Saturday, June 4, 2011

Life Gets Better Each Day!

Oh , we are so very fortunate - Ed improves daily and he is now down at Waikiki Private Hospital very close to home - what a relief and blessing - no more hours of travelling and parking daily. I really would like to talk about all things quilty while the going is good - all being well, I will bring Ed for a home visit tomorrow to watch rugby league on Foxtel - whoohoo! See my lovely issues of Vignette that arrived yesterday - 'authored' by our Aussie Leanne Beasley of 'Leanne's House'!
I'm impressed - a happy, bright little mag with great stitchery designs and other delights, too. Congratulations, Leanne! Now I mean it this time, lol! - the very first block (I think!) for my new quilt - I just love it and it is one of the blocks from The Circle Game by Amitie - Jennifer Kingwell! I chose quite a different technique - to applique two circles then the petals on top - kinda creates the circle with a big flower on a star - agree? I have an overall design for the quilt in mind and I daresay it will evolve as I progress. It's lovely and portable and that suits me beautifully at this point in time! Oopsy, a bump in the light mauve petal - I'll correct that, not that it matters as quilt police are not really true!


I'm having a little thought - my 'Sewing Studio' is a pigsty - however, I really do need to whip up a quilt for a very special person in my life, so maybe I'll have to try midst chaos!

Happy Weekend sewing, Folks - enjoy!

25 Lovely People said ...:

rubyslipperz said...

This is really a very fun block...the colors are exciting!
hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So happy that things are going better Lurline! That sample block is awesome!

Julia said...

I'm so happy to hear the great news on Ed, Lurline,and how lovely that he is closer to home now, what a big difference it will be for you, not have to travel so far.
...and a visit home for a bit...That's great!
Love your block...very happy and cheerful.
Hugs Julia ♥

Jan said...

I'm so pleased things are improving. And for Ed to be closer to home and and also to be able to have a visit home is great. Let the good times continue!

Andi said...

I'm so glad you're having a better time of it.
Andi x

shez said...

So glad Ed is getting better Lurline and your circle is very pretty

Cathy said...

I'm glad things seem to be easing a little for you both. Gorgeous block Lurline! xo

Celia said...

Love your colour combinations

Christine said...

So glad to read this post and knowing that Ed is closer to home now and it makes it all a little easier. I hope he will enjoy is day at home, keep stitching and chin up.

hugs
Christine

Maree: said...

That's Great News that Ed can have a Home Visit Tomorrow...Your Block is Fabulous looking forward to seeing more in your Progress...
cheers

Miriam said...

So glad to hear Ed is doing well and is now much closer to home.
Enjoy your time together at home tomorrow.
Love the block!

Margaret said...

It's so good to hear Ed is improving and is closer to home now too. Hope he continues to get better. Love your quilt block -- amazing! I so wish I could sign up for this one, but I know my skills aren't up to it.

West Michigan Quilter said...

So glad things are looking up for your and your husband. Think of you often. Love that block.

Kathie said...

looks like great magazines, oh my that block is amazing
love your fabric choices
so happy to see you sewing again, yeah!!!!
Kathie

JCnNC said...

Wonderful news about your beloved Ed. Hopefully, some order will fall into line with your daily life. Love this little block. So bold and beautiful. Judy C in NC

Nedra said...

I'm so glad your husband is doing better and that you have some fun quilty things to look at and do.

Nedra/ cactus-needle

Narelle said...

Oh dear Lurline, I am only just catching up.
So pleased to hear that Ed is improving and you are able to visit without all the travel.
A lovely bright block to lighten your day.

Wendy B said...

I'm only just catching up to Lurline but what good news to hear! It definitely deserves a good footy match!
I'm ogling over your Vignettes....I've ordered mine weeks ago and they still haven't arrived.....you've reminded me to check up on my order!
Take care

Ozjane said...

Good to hear the news getting better all the time. Take care of yourself...I had the pneumonia and collapsed lung in '09 and Doc kept me under wraps last winter....seem to be going ok so far. But do take care of you too.

Kim said...

We'll keep praying for Ed.
Now you take good care of yourself and don't get run down.

I'm glad the quilting therapy is helping you relax, your use of color is always just right! Happy sewing

Terry said...

Great news about Ed! Lovely block too! :0)

Micki said...

What a lovely block! Where did you get the pattern? You really did a great job!
Micki

Shirley said...

So glad things are improving for you both. May Ed enjoy the rugby and that you manage some stitching of that gorgeous block.

Myra said...

Glad to hear that your Ed is doing better, and can come home for a visit...
Nice block! 8-)

Michele Bilyeu said...

Hugs and love for all of you, but especially for Ed. As someone who has care given for friends and family for decades, I truly know how deeply exhausting and emotionally draining it is. I also know you are one of the most loving, giving, and caring people on the planet and everyone is so lucky and blessed to have you in their lives and caring about you. Big, big hug for YOU, Lurline. Many hugs!