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Friday, October 27, 2006

A bit of Quilting




My DH saw the pile of quilt blocks I had dug out of the closet was thinking of making pillows out of them and giving them to the Barron Center (the nursing home my Gran's at for those not familiar with my area). He looked at me and basically told me not to be so silly. Just go to the fabric store and match up the colours and make some lap quilts. It would bring you closer to what you orginally wanted to do with them. So here's three of the squares I've been working on. Above is called Old Maid's Puzzle. I've seen many variations of this with differant names. The purple is a little washed out in the photo.
Here is Card Tricks.

And this here is Clay's choice. I also have some blocks with these two colours reversed. Just not available for photos. Neither is Puss 'N the Corner which the top quilt is done but in the bedroom and DH is sleeping before his shift. I will still have to make a few of the quilt squares from so long ago (about 8 years or so). I couldn't match a few colours so they are definately slated for the pillows. Don't ask why three of them are all christmas colours, I have no idea what was going through my mind back then. To make a shift in colours I've also dug out my double Irish chain with black background with red and teal as the accents. No photo, I had half of this one done before it up and disappeared. Probably in the same place the wedding ring quilt top I did for a friend of mine's first wedding anniversary went. I have a small apartment you wouldn't think it could hide for this long and that one has been missing for about 9 years. There must be a vortex here, if i could find those missing socks I'll probably find the quilt tops. Anywho, I restarted it a few months back and it's a nice break from the greens and reds.
Here is the completed Arsenal quilt you lot had to hear me ranting about while doing the squares. A lady named Jan bought the fabric and quilted it. Didn't she do a wonderful job? I think so. The Lynn Nicoletti quilt I helped with is also finished but since I don't have permission to post that photo anywhere I won't show you. But will ask if I can for next time.


This has been a very hectic and stressful year for me and a bit for the immediate family. It has not only kept me from blogging as much as I would've liked but also from keeping up with all the friends I've made. So I'll just post when I can and hope I can find some extra time soon to float over to some of your blogs.

The most recent scare was a few weeks ago when my Gram was rushed to the hospital and the only info I had the next morning was from my hysterical mother who only knew what was on her answering machine. What do they expect from a 2am call? She ended up having surgery for bowel blockage. she was in hospital for a week then out a week before she was rushed back in for the same symptoms. But luckily it was a false alarm, they sent Gram home (nursing home) without telling my mother who was due to go in and sign papers, that all she had was an air bubble in the tract. This added to her dementia and childlike behaviour it's getting really depressing to see her going down hill like this. This is the woman who raised me yet she no longer looks like her, acts like her and will rarely talk. She hasn't spoken to me directly in over a year but mom and the nursing home says she will get a few words out when she's adament enough. Though Mom did tell me that the black kitty cat I bought for Gram after the surgery has been seen sitting on Grammies lap and being petted quite often.

work wise we are understaffed and selling more rooms than we should be this time of the year. But it seems worse since we're all saddled with alot of extra rooms which has been pulling my back out again, not that this cold damp and soon to get damper weather is helping any. But that comes with the territory. Not fun but expected.

Kim, if you by chance read this, did you get my email about the blocks? I'm not sure if you've been busy or if I screwed up the addie somehow. I have your other addie. I could resend it there if you want.

Hope all of you are warm and keeping safe with all these floods, fires and all happening.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jenn said...

Your quilt blocks are look great. The finished quilt looks so nice.

I'm sorry to hear that things have been so stressfull for you at home and at work. That was quite a scare you had with your Gram. I'm glad to her that she's doing better. *hugs*

Saturday, October 28, 2006 9:24:00 AM  
Blogger Lili said...

Hi Amanda,
It's always nice to hear from you, sweetie.
I understand that this year is hard, and I can relate to you as the 2006 balance for us is not positive either... Well, tomorrow's gonna be another day, just hold on to your loved ones. We -bloggers- will wait for you as far as we're concerned...
I'm sorry about your gram, and my thoughts are with you. I also feel for all the losses among your loved ones.
About the quilts now: I am about to learn the technic! I love the one that's been made with the football squares you've stitched! And I hope we can see the Lynne Nicoletti one soon?
And, yes, I have noticed the Christmassy colours of the quilts you're making, and the first oone reminds me of Halloween... lol...
Sending you lots of hugs, and I hope your back soon gets better (this overload is general: they're sucking the blood out of working people, they're the new breed of vampires actually...).
PS: No, I'm not in a talking mood lol...

Saturday, October 28, 2006 1:25:00 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Whew. It has been quite a year for you. I sure hope that 2007 slows down and sees a lot more "happy happening" going on in your life.

Your quilts are lovely and they'll make people so happy!!

Thursday, November 02, 2006 4:29:00 PM  

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