured on the cover of Sarah Fielke's new book - a nice book and well worth having for a lovely fresh, modern touch - yes, it is on my agenda! Congratulations, Sarah!


Just can't escape my passion for Kaffe's fabrics, pinwheels, too, lol! Another on my agenda, I just wish the Accuquilter had more variety in their half square diamonds cuts - oh, that doesn't sound right, but I guess you know what I mean! This one above is so simple, rich, vibrant and pretty. I have lots of suitable fabrics in my stash. Oh, I know I am still working on my beautiful Liberty - but this would be so easy to handle in comparison.


I'm supposed be restricted to home base for a few weeks - nuh, nuh, but I will take it easy! Hope everyone is fine and well and stitching happily!

41 Lovely People said ...:

Kathie said...

OH Lurline, I do hope you take it easy and rest and stay home till your totally recovered....ah yes this looks like the perfect project to start. Lucky you getting her new book already. I love her style and look forward to it being available here in the USA soon.
can't wait to see a few pinwheels soon!
Kathie

Lizzie said...

Oh no Lurline, hope you're feeling much better but please do take it easy. I'll bet those little puppies are looking beautiful now?? Take care...
Lizzie
xxx

Christine said...

Dear Lurline

Please make sure you are looking after yourself and take it easy, please pretty please.

hugs
Christine

ps. love the Pinwheel quilt

Fiona said...

I am sorry to hear you have been unwell Lurline and I do hope that you have turned the corner. Remember to take it esay and take baby steps for awhile.

Hugs - Fee X

Cathy said...

Ahh Lurline, that sounds awful! I'm so glad you are feeling a little better now. How is your liberty going? I am planning a liberty quilt too, just not sure which pattern. Love the pinwheels! xo

Maree: said...

So Glad to hear you are feeling much better & looks like your MOJO is Back...
Yay Girlfriend!

Cardygirl said...

Hope you continue to improve...rest & get a little healthier each day!

shez said...

glad you are feeling better Lurline,take care

Margaret said...

You poor thing! Take it easy! Hope you are all back to normal soon. Love seeing all the projects you're planning and the yummy fabrics!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Lurline please take it easy...pneumonia and collapsed lung are exhausting...good to hear that you were able to lie there and dream of quilts...way to go girlfriend!!!! Dzintra

Ann Marie said...

Don't overestimate what you can do now that you are feeling better. Take it easy. This is the voice of experience with a collapsed lung. It will speed your recovery if you don't overdo now.

What's the floral fabric on top of Sarah's book in the first picture? I think I need some of that!

Celia said...

I am happy for you that you are recovering and inspired by quilting. Take care.

Robin Hill Quilts~Eileen G. said...

Only a quilter would be laying in a hospital bed dreaming of projects while her lungs heal! Please take good care of yourself Lurine!
♥ Eileen

Janet said...

That doesn't sound too good, make sure you folow the doctors orders and be gentle with yourself. Sorry to hear about your woes. It sounds like you could have some quality stitching time ahead with lovely fabric and books.

Bunny said...

Take it slow for a while love your photos of the new book and fabric.

Barb said...

I am sorry that you have been ill, hope you are recovering fast and soon will be able to play with your wonderful fabrics.

JCnNC said...

Sending you armfuls of positive thoughts interlaced with huge virtual hugs and a ton of prayers for a successful outcome to this temporary freckle in the constant balance of everyday life in which we seem to have little control over !!! Judy C

Lindi said...

Oh, poor you. Do get better soon. Pneumonia is not a nice thing and I'm sure a collapsed lung isn't either! Your new projects look certain to cheer things up, though. :)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

So glad to hear you are on the mend! The hospital is no place to spend much time...ick! Your quilting projects will help speed your recovery, but do take the doctor's advice and take it easy!

MGM

Bobbie Ashley said...

Lurline, blessings to you as you recover. Take care of yourself, we have missed your wonderful sense of humor, the pictures of your gardens and babies. Hugs to you for a speedy recovery.

Cheers,
Bobbie

Shari said...

Our dear Lurline - It's wonderful to see you home and pottering about - but do please take it easy and look after yourself! Looks like you've got some lovely distractions to help keep you occupied. A few pinwheels will cheer you up!
Hugs - Shari

Dawn said...

Feel better, a new project sounds like just the ticket to some stay at home FUN.

Karen said...

Oh my, I was wondering about you and now I know where you have been. And it was not off on some exciting quilting adventure. I hope you get all better very soon.

limpingalong said...

So glad you are better and that you have sunshine to brighten your day. Sunshine is always more beautiful after some gray days!

Lurline, I love the little header across your blog -- the little "doll" figures. Is there a pattern for that/

Nedra said...

You really have had a year of it, haven't you? So glad to know you are feeling somewhat better. I've heard that Quilting books and beautiful fabrics speed up the healing process.(wink)

Marls said...

Get better soon. Do listen and take it slowly-I'm sure you do not want to end up in hospital again.
I have Sarah's book and it is divine.

Talin's Corner said...

Hope you feel better soon! I think you have such an upbeat personality, thinking about quilts when you are in the hospital. You are a glass half full gal.

Kim said...

You know I was starting to worry about you since it was so long between post.....but sometimes you do a walk about and don't blog for a while. Take good care and recover fully so you don't have more problems with winter coming on.
lovely to have quilts and fabric and beautiful designs to keep your mind busy while you heal.

Happy Sewing

Narelle said...

Slow and steady does it.
Some hand sewing in the warm sunshine is a wonderful remedy.

Dawn said...

Sorry to hear you've been in hosp and not well but glad that your feeling better...and yes turn that corner....hit that road to recovery with some quilting dreams...thats the way to go...
hugs Dawn x x

Julia said...

So good to see your back home and feeling so much better..
Easy does it Lurline...so nice to see your all enthusiastic again.
love the pinwheels,,,yes that's very you, a good one to get you going again!
Julia ♥

Grethe said...

Glad you are feeling better,hope you can have lots of good weather to keep you healthy:-)
Glad you show what you plan on doing!

Wendy said...

Looks like you know how to feel better fast, find a new project to take your mind off everything. Take it easy and can't wait to see your progress.

quiltmom said...

Lurline,
Sorry to hear that you were ill- I hope that you continue to feel much better- Like others, remember to pace yourself before you know it you will be making more of your beautiful quilts.
I do love the Kaffe Fabrics- they are usually so full of color.
With best wishes,
Regards, Anna

Jan said...

Oh I do feel for you, Lurline; I had pneumonia and the week in hospital 18 months ago after a trip to China. And if you feel like I did, you'll be forced to rest; your body will tell you; just go with it and enjoy relaxing and becoming stronger every day. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

RETRO-fabulous said...

Lurline,
Hope you're resting and feeling much better.
Best Wishes & Happy Stitching,
Heather
=)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I'm so sorry to hear you've been unwell...but it sounds like you have the best medicine...quilting inspiration! I'm sure you will heal up soon and get some of those ideas going! ((hugs))

soggibottom said...

Things always look better when the sun shines Lurline. I know your smile is as big as that clear blue sky. Keep well and lots of love
:-)xxx

Micki said...

That project looks wonderful! Hope you are feeling better soon!
Micki

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Karen said...

Very happy to hear you are doing better.
Keep this in mind...
A healthy gal is a quilting gal.
And we want a happy quilting gal.
Best of health to you...K