Sunday, April 29, 2012

Quilting on a Rainy Day!

Whoohoo! I'm about halfway there on The Raffle Quilt - really enjoying it but it is quite time consuming. I basted it all by myself, so much to my pleasure - I think you know my left arm doesn't work - so a sense of achievement!I have ruled up half of PollyAnna and will hand quilt her with Perle thread - it will be lovely to do on cold winter evenings. I used a Frixion pen - not for the faint-hearted, but a clear, neat and easy way to go!
Very briefly - Nurse Lurline has three patients at the moment, 93 year old Mum, DH had a seizure last Sunday night, so no driving for three months, and DS broke his thumb while working on a rig out in the Indian Ocean. He had surgery Friday evening and all is going well. I am letting all this happen around me and moving along in little steps with my quilting, a great diversion. I hope you are all having fun!

24 Lovely People said ...:

Jan-Maree said...

Oh my word you have your hands full at the moment - hope all the patients are behaving themselves and here's hoping for a good recovery for all of them and thank goodness for quilting! look after yourself.

barb's creations said...

((((hugs))) sounds like a very busy time looking after everyone just make sure to take care of yourself first.LOve what you've been working on :) Barb.

Bonnie Jobe said...

Quilting is such good medicine...hope everyone heals quickly. Love your quilt!

Dora, the Quilter said...

This quilt is beautiful.
Sorry you have so many patients, and I hope they heal quickly.

Dora, the Quilter said...

I should have been more specific. The first quilt is nice, but I was referring to Pollyanna--definitely some fun fabrics!

Chookyblue...... said...

the patients should be able to fend for themselves for a little while.............enjoy your beautiful sewing...........

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Desejo ótima recuperação de todos,trabalhos lindos.Parabéns.cuide-se.um beijo e DEUS abençoe.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks wonderful Lurline...

Christine said...

Lurline I am so pleased to see that you are stitching as I know how much it means to you....
Hope all your Patients are behaving themselves

hugs

Maree: said...

Sorry to hear Ed had a turn hope he is recovering well...Love Pollyana hope you get time to stitch her and rest..
Take Care
xx

Lizzie said...

Oh Lurline!! love and hugs, the patients will have to be patient and let you quilt, thinking of you..
Lizzie
xxx

Deidre said...

Lurline, I hope all the patients are good ones and you can enjoy your stitching. x

Kathie said...

o geesh glad to hear though that you keep quilting this time
helps keep you calm I am sure! the quilting is looking wonderful, keep going and good for you basting it all by yourself, major accomplishment ! hope everyone heals quickly and Ed is back driving in 3 months.
kathie

Mistea said...

Lovely projects to keep you busy while attending your nurse duties. Hope all is well.

Barb said...

I love how you are quilting it....glad you are halfway through, means you can go on to something else when done!

Margaret said...

Oh what a busy nurse you must be! Hope the patients are all doing better. Love those quilts!!!

Heather said...

Good luck with the nursing. I hope the quilting of these lovely quilts will provide a pleasant distraction.

gisèle said...

Je l'aime beaucoup, c'est idéal pour utulisé tous nos tissus. BravoJe vais le proposer ma guilde.

Tonya said...

I love the quilting on that, so straight and precise.

Elaine Adair said...

Yikes - I hope you have reached the end of disasters!!! That quilt is really wonderful - I LOVE to see the quilted version and the variety of non-traditional (whatever that means!) fabrics. You are an excellent example of "carrying on"! 8-)))

Janet said...

Oh what a lovely job on the quilting Lurline. Is your wing ever going to recover full use? I'm sorry to hear of the family's woes. lets hope there's good health to all soon, XXX

Jen said...

HI! Lurline, Your quilt is beautiful I look foreward to seeing it quilted
Lovely fabrics. Hope your family is feeling better soon and you can be rid of these worries. x

Cardygirl said...

Lovely work...hope all the patients are improving!

Nanette Merrill said...

oh my gosh, you have your hands super full